Street Light Orchestra - OSR


To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande stepped out of its concert halls and took to the streets of Geneva and the Festival Lumières Lausanne.

Imagine a symphony orchestra in front of you....
You dream of stepping onto the stage and drifting amongst the musicians, listening to each of their instruments.

Street Light Orchestra is....
Four street lamps, each of which plays a sound track from a family of instruments: brass, strings, woodwind, percussion. The fifth, in the centre of the installation, presents the work in its entirety with all the instruments gathered as the conductor hears them. The visitor can physically experience the musical work, and move from lamp to lamp to lamp to explore the piece in all its subtleties. The multi-coloured lampshades dazzle and glow in synch with the music.

Street Light Orchestra with the OSR means...
A series of pieces specially recorded by the OSR for this occasion, under the baton of conductor Philippe Béran. Excerpts are from the following works:

Maurice Ravel's Bolero
Hector Berlioz's Symphony of Fantasy Op. 14
Paul Dukas' Wizard Apprentice
Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"


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