GENEVA, March 17, 2022 – Jonathan Nott [pictured] is delighted to begin his 6th season with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, whose program emphasizes openness. The OSR is committed to creating synergies through new local collaborations, other musical currents, the invitation of internationally renowned artists and numerous trips to confirm the reputation of the Orchestra in Switzerland. and abroad.

The OSR intends to deploy and put its energy at the service of the public in order to offer them a program that will make them travel. The Orchestra thus continues to think outside the box, in particular by offering its residency to the Geneva jazz pianist Marc Perrenoud. The Choir of the Orchestre de Paris will join the conductor in residence Daniel Harding, and great figures such as Daniele Gatti, Kent Nagano or Khatia Buniatishvili complete this picture. A drop in prices for young people, a new “Open Doors” program and the creation of a post of assistant chef bear witness to the importance of its activity within French-speaking culture.

A STRONG ANCHORING WITHIN THE CULTURAL FABRIC OF ROMAND

In order to reach the greatest number of audiences, the OSR has always made a point of offering prices for all audiences: the first price of CHF 7.- for a subscription ticket – the same for 20 years – demonstrates this well. This year, new initiatives such as the “Open Doors” program or the rate for young people confirm this commitment.

A PROGRAM OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

Gustav Mahler fans will be delighted to hear Jonathan Nott, a composer specialist, conducting his Ninth Symphony at the start of the season. Later, it is Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth which will be honoured. As every season, the musical and artistic director surrounds himself with brilliant soloists, such as violinists Alexandra Conunova, Viktoria Mullova and pianist Khatia Buniatishvili.

IMMERSION IN THE WORLD OF JAZZ

This season, the OSR has invited the artist in residence from Geneva, Marc Perrenoud. With more than 800 concerts around the world, solo or with his trio, as well as a critically acclaimed discography, the pianist is today an emblematic figure of the contemporary jazz scene.

INTERNATIONAL REACH

A trip and two tours in Europe will punctuate the 2022-23 season: Jonathan Nott will first take the Orchestra to Munich at the start of the 2022 school year for a world premiere by Rebecca Saunders with the soloists of the Ensemble Intercontemporain. In November 2022, Budapest, Ljubljana and Brno will host the OSR. In February 2023, the Orchestra will perform a second tour in Düsseldorf, Cologne, Bremen, Antwerp and Lille. Finally, and for the first time since the beginning of their partnership, the Grand Théâtre de Genève and the OSR will give a stage production in the Czech Republic as part of the Janáček Brno Festival.

Claude Debussy | Arnold Schoenberg | Pelléas et Mélisande | Pelleas und Melisande – Jonathan Nott records both for Pentatone with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande.