Impassioned Berg, Superlative Shostakovich from Currentzis and Kopatchinskaya

02/12/2017

Berg and Shostakovich: Patricia Kopatchinskaya (violin), Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Teodor Currentzis (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 30.11.2017. (JR)

Das Tonhalle-Orchester unter der Leitung von Teodor Currentzis mit Patricia Kopatchinskaja als Solistin interpretiert Alban Bergs "Dem Andenken eines Engels". Zürich, den 29.11.2017 Probefotos: Priska Ketterer

In rehearsal Tonhalle Orchestra, Teodor Currentzis (conductor) & Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin)
(c) Priska Ketterer

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Welser-Möst Stuns with Breathtaking Bruckner Eighth

17/11/2017

Bruckner: Tonhalle Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 16.11.2017. (JR)

Franz Welser-Möst (c) Michael Pöhn

Franz Welser-Möst (c) Michael Pöhn

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Spanish Night at the Tonhalle Maag

15/11/2017

Ravel, Falla, Debussy, Stravinsky: Javier Perianes (piano), Spanish National Orchestra/David Afkham (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich, 14.11.2017. (JR)

David Afkham (c) Felix Broede

David Afkham (c) Felix Broede

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NEW! The 2018 Lucerne Summer Festival

15/11/2017

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Preview of the 2018 Lucerne Summer Festival – 17th August to 16th September

The festival theme of ‘Childhood’ will highlight works by composers related to childhood, programmes for young concertgoers, and the ‘child prodigy’ phenomenon.

Riccardo Chailly and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra will devote themselves to music by Stravinsky and Mozart, Ravel and Debussy, Wagner and Bruckner; Lang Lang will be the soloist for the opening concert.

‘Kosmos Stockhausen’ – a retrospective of the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen – will mark his 90th birthday. The Lucerne Festival Academy, together with Peter Eötvös, Lin Liao, David Fulmer, Gergely Madaras, Sir Simon Rattle, Matthias Pintscher, and Duncan Ward, will perform Inori, Gruppen, and other works. Sir Simon Rattle will conduct Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges.

Fritz Hauser will be composer-in-residence; the cellist Sol Gabetta and the director Dan Tanson will appear as ‘artistes étoiles’. Read more

Luisi Confirms Impeccable Bruckner Credentials

14/11/2017

Dvořák and Bruckner: Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Jan Vogler (cello), Zurich Opera House, 12.11.2017. (JR) Read more

Zurich’s Mahagonny Lacks Pizzazz But Very Enjoyable

10/11/2017

Weill, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny: Soloists, Dancers and Chorus of Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera 9.11.2017. (JR)

Opernhaus Zürich - Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny - 2017/18 © T + T Fotografie - Tanja Dorendorf

Annette Dasch (Jenny Hill) & Christopher Ventris (Paul Ackermann aka Jimmy Mahoney)
© T + T Fotografie – Tanja Dorendorf

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Gubaidulina Fails to Introduce Bayan as Worthy Concert Instrument

31/10/2017

Haydn, Gubaidulina and Brahms: Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Omer Meir Wellber (conductor), Vadim Gluzman (violin), Johannes Moser (cello), Elsbeth Moser (bajan) Tonhalle Maag, Zurich 28.10.2017. (JR)

Omer Meir Wellber © Felix Broede L1003215

Omer Meir Wellber © Felix Broede

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Czech Philharmonic and Truls Mørk on Fine Form in New Zurich Concert Hall

26/10/2017

Janáček & Dvořák: Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Truls Mørk (cello) / Tomáš Netopil (conductor), Tonhalle Maag, Zurich 24.10.2017. (JR)

Truls Mork

Truls Mørk (c) Migros Kulturprozent Classics

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