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.

Kammermusik um 5 (Foto: Frederic Meyer)

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.

June 2019
16.
Sun
17H
Philharmonia Quartett Berlin, Mozart, Schostakowitsch, Brahms
September 2018
16.
Sun
17H
Le Concert des Nations, Marc Hantaï Flöte Manfredo Kraemer Violine David Plantier Violine Balázs Máté Violoncello Xavier Puertas Violone Pierre Hantaï Cembalo Jordi Savall Leitung, Alt- und Bassgambe Bach
November
11.
Sun
19H30
Lisa Batiashvili Violine Gautier Capuçon Violoncello Jean-Yves Thibaudet Klavier Schostakowitsch, Ravel, Mendelssohn Bartholdy
December
09.
Sun
17H
Quatuor Ebène, Pierre Colombet Violine Gabriel Le Magadure Violine Marie Chilemme Viola Raphaël Merlin Violoncello Beethoven, Brahms, Beethoven
January 2019
27.
Sun
17H
Minetti Quartett, Maria Ehmer Violine Anna Knopp Violine Milan Milojicic Viola Leonhard Roczek Violoncello Ivo Gass Horn Robert Teutsch Horn Beethoven, Mozart, Beethoven
March
10.
Sun
17H
Janine Jansen Violine Alexander Gavrylyuk Klavier Schumann, Brahms, Franck
April
14.
Sun
17H
Apollon Musagète Quartett, Paweł Zalejski Violine Bartosz Zachłod Violine Piotr Szumieł Viola Piotr Skweres Violoncello Bach, Schubert, Dvořák
May
12.
Sun
17H
Cuarteto Casals, Abel Tomàs Violine Vera Martínez Violine Jonathan Brown Viola Arnau Tomàs Violoncello Bartók, Beethoven

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. Get yourself in the mood for the concert in the Café at 4 and bring your children (from five years) with you. During the concert they will be working as musical detectives.

Chamber Music at 5 takes place on Sundays at 5 p.m. in the Johanneskirche church near Limmatplatz in Zurich.

June 2019
10.
Mon
11H15
Isaac Duarte Oboe Martin Frutiger Oboe Elisabeth Bundies Violine Elisabeth Harringer-Pignat Violine Katja Fuchs Viola Christian Proske Violoncello Martin Zimmermann Orgel Désirée Mori Mezzosopran Biber, Telemann, Biber, Bach
23.
Sun
17H
Matthias Racz Fagott George-Cosmin Banica Violine Josef Gazsi Violine Ewa Grzywna-Groblewska Viola Gabriele Ardizzone Violoncello Samuel Alcántara Kontrabass Klaus Schwärzler Schlagzeug Petya Mihneva Klavier Françaix, Schnyder, Koshinski, Hagen
September 2018
09.
Sun
17H
Carillon Quartett, Andreas Janke Violine Elisabeth Bundies Violine Katja Fuchs Viola Christian Proske Violoncello Beethoven, Smetana
October
14.
Sun
17H
Isabelle Weilbach-Lambelet Violine Ulrike Schumann-Gloster Violine Johannes Gürth Viola Ioana Geangalau-Donoukaras Violoncello Benjamin Engeli Klavier Haydn, Enescu
December
02.
Sun
17H
Sabine Poyé Morel Flöte Elisabeth Harringer-Pignat Violine Isabel Neligan Violine Michel Rouilly Viola Thomas Grossenbacher Violoncello Frank Sanderell Kontrabass Sebastian Tortosa Cembalo und Klavier Bach, Piazzolla
26.
Wed
11H15
Florian Walser Klarinette Yi-Chen Lin Violine Sasha Neustroev Violoncello Kamil Losiewicz Kontrabass Olga Mishula Cimbalom Brahms
January 2019
13.
Sun
17H
Salon Passion, Marc Luisoni Violine Johannes Gürth Viola Stefania Verità Violoncello Peter Kosak Kontrabass Scarlet Cavassini Klavier Andreas Berger Schlagzeug Esther Fritzsche Tanz Boris Kaiser Tanz Von Walzer bis Charleston
March
17.
Sun
17H
Michael Reid Klarinette Michael von Schönermark Fagott Heinz Saurer Trompete Irina Pak Violine Cathrin Kudelka Violine Antonia Siegers-Reid Viola Sasha Neustroev Violoncello Samuel Alcántara Kontrabass Dmitri Demiashkin Klavier Kanda, Saint-Saëns, Martinů
April
22.
Mon
11H15
Esther Pitschen Amekhchoune Flöte Cornelia Angerhofer Violine Andreas Sami Violoncello Peter Kosak Kontrabass Margarete Kopelent Cembalo Hiram Santos Schlaginstrumente Emanuele Forni Laute und Gitarre Anonymus, Uccellini, Merula, Falconieri, Marais, Rebel
May
19.
Sun
17H
Ilios Quartett, Andrzej Kilian Violine Seiko Périsset-Morishita Violine Katarzyna Kitrasiewicz-Losiewicz Viola Anita Federli-Rutz Violoncello Kamil Losiewicz Kontrabass Bartók, Lavarini, Dvořák

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 at Kaufleuten and an orchestral concert at the Tonhalle Maag. After the concert, savour lunch or a snack in the Foyer Tonhalle Maag or a restaurant nearby. Thereafter, you’ll be able to face your afternoon calmly and with a clear head.

Lunch Concerts are given on Thursdays at 12.15 p.m.

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September 2018
13.
Thu
12H15
gypsy & more, Josef Gazsi Violine Michel Willi Violine Kamil Losiewicz Kontrabass Ahmet Ediz Klavier
November
29.
Thu
12H15
Klaidi Sahatçi Violine Katarzyna Kitrasiewicz-Losiewicz Viola Sasha Neustroev Violoncello Peter Kosak Kontrabass Benjamin Engeli Klavier Chopin, Nowakowski
January 2019
10.
Thu
12H15
Haika Lübcke Flöte und Piccolo Elisabeth Harringer-Pignat Violine Cathrin Kudelka Violine Johannes Gürth Viola Christian Proske Violoncello Ute Grewel Kontrabass Schulhoff, Dvořák, Schulhoff
March
07.
Thu
12H15
trio oreade, Yukiko Ishibashi Violine Ursula Sarnthein Viola Christine Hu Violoncello Krása, Tanejew, Weinberg
May
16.
Thu
12H15
Haika Lübcke Flöte Esther Pitschen Amekhchoune Flöte Isaac Duarte Oboe Martin Frutiger Oboe Florian Walser Klarinette Diego Baroni Klarinette Michael von Schönermark Fagott Hans Agreda Fagott Mischa Greull Horn Karl Fässler Horn Jörg Hof Trompete Tobias Epp Ophikleide Raff, Gouvy, Mendelssohn Bartholdy

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.

May 2019
26.
Sun
11H15
Avi Avital Mandoline David Adorján Violoncello Martina Gedeck Lesung Stephan Barbarino Regie
November 2018
25.
Sun
11H15
Haika Lübcke Flöte Kaspar Zimmermann Oboe Elisabeth Harringer-Pignat Violine Cathrin Kudelka Violine Peter Kosak Kontrabass Emanuele Forni Laute und Theorbe Ulrike-Verena Habel Cembalo Stefan Zweifel Einführung Thomas Sarbacher Lesung Stephanie Japp Lesung Marais, Choderlos de Laclos
January 2019
20.
Sun
11H15
Andreas Janke Violine Florian Walser Klarinette Benjamin Nyffenegger Violoncello Yulia Miloslavskaya Klavier Stefan Zweifel Einführung Isabelle Menke Lesung Messiaen
March
31.
Sun
11H15
Felix-Andreas Genner Klarinette Isabelle Weilbach-Lambelet Violine Aurélie Banziger Violine Johannes Gürth Viola Gabriele Ardizzone Violoncello Manfred Papst Einführung Helmut Vogel Lesung Brahms, Keller

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.

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October 2018
01.
Mon
19H30
Simon Höfele Trompete Frank Dupree Klavier Savard, Hosokawa, Debussy, Enescu, Pintscher, Antheil, Ravel, Charlier
November
26.
Mon
19H30
Pablo Barragán Klarinette Andrei Ioniță Violoncello Juan Pérez Floristán Klavier Schumann, Brahms
December
17.
Mon
19H30
Notos Quartett, Sindri Lederer Violine Andrea Burger Viola Philip Graham Violoncello Antonia Köster Klavier Mozart, Françaix, Brahms
January 2019
14.
Mon
19H30
Filippo Gorini Klavier Schumann, Chopin, Beethoven
March
04.
Mon
19H30
Klavierduo Shalamov, Alina Shalamov Klavier Nikolay Shalamov Klavier Messiaen, Kurtág, Debussy, Kurtág, Debussy, Kurtág, Bach, Messiaen, Zimmermann, Ravel
April
08.
Mon
19H30
Jean-Paul Gasparian Klavier Debussy, Chopin, Rachmaninow
May
20.
Mon
19H30
Fabian Ziegler Marimbaphon, Vibraphon und Perkussion Tilmann Bogler Perkussion Thomas Büchel Perkussion Matthias Kessler Perkussion Cangelosi, Hamilton, Xenakis, Psathas, Miki

TOZintermezzo – early-evening classics and comedy

TOZintermezzo ist das After-Work-Häppchen für Klassik-Einsteiger jeden Alters. Die Kombination von Comedy und einem Schlüsselwerk der Klassik, gespielt vom Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, aktiviert Bauchmuskeln, Hirn und Gehör. Lassen Sie sich von Comedian Michael Elsener in Fahrt bringen. Stimmen Sie sich dann mit einem stündigen Konzert am Donnerstagabend auf‘s Ausgehwochenende ein.

June 2019
20.
Thu
18H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Krzysztof Urbański Conductor, Jean-Yves Thibaudet Klavier Patti Basler Slam-Poetry Gershwin
November 2018
22.
Thu
18H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Donald Runnicles Conductor, Pierre-Laurent Aimard Klavier Michael Elsener Comedian Mozart, Strauss
January 2019
24.
Thu
18H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Manfred Honeck Conductor, Kian Soltani Violoncello Michael Elsener Comedian Schostakowitsch

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.

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October 2018
05.
Fri
22H
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Amirali Live Act Definition DJ Projektil Visuals Frank Strobel Conductor, Jakob Eisenbach Arrangement Irina Pak Violine Ewa Grzywna-Groblewska Viola Isaac Duarte Oboe Heinz Saurer Trompete Christian Hartmann Perkussion Klaus Schwärzler Perkussion Lea Knecht Harfe Schifrin, Desplat, Herrmann, May, Ortolani, Goldsmith, Shore, Doldinger, Martinez, Giacchino
May 2019
17.
Fri
22H
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, David Zinman Conductor, Truls Mørk Violoncello Tom Trago Live Act Sassy J, Projektil Visuals Tarek Schmidt Arrangement Herbert Kistler Trompete Heinz Saurer Trompete Laurent Tinguely Trompete Seth Quistad Posaune Marco Rodrigues Posaune Matthias Kessler Perkussion Fabian Ziegler Perkussion Beethoven, Dutilleux
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