Alice Sara Ott plays Dessner

Alice Sara Ott plays Dessner

Alice Sara Ott (Foto: Pascal Albandopulos)

Alice Sara Ott plays Dessner

Thu 18. Jan 2024 18.00 Kleine Tonhalle
Thu 18. Jan 2024 19.30 Grosse Tonhalle
Fri 19. Jan 2024 19.30 Grosse Tonhalle
Mon 22. Jan 2024 15.00 Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Kent Nagano Conductor
Alice Sara Ott Klavier
Mari Eriksmoen Sopran
Charles Ives «The Unanswered Question»
Bryce Dessner Klavierkonzert – Uraufführung
Pause Gustav Mahler Sinfonie Nr. 4 G-Dur


19. Jan 2024, 21.30 Uhr
Nach dem Konzert im Konzertfoyer
mit Ilona Schmiel, Kent Nagano, Alice Sara Ott und Bryce Dessner

Prices CHF 145 / 120 / 95 / 70 / 35
Programme Notes
Ives, Dessner und Mahler
Playlist Ives, Dessner, Mahler
News & Geschichten
Intro with Bryce Dessner
News & Geschichten
"Just as if I were stepping on new snow"
News & Geschichten
Traveller in the multiverse

When a musician like Bryce Dessner, who became known as an electric guitarist in the band The National, writes a piano concerto, it is a special event. And when Alice Sara Ott gives the world premiere of this concerto, it is even more so. The Japanese-German pianist is long past her phase as a hyped young artist; she goes her own way, sensitively and energetically, freely and precisely. Or as a critic once put it: "Quite stunning". Two more solos are worth mentioning: Mari Eriksmoen is one of those singers who can actually sing the soprano part in Mahler's Symphony No. 2 "misterioso" and in triple pianissimo. And Ives' "Unanswered Question" is a great moment for every orchestral trumpeter.

Translated with DeepL.com