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Originally, the flute was just a reed and a few holes... Centuries later, the greatest composers dedicated masterpieces to it. An orchestral finale in apotheosis with Maurice Steger, the twirling star of the recorder.

Baroque fireworks | From Bach to Vivaldi

Maurice Steger
Maurice Steger can regularly be heard as soloist, conductor or in dual roles, both with original music ensembles that set the tone, such as the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, La Cetra Barockorchester Basel, The English Concert, Il Pomo D’Oro or I Barocchisti, and with modern orchestras, such as the Zürcher Kammerorchester.
Chamber music also occupies an important place in Maurice Steger’s wide range of artistic activities. Together with musician friends such as Hille Perl, Avi Avital, Daniele Caminiti, Mauro Valli, Sebastian Wienand and Sol Gabetta, he always devotes himself to a new, old-fashioned repertoire.
Tours of North and South America, Asia and Australia have taken him to play with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, the Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra and Canada’s Les Violons du Roy, among others. His commitment to musical pedagogy is also of particular importance: in addition to directing the Gstaad Baroque Academy, which he took over in 2013 along with various master classes, he created the character of Tino Flautino to introduce youngsters to the world of classical music through a playful approach. Tino Flautino’s latest adventure with Leo the cat is presented by Steger in German, Swiss-German, French and Italian. In September 2023, Steger’s latest CD – a highly personal tribute to Bach, recorded with La Cetra Barockorchester Basel, was released by Berlin Classics.

La Cetra, Barockorchester Basel
The name of Basel’s La Cetra Barockorchester is borrowed from Antonio Vivaldi’s violin concerto op. 9 “La Cetra” – the lyre – and represents the orchestra’s main repertoire, 18th-century Italian instrumental music. La Cetra has quickly established itself as one of the world’s leading Baroque ensembles. Regular tours take the orchestra to the most famous concert halls, including Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Philharmonie de Paris, Baden-Baden’s Festspielhaus, Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, Theater an der Wien, Tonhalle Zürich, as well as renowned festivals such as Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, Festival de Grenade, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Musikfest Bremen and many others. In 2023, La Cetra made its debut as an opera orchestra at La Scala di Milano.
La Cetra owes its dynamic development above all to the award-winning harpsichordist and conductor Andrea Marcon, under whose musical direction the orchestra has been operating since 2009. A long and fruitful artistic friendship links La Cetra to Maurice Steger.
La Cetra has released numerous CDs with recordings acclaimed by the press, the latest being “A tribute to Bach” with Maurice Steger and the much-acclaimed Christmas CD “Monteverdi – Vespro di Natale” on Deutsche Grammophon.

– Maurice Steger, recorder
– La Cetra, Barockorchester Basel

– Antonio Vivaldi
Concerto for strings, RV 157 & 114
Concerto for cello and bassoon, RV 409
Concerto “La Notte” for flute and strings, RV 439
Concerto “Il Gardellino” for small flute and strings, RV 428
– Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto for recorder and strings, BWV 1053R
– Domenico Sarro
Concerto XI for flute

Opening hours

Wednesday 14 August 2024 at 7 pm.
Doors open at 18:30.




Category A
- Single rate: CHF 60.-

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Category C
- Adult: CHF 35.-
- Student: CHF 15.-
- Children under 15: CHF 10.-

Festival pass :
- Category A = CHF 276.-
- Category B = CHF 216.-
- Category C = CHF 176.-

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