Gwendolyn has been given the privilege of carte blanche, the opportunity to invite and collaborate with musicians she admires to present ‘mixes’ of music in a new context.
Each concert is unique, shaken or stirred, designed exclusively for the great hall in the Casino. Individual programmes take months to design, with compositions especially written for each formation. Musicians on all sides of the spectrum are in a position to have their music heard with fresh textures, instrumentation and unusual combinations of people playing together.
Season's 19, 20 and 21's line-up:
Andreas Schaerer (vocals), Kalle Kalima (e. guitar), Wolfgang Zwiauer (e.bass), Daniel Meller, Manon Leutwyler, Anna-Sofia Bonino (violins), Cecilia Bercovich (viola), Patrick Moriarty (cello), Matteo Burci (bass).
Yilian Cañizares (vocals/violin), Childo Thomas (e. bass), Inor Sotolongo (percussion), Caspar Vos (piano).
"West Side Story"
Programme with works by Leonard Bernstein and Daniel Schnyder
Violin: Gwendolyn Masin
Saxophone: Daniel Schnyder, Melisma Saxophone Quartet
Trombone: Domenico Catalano
"Carnival of the Animals"
Programme with works by Saint-Saëns and Messiaen. Story by Gwendolyn Masin. Text by Simon Jäggi.
In collaboration with Musikschule Konservatorium Bern.
Isa Kurz: vocals, accordion, dulcimer, violin; Philipp Moll: double bass, vocals; Daniel Woodtli: trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals
Miklós Lukács, cimbalom
Oleg Ponomarev: violin; Adrian Hart: violin; Cora Venus Lunny: violin, viola; Kate Ellis: cello; Nick Roth: saxophones; Colm O’Hara: trombone; Dave Redmond: double bass; Phil Macmullan: drums