Geneva Music Festival’s 2023 Season Theme is here!

We hope that your new year is off to a great start!

In whatever ways or by whichever faith you recognize the dawn of a new year, these transitions often bring with them reflection on worlds of meaning and worlds of possibilities.

This exploration is at the heart of Geneva Music Festival’s 2023 theme of

Gods, Myths and the Divine.

The Festival will be entering its 13th season this year, performing a course of eight concerts from May 21 to June 11. GMF artists-in-residence and visiting artists will explore the connection between music and experiences of uplifting our spirit, seeking something larger in the universe, or contemplating anew our place here on earth. This 8-concert series explores composers throughout history who have been inspired by their religious beliefs or by the universal themes embedded in cultural myths to create music of rich meaning and beauty. We hope you’ll join us for this exploration of how music can inspire and elevate us beyond our mundane existence. 

From GMF’s resident musicologist, Anya Wilkening:

“Faith has historically been a great inspiration for artists — this is apparent in any museum, where you’ll undoubtedly encounter religious art. This season’s theme is compelling because it allows us to not only explore diverse spiritual practices, but also because it offers us the opportunity to think broadly about the power of music: its ability to both convey and create belief.” 

Festival Director Geoffrey Herd adds,

“I’m excited to share our 2023 theme, Gods, Myths and the Divine, through which we will explore musical masterpieces inspired by composers’ religious and spiritual beliefs. Walking through Milan last summer, I was struck by the inimitable architecture of the Duomo di Milano and found myself pondering how many of the world’s greatest pieces of art grow naturally out of their creator’s religious beliefs. I’m thrilled to dive into this repertoire of works, some part of the canonic classical chamber music literature and some lesser-known works as well.”

Geoffrey Herd

Don’t forget, too, to mark your calendars for the annual Spring Benefit,
this year on March 25th.

We know you’ll enjoy the selection of pieces that will be performed by GMF artists-in-residence. The Spring Benefit is GMF’s largest fundraising event each year, and we deeply appreciate your support.

More details, including the full lineup of music,
ticket purchasing and virtual auction information, will be coming soon.

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