We promote young, unestablished musicians,
particularly small ensembles - vocal and instrumental -
both within and outside of Switzerland.
The number of talented, honest and creative young musicians and ensembles, yearning to demonstrate their abilities, far outstretches the opportunities they have to perform. It is with these musicians that the foundation seeks to engage, whilst at the same time taking into account the demand for new forms of performance. The foundation's initiatives seek to find and develop all "alternative" types of concerts and in doing so enthuse a young audience with music.
B4 concerts are half-hour concerts over lunchtime, which take place in the office of the foundation. The office is located by Petersplatz, near Basel University and the Hochschule für Musik.
B4Night concerts take place roughly four times per year, although this is a point of contention amongst the young musicians. The concerts last an hour and a glass of wine is served afterwards. The program should have a particular theme or there should be a special reason for the concert.
Pop-up concerts are concerts, which take place in special locations and are designed for an audience of between 100 - 150 people. One can expect performances from music groups and solo musicians, who have applied to perform and present a good program - a program, which is to the liking of the board of trustees. The mix of ensembles and the organisation of the program is decided by the board.
B4/68 Office Concert
14 December 2017
Roland Faust, bass
Martyna Kazmierczak, piano