More about your concert

Your evening with us doesn't have to start in the concert hall. Discover our introductory events around your concert visit - live or online.

To find out which concerts will feature accompanying events, please see the concert calendar.

Introduction – the classic

For those who would like to know more about the works performed, there are spoken introductions to several concerts each season. Musicologists talk about the compositions and the period in which they were written, and explain the musical and historical context. Sound samples will get you in the mood for the programme.

Introductions begin 45 minutes before the concert and last 20 to 30 minutes. They take place at various locations; meeting point is at the concert foyer.

September 2021
Thu 23. Sep
18.45

Einführung

Fri 24. Sep
18.45

Einführung

October
Thu 07. Oct
18.45

Einführung

November
Sat 27. Nov
18.45

Einführung

Sun 28. Nov
18.45

Einführung

December
Thu 09. Dec
18.45

Einführung

Fri 10. Dec
18.45

Einführung

January 2022
Wed 19. Jan
18.45

Einführung

Thu 20. Jan
18.45

Einführung

Wed 26. Jan
18.45

Einführung

Fri 28. Jan
18.45

Einführung

March
Wed 23. Mar
18.45

Einführung

Thu 24. Mar
18.45

Einführung

April
Sat 02. Apr
17.45

Einführung

Sun 03. Apr
16.15

Einführung

Wed 27. Apr
18.45

Einführung

Thu 28. Apr
18.45

Einführung

May
Thu 19. May
18.45

Einführung

Fri 20. May
18.45

Einführung

June
Wed 15. Jun
18.45

Einführung

Fri 17. Jun
18.45

Einführung

Kurzeinführungen – das Wichtigste, kurz und kompakt

Sie wollen gut vorbereitet mit den wichtigsten Fakten zum Programm in das Konzert gehen? Für Sie haben wir die neue Kurzeinführung konzipiert, in der Ihnen das Wichtigste zu den gespielten Werke kurz, kompakt und anschaulich nähergebracht wird.

Die Kurzeinführungen beginnen jeweils 30 Minuten vor dem Konzert und dauert eine Viertelstunde. Sie findet an verschiedenen Orten statt, Treffpunkt ist das Konzertfoyer.

October 2021
Wed 27. Oct
19.00

Kurzeinführung

Thu 28. Oct
19.00

Kurzeinführung

November
Wed 03. Nov
19.00

Kurzeinführung

December
Thu 16. Dec
19.00

Kurzeinführung

January 2022
Thu 13. Jan
19.00

Kurzeinführung

Fri 14. Jan
19.00

Kurzeinführung

February
Wed 09. Feb
19.00

Kurzeinführung

Thu 10. Feb
19.00

Kurzeinführung

March
Thu 17. Mar
19.00

Kurzeinführung

Fri 18. Mar
19.00

Kurzeinführung

May
Wed 11. May
19.00

Kurzeinführung

Thu 12. May
19.00

Kurzeinführung

June
Wed 01. Jun
19.00

Kurzeinführung

Thu 02. Jun
19.00

Kurzeinführung

Wed 22. Jun
19.00

Kurzeinführung

Thu 23. Jun
19.00

Kurzeinführung

Intro for Headphones – short and concise

You can think of our audio introductions in German as short radio broadcasts about musical works. You will find background information, learn unexpected facts and discover key musical moments in selected works at Audio Intro on our website at least one week before the concert. You can thus immerse yourself in the music for a few minutes – either relaxing at home or while out and about – and enjoy the concert even more. And you can listen to it later, too!

30.10.– 01.11.20: Bartóks 2. Violinkonzert
16.10.20: Iñigo Giner Miranda zu #bebeethoven
23.–25.09.20: Saisoneröffnung mit Pärt und Beethoven
04./05.09.20: Filmmusikkonzert «Casablanca»

Surprise with ZHdK students

Five times each season, Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) students provide a musical introduction to the concert.
These half-hour chamber music «pre-programmes» refer to the works performed at the concert itself.

The introductions start at 6.30 p.m at the Kleine Tonhalle.

November 2021
Thu 04. Nov
18.30

Surprise

December
Wed 15. Dec
18.30

Surprise

January 2022
Thu 27. Jan
18.30

Surprise

April
Fri 01. Apr
18.30

Surprise

June
Thu 16. Jun
18.30

Surprise

Prélude – Introduction to contemporary music

Let us smooth the way to fascinating new works in the repertoire. At our Préludes, we familiarise you with a specific work from the evening programme. Presenters from SRF 2 Kultur moderate discussions with the composer or performers, and music students from Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) present excerpts.

The Préludes begin at 6 p.m. in the Kleine Tonhalle or Concert Foyer and last for one hour.

October 2021
Fri 08. Oct
18.00

Prélude

Fri 29. Oct
18.00

Prélude

December
Fri 03. Dec
18.00

Prélude

March 2022
Wed 09. Mar
18.00

Prélude

May
Wed 18. May
18.00

Prélude

October 2020
Fri 23. Oct
19.00

Prélude

Finale – Interaction after the concert

Listen to expert opinions immediately after the concert, hear descriptions of personal experiences in the artistic process, and learn more about future projects of the artists and guest speakers.
After the concert, Executive and Artistic Director Ilona Schmiel receives the conductor, soloist, composer or other guest together with concertgoers for a discussion.

The finale starts directly after the concert in the concert foyer and lasts approximately 30 minutes.

September 2021
Thu 23. Sep
21.30

Ausklang

October
Fri 08. Oct
21.30

Ausklang

Fri 29. Oct
21.30

Ausklang

January 2022
Fri 14. Jan
21.30

Ausklang

Fri 21. Jan
21.30

Ausklang

Fri 28. Jan
21.30

Ausklang

March
Thu 10. Mar
21.30

Ausklang

Fri 18. Mar
21.30

Ausklang

Thu 24. Mar
21.30

Ausklang

May
Thu 12. May
21.30

Ausklang

June
Fri 17. Jun
21.30

Ausklang

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