September 2022

Toshio Hosokawa: Ceremony
Soloist: Emmanuel Pahud
Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 8

“The 154th Tonhalle Orchestra season opened with this splendid concert … A great start to what promises to be a great season.“
Seen and Heard International, John Rhodes, 16 September 2022

“Toshio Hosokawa’s Ceremony, dedicated to and premiered by celebrated flautist Emmanuel Pahud, is a work as enigmatic as it is demanding … While a high marker for a five-part work, Pahud and the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich rose to meet it with terrific dynamism in this season opener.”, Sarah Batschelet, 15 September 2022

“What a memorable start (to the season)! … The overall clarity of the performance (Bruckner Symphony No. 8) – exemplified in the Scherzo, which was taken a little more fluidly than usual – have a compelling effect. All the more so as Järvi then gives space in the far-reaching Adagio to an elegiac enthusiasm and singing that seems to have fallen out of time.”
Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Christian Wildhagen, 16 September 2022