Wednesday 12 March 2014

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande announces collaboration with PENTATONE

The Orchestre de la Suisse Romande announced their programme for 2014/2015 season in a press conference at the Victoria Hall on March 10, 2014. During the press conference, the Director General of OSR - Henk Swinnen - mentioned the exciting collaboration with PENTATONE,  it will be the continuation of the ‘dance series’ recording with the  Bizet-L' Arlésienne Suites (French dance) which was released in November 2013.
All parties involved are really looking forward to releasing the next album in the series, presenting dance compositions from Germany and Austria. Swinnen also mentioned at the press conference that the album will be made possible to be listened to and downloaded from both OSR and PENTATONE’s websites. 

Quoting Kazuki Yamada -  OSR’s principal guest conductor and the conductor of the series : “We couldn’t produce this disc without including some works by the wonderful Richard Strauss. Strauss is one of the composers which the OSR is used to performing as the opera orchestra in the theatre in Geneva.  Their style is so well suited to this music and I love how they express the story and atmosphere through the notes.  Their shimmering sound fits perfectly with this music – it’s incredible to conduct!”
Lots of success to the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande on their upcoming season! We at PENTATONE feel honoured and delighted to work together with such an outstanding orchestra.