At its 4th subscription concert of the 2021/22 season, the Basel Sinfonietta will perform the world premiere of the work "Symphonic Bop goes Big" for jazz trio, big band and orchestra (2021) by Michael Arbenz.
The opening to large instrumentation is inherent in the music of the Basel-based VEIN Trio. The pianist, composer and arranger Michael Arbenz, who works in the area of tension between jazz and classical music, orchestrates compositions by the trio members in such a way that the flexibility, unpredictability and interaction of the music remain even in the context of a large band.
In his composition "Symphonic Bop goes Big" for jazz trio, big band and orchestra, commissioned by the Basel Sinfonietta, sonic and structural possibilities open up that are only possible in this unique constellation.
The different orientations of the three groups involved serve as the musical basis: the contemporary classical profile of the Basel Sinfonietta, the jazz excellence of the NDR Bigband, and the flexible playing style of the VEIN Trio, committed to chamber jazz.
An expansion of the sound zone between the Rhine and the Elbe. Or: Bop in large format.
Concert introduction at 6:15 p.m.
In cooperation with the Jazzfestival Basel "offbeat" 2022
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