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COMMENTED CONCERT – Joshua Weilerstein talks to you !

24 March 2021

Available on line as from Tuesday April 20th 2021 at 6pm on our website and social network.        You find classical music demanding ? You feel you lack the knowledge to fully enjoy it ? Our artistic director Joshua Weilerstein will guide you throughout this new experimental concert : while talking to you facing …

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RADIO CONCERT WITH ALBAN GERHARDT

15 March 2021

Cancelled for the audience because of the restrictions linked to the coronavirus, we are pleased to announce that this concert from our Grands Concert series (initially scheduled on March 31st & April 1st 2021) will be filmed in camera at the Salle Métropole in Lausanne and broadcast : THURSDAY APRIL 1st 2021 AT 8PM and …

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TRIBUTE TO JULIEN-FRANÇOIS ZBINDEN

14 March 2021

As a tribute to Julien-François Zbinden who left us at the age of 103 years-old, we share again this video shooted last spring by our double bassist Sebastian Schick, in which he played the 3d movement of the composer’s work “Double Jeu, op. 101”   The OCL was honoured to have had the opportunity to …

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GALA DINNER CANCELLED

5 March 2021

The evolution of the sanitary crisis still leaves uncertain the perspective of events in June 2021. Consequently, we decided to cancel the Gala dinner scheduled on June 25th 2021. We are of course very disappointed all the more because we had found a wonderful venue for an evening full of suprises…but it will be for …

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CANCELLATIONS EXTENDED UNTIL THE END OF APRIL 2021

25 February 2021

The latest anouncements of the Federal Council still can’t let us consider a re-opening of our public concerts in March nor the further measures in April for cultural events which won’t be adapted to our Salle Métropole. This is why we have to maintain the cancellations of all public concerts during March & April 2021. …

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REFUNDS

25 February 2021

Following our recent March & April 2021 concerts cancellations , please find below our refund process:   Those who have bought their tickets on our website will be refunded with no action needed from their part. They will automatically receive a bank transfer in the days following the cancelled concert.   For our season subscribers …

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NEW RECORD RELEASE

22 February 2021

The OCL new record, dedicated to Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphonies op. 73a et 83a, has just been released at Fuga Libera (Outhere Music). It displays arranged versions of the String Quartets n°3 et n°4 by Rudolf Barshai, one of the best violists in his time, and a friend of Shostakovich. Those arrangements for chamber orchestra offer …

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TRIBUTE TO CHICK COREA

12 February 2021

We are very sad to learn that the great pianist Chick Corea has passed away. We’ve had the happinness to perform with him in December 2018 at the Gran Liceu in Barcelona  and we were so excited to work with him again in June 2021 for our season last concert and Joshua Weilerstein’s last concert …

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CANCELLATION OF THE ENTRACTES 2020-2021

10 February 2021

With already 4 concerts out of 8 cancelled and considering the evolution of the sanitary crisis, we think it is wiser and simpler to cancel the whole Entractes series for 2020-2021 and to transfer it entirely to next season. The series subscribers will be refunded. Should, by chance, concerts with a small audience be authorized …

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THE OCL AT AIX-EN-PROVENCE – CANCELLED

9 February 2021

Due to the sanitary crisis, the Festival de Pâques cancels our concert scheduled in Aix-en-Provence on Thursday April 8th 2021. It’s a huge disappointment not to be able to perform with such talented artists such as the flutist Mathilde Calderini and the harpist Anneleen Lenaerts under the direction of our future artistic director Renaud Capuçon. …

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TWO CONCERTS “IN CAMERA” WITH RENAUD CAPUÇON

3 February 2021

Deprived of the link with the audience, our musicians are happy to keep a musical activity surrounded by such talented artists as Renaud Capuçon, François-Xavier Roth, Nicholas Angelich and Bertrand Chamayou. The audience will be able to listen to those concerts thanks to their broadcasts on the RTS network. From February 4th to 9th, the …

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CONCERTS WITH THE CHOIRS FROM VAUD – Cancellations & postponements

29 January 2021

UPDATED ON 01.29.21 Our concerts planned  with the choirs from Vaud in 2021 are unfortunately subject to several changes:   – Wednesday February 24th 2021 : the concert with the Ensemble Vocal Arpège and the Choeur HEP is cancelled and its initial postponement to Wednesday April 14th 2021 is also cancelled. – Wednesday April 14th …

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LIVE CONCERT WITH SIR ANDRÁS SCHIFF

10 December 2020

Cancelled for the audience because of the restrictions linked to the coronavirus, we are pleased to announce that this concert from our Grands Concert series (initially scheduled on December 16th & 17th 2020) will be filmed in camera at Geneva’s Victoria Hall and broadcast : – LlVE Wednesday December 16th at 8pm on Arte Concert …

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DVD BEETHOVEN

20 November 2020

(Re)discover the enchanted episode the orchestra has lived back in September 2020 while paying tribute to Beethoven for his 250th birthday ! After 6 months of absence, the OCL have had the tremendous joy to offer to the public the 9 symphonies of the German genius in one week. A musical and emotional marathon that …

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TICKET SHOP CLOSURE

27 October 2020

Our ticket shop is currently currently closed until further notice because of the sanitary crisis.   Members of the administration are telecommuting until further notice – Here are the details regarding the refund procedure: https://www.ocl.ch/remboursements/ – Contact us by e-mail (info@ocl.ch) or send us a letter (Rue de Genève 12, 1003 Lausanne)   Thank you …

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RENAUD CAPUÇON APPOINTED ARTISTIC DIRECTOR FROM 2021-2022 SEASON

26 May 2020

The board of the Foundation of the Orchestre de Chambre Lausanne (OCL) is delighted to announce the appointment of the French violinist and conductor Renaud Capuçon as Artistic Director from the 2021-2022 season. He succeeds Joshua Weilerstein, who will step down from the position in summer 2021.   “The partnership between the OCL and Renaud …

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