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Three Pieces of the Heart as a Farewell

After ten years on the road together, concert director and principal conductor Kaspar Zehnder is saying goodbye to TOBS and the Biel Solothurn Symphony Orchestra. He has three heartfelt pieces in his luggage, all of which are interwoven with his...

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Bus Terminal as Concert Hall

“klangantrisch” – Bernese Pre-Alps Music Festival 18. – 22.5.2022 The Festival klangantrisch took place for the first time in 2015. The idea was born at a joint private cooking event: Peter Engeloch, a long-established Riggisberger with a long family tradition...

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Joseph Lauber – “This Is the Sound of the Alps”

At the end of March 2022, the third and last of a total of three exceptional CDs was released on the Schweizer Fonogramm music label: The world premiere recording of the six-part symphonic work by Swiss composer Joseph Lauber, rediscovered...

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Lauber III now available

With Volume III, the Schweizer Fonogramm label publishes the last of three studio recordings of the complete symphonic works of Joseph Lauber (1864 – 1952). The Sinfonie Orchester Biel Solothurn under its principal conductor Kaspar Zehnder has thus presented a...

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Spring Fever in the “Salon of the Republic”

Spring fever is awakening in the Czech university town of Hradec Králové not far from the Polish border – despite political uncertainty, palpable economic tensions and two drastic Corona years. Here, Kaspar Zehnder from Bern has been the principal conductor...

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On the St. John Passion

Kaspar Zehnder: “Bach’s music is a universe. […] His music is a synthesis of intellectually thoughtful mastery and emotional energy”. Interview with Kaspar Zehnder by Natalie Widmer (dramaturge at Theater Biel Solothurn TOBS) about the performances of the St. John...

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