2018/19 Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich



2018/2019 Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich New Season

It’s that time of year again when orchestras announce their forthcoming season’s plans and the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zürich is no exception:

The Creative Chair next season will be composer and conductor Matthias Pintscher who will bring a new work conducted by Kent Nagano and his Violin Concerto with Leila Josefowicz. On the podium he will conduct a concert featuring Debussy’s ‘Le martyre de Saint Sébastian’.

Artist in Residence next season will be Dutch violinist Janine Jansen: she will perform the Berg, Sibelius, Eliasson, Mozart and Brahms concertos, often with the Tonhalle Orchestra’s Chief Conductor (in waiting). Järvi takes up his new position with the orchestra from the 2019/2020 season, so that this next season is described as an interregnum, Lionel Bringuier bowing out in the summer.

Highlights of next season include:

  • Semyon Bychkov conducts Mahler’s Ninth Symphony, Janine Jansen with the Berg Violin Concerto – 12th to 14th September 2018
  • Bernard Haitink conducting Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony – 19th/20th September 2018
  • Paavo Järvi conducts Mahler’s Fifth Symphony 10th/11th October 2018
  • Paavo Järvi conducts Brahms’ Second Symphony – 12th October 2018
  • Järvi takes the orchestra on an Asian tour with Mahler’s Fifth and Brahms’ Second to Beijing, Shanghai, Wuxi, Taipeh, Seoul and Yongin (24th October to 3rd November 2018)
  • Donald Runnicles conducts Till Eulenspiegel – 22nd November 2018
  • Lahav Shani, from 2020 Zubin Mehta’s successor as Chief Conductor of the Israel Philharmonic, conducts Mahler’s Fourth Symphony – 28th/29th November 2018
  • Jakub Hrůša conducts Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra with Joshua Bell playing Dvořák’s Violin Concerto – 5th to 7th December 2018
  • Daniel Blendulf, winner in 2014 of the Herbert Blomstedt Conducting Prize, conducts, by way of debut, Prokofiev’s Fifth Symphony – 15th/16th December 2018
  • Juanjo Mena conducts Bruckner’s Sixth Symphony, with Julia Fischer playing Britten’s Violin Concerto – 9th to 11th January 2019
  • Paavo Järvi returns 16th to 18th January 2019 with a programme including two works by Messaien, Mozart’s Violin Concerto (Jansen) and Beethoven’s First Symphony
  • Manfred Honeck on the podium with Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony, 23rd to 25th January 2019
  • For lovers of choral works: Thomas Hengelbrock and the Balthasar-Neumann-Choir with Mendelssohn’s Elijah – 6th to 8th March 2019
  • Robert Trevino returns to conduct Ein Heldenleben (Richard Strauss) with percussionist Martin Grubinger in the first half – 13th/14th March 2019
  • Alan Gilbert performs Nielsen’s Third Symphony – 30th/31st March 2019
  • Paavo Järvi back again from 10th to 12th April 2019 with more Messaien and Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony
  • François-Xavier Roth conducts Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde – 4th and 5th May 2019
  • Tomáš Netopil conducts Dvořák’s Sixth Symphony – 9th and 10th May 2019
  • Former Chief Conductor David Zinman returns for Walton’s Viola Concerto and Bernstein’s symphonic dances from West Side Story – 24th May 2019
  • Kent Nagano conducts Charles Ives’ Fourth Symphony – 13th/14th June 2019
  • Krzysztof Urbański returns to conduct Lutosławski’s ‘Concerto for Orchestra’ with Bernstein’s Candide Overture and Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in the first half (with Jean-Yves Thibaudet) – 29th to 21st June 2019
  • And, last not least, the indefatigable Herbert Blomstedt with Brahms: his Violin Concerto (Janine Jansen) and Third Symphony – 26th to 28th June 2019

For more details, other concerts and soloists, visiting orchestras (including the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Harding visit the orchestra’s website click here.

John Rhodes


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