Organfestival im Stadtcasino Basel

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24 August, 2021

Caterina Ciani and Thilo Muster from the Orgelfestival im Stadtcasino Basel stopped by the studio this evening to tell us about the upcoming festival. The Orgelfestival will take place from the 5th to the 12th of September. Renovations at the Stadtcasino, home to the Sinfonieorchester Basel, brought a new concert organ last year - and with it, the opportunity to show off the many facets of organ music. This year, the festival will include Basel choirs, an improvisation night with stars from London, Stockholm and Switzerland, a night of organ and dance, as well as a family concert with Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf. Tickets are available online via TicketCorner and at Bider and Tanner Booksellers. You can even get festival passes! Listen to the interview here.


Our music theme this week was all about rock and soul sounds of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. We played:

James Govan - Take Me Just As I Am

The Fame Gang - Soul Feud

Otis Redding - You Left The Water Running

Drive-By Truckers - Where The Devil Don't Stay

Arthur Alexander - You Better Move On

Wilson Pickett - Save Me

Bettye LaVette - I Still Want To Be Your Baby (Take Me Like I Am)

Jimmy Hughes - I'm Qualified

The Blind Boys of Alabama - I Can See