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Music & Literature

You may have seen one of Basel's famous orchestras in concert in your home city 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.

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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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 Gesangverein

Basel Zentrum

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

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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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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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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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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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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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Neues Orchester Basel

Basel Zentrum

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

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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 passion – and at the same time the lightheartedness – of this male choir never fails to impress.

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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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Basel Boy's Choir

Basel Region

The renowned Basel Boys’ Choir (KKB) is firmly rooted in the Basel area and regularly captivates a wide audience with its unmistakable sound.

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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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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 Stadtcasino.

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