Special Concert Formats

It doesn’t always have to be a classical symphony concert in the evening. We also have quite different things to offer. See and hear for yourself – explore our concert series.

Chamber Music Soirées

We regularly invite internationally sought-after ensembles, who will introduce you to the diversity and colourfulness of the chamber music repertoire – in a wide variety of line-ups. Experience great classical music in a small format.

Chamber Music Soirées are given on Sunday evenings at the Tonhalle Maag.

October 2020
25.
Sun
19H30
Katia & Marielle Labèque Klavierduo – Im Fokus Ravel, Glass
November 2020
22.
Sun
17H
Artemis Quartett, Vineta Sareika Violine , Suyoen Kim Violine , Gregor Sigl Viola , Harriet Krijgh Violoncello Auerbach, Beethoven
January 2021
24.
Sun
17H
Made In Berlin, Ray Chen Violine , Noah Bendix-Balgley Violine , Amihai Grosz Viola , Stephan Koncz Violoncello Wolf, Mozart, Ysaÿe, Françaix, Dvořák
March 2021
28.
Sun
17H
casalQuartett, Felix Froschhammer Violine , Rachel Späth Violine , Markus Fleck Viola , Andreas Fleck Violoncello Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Mendelssohn, Mendelssohn Bartholdy
April 2021
25.
Sun
17H
Daniel Müller-Schott Violoncello , Francesco Piemontesi Klavier Brahms
June 2021
06.
Sun
17H
Orchestermitglieder , Olli Mustonen Klavier – Im Fokus Milhaud, Mustonen, Schostakowitsch
September 2020
20.
Sun
17H
Merel Quartett, Mary Ellen Woodside Violine , Edouard Mätzener Violine , Alessandro D'Amico Viola , Rafael Rosenfeld Violoncello Haydn, Schubert

Chamber Music at 5

Experience members of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich in a variety of chamber music formations and discover another side of “your” musicians. There is a great deal of passion here: the musicians programme their concerts themselves and are able to interpret the pieces just as they wish.
There are also three matinees for St. Stephen's Day, Easter and Pentecost.

Tickets for orchestra concerts in December can be purchased from mid-November.

December 2020
13.
Sun
17H
Haika Lübcke Flöte , Elisabeth Harringer-Pignat Violine , Johannes Gürth Viola , Ute Grewel Kontrabass Bach, Yun, Marais, Kuusisto, Bach
26.
Sat
11H15
Esther Pitschen Amekhchoune Flöte , Cornelia Angerhofer Violine , Andrea Wennberg Viola , Andreas Sami Violoncello , Peter Kosak Kontrabass , Margarete Kopelent Cembalo , Emanuele Forni Laute Purcell, Couperin, Purcell
January 2021
10.
Sun
17H
Isabel Neligan Violine , Noémie Rufer Zumstein Violine , Katarzyna Kitrasiewicz-Łosiewicz Viola , Christian Proske Violoncello , Frank Sanderell Kontrabass , Sebastian Tortosa Cembalo Vivaldi
February 2021
07.
Sun
17H
David Goldzycher Violine , Mio Yamamoto Violine , Ulrike Schumann-Gloster Viola , Mattia Zappa Violoncello Zinzadse, Matchavariani, Prokofjew
March 2021
07.
Sun
17H
Isaac Duarte Oboe , Elisabeth Harringer-Pignat Violine , Elizaveta Shnayder-Taub Violine , Ewa Grzywna-Groblewska Viola , Mattia Zappa Violoncello Bax, Strawinsky, Bliss
April 2021
05.
Mon
11H15
Esther Pitschen Amekhchoune Flöte , Diego Baroni Klarinette , Florian Walser Klarinette , Michael von Schönermark Fagott , Mischa Greull Horn , Kilian Schneider Violine , Katja Fuchs Viola , Christian Proske Violoncello , Frank Sanderell Kontrabass Brahms
May 2021
16.
Sun
17H
Vanessa Szigeti Violine , Mari Parz Violine , Johannes Gürth Viola , Paul Handschke Violoncello , Bernhard Parz Klavier Zemlinsky, Dohnányi
24.
Mon
11H15
Heinz Saurer Trompete , Philippe Litzler Trompete , Jörg Hof Trompete , Seth Quistad Posaune , Marco Rodrigues Posaune , Bill Thomas Posaune , Klaus Schwärzler Perkussion Bach, Rameau, Mussorgsky, Piazzolla, Traditional
June 2021
20.
Sun
17H
Sabine Poyé Morel Flöte , Isabelle Weilbach-Lambelet Violine , Aurélie Banziger Violine , Katja Fuchs Viola , Katarzyna Kitrasiewicz-Łosiewicz Viola , Gabriele Ardizzone Violoncello Bach, Reger, Mendelssohn Bartholdy
September 2020
06.
Sun
17H
Elisabeth Harringer-Pignat Violine , Cathrin Kudelka Violine , Antonia Siegers-Reid Viola , Christian Proske Violoncello , Edward Rushton Klavier Strauss, Brahms

Lunch Concerts: your lunchtime breather

We invite you to take a break from everyday life for three quarters of an hour over lunchtime. Our Lunch Concerts offer you the option between chamber music an orchestral concert at the Tonhalle Maag.
Lunch Concerts are given on Thursdays at 12.15 p.m.

November 2020
19.
Thu
12H15
trio oreade, Yukiko Ishibashi Violine , Ursula Sarnthein Viola , François Robin Violoncello , Elizaveta Shnayder-Taub Violine , Florian Walser Klarinette Schibler, Pärt, Janáček
January 2021
07.
Thu
12H15
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Santtu-Matias Rouvali Conductor Prokofjew
April 2021
08.
Thu
12H15
Elisabeth Harringer-Pignat Violine , Gabriele Ardizzone Violoncello , Kaspar Zimmermann Oboe , Ulrike-Verena Habel Cembalo Mozart, Bartók
22.
Thu
12H15
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Lionel Bringuier Conductor Rachmaninow
May 2021
20.
Thu
12H15
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director Mendelssohn Bartholdy
27.
Thu
12H15
Matvey Demin Flöte und Piccolo , Martin Frutiger Oboe , Florian Walser Klarinette , Mischa Greull Horn , Michael von Schönermark Fagott , Diego Baroni Bassklarinette Berio, Pärt, Prokofjew, Janáček
June 2021
17.
Thu
12H15
Andreas Janke Violine , Katja Fuchs Viola , Christian Proske Violoncello , Yoshiko Iwai Klavier Mozart, Pärt, Mendelssohn Bartholdy
September 2020
10.
Thu
12H15
Klaidi Sahatçi Violine , George-Cosmin Banica Violine , Antonia Siegers-Reid Viola , Mattia Zappa Violoncello , Massimo Giuseppe Bianchi Klavier Bartók, Pärt, Schumann
October 2020
22.
Thu
12H15
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director Mozart

Literature & Music

Music serves to accompany stories and as a leitmotif in novels. Conversely, sagas, poems and stories have always inspired composers – there are innumerable links between literature and music. In our Literature & Music series, we and our guests explore these connections with relish. Discover literary and musical pearls and how they relate to each other.

The Literature & Music series is going to take place at Tonhalle Maag or at Miller's on Sundays at 11.15 a.m.

October 2020
25.
Sun
11H15
Martina Gedeck Lesung , Schumann Quartett, Erik Schumann Violine , Ken Schumann Violine , Liisa Randalu Viola , Mark Schumann Violoncello Schumann, Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Brahms, Schumann, Peter Härtling, Hans Walter Bähr
January 2021
17.
Sun
11H15
Sara Capretti Lesung , Michael Reid Klarinette , Matthias Rácz Fagott , Mischa Greull Horn , Christopher Whiting Violine , Antonia Siegers-Reid Viola , Andrea Wennberg Viola , Mattia Zappa Violoncello , Samuel Alcántara Kontrabass , Jonas Lüscher Einführung Hindemith, Friedrich Dürrenmatt
April 2021
18.
Sun
11H15
Thomas Sarbacher Lesung , Vanessa Szigeti Violine , Ulrike Schumann-Gloster Violine , Ursula Sarnthein Viola , Christian Proske Violoncello , Barbara Naumann Einführung Pärt, Locke, Byrd, W.G. Sebald
June 2021
13.
Sun
11H15
Eva Mattes Lesung , Lisa Larsson Sopran , Vanessa Szigeti Violine , Ioana Geangalau-Donoukaras Violoncello , Ulrike-Verena Habel Hammerklavier Haydn, Jane Austen

Série jeunes

In our Série jeunes, you will make the acquaintance of marvellous talented young artists who already perform at an impressively high level. We have already welcomed such guests as Lang Lang, Yuja Wang or Igor Levit. Who knows which of them you will see again as soloists with us in a few years’ time? Don’t miss your rendezvous with the stars of tomorrow!
The Série jeunes concerts are given on Monday evenings at the Tonhalle Maag.

November 2020
16.
Mon
19H30
Magnus Holmander Klarinette , Henrik Måwe Klavier Arnold, Schumann, Måwe, Bassi, Poulenc

Tickets for orchestra concerts in December can be purchased from mid-November.

December 2020
14.
Mon
19H30
Alexander Malofeev Klavier Metner, Janáček, Rachmaninow
January 2021
11.
Mon
19H30
Jess Gillam Saxophon , Zeynep Özsuca Klavier Iturralde, Ravel, Poulenc, Weill, Harle, Marcello, Fitkin, Piazzolla, Wiedoeft
March 2021
15.
Mon
19H30
Leia Zhu Violine , Kaoru Wada Klavier Schubert, Wieniawski, Strawinsky, Tschaikowsky
April 2021
12.
Mon
19H30
Novus String Quartet, Jaeyoung Kim Violine , Young-Uk Kim Violine , Kyuhyun Kim Viola , Woongwhee Moon Violoncello Haydn, Janáček, Brahms
May 2021
17.
Mon
19H30
João Barradas Akkordeon Scarlatti, Robin, Bach, Piazzolla
September 2020
28.
Mon
19H30
Tiffany Poon Klavier Scarlatti, Schumann

Rush Hour

The afterwork alternative at Tonhalle Maag: During the rush hour Chief Conductor and Music Director Paavo Järvi presents a masterpiece from our musical heritage. Afterwards our musicians jam in the foyer. Finally call it a day in our bar with a chilled drink!

May 2021
20.
Thu
18H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director Mendelssohn Bartholdy
October 2020
22.
Thu
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Maria João Pires Klavier Pärt, Chopin, Mozart

tonhalleLATE – classic meets electronic

Ein magischer Abend mit Klassik und Clubsound. Zwei Musikwelten begegnen sich und bieten dir ein Konzerterlebnis der besonderen Art. Im klassischen Teil zeigt das Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, was es draufhat: Es spielt ein grosses Werk der Musikgeschichte. Dann erlebst du, was passiert, wenn klassische Musiker auf angesagte Live Acts stossen – immer ein Abenteuer für alle. Anschliessend spielen die Live Acts, und gegen den frühen Morgen legen DJs auf, bis die Party ausläuft.
Noch nie dabei gewesen? Dann wird’s Zeit. tonhalleLATE ist in Zürich längst zum Klassiker geworden.

Unterstützt durch Credit Suisse

January 2021
22.
Fri
22H
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Music Director , Katia & Marielle Labèque Klavierduo – Im Fokus Poulenc, Mendelssohn Bartholdy
October 2020
02.
Fri
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Frank Strobel Conductor, Sandra Studer Moderation Björk, Wagner, Desplat, Gardel, Herrmann, Bernstein, Umebayashi, Guðnadóttir, Morricone

#bebeethoven


 

«Beethoven als wahren Bahnbrecher ent­decken», ist das Ziel von Iñigo Giner Miranda, «als jemanden, der nicht nur den Lauf der Musikge­schichte verändert hat, sondern auch die Art, wie er Musik geschaffen, aufgeführt und ­rezipiert wurde und wird.» Iñigo Giner ­Miranda bringt seine Theatererfahrungen mit der Klassikwelt zusammen, vereint Licht, räumliche Aufstellung der Protagonisten, Text und Schauspiel mit der Musik. «Die Lichter ­gehen aus und alles wird möglich: Das Konzert folgt seiner eigenen Dramaturgie, in der 
Repertoire aus 500 Jahren Musikgeschichte uns immer wieder aufs Neue unerwartete klangliche und visuelle Ein­drücke eröffnet.»

October 2020
16.
Fri
19H30
Am Rande des Lichts
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Felix Mildenberger Conductor, Iñigo Giner Miranda Regie und (Raum)konzept , Guillem Borràs Recherche Mendelssohn, Clarke, Maconchy, Tailleferre, Bonis, Boulanger, Bacewicz, Beach
Schutzkonzept
Rauschzustand im Haifischbecken
The New Tchaikovsky CD
Leonidas Kavakos – Bartóks 2. Violinkonzert
Beethoven Cycle I+II And Buchbinder's «Diabelli Project»
Alle Konzerte vom November 2020 im Vorverkauf
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