Why apply to Geneva Summer Schools:

Geneva is...

• The world capital of multilateral diplomacy with 40+ IOs and 250+ NGOs (UN, UNHCR, WTO, ICRC) • A dynamic multicultural and international city at the heart of Europe
• The best place to spend your summer (lake, Swiss Alps, free open air festivals, etc.)
What we offer...

• Short courses with equivalence for ECTS credit points, discounts, assistance with accommodation and visa • Faculty from the best universities worldwide
• Excellence in higher education and research (53rd Shanghai Ranking 2016)
• Unique network opportunities between academics and professionals

• Global perspective on interdisciplinary subjects (i.e. Global Health, Human Rights, Environment) • Real experience beyond classrooms, visits and round tables with experts of leading IO and NGO



Lost in Yonkers

March 21-25, 2017


Geneva English Drama Society -
the home of English language theatre in Geneva


Tues-Fri 8pm, Sat 7pm

Théâtre de l'Espérance

directed by Neil-Jon Morphy


Winner of the 1991 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this Neil Simon play is a classic of modern times.

***Listen to director Neil-Jon Morphy and actress Frances Favre speak about the show on WRS's Breakfast with Butcher on Wednesday, March 15.***

Bella is 35 years old, mentally challenged and living at home with her mother, stern Grandma Kurnitz. As the play opens, ne’er-do-well son Eddie deposits his two young sons on the old lady’s doorstep. He is financially strapped and taking to the road as a salesman. The boys are left to contend with Grandma, with Bella and her secret romance, and with Louie, her brother, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers


USA Film “The Pickle Recipe” is being screened as part of the Geneva International Jewish Film Festival on Sunday 2 April 2017 at 11h00 at the Ciné 17. We are going to have a pickle and crackers tasting before the film. Tickets are 14 chf.




Charity concert to the benefit of the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

For our next concert, we have invited the sisters Julie and Camille Berthollet, young violin and cello prodigies together with the remarkable pianist Melodie Zhao. The programme comprises Beethoven’s Triple Concerto for violin, cello and piano as well as the eloquent Symphony no. 5 by Tchaikovski.

The concert will take place on Saturday, 25th March at 8pm in Victoria Hall, Geneva. Tickets are priced between CHF 20-80 and will benefit the International Organization for Migration (IOM).



A Note from our Cultural Chair Robert Race

United Nations Orchestra / Orchestre des Nations Unies Concert:

25 March 2017

Ludwig van Beethoven Triple Concerto for piano-violin-cello, in C major, opus 56

Composed 1803-1804 at the same time as his opera Fidelio, which explains many similar themes.

It is a unique work, as it is a synthesis between the concerto grosso and the symphony concertante. It requires three experienced soloists, as their parts are technically very difficult. The concerto is rarely played, due to the fact of the difficulty of gathering together three prestigious soloists, a great orchestra and a good conductor. (blog

Beethoven's Triple Concerto is three times the fun

Beethoven Triple Concerto: arguably the least successful of any of Beethoven's mature concertos in the concert hall. Usually, you get po-faced seriousness when a big orchestra and three star names try to out-do each other, as the cello, violin, and piano soloists fight for the limelight.

The concerto is divided into three movements:


Largo (attacca)

Rondo alla polacca

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Composed and premiered in 1888  in St Petersburg, with Tchaikovsky conducting. The Fifth is considered a «cyclical» symphony, with a recurring main theme, here in all four movements, that unifies the symphony. This motto theme, sometimes dubbed "Fate theme", has a funereal character in the first movement, but gradually transforms into a triumphant march, which dominates the final movement.

The Symphony is in four movements:

Andante - Allegro

Andante cantabile - Andante maestoso




Bex & Arts Sculpture Triennial, June 6 - Oct 15, 2017

Parc de Szilassy, Route du Signal, 1880 Bex, VD


Montalba Architects presents a pavilion for Bex & Arts 2017, a collaborative project at the crossroads of art, architecture and new technologies.

The Bex & Arts sculpture triennial was started more than 25 years ago. Original works of art are displayed in a beautiful park that offers views towards the Léman landscape and the Alps.

David Montalba, who has known this event since his childhood initiated a temporary pavilion idea for the 2017 exhibition.

The exhibition pavilion, about 40 square meters in size, integrates the presentation to the public of the models of the works realized by the invited artists as well as a FabLab. There is also a small library section where books from the artists are on display, which will allow the exhibition to further impact each and every visitor.

The theme of the energy that connects the works presented in this triennial guided the design of the building. The wooden structure is lightweight and removable so that it can be reused for future
events. The choice of materials, naturally Swiss, and the local constructive know-how have guided the technical and implementation resolutions.

The pavilion is an important step in the visit to the park. It offers visitors the resources and information necessary for the discovery of artists and the understanding of the works.

The FabLab installed in it, and led by a team of specialists, will be a place of exchange and sharing of technology.

To help us carry out this artistic and cultural project, we are looking for sponsors and patrons. Such support will contribute to the building of the pavilion, to further radiate this special event, which profoundly impacts the landscape of Swiss art and the natural landscape.

For further information or to discuss how you might participate in this project, please contact:


Alix Schir,

Tel. +41 (0) 21 311 42 96