Beethoven’s Fifth played at Swiss Le Rosey Concert Hall for ‘Innocence in Danger’ benefit

Beethoven’s Fifth played at Swiss Le Rosey Concert Hall for ‘Innocence in Danger’ benefit

In the three years since it was built, the Rosey Concert Hall on the shore of Lake Geneva has gained a reputation as Switzerland’s finest classical music venue. The latest charity concert provided a case in point.

London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) played the first notes ever to be heard at the Rosey Concert Hall when it opened in October 2014. The musicians returned this week to play a program of Beethoven’s music for the benefit evening of children’s charity « Innocence in Danger » (IID).

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony was the orchestra’s main contribution, while Swiss-Argentinean pianist Martha Argerich played the Bonn-born composer’s first piano concerto, conducted by Charles Dutoit, in an enthusiastically received performance.

Over the last three years, some of the world’s finest musicians and orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, have performed at the 900-very-comfortable-seat venue in the grounds of the international school. If young people’s love of music is influenced by their first concerts, then Le Rosey is blessing its students. As the girls and boys sit in the balcony up above behind the 183 square meter (1,970 square feet) stage, they can watch, listen and see to best advantage. Read more