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The Gstaad New Year Music Festival

13th New Year Music Festival in Gstaad

PROGRAM 2018 / 2019

27.12.2018  –  06.01.2019

 

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Thursday, December 27, 2018 – 6:30 pm

Location: Eglise de Château d’Oex

Duo Tchiki, Jacques Hostettler & Nicolas Suter, marimbas

Benjamin Righetti, organ

Beatrice Villiger, soprano

Choeur de poche Saanen

 

 

THE BEAUTIES OF BACH PART I

CONFERENCE

Friday, December 28, 2018 – 5:30 pm

Location: St. Niklaus Kapelle, Gstaad Promenade

The Well-Tempered Clavier by J.S. Bach explained by Paul Gulda

(german spoken – auf Deutsch)

CONCERT

Friday, December 28, 2018 – 6:30 pm

Location: St. Niklaus Kapelle, Gstaad Promenade

Paul Gulda, harpsichord

The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 846-893 – 48 Preludes and Fugues, J.S. Bach

 

 

CONFERENCE I

Saturday, 29 December 28, 2018 – 4:30 pm

Location: Grand Hotel Park, Gstaad

“Franz Schubert” presented by Dominique Pagnier

(french spoken – en français)

CONFERENCE II

Saturday, 29 December 28, 2018 – 5:30 pm

Location: Hotel Wildhorn, Lauenen

“Franz Schubert : Eine literarisch-musikalische Durchdringung”

by Christine Mondon

(german spoken – auf Deutsch)

 

 

TRIBUTE TO THE BARITONE DMITRI HVOROSTOVSKY (1962 – 2017)

Saturday, December 29, 2018 – 6:30 pm

Location: Lauenenkirche

Edwin Crossley-Mercer, bass-baritone

Michel Dalberto, piano

“Die Winterreise” D911, Op 89 – 24 songs for voice & piano, F. Schubert

 

 

TRIBUTE TO CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918)

Sunday, December 30, 2018 – 5:00 pm

Location: Grand Hotel Park Gstaad

Rosemary Forbes-Butler, soprano

Sherniyaz Mussakhan, violin

Emily Hoile, harp

Zofia Neugebauer, flute

Caroline Haffner, piano

Clair de lune (excerpt), Syrinx, Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, Rêverie, L’Ile joyeuse,

Sonate pour violon et piano, Ariettes oubliées I-II-III-IV, Nuit d’Etoiles

 

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE CANDLELIGHT CONCERT

Monday, December 31, 2018 – 7:30 pm

Location: St. Josef Kirche, Gstaad Promenade

DUO CANT’ARPA

Béatrice Villiger, soprano

Diane Pauvert, harp

Arias from Rossini, Caldara, Fauré, Mozart, Bochsa, Doret, Händel, Bellini, Paisiello

 

 

TRADITIONAL NEW YEAR’S DAY FREE CONCERT

TRIBUTE TO YEHUDI MENUHIN (1916-1999)

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 – 6:30 pm

Location: Eglise de Rougemont

Christoph Croisé, cello

Otto Antikainen, violin

Laureate of the Gstaad New Year Music Festival Prize

during the Menuhin Competition, Geneva, April 2018 

Alexander Panfilov, piano

Anton Arensky, Piano Trio No.1, Op.32 – E. Grieg, Violin Sonata No.3 in C minor, Op.45

Brahms, Cello Sonata No.2 in F major, Op.99

 

 

CONCERT

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 – 6:30 pm

Location: Eglise de Rougemont

Angel Blue, soprano

Natalia Morozova, piano

Arias from Mozart, Richard Strauss, Sergueï Rachmaninov, etc.

Zarzuelas, songs and spirituals

 

 

TRIBUTE TO RICHARD STRAUSS (1864-1949)

CONCERT “CLUB DES AMIS DU FESTIVAL”

Thursday, January 3, 2019 – 6:30 pm

Location: Grand Hotel Park, Gstaad

Sasha Rozhdestvensky, violin

Viktoria Postnikova, piano

F. Schubert, Violin Sonata in A major

R. Strauss, Violin Sonata in E flat major

 

 

THE BEAUTIES OF BACH PART II

Bach in Contralto and Bass Voice!

Friday, January 4, 2019 – 6:30 pm

Location: Eglise de Rougemont

Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor, contralto

Leon Kosavic, bass

Orfeo 55 Chamber orchestra

Cantata excerpts

Ich habe genug, BWV 82

Geist und Seele wird verwirret, MWV 35

 

 

THE BEAUTIES OF BACH PART III

Saturday, January 5, 2019 – 6:30 pm

Location: Lauenenkirche

Alexandros Kapelis, piano

Berliner Barok Solisten

Integral of the concerti for keyboard and strings, J.S. Bach

 

 

CLOSING CONCERT

VOICES MASTERCLASSES

Sunday, January 6, 2019 – 12:00 am

Location: Saanen Landhaus Theater

Students

Genc Tukici, piano

 

 

 

 

 

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