Philharmonic concerts

LEGENDARY VIENNA


On two occasions, Vienna found itself at the centre of the musical world: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven worked in the city in the years around 1800, producing masterpieces under the label of “Viennese Classicism”. A century later, the circle of composers associated with Gustav Mahler, Alban Berg and Arnold Schönberg continued to cultivate the musical legacy of the 19th century, while at the same time heralding the advent of Modernism. These two highlights of musical history made Vienna legendary. As former Music Director of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, our General Music Director Fabio Luisi has studied the musical tradition of the city closely, and chosen to make it the theme of this season. Our Philharmonic Concerts will focus on the works of Gustav Mahler, who was important as a role model in Viennese musical life around 1900 – not only as a composer, but also as a conductor and opera director. Taking the Second Viennese School as our point of departure, we shall look back on the First Viennese School, performing works by Haydn and Beethoven on the one hand, while anticipating the Modernist movement on the other. We will even be presenting a world première – a performance of Jean-Luc Darbellay’s Alphorn concerto. Furthermore, Fabio Luisi and our artist in residence, pianist Lise de la Salle, will continue their Rachmaninoff cycle and perform the composer’s third and fourth piano concertos. For our “Scintilla” concert, conductor Teodor Currentzis, who has already enjoyed considerable success at Zurich Opera House with Shostakovich’s “Lady Macbeth of Minsk”, but is also a baroque specialist, will assemble a suite of works by Jean-Philippe Rameau. This year marks the 250th anniversary of the composer’s death. As of this season, all concerts will be given at the Opera House.


The Philharmonic Concerts are supported by Evelyn and Herbert Axelrod

14/15

  1. Mahler Beethoven

    1. Philharmonisches Konzert
    Diego Matheuz, Anna Stéphany, Philharmonia Zürich
    28.09.2014 - 20:00
  2. Mahler Vierte Sinfonie

    2. Philharmonisches Konzert
    Fabio Luisi, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, Bartlomiej Niziol, Philharmonia Zürich
    25.10.2014 - 19:00
  3. Rhapsody in Blue - ein Abend mit Musik aus Amerika

    Philharmonisches Konzert
    Julie Fuchs, Benjamin Bernheim, Sebastian Knauer, Philharmonia Zürich
    31.10.2014 - 19:00
  4. Das Lied von der Erde

    3. Philharmonisches Konzert
    Cornelius Meister, Elisabeth Kulman, Stuart Skelton, Philharmonia Zürich
    14.12.2014 - 19:30
  5. Mahler / Rachmaninov

    4. Philharmonisches Konzert
    Fabio Luisi, Lise de la Salle, Philharmonia Zürich
    18.01.2015 - 20:00
  6. Mahler Sechste Sinfonie

    5. Philharmonisches Konzert
    Mikko Franck, Philharmonia Zürich
    22.03.2015 - 19:30
  7. Rameau

    6. Philharmonisches Konzert
    Teodor Currentzis, Julie Fuchs, Anna Goryachova, Orchestra La Scintilla Zürich
    03.05.2015 - 20:00
  8. Schönberg / Rachmaninov

    7. Philharmonisches Konzert
    Fabio Luisi, Lise de la Salle, Philharmonia Zürich
    12.07.2015 - 20:00
 

Brunch concerts

We warmly invite you to spend a Sunday morning with us!

We cordially invite you to spend Sunday mornings with us! On eleven occasions this season, musicians from and connected with the Philharmonia Zurich will also dedicate themselves to chamber music. Programmes range from a spectacular performance by the cellists to the Gustav Mahler’s Song of the Earth in the chamber ensemble version by Arnold Schönberg, from Mozart’s famous clarinet quintet to a combination of music and letter reading, to jazz. Musicians from La Scintilla and singers from the ensemble will perform jointly with our Handel conductor, Lawrence Cummings. And even General Music Director Fabio Luisi will take his place at the grand piano as a member of a quintet.

Concerts begin at 11.15 a.m., followed by brunch in the Restaurant Belcanto. For those who would like to take their first refreshments before the concert, our Foyer bar is open from 1O.15 a.

Ticket prices for concert and brunch:

CHF 6O* incl. a welcome glass of champagne at the Restaurant Belcanto and coffee as well as non-alcoholic beverages (*with student identity card: CHF 52/children up to 16: CHF 32). The number of seats is limited. We recommend that you reserve early. Tickets including brunch are available for the concert of 22 June 2014 in the main auditorium; all other concert tickets will be sold for CHF 20 without brunch.

14/15

  1. Brunchkonzert

    FOLK SONGS
    23.11.2014 - 11:15
  2. Brunchkonzert

    BACH STRAWINSKY
    21.12.2014 - 11:15
  3. Brunchkonzert

    DVOŘÁK GLINKA
    25.01.2015 - 11:15
  4. Brunchkonzert

    ENCORES FÜR STREICHTRIO
    01.02.2015 - 11:15
  5. Brunchkonzert

    KAMMERMUSIK VON MAHLER
    08.02.2015 - 11:15
  6. Brunchkonzert

    ALTINOGLU AND FRIENDS
    22.03.2015 - 11:15
  7. Brunchkonzert

    ZAUBERFLÖTE FÜR HARMONIEMUSIK
    19.04.2015 - 11:15
  8. Brunchkonzert

    VENEZIANISCHES BAROCK
    25.05.2015 - 11:15
  9. Brunchkonzert

    BRITTEN IVES
    21.06.2015 - 11:15
 

Lunch concerts

14/15

  1. Lunchkonzert

    FOLK SONGS
    24.11.2014 - 12:00
  2. Lunchkonzert

    BACHSTRAWINSKY
    22.12.2014 - 12:00
  3. Lunchkonzert

    DVOŘÁK GLINKA
    26.01.2015 - 12:00
  4. Lunchkonzert

    ENCORES FÜR STREICHTRIO
    02.02.2015 - 12:00
  5. Lunchkonzert

    KAMMERMUSIK VON MAHLER
    09.02.2015 - 12:00
  6. Lunchkonzert

    ALTINOGLU AND FRIENDS
    23.03.2015 - 12:00
  7. Lunchkonzert

    ZAUBERFLÖTE FÜR HARMONIEMUSIK
    20.04.2015 - 12:00
  8. Lunchkonzert

    VENEZIANISCHES BAROCK
    26.05.2015 - 12:00
  9. Lunchkonzert

    BRITTENIVES
    22.06.2015 - 12:00
 

Song recitals

A song recital really is the ultimate test for a singer to prove that they have reached maturity, by displaying their skills of interpretation and mastery of voice technique. Since the repertoire ranges from baroque to jazz, there is something to suit everyone’s taste in this rich and varied cycle.

Supported by  

14/15

  1. Liederabend Bryn Terfel

    Lieder von Schumann, Schubert, Quilter, u.a.
    22.09.2014 - 19:00
  2. JUAN DIEGO FLOREZ - 2014 TOUR L’AMOUR - FRENCH ARIAS

    20.10.2014 - 19:00
  3. Liederabend Bejun Mehta

    Cantatas, arias and concerts by Georg Friedrich Händel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Christioph Bach and Melchior Hoffmann
    15.12.2014 - 19:00
  4. Liederabend Elīna Garanča

    Songs by Brahms, Duparc und Rachmaninow
    05.01.2015 - 19:00
  5. Liederabend Marie-Nicole Lemieux

    Songs by Fauré, Lekeu, Hahn, Koechlin, Debussy und Duparc
    23.02.2015 - 19:00
  6. Liederabend Julia Kleiter

    Songs by Brahms, Mahler und Schubert
    15.04.2015 - 19:00
  7. Liederabend Anja Harteros

    21.05.2015 - 19:00
  8. Liederabend René Pape

    Songs by Beethoven, Dvořák, Quilter und Mussorgski
    08.06.2015 - 19:00
 

Song recitals

A song recital really is the ultimate test for a singer to prove that they have reached maturity, by displaying their skills of interpretation and mastery of voice technique. Since the repertoire ranges from baroque to jazz, there is something to suit everyone’s taste in this rich and varied cycle.