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Music & Literature

You may have seen one of Basel's famous orchestras in concert in your home country or on tour either elsewhere in Switzerland or abroad. The internationally-renowned Basel Chamber Orchestra and Basel Symphony Orchestra perform classical works at the highest level.

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Allgemeine Musikgesellschaft Basel

Basel Zentrum

The initials AMG are a guarantee of the very best in music, from classical, romantic and baroque to works by more modern composers.

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Arena Literatur-Initiative

Basel Region

The Arena Literature Initiative is a meeting place for authors, representatives of the media and readers.

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Atlantis

Basel Zentrum

Founded in 1947, Atlantis has become a Basel institution – a favourite among night-owls and gourmets alike.

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Basel Sinfonietta

Basel Region

Since 1980 the Basel Sinfonietta has been presenting contemporary music, performing both well-known and less familiar works with unusual and experimental sounds.

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Basler Bach Chor

Basel Region

In addition to the works of the great Johann Sebastian Bach, the Basler Bach Chor also performs contemporary choral works.

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Basler Gesangverein

Basel Zentrum

The Basler Gesangsverein is one of the largest mixed concert choirs in the Basel region.

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Basler Madrigalisten

Basel Zentrum

The Basler Madrigalisten give between twelve and sixteen concerts each year in Switzerland and around the world.

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Basler Streichquartett

Basel Zentrum

The Basler Streichquartett (Basel String Quartet) renders interpretations of some of the greatest works for quartets.

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Camerata Variabile Basel

Basel Zentrum

The Camerata Variabile Basel is a group of young musicians dedicated to the performance of chamber music.

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Collegium Musicum Basel

Basel Region

The Collegium Musicum Basel is one of the most sought-after professional orchestras in Basel.

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Ensemble Phoenix Basel

Basel Zentrum

The Ensemble Phoenix is a group of around 25 musicians dedicated to the performance of contemporary music.

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Gare du Nord

Basel Zentrum

The «station for new music» is a cultural hotspot for contemporary music from the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Gesellschaft für Kammermusik

Basel Zentrum

Since 1926 Basel's Gesellschaft für Kammermusik (Chamber Music Company) has performed in the classically styled Hans-Huber Hall at the Stadtcasinos.

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Kammerorchester Basel

Basel Zentrum

Since it was founded 30 years ago, the Kammerorchester Basel has evolved into one of the world's leading international chamber orchestras.

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Kaserne Basel

Basel Zentrum

The Kaserne Basel is the largest centre in north-west Switzerland for the free contemporary theatre, dance and performance scene and for innovative popular music.

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Knabenkantorei Basel

Basel Region

The Knabenkantorei Basel (Basel Boys' Choir) consists of around 45 treble choristers and 35 male voices and is known well beyond the borders of the city.

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Literarisches Forum Basel

Basel Messe

The Literarisches Forum has set itself the goal of inspiring the Basel population to read more. It holds four readings each year, to which you are cordially invited.

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Literaturhaus Basel

Basel Zentrum

The Literaturhaus organises discussions and open forums on the topic of literature, the media or society.

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Musik-Akademie Basel

Basel Zentrum

For more than 140 years the City of Basel Music Academy has been providing musical education at all levels.

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Männerstimmen

Basel Zentrum

Both on and off the stage, the choir's passion – and at the same time its lightheartedness – never fails to impress.

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Neues Orchester Basel

Basel Zentrum

The Neue Orchester Basel ensemble consists entirely of trained professional musicians.

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Parterre

Basel Zentrum

Parterre is not only a popular restaurant, it also offers a broadly diversified programme of events, making it a popular haunt for the culturally aware.

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Sinfonieorchester Basel

Basel Zentrum

The Sinfonieorchester Basel (Basel Symphony Orchestra) is one of the most famous orchestras in Switzerland. It is made up of more than 100 highly qualified, highly motivated musicians.

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St. Jakobshalle

Basel Zentrum

St. Jakobshalle is located on the south-eastern edge of the city, set in spacious and tranquil parkland.

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Stadtcasino Basel

Basel Zentrum

The Stadtcasino is the most famous concert hall in the city and a first-class venue for events of all kinds.

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Stadtmusik Basel

Basel Zentrum

With its versatile repertoire, Stadtmusik Basel is a good example of how wind music can sound in the 21st century.

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Sud

Basel Zentrum

Located in the premises of the old Warteck brewery, Sud has a varied programme aimed at encouraging people of all ages to explore culture in all its forms.

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the bird's eye jazz club

Basel Zentrum

The bird’s eye is one of the most popular jazz clubs in Europe. Musicians and guests alike enjoy the intimacy of the small club, which has excellent acoustics.

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