Paavo Järvi and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich launch the new season at the recently restored Tonhalle Zürich on 14 September with Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony. “Bruckner is a kind of essence for a symphony orchestra and is extremely demanding” says Paavo Järvi. “It is important to have a good architecture that really demonstrates the quality of the orchestra and the quality of the individual registers. In my opinion, that is why it is the perfect way to experience this orchestra – but also the new concert hall”.

Work on the Bruckner Cycle will continue throughout the season, alongside which Paavo Järvi and the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich will also complete the Mendelssohn Cycle as well as perform and record Beethoven’s Fidelio in a semi-staging with a new version of the libretto under the direction of Eva Buchmann. Following two successful editions, Paavo Järvi will continue his Conductor’s Academy in November.

In the 2022 / 23 season, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich’s Creative Chair will be Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa and the Focus Artists – flautist Emmanuel Pahud and pianist Fazıl Say, Also In the coming two seasons, Gianandrea Noseda, General Music Director at Zurich Opera House, will join forces with Paavo Järvi, bringing the two orchestras closer together with a Rachmaninoff cycle. All of Rachmaninoff’s piano concertos will be performed together with exceptional pianists, including Yuja Wang, Yefim Bronfman and Francesco Piemontesi, on the occasion of the composer’s 150th birthday.

Once again, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich’s guest performances promise to be highlights of the 2022/23 season, demonstrating the ensemble’s leading position: under the direction of Paavo Järvi, it will be presenting itself with Focus Artist Fazıl Say during a residency at the Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie. The programme will feature Bruckner’s Third, Sixth and Eighth symphonies, complemented by works by Messiaen and Pärt as well as on-site educational programmes. Furthermore, the orchestra will again be appearing at the Rheingau Music Festival, Vienna’s Musikverein, the Philharmonie Luxembourg, the Philharmonie de Paris, and the Stadtcasino Basel with a view to intensifying its relationships with these important venues and partners.