Mo 20:00


Mondrian Ensemble

With «Schattenfarbe», the Mondrian Ensemble presents a programme that is intense in its energy but nuanced and structured in its spatiality and musicality.
The Austrian composer Wolfram Schurig will compose a new piano quartet for the Mondrian Ensemble that - in contrast to the majority of his recent works - dispenses with any extra-musical reference: autonomous music in the radical sense.

The composer writes about his new work: «Here there are pitches, intervals, durations, rhythms, timbres, as well as control processes - or let's call them rules in simplified terms - that relate the musical elements to each other and bring them into flow. The aim is the autonomy of the musical work of art as a living being that is capable of establishing communication with its counterpart by its own power. The composer is part of - not the creator of - this living system.»


Ivana Pristašová Zaugg (violin), Petra Ackermann (viola), Karolina Öhman (cello), Benjamin Engeli (piano/guest).


Roland Moser (*1943): String Trio (2016)
Clara Iannotta (*1983): «Limun» (2011) for violin, viola and 2 page turners
Felix Nussbaumer (*2000): «Between regions of partial shadow and complete illumination» (2022) for piano quartet
Kelly-Marie Murphy (*1964): «Give me Phoenix Wings to Fly» (1997) for violin, violoncello and piano
Wolfram Schurig (*1967): Quartet (2023, premiere)


75 minutes, with break


CHF 35.-/25.-/15.- (free choice at the box office or in advance)
Free admission applies to persons with residence permit N, F or S. / CHF 5.- students of the Hochschule für Musik FHNW and the Musicology Seminar of the University of Basel / CHF 10.- members Colourkey and children under 12 years.



New Pricing Policy

With the start of the season 22/23, a new pricing policy will apply at Gare du Nord.
Guests can now choose their own admission price between three different price levels.
CHF 35.- / 25.- / 15.-


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Persons with a residence permit N, F or S.

Students of the Academy of Music FHNW and of the Seminar of Music of the University Basle will still enjoy an entry fee of CHF 5.-.
Colourkey holders and children under 12 years will pay CHF 10.-

Season tickets

Prices freely selectable CHF 350.- / 250.- / 150.-
The season tickets include almost all events of the season 22/23.

Benefits of a season ticket: You can collect your ticket at the evening door and do not need a reservation. The seats for holders of season tickets will be blocked up to 15 minutes prior to showtime.

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