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Música Romântica 8 - 17 August 2018

Música Romântica, the warm and welcoming festival

Both today and in the past, Saas-Fee is associated with the highest mountains, eternal ice, deep canyons and an unmistakable, authentic atmosphere. Música Romântica is as unique as this landscape, the village and the people themselves.

The highest musical performance in the middle of the highest mountains of Switzerland. In this chain of superlatives there are other pearls too, such as several restaurants listed in the Gault & Millau guide, the incomparable glacier skiing, the breath-taking mountain flora or the freedom from cars.

“Eliane Rodrigues is inextricably linked with Música Romântica. The festival would be unthinkable without her contribution and has therefore been built around her amazing (and seemingly unlimited) creative potential.

“Eliane Rodrigues, top star of Música Romântica, the heart and soul of the entire festival, has already proven her amazing, unrivalled individuality in piano concerts, chamber music programs and on the conductor’s podium. Her virtuosity is astonishing, as is her complete inner freedom, her energy. Eliane’s gift is very special and it makes the festival in Saas-Fee unique and inimitable.”

Yuri Serov, Professor at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory


Category A
Ticket CHF 78.-

Category B
Ticket CHF 48.-

Category C
Ticket CHF 28.-  

50% discount for kids below 16 years

Tickets are available from beginning of July 2018 at the tourist office in Saas-Fee

Review Program 2017
  • subject to modifications
  • daily open rehearsal
  • all concerts take place at the catholic church in Saas-Fee at 08.30 p.m.

See program

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
Eliane Rodrigues, Dirigentin

Bedrich Smetana: Overture The bartered Bride
Fryderyck Chopin: Piano Concerto 2 Op. 21
Joe Hisaishi: Kiki's Delivery Service, A Town with an Ocean View
Nicolaï Rismky-Korsakov: Sheherazade Op. 35 - Parts 3 & 4
John Williams: Star Wars, Imperial March
Howard Shore: Lord of the Rings, The Shire
John Williams: Hook,Granny Wendy
John Williams: Flight to Neverland

Friday, August 4, 2017

St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra

Yuri Serov, Dirigent
1° Prizewinners of the International Young Talent Music Competition for Piano, Violin and Cello (

Michail Glinka: Spanish Overture 1
3 parts of a concerto (Laureaten Masterclasses Klavier, Violin und Cello)
Pjotr Iljitsj Tchaikovsky: Symphony 5 Op. 64

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Eliane Rodrigues, Piano
Nina Smeets-Rodrigues, Piano
Luc Tooten, Cello
St. Petersburg Soloists
Carlo Willems, Percussion
Koen Wilmaers, Percussion

Maurice Ravel: Ma Mère l'Oye 4 Hands
Astor Piazzolla: Libertango 2 pianos and cello
Astor Piazzolla: Oblivion 2 pianos and cello
Carlos Gardel/Alfredo Le Pera / arr. E. Rodrigues: Por Una Cabeza/La Cumparsita
Dmitri Shostakovich: Jazz Suite 1
George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue, 2 pianos and percussion
Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story 2 pianos & percussion

Monday, August 7, 2017

St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
Dirk Vermeulen, Dirigent
Chingiz Osmanov, Violine

Richard Wagner: Ouvertüre Tristan und Isolde WWV90 - Isoldes Liebestod
Samuel Barber: Violinconcerto Op. 14
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Nussknacker Op. 71a
Maurice Ravel: Rhapsodie Espagnole


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
Walter Proost, Dirigent
Eliane Rodrigues, Klavier
Ex Tempore, Chor (Vorbereitung Florian Heyerick)

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony 2 Op. 36
Fantasy in c min for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra Op. 80
Pianoconcerto D Maj Op. 61a "Violin"


Friday, August 11, 2017

St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra
Eliane Rodrigues, Dirigent & Piano
Ex Tempore, Choir (Prepared by Florian Heyerick)

Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto Sol Maj
John Debney: Passion of the Christ, Jesus is brought down, Resurrection
Fryderick Chopin: The Pianist, Nocturne Op. Posth 20
Dmitri Shostakovich: Waltz Nr. 2
Howard Shore: Lord of the Rings, Lothlorien
John Barry: Out of Africa, Main title: If  I had a farm in Africa
John Williams: Five Pieces from Star Wars Episode III