Pre-concert: 6:15 p.m. Fazil Say, piano Johannes Schlaefli, conductor Carl Maria von Weber Overture from "Oberon" Robert Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 54 Fazil Say Piano Concerto No. 3, "Silence of Anatolia" Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet It is unusual that a concert pianist in this day and age also composes. That he does both at the highest level - an exceptional phenomenon! Let Fazil Say's "Silence of Anatolia" take you to the musical world of the Orient with earthy sounds and pulsating rhythms by the grand master himself. Robert Schumann's Piano Concerto beguiles with intensity, power and love, which under the hands of the Turkish pianist - for the first time in Basel! - to new life. For more than twenty-five years Fazil Say has been thrilling audiences on all the world's great stages; winner of numerous awards, he is equally at home in classical and contemporary music. The EU appointed the charismatic artist as "Ambassador of Intercultural Dialogue".
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