Our public Lab Concerto series premiered in 2019 in the chemistry labs at the University of Basel. The argovia philharmonic classical quartett played works by Händel, Britten, Tscherepnin, Dukas a.o. to an audience which had arrived from all over Switzerland. In between, our young researchers Alina Stein and Jaicy Vallapurackal showed some exciting lab experiments which helped our audience to better understand the research goals of the NCCR MSE.
This was quite a unique experience for those with the desire not only to be enchanted by beautiful sounds, but also to actively engage with this interdisciplinary exchange. The concert was followed by an apéro in Berta’s Saloon where the audience, musicians and scientists had plenty of time to meet and discuss the traditional relationship between the arts and the sciences.
G.F. Händel: Water Music arranged for four wind instruments
B. Britten: Metamorphoses for solo oboe
S. Nichifor: Carnyx for solo clarinet
A. Tscherepnin: Promenade aux Champs for flute, oboe and bassoon
D. Weissberg: Atempoem for solo flute
E. Bozza: Contrastes for flute and bassoon
G. Jakob Partita for solo bassoon
P. Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice arranged for four wind instruments
G.F. Händel Water Music arranged four wind instruments
Miriam Terragni flute
Sergio Simon Alvarez oboe
Etele Dosa clarinet
Brigitte Leutenegger bassoon