Something for everyone

Noted for its diversity, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra performs works of all eras, spanning from Baroque to the present day.  Although the Classical and Romantic era represent the core of the repertoire, playing the masterpieces of Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler and Shostakovitch, the orchestra is by no means stuck in its historic tradition.

Symphonic and choral works from the 20th century are included in the programme. Established world-class soloists including Julia Fischer, Joshua Bell, Emmanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, András Schiff, and Truls Mørk perform with the orchestra, and other rising stars.

In recent years, the Orchestra has developed close relations with the guest conductors Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph von Dohnányi, Charles Dutoit and Bernard Haitink. Ton Koopman and Giovanni Antonini, prominent representatives of historical performance practice, also regularly conduct the Orchestra. Over a period of almost 20 years as Chief Conductor until the end of the 2013/14 season, David Zinman exercised a decisive influence on the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, and now holds the title of Conductor Laureate. A new era has now been ushered in with the arrival of the new Chief Conductor and Music Director, Frenchman Lionel Bringuier.