Cham, 12.03.2021

Change to programme of the Zuger Sinfonietta

Due to new travel restrictions on the part of Austria, the planned soloist Ödön Rácz unfortunately cannot play this concert. We very much regret this. Due to the short-notice, we have had to limit the search for a replacement to Switzerland, and have opened the field for further solo instruments. We are therefore very  happy that the accordionist Viviane Chassot has been able to jump in spontaneously and, together with the Zuger Sinfonietta, will play Joseph Haydn's concerto in F major for organ, two  violins, cello and double bass, adapted for accordion.


Original report:

The third subscription concert of the Zug orchestra focuses on an unconventional solo instrument.

The 3rd subscription concert of the Zuger Sinfonietta on Sunday, 14 March will also be streamed live from the Lorzensaal in Cham. The motto, "The Hungarian Connection", refers both to the main instrumentalist of this occasion, as well as to a part of the programme choice. The Hungarian double bass player Ödön Rácz is appearing as a guest. Born in Budapest, he is a solo double bass player with the Vienna Philharmonic, and will perform the 2nd Double Bass Concerto in B minor by Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889), together with the Zuger Sinfonietta under the direction of Daniel Huppert. "For this concert, you have to play the double bas as if it was a violin," says Ödön Rácz.

There is also a connection to Hungary through Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), who was the court composer to the Hungarian Esterhazy family. His symphony No. 101 in D major I:101 "The Clock" is also on the programme. And the Serenade op. 3 is also from a Hungarian composer, Leo Weiner (1865-1960), which clearly includes Hungarian meadows, and thereby as a certain national colour.

Tickets for the livestream (Sunday, March 14, 5 p.m.) are available from Theatre Casino Zug on or by phone to 041 729 05 05.

More information about the concert and the pre-sale of tickets can be found on