JÖRG WIDMANN WIDMANN, CREATIVE CHAIR 2015/16

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The season 2014/15 was the first in which the Tonhalle Society Zurich awarded a Creative Chair. It created a position for a renowned composer of our age who is also a conductor and/or solo artist. The decision for the 2015/16 season went to Jörg Widmann. He will provide us with a comprehensive overview of his orchestra and chamber music repertory – during performances excellently led by chief conductor Lionel Bringuier, by guest conductors or, as in 2015, by Jörg Widmann himself. Workshops, lectures or discussion sessions for various target groups will offer an insight into the work of the Creative Chair holder.

Jörg Widmann is not only an excellent clarinettist but also one of the most important German composers of the younger generation. He will now follow Esa-Pekka Salonen as the holder of the Creative Chair of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich.

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