Zurich Opera’s First Exploration into Operetta Does Not Quite Hit the Mark

21/06/2017

Lehár, The Land of Smiles: Soloists, Chorus of the Zurich Opera, Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Zurich Opera, Zurich 19.6.2017. (JR)

Credit: T+T Fotografie Toni Suter

Lehár’s The Land of Smiles (c) T+T Fotografie Toni Suter

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Hailstorm Drenches Listeners and Affects Shaham’s Intonation

06/06/2017

Dvořák, Prokofiev:  Gil Shaham (violin), Chiara Enderle (cello),Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich / Lionel Bringuier (conductor),  Tonhalle, Zurich 2.6.2017. (JR)

Gil Shaham (c) C Micros Kulturprozent Classics

Gil Shaham (c) C Micros Kulturprozent Classics

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NEW! Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich Announces New Chief Conductor

05/06/2017

The Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich have announced that they have appointed Paavo Järvi as their new Chief Conductor and Artistic Director as from the start of the 2019/2020 season.

LAYOUTFOTOS; BITTE FEINDATEN ANFORDERN Probe der deutschen Kammerphilharmonie Bremen mit Paavo Järvi

Paavo Järvi © Julia Baier

Järvi replaces the outgoing Lionel Bringuier. Next January Järvi brings his Estonian Festival Orchestra to Zurich; he is not however scheduled to conduct the Tonhalle Orchestra next season, but in the season 2018/2019 he is expected to be in Zurich for three weeks. Read more

Swedish RSO and Harding End European Tour in Zurich on High Note

22/05/2017

Dvořák, Brahms: Christian Tetzlaff (violin), Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra / Daniel Harding (conductor), Tonhalle Zurich, 21.5.2017. (JR)

Daniel Harding: Credit - Luca Piva 2010.

Daniel Harding (c) Luca Piva

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Blomstedt Nearing 90: No Signs Whatsoever of Slowing Down

19/05/2017

Beethoven: Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich / Herbert Blomstedt (conductor), Tonhalle Zurich, 18.5.2017. (JR)

Herbert Blomstedt: photo credit - Martin Lengemann.

Herbert Blomstedt (c) Martin Lengemann

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Gorgeous Bruch and Brahms from Mutter and Luisi at the Start of their Tour

16/05/2017

Takemitsu, Bruch, Brahms: Philharmonia Zurich / Fabio Luisi (conductor), Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin), Zurich Opera House, 14.5.2017. (JR)

Anne-Sophie Mutter, München 2015

Anne-Sophie Mutter (c) Monika Höfler

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Prokofiev’s Powerful Fiery Angel Overwhelms in Convincing Bieito Production

08/05/2017

Prokofiev, The Fiery Angel: Philharmonia Zurich Gianandrea Noseda (conductor), Zurich Opera, 7.5.2017. (JR)

The Fiery Angel (c) Monika Rittershaus

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Pappano and Accademia di Santa Cecilia Orchestra On Major European Tour – Phenomenal!

03/05/2017

Rossini, Tchaikovsky, Respighi: Orchestra dell’ Accademia di Santa Cecilia Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor), Yuja Wang (piano), Tonhalle Zurich, 2.5.2017. (JR)

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