NEW! Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich Announces Details of New Season 2017/2018

17/04/2017

The Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich in 2017/18

The Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich was founded 150 years ago and plans a season of celebratory events. This coincides with their having to move out temporarily of their home for the last 150 years, the Tonhalle building itself, which is in dire need of refurbishment and modernisation, particularly the backstage and foyer areas. The works will take a full three years and in that period most of their Zurich concerts will take place in a newly constructed hall within an existing industrial building (the ‘Maaghalle’) in the northern part of the city. Management will do its utmost to ensure its existing (often elderly, conservative and not especially discerning) audience makes the trek to a part of the city hitherto possibly unknown to them and less easy to access than the Tonhalle building by the lake and in the centre of the city. It hopes however that its new trendy location may attract a younger audience, who know the area for its clubs, modern art galleries and eclectic shops. Time will tell, but already two thirds of the subscriptions have been sold even before the programme was announced – now what does that tell you about Zurich’s concert life? Read more

Herreweghe and Collegium Vocale Gent’s St Matthew Passion: Professional but Somewhat Lacking Emotion

17/04/2017

Bach: Soloists, Collegium Vocale Gent / Philippe Herreweghe (conductor), Tonhalle Zurich, 15.4.2017. (JR) Read more

Bostridge in Zurich Excels with Mahler Lieder: a Master-Class

12/04/2017

Mahler, Brahms: Musikkollegium Winterthur, Ian Bostridge (tenor) St. Peter’s Church Zurich, 10.4.2017. (JR)

Photo credit: Ben Ealovega.

Ian Bostridge (c) Ben Ealovega.

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Lucerne Easter Festival: Fine St. John Passion from Hengelbrock and Balthasar-Neumann-Choir and Ensemble

10/04/2017

Bach: Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble, Balthasar-Neumann-Choir / Thomas Hengelbrock (conductor), Daniel Behle (tenor), Markus Butter (baritone) Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern (KKL), Lucerne, 6.4.2017. (JR)

LUCERNE FESTIVAL 2017. OSTER-FESTIVAL. Chorkonzert 3 vom 6. April 2017. Der Balthasar-Neumann-Chor und das Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble unter der Leitung von Thomas Hengelbrock. Daniel Behle Evangelist (Bild unten) und Markus Butter Christusworte. Copyright: Peter Fischli / LUCERNE FESTIVAL

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The London Philharmonic on short Swiss tour – with the Pekinel Sisters

31/03/2017

Ravel, Poulenc, Dvorak: London Philharmonic Orchestra / Howard Griffiths (conductor), Güher and Süher Pekinel (piano) Tonhalle, Zurich, 28.3.2017. (JR) Read more

The King’s Singers on Tour in Europe – a Mixed Bag of Melodies

23/03/2017

Various: The King’s Singers (Patrick Dunachie [countertenor], Timothy Wayne-Wright [countertenor], Julian Gregory [tenor], Christopher Bruerton [baritone], Christopher Gabbitas [baritone], Jonathan Howard [bass]) Tonhalle Zurich, 19.3.2017. (JR)

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The King’s Singers (c) Andy Staples

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BBC Philharmonic on Tour in central Europe; with David Garrett in Lucerne

21/03/2017

Weber, Tchaikovsky: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Juanjo Mena (conductor), David Garrett (violin) Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern (KKL), Lucerne, 17.3.2017. (JR) Read more

Refined Playing from Budapest Festival Orchestra under Iván Fischer

10/03/2017

Mendelssohn, Mahler: Gerhild Romberger (alto), Robert Dean Smith (Tenor), Budapest Festival Orchestra / Iván Fischer (conductor), Tonhalle Zurich, 8.3.2017. (JR)

Ivan Fischer Photo: Marco Borggreve

Iván Fischer (c) Marco Borggreve

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