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NEWS

ZÜRICH GROSSE TONHALLE – THE GRAND UNVEILING

September 10th, 2021|

Following a four-year restoration project, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and its Music Director Paavo Järvi are to perform in the Tonhalle in Zurich once again from 15 September. The concert hall has always been considered one of the best worldwide – acoustic measurements show that the sound is now even better than before.

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‘A TRUE DREAM TEAM’

September 4th, 2021|

Almost a year to the day when Paavo Järvi and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich were scheduled to make their first tour together they have at last succeeded, with performances at the summer festivals of Schleswig Holstein, Graffenegg and Lucerne.

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PÄRNU MUSIC FESTIVAL – LIVE STREAMED

July 13th, 2021|

The Pärnu Music Festival is streaming all of this week’s concerts live for free and making them available for repeat play for 30 days.

Don’t miss Paavo Järvi conducting the Estonian Festival Orchestra in three concerts on Wednesday (15 July), Thursday (16 July) and Sunday (18 July) with soloists Lars Vogt, Joshua Bell and Emmanuel Pahud.

Enjoy on parnumusicfestival.tv/pmf

NEWS

ZÜRICH GROSSE TONHALLE – THE GRAND UNVEILING

Following a four-year restoration project, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and its Music Director Paavo Järvi are to perform in the Tonhalle in Zurich once again from 15 September. The concert hall has always been considered one of the best worldwide – acoustic measurements show that the sound is now even better than before.

» Continue reading

‘A TRUE DREAM TEAM’

Almost a year to the day when Paavo Järvi and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich were scheduled to make their first tour together they have at last succeeded, with performances at the summer festivals of Schleswig Holstein, Graffenegg and Lucerne.

» Continue reading

CONCERT CALENDAR

07octSee 'TICKET INFORMATION' (if available)NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRATHE KENNEDY CENTER | 7 P.M.

09octSee 'TICKET INFORMATION' (if available)NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRATHE KENNEDY CENTER | 8 P.M.

10octSee 'TICKET INFORMATION' (if available)NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRATHE KENNEDY CENTER | 3 P.M.

14oct20:00DIE DEUTSCHE KAMMERPHILHARMONIE BREMENDie Glocke, Bremen | 20:00

15oct20:00DIE DEUTSCHE KAMMERPHILHARMONIE BREMENDie Glocke, Bremen | 20:00

17oct20:43Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie BremenHAMBURG ELBPHILHARMONIE

18oct20:43Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie BremenWIENER KONZERTHAUS

19oct20:43Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie BremenWIENER KONZERTHAUS

27oct12:56TONHALLE-ORCHESTER ZÜRICHGROSSE TONHALLE

28oct12:56TONHALLE-ORCHESTER ZÜRICHGROSSE TONHALLE | 12:30

28oct19:30TONHALLE-ORCHESTER ZÜRICHGROSSE TONHALLE

29oct19:30TONHALLE-ORCHESTER ZÜRICHGROSSE TONHALLE

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PÄRNU MUSIC FESTIVAL

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Paavo Järvi’s family festival in Estonia is now entering its second decade. Alongside the annual Järvi Academy Conducting Masterclasses, the festival features the internationally acclaimed Estonian Festival Orchestra in three concerts with guest soloists Joshua Bell and Emmanuel Pahud. Estonian home-grown talent includes violinist Triin Ruubel and pianist Mihkel Poll and this year’s Estonian composer focus will be dedicated to, Artur Lemba (1885–1963), Edouard Tubin (1905–1982) and Ülo Krigul (b. 1978).

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PÄRNU MUSIC FESTIVAL

Pärnu Music Festival Header

Paavo Järvi’s family festival in Estonia is now entering its second decade. Alongside the annual Järvi Academy Conducting Masterclasses, the festival features the internationally acclaimed Estonian Festival Orchestra in three concerts with guest soloists Joshua Bell and Emmanuel Pahud. Estonian home-grown talent includes violinist Triin Ruubel and pianist Mihkel Poll and this year’s Estonian composer focus will be dedicated to, Artur Lemba (1885–1963), Edouard Tubin (1905–1982) and Ülo Krigul (b. 1978).

» Read more about Pärnu Music Festival

CONDUCTING ACADEMY

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The Järvi Academy traditionally takes place in Tallinn and Pärnu where students are selected to work with several orchestras and to perform at the Pärnu Music Festival. Concerts are held at various locations, such as the Estonia Concert Hall in Tallinn and the Pärnu Concert Hall, famous for its acoustics. The Academy collaborates closely with the Pärnu Music Festival, offering a great opportunity for students to meet numerous colleagues, well-known international artists and members of the Estonian Festival Orchestra. The contact with professionals will be both formal and informal. During formal masterclasses students will benefit from professional expertize, such as interpretation, orchestration, self-management, psychology and more.
For up to date information on future conducting courses visit The Pärnu Music Festival website

CONDUCTING ACADEMY

academy
The Järvi Academy traditionally takes place in Tallinn and Pärnu where students are selected to work with several orchestras and to perform at the Pärnu Music Festival. Concerts are held at various locations, such as the Estonia Concert Hall in Tallinn and the Pärnu Concert Hall, famous for its acoustics. The Academy collaborates closely with the Pärnu Music Festival, offering a great opportunity for students to meet numerous colleagues, well-known international artists and members of the Estonian Festival Orchestra. The contact with professionals will be both formal and informal. During formal masterclasses students will benefit from professional expertize, such as interpretation, orchestration, self-management, psychology and more.
For up to date information on future conducting courses visit The Pärnu Music Festival website

PRESS

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TONHALLE ORCHESTER ZÜRICH – SUMMER FESTIVAL TOUR
August 2021

Schumann: Piano Concerto
Schubert: Symphony No.8 ‘Great’

SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN FESTIVAL:

“In the performance of Schubert’s ‘Great’ C major symphony, Järvi and his Zurich orchestra underscore the impression that was already apparent before the intermission: that they are a true dream team. Not only because of the phenomenal sound culture and discipline of the ensemble. But above all because they explore the vast landscapes of Schubert’s music with an irrepressible love of discovery … Paavo Järvi leads lovingly, tightly and naturally, breathing with his musicians and creating vivid contrasts. In doing so, he delights with a rich palette of colors. Especially the pianissimo is breathtaking and touches something deep inside us. Difficult to explain, but all the more clearly to be felt …”
Hamburger Abendblatt, Marcus Stäbler, 21 August 2021

“Paavo Järvi gives grandeur to the ‘C Major Symphony D 944′ to the musicians’ evident delight. In an all-around rapid tempo, interspersed with relentlessly surging worlds of impulse, an intoxicating buzz emerges, finely graduated in the homogeneous registers … In this form and constellation, the Tonhalle Orchestra can once again be counted among the best addresses in international orchestral culture.”
Kieler Nachrichten, Christian Strehk, 20 August 2021

“… an orchestra of irrepressible joy of playing, was always able to fulfill Järvi’s spirited tempo. Thus the audience experienced a wonderfully tuned Ninth by Schubert, the ‘Great’ in C major, which thus impressively complemented the series of Schubert compositions that the SHMF had focused on this year. Järvi was delighted, already passing on his joy at the orchestra’s performance as he played. This had an effect on the musicians, whose enjoyment of precision was increasingly evident. And it had an effect on the audience, who applauded for a long time and were gifted with a wonderfully tender ‘Valse triste’ by Sibelius.”
NMZ, 25 August 2021

GRAFFENEGG FESTIVAL:

“Schubert’s Great C Major Symphony …  lasts 60 minutes, and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich under Paavo Järvi interprets it as an ingenious panorama of Schubertian sounds and motifs, from the call of the horns at the beginning to the stormy gallop in the finale. In between, one hears sublime sounds of nature, rousing romantic élan, serenity and melancholy.”
Der Standard, Miriam Damev, 23 August 2021

“… Järvi let us hear why he is one of the most sought-after conductors …. The second movement was disturbing. He clearly set the general pause. It seemed like a pause, a reorientation. Softly, questioningly, the low strings continued in pizzicato. The dancelike sounded with verve. In the final movement, Järvi closed the circle.”
Der Kurier, Susanne Zöbl, 26 August 2021

LUCERNE FESTIVAL:

“Järvi constantly highlighted the contrasts of the score, with gentleritardandos and suddenaccelerandos, which made for exciting listening. Phrases were lovingly presented. The cathedral movement was full of grandeur, Järvi did not waver from a steady gait, maintaining power and tension.”
Seen and Heard International, John Rhodes, 26 August 2021

“In the middle movement, in which the demons of Schumann’s diabolical syphilis disease first whispered the theme of his very last ‘Ghost Variations’, the musicians find an intimacy and a quiet glow that reconciles even the last with the work: regardless of whether it is a product of the burgeoning madness – or merely a problematic piece.”
Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Christian Wildhagen, 27 August, 2021

“… the Tonhalle Orchestra gives the audience one of those moments where they can just sit back and submerge themselves.”
Schweiz am Wochenende, Luzerner Zeitung, Roman Kühne, 27 August 2021

PRESS

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TONHALLE ORCHESTER ZÜRICH – SUMMER FESTIVAL TOUR
August 2021

Schumann: Piano Concerto
Schubert: Symphony No.8 ‘Great’

SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN FESTIVAL:

“In the performance of Schubert’s ‘Great’ C major symphony, Järvi and his Zurich orchestra underscore the impression that was already apparent before the intermission: that they are a true dream team. Not only because of the phenomenal sound culture and discipline of the ensemble. But above all because they explore the vast landscapes of Schubert’s music with an irrepressible love of discovery … Paavo Järvi leads lovingly, tightly and naturally, breathing with his musicians and creating vivid contrasts. In doing so, he delights with a rich palette of colors. Especially the pianissimo is breathtaking and touches something deep inside us. Difficult to explain, but all the more clearly to be felt …”
Hamburger Abendblatt, Marcus Stäbler, 21 August 2021

“Paavo Järvi gives grandeur to the ‘C Major Symphony D 944′ to the musicians’ evident delight. In an all-around rapid tempo, interspersed with relentlessly surging worlds of impulse, an intoxicating buzz emerges, finely graduated in the homogeneous registers … In this form and constellation, the Tonhalle Orchestra can once again be counted among the best addresses in international orchestral culture.”
Kieler Nachrichten, Christian Strehk, 20 August 2021

“… an orchestra of irrepressible joy of playing, was always able to fulfill Järvi’s spirited tempo. Thus the audience experienced a wonderfully tuned Ninth by Schubert, the ‘Great’ in C major, which thus impressively complemented the series of Schubert compositions that the SHMF had focused on this year. Järvi was delighted, already passing on his joy at the orchestra’s performance as he played. This had an effect on the musicians, whose enjoyment of precision was increasingly evident. And it had an effect on the audience, who applauded for a long time and were gifted with a wonderfully tender ‘Valse triste’ by Sibelius.”
NMZ, 25 August 2021

GRAFFENEGG FESTIVAL:

“Schubert’s Great C Major Symphony …  lasts 60 minutes, and the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich under Paavo Järvi interprets it as an ingenious panorama of Schubertian sounds and motifs, from the call of the horns at the beginning to the stormy gallop in the finale. In between, one hears sublime sounds of nature, rousing romantic élan, serenity and melancholy.”
Der Standard, Miriam Damev, 23 August 2021

“… Järvi let us hear why he is one of the most sought-after conductors …. The second movement was disturbing. He clearly set the general pause. It seemed like a pause, a reorientation. Softly, questioningly, the low strings continued in pizzicato. The dancelike sounded with verve. In the final movement, Järvi closed the circle.”
Der Kurier, Susanne Zöbl, 26 August 2021

LUCERNE FESTIVAL:

“Järvi constantly highlighted the contrasts of the score, with gentleritardandos and suddenaccelerandos, which made for exciting listening. Phrases were lovingly presented. The cathedral movement was full of grandeur, Järvi did not waver from a steady gait, maintaining power and tension.”
Seen and Heard International, John Rhodes, 26 August 2021

“In the middle movement, in which the demons of Schumann’s diabolical syphilis disease first whispered the theme of his very last ‘Ghost Variations’, the musicians find an intimacy and a quiet glow that reconciles even the last with the work: regardless of whether it is a product of the burgeoning madness – or merely a problematic piece.”
Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Christian Wildhagen, 27 August, 2021

“… the Tonhalle Orchestra gives the audience one of those moments where they can just sit back and submerge themselves.”
Schweiz am Wochenende, Luzerner Zeitung, Roman Kühne, 27 August 2021

RECORDINGS & VIDEOS

RECORDINGS & VIDEOS

BIOGRAPHY

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Estonian Grammy Award-winning conductor Paavo Järvi is widely recognised as the musicians’ musician, enjoying close partnerships with the finest orchestras around the world. He serves as Chief Conductor of the Tonhalle Orchester-Zürich and the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo, as the long-standing Artistic Director of The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and of the Estonian Festival Orchestra, which he founded in 2011. He is also Conductor Laureate of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Music Director Laureate of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Advisor of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.

In September 2021 Paavo Järvi and the Tonhalle Orchester-Zürich celebrate their first season in the newly refurbished Grosse Tonhalle with a special concert featuring Mahler Symphony No.3. In his third season as Music Director of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi focuses on Bruckner and begins recording the composer’s symphonies as well as works by John Adams. This autumn Alpha Classics releases the complete box set of Tchaikovsky Symphonies, completing the cycle which was their first major recording project together in Zürich.

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BIOGRAPHY

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Estonian Grammy Award-winning conductor Paavo Järvi is widely recognised as the musicians’ musician, enjoying close partnerships with the finest orchestras around the world. He serves as Chief Conductor of the Tonhalle Orchester-Zürich and the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo, as the long-standing Artistic Director of The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and of the Estonian Festival Orchestra, which he founded in 2011. He is also Conductor Laureate of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Music Director Laureate of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Advisor of the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra.

In September 2021 Paavo Järvi and the Tonhalle Orchester-Zürich celebrate their first season in the newly refurbished Grosse Tonhalle with a special concert featuring Mahler Symphony No.3. In his third season as Music Director of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi focuses on Bruckner and begins recording the composer’s symphonies as well as works by John Adams. This autumn Alpha Classics releases the complete box set of Tchaikovsky Symphonies, completing the cycle which was their first major recording project together in Zürich.

» Read full biography