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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.

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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Collegium Musicum Basel

Basel Region

The Collegium Musicum Basel is one of the most popular professional orchestras in Basel.

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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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Basler Streichquartett

Basel Zentrum

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

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Basler Madrigalisten

Basel Zentrum

The Basler Madrigalisten perform in twelve to sixteen concerts each year in Switzerland and around the world.

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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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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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Die Kuppel

Basel Zentrum

The Kuppel is one of Basel's best-known nightspots and a veritable melting pot of various musical styles and cultures.

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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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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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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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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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