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Jonathan Nott talks 'provocative' classical music at OSR

Mid Morning Mix // Events// Entertainment// Art & Culture // Oct. 25, 2019

Jonathan Nott is the Music & Artistic Director at the Orchestra de la Suisse Romande (OSR). He talks to Katt Cullen on the Mid Morning Mix about making classical music provocative and why music can be dangerous!

  • Image: © Guillaume Mégevand


A few upcoming highlights from the OSR:

30th October at 20:00 / *31 st October at 12:30 (conducted by Jonathan Nott)

OSR presents 'Il Mondo della Luna' - an Italian comedy where a ridiculous old buffoon is led by a bogus astronomer to believe that he is on the moon.

The smallest elementary particles of matter known to date, the "quarks" have inspired Yann Robin to explore sound, making this concert a true sensory experience. 

*The lunchtime concert on 1 Nov includes a 1 hour presentation by Yann Robin explaining Quarks in detail, followed by a concert of the same work.


14th November at 20:00 / *16th November at 11:00 (conducted by Rory Macdonald)

OSR presents a projection of NASA images of the planets, to the following programme:

- Richard Strauss, Also sprach Zarathustra
- Kaija Saariaho, Ciel d'hiver (2013)
- John Williams, Jabba the Hutt, for tuba and orchestra (extract from Star Wars, Return of the Jedi)
- Gustav Holst, The Planets

*The concert on 16th November is especially for families and features a shorter programme: Gustav Holst, The Planets


The full programme can be found at osr.ch

Listen to Jonathan Nott speak to Michael McKay on the McKay Interview





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