Visiting Orchestras Tour Switzerland 2016/2017


Visiting Orchestras Tour Switzerland 2016/2017

Courtesy of Migros Kulturprozent Classics a number of prestigious foreign (and Swiss) orchestras will be on tour in a number of major Swiss cities next season. Zurich’s concert life is dominated by its orchestra, the Tonhalle, and Geneva by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, both very fine, but all visitors are always warmly welcomed.

Here are the details:

The Verbier Festival Orchestra

Joshua Bell (Conductor and violin soloist), Regula Mühlemann (soprano)

20th October 2016 La Chaux-de-Fonds
21st October 2016 Geneva
22nd October 2016 Zurich
23rd October 2016 Berne

Mozart, Mendelssohn (Violin Concerto), Beethoven (Symphony No. 7)

Mariinsky Orchestra, St. Petersburg

Valery Gergiev (conductor), Leonidas Kavakos (violin)

14th November 2016 Lucerne
15th November 2016 Zurich
16th November 2016 Geneva
17th November 2016 Berne

Ammann, Shostakovich (Violin Concerto No. 2), Mussorgsky (Pictures at an Exhibition)

Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin

Marek Janowski (conductor)

19th December 2016 Geneva

Beethoven (Symphony No. 8), Bruckner (Symphony No. 3)

Orchestre Filamonica della Fenice, Venice

John Neschling (conductor), Vesselina Kasarova (mezzo-soprano)

15th January 2017 Geneva
16th January 2017 Lucerne
17th January 2017 Zurich

Rossini, Wagner (Wesendonck Lieder), Rachmaninov (Symphonic Dances)

Kammerakademie Potsdam

Trevor Pinnock (conductor), Emmanuel Pahud (flute)

30th January 2017 Geneva

Haydn (Symphony No. 47), Mozart, Devienne, Mozart (Symphony No. 29)

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Ivan Fischer (conductor), Gerhild Romberger (alto), Robert Dean Smith (tenor)

Mendelssohn (Symphony No. 4), and Berne only – Beethoven (Symphony No. 5)

In the second half of their concerts in Zurich and Geneva Mahler’s Lied von der Erde will be performed.

Francesco Piemontesi (piano – Berne concert only)

7th March 2017 Berne
8th March 2017 Zurich
9th March 2017 Geneva

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra

Juanjo Mena (conductor), David Garrett (violin)

17th March 2017 Lucerne

Weber, Tchaikovsky (Violin concerto and Symphony No. 4)

Orchestra dell’ Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome

Sir Antonio Pappano (conductor), Yuja Wang (piano)

2nd May 2017 Zurich
3rd May 2017 Berne
4th May 2017 Geneva
5th May 2017 Lucerne

Rossini, Tchaikovsky (Piano Concerto No. 1), Respighi (Fountains and Pines of Rome)

Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich

Lionel Bringuier (conductor), Gil Shaham (violin), Chiara Enderle (cello)

31st May 2017 Geneva
1st June 2017 Berne
2nd June 2017 Zurich

Dvořák, Prokofiev (Violin concerto No. 2), Dvořák (Symphony No. 9)

For all further details please visit the website of Migros Kulturprozent Classics at

John Rhodes



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