Mrs24Jun14:00Mrs22:00«Salon Orchestra of the Alps» - international conferenceA program full of music

Event details

In addition to various smaller ensembles from individual hotels, there are still two spa orchestras in the Engadin that perform regularly in summer: the Salonorchester St. Moritz and the Camerata Pontresina. This is a rarity for the entire European Alpine region and a unique selling point. Reason enough to devote an international conference and an exhibition to the hitherto hardly researched history of the salon orchestras in the Engadin and in the wider Alps - a program full of music!

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Start with music
Greeting from Dr. Cordula Seger (Institute for Cultural Research Graubünden)
Musical greetings from Christian Jott Jenny, Mayor of St. Moritz
Tea concert: Trio of the «Camerata Pontresina», with Flurina Sarott, Matthieu Gutbub and Daniel Bosshard

3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Facets the salon orchestra and their music – presentations

Prof. Dr. Markus Böggemann (University of Kassel), music and balneology - vignettes on the external and internal use of music in the bath
dr Leila Zickgraf (Humboldt University of Berlin, University of Basel), dance in the Engadin hotels
Julia Sterki (Royal Academy of Music London, King's College London), The socio-economic position of musicians in the Engadine (1910-1970)

Tea break

Prof. Dr. Martina Sichardt (University of Music and Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Leipzig), From the Engadine to paradise! Exoticism in salon music
Christoph Haffter (University of Fribourg), The Musical Tourist – Mauricio Kagel’s “The Pieces of the Compass Rose” for salon orchestra (1989–1995)

entry: Concert, lectures, incl. tea break flat rate CHF 30.00
Tickets online Order here or buy at the afternoon box office

8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m Traditional Engadin music sources rearranged

Introduction to the new arrangements for the Engadine Salon Orchestra by Prof. Dr. Gesine Schröder (University of Music and Theater «Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy» Leipzig, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna)

Concert of the Engadine Salon Orchestra,
Concert master: Marcin Danilewski,
with new arrangements of the Leipzig and Vienna music theory classes by Gesine Schröder and Jonathan Stark, with the collaboration of Ehsan Mohagheghi Fard

Admission introduction and concert: CHF 20.00
Tickets online Order here or buy at the box office

Organized and curated by the Institute for Cultural Research Graubünden and the Musicological Seminar of the University of Basel

Further information and information about the program in Pontresina on June 25 can be found here: or directly in the flyer!

Email:, T +41 81 826 52 24


Friday, June 24, 2022 2:00 p.m. - Friday, June 24, 2022 10:00 p.m


Hotel Reine Victoria

Via Rosatsch 18, 7500 St. Moritz

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