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Below you find a list of concerts that I consider attending (or have attended); this is merely for information. The occurrence of an event does not imply endorsement or promotion (nor do I promise reviewing each and every one of these concerts). All concerts are in Switzerland, unless noted otherwise.
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  • Wed
    13
    Jan
    2016

    Concert: Gautier Capuçon, Andrey Boreyko / LSO — Lucerne, 2016-01-13

    18:30Lucerne, KKL

    Andrey Boreyko (© Richard de Stoutz)

    Luzerner Sinfonieorchester / LSO

    Ottorino Respighi (1879 - 1936): Suite "Belkis, Regina di Saba"
    Ernest Bloch (1880 - 1959): "Schelomo", Hebraic Rhapsody for Cello and Orchestra
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): Symphony No.7 in D minor, op.70


    Andrey Boreyko / Lucerne Symphony Orchestra
    Gautier Capuçon, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★ / German)


  • Tue
    26
    Jan
    2016

    Concert: Oliver Schnyder, Sir Roger Norrington / ZKO — Zurich, 2016-01-26

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Sir Roger Norrington (© Alberto Venzago)

    Zürcher Kammerorchester (ZKO)

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Concerto No.5 in E♭ major, op.73, "Emperor"
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.3 in E♭ major, op.55, "Eroica"


    Sir Roger Norrington, Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO)
    Oliver Schnyder, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Tue
    02
    Feb
    2016

    Concert: Steven Isserlis, Richard Egarr / ZKO — Zurich, 2016-02-02

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Steven Isserlis / ZKO — Zürich

    Zürcher Kammerorchester (ZKO)

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Symphony No.17 in G major, KV 129
    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Cello Concerto No.1 in C major, Hob. VIIb:1
    Luigi Boccherini (1743 - 1805): Cello Concerto No.3 in G major, G.480
    Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 - 1809): Symphony No.68 in B♭ major, Hob.I:68


    Richard Egarr, Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO)
    Steven Isserlis, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Sun
    21
    Feb
    2016

    Concert: Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Gianandrea Noseda / Philharmonia — Zurich, 2016-02-21

    20:00Zurich, Opera

    Noseda @ Philharmonia Zürich

    Philharmonic Concert @ Zurich Opera

    Ottorino Respighi (1879 - 1936): Antiche danze et arie per liuto, Suite No.3
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Piano Concerto No.3 in C major, op.26
    Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943): Symphony No.3 in A minor, op.44


    Gianandrea Noseda / Philharmonia Zurich
    Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Tue
    15
    Mar
    2016

    Concert: Carolin Widmann, Zurich Chamber Orchestra — Zurich, 2016-03-15

    19:30Zurich, Kirche St.Peter

    Carolin Widmann

    Zürcher Kammerorchester (ZKO)

    George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759): Concerto grosso in D minor, op.6/10, HWV 328
    Johann Georg Pisendel (1687 - 1755): Sonata for solo violin in A minor
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): String Symphony No.13 in C minor "Sinfoniesatz"
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Violin concerto in D minor, BWV 1052R


    Stephan Mai / Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO)
    Carolin Widmann, Violine

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Sun
    20
    Mar
    2016

    Concert: Pierre Boulez Memorial Concert — Lucerne, 2016-03-20

    14:00Lucerne, KKL

    Boulez Memorial Concert

    Lucerne Easter Festival 2016 — Pierre Boulez Memorial Concert

    Pierre Boulez (1925 - 2016): "Don" from "Pli selon pli", Portrait de Mallarmé for soprano and orchestra
    Alban Berg (1885 - 1935): Three Pieces for Orchestra, op.6
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring)
    Pierre Boulez (1925 - 2016): Mémoriale (… explosante-fixe … Originel) for flute and eight instruments


    Matthias Pintscher / Alumni of the Lucerne Festival Academy
    Yeree Suh, soprano
    Wolfgang Rihm, memorial speech

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★ / German)


  • Mon
    25
    Apr
    2016

    Concert: Sol Gabetta, Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Rotterdam Philharmonic — Zurich, 2016-04-25

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Sol Gabetta (© Uwe Arens)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893): "Francesca da Rimini", Symphonic Fantasy in E minor, op.32
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): Cello Concerto No.2 in G minor, op.126
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Symphony No.7 in C♯ minor, op.131


    Yannick Nézet-Séguin / Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
    Sol Gabetta, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Mon
    09
    May
    2016

    Concert: Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Vladimir Jurowski / COE — Zurich, 2016-05-09

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Patricia Kopatchinskaja TN

    Neue Konzertreihe Zürich

    Mieczysław Weinberg (1919 - 1996): String Symphony No.10, op.98, "Transcendence"
    Sergei Prokofjew (1891 - 1953): Violin Concerto No.2 in G minor, op.63
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.7 in A major, Op.92


    Thierry Fischer — Chamber Orchestra of Europe
    Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★★ / German)


  • Sat
    28
    May
    2016

    Concert: Khatia Buniatishvili, Paavo Järvi / Orchestre de Paris — Zurich, 2016-05-28

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Khatia Buniatishvili, Thumbnail (© Esther Haase / Sony classical)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Richard Dubugnon (*1968): Caprice for Orchestra, op.72/2
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Piano Concerto in A minor, op.54
    Dmitri Shostakovitch (1906 - 1975): Symphony No.6 in B minor, op.54


    Paavo Järvi / Orchestre de Paris
    Khatia Buniatishvili, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★½ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Wed
    01
    Jun
    2016

    Concert: Radu Lupu, David Zinman / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2016-06-01

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Radu Lupu, Thumbnail

    Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor, KV 491
    Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896): Symphony No.5 in B♭ major, WAB 105


    David Zinman / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Radu Lupu, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Thu
    16
    Jun
    2016

    Concert: Lisa Batiashvili, Lionel Bringuier / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2016-06-16

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Lisa Batiashvili (source: lisabatiashvili.com)

    Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich

    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): Violin Concerto in A minor, op.53
    Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911): Symphony No.1 in D major, "Der Titan"


    Lisa Batiashvili, violin
    Lionel Bringuier / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Tue
    21
    Jun
    2016

    Concert: Fazıl Say, Gábor Boldoczki, Willi Zimmermann / ZKO — Zurich, 2016-06-21

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Fazıl Say (thumbnail)

    Zürcher Kammerorchester (ZKO)

    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975): Piano Concerto No.1 in C minor, op.35
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770- 1827): String Quartet No.11 in F minor, op.95 (arr. Gustav Mahler)


    Willi Zimmermann / Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO)
    Fazıl Say, piano
    Gábor Boldoczki
    , trumpet

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★ / German)


  • Sun
    10
    Jul
    2016

    Concert: Carlo Grante, Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia — Zurich, 2016-07-30

    11:30Zurich, Opera

    Fabio Luisi (TN)

    Philharmonic Concert @ Zurich Opera

    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Romeo and Juliet, Suite No.1, op.64bis
    Bruce Adolphe (*1955): Piano Concerto (2013, World Premiere)
    Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844 - 1908): Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite, op.35


    Fabio Luisi / Philharmonia Zurich
    Carlo Grante, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Tue
    30
    Aug
    2016

    Concert: Sir Simon Rattle / Berlin Philharmonic — Lucerne, 2016-08-30

    19:30Lucerne, KKL

    Sir Simon Rattle (© Thomas Rabsch)

    Lucerne Festival 2016

    Pierre Boulez (1925 - 2016): "Éclat"
    Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911): Symphony No.7


    Sir Simon Rattle / Berlin Philharmonics

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Wed
    31
    Aug
    2016

    Concert: Pacini, Bouchkov, Bringuier / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2016-08-31

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Orpheum concert, thumbnail)

    Orpheum — Young Soloists on Stage

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Concerto No.4 in G major, op.58
    Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957): Violin Concerto in D minor, op.47
    Richard Strauss (1864 - 1949): Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op.28


    Sophie Pacini, piano
    Marc Bouchkov, violin
    Lionel Bringuier / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Sun
    04
    Sep
    2016

    Concert: Isabelle Faust, Bernard Haitink / COE — Lucerne, 2016-09-04

    11:00Lucerne, KKL

    Isabelle Faust (© Detlev Schneider)

    Lucerne Festival 2016

    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): The Wood Dove (Holoubek), Symphonic Poem, op.110
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): Violin Concerto in A minor, Op.53
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op.70


    Bernard Haitink / Chamber Orchestra of Europe
    Isabelle Faust, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★★ / German)


  • Thu
    08
    Sep
    2016

    Concert: 6th Swiss Charity Concert / Rossini, Mendelssohn, Dvořák — Zurich, 2016-09-08

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Victor Emanuel Dijon de Monteton

    6th Swiss Charity Concert

    Gioacchino Rossini (1792 - 1868): Overture to the Opera "Il Barbiere di Siviglia"
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): Violin Concerto in E minor, op.64
    Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): Symphony No.9 in E minor, op.95, "From the New World", B.178


    Victor Emanuel Dijon von Monteton / Praga Camerata
    Mira Marie Foron, violin

    → Blog Review (★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★ / German)


  • Sun
    11
    Sep
    2016

    Concert: Gustavo Dudamel / Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar — Lucerne, 2016-09-11

    17:00Lucerne, KKL

    Gustavo Dudamel (© Adam Latham)

    Lucerne Festival 2016

    Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992): Turangalîla Symphony


    Gustavo Dudamel / Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela
    Cynthia Millar, Ondes Martenot
    Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Wed
    14
    Sep
    2016

    Concert: Martin Grubinger, Lionel Bringuier / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2016-09-14

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Tonhalle Percussive, TN

    Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich

    Avner Dorman (*1975): Frozen in Time
    Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971): Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring)


    Martin Grubinger, percussion
    Lionel Bringuier / Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Sat
    24
    Sep
    2016

    Concert: Worldwidemusic / Basel Sinfonietta — Basel, 2016-09-24

    19:00Basel, Volkshaus

    Baldur Brönnimann

    Basel Sinfonietta

    Yannik Giger (*1985): Came adrift (2016, World Première)
    Toshio Hosokawa (*1955): Ferne Landschaft III — Seascapes of Fukuyama (1996)
    Andrew Norman (*1979): Unstuck (2008)
    Brett Dean (*1961): Amphitheatre — Scene for Orchestra (2000)
    Kevin Volans (*1949): Strip-Weave for Orchestra (2002/03)
    Arturo Marquez (*1950): Danzón No.2 (1994)


    Baldur Brönnimann / Basel Sinfonietta

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Tue
    27
    Sep
    2016

    Concert: Daniel Hope / Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO) — Zurich, 2016-09-27

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Daniel Hope (© Harald Hoffmann/DG)

    Zürcher Kammerorchester (ZKO)

    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750): Violin concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): String Octet in E♭ major, op.20
    Mieczysław Weinberg (1919 - 1996): Concertino for violin and string orchestra, op.42 (Swiss Première)
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.2 in D major, op.36


    Daniel Hope, violin / conductor
    Zurich Chamber Orchestra (ZKO)

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Sat
    22
    Oct
    2016

    Concert: Joshua Bell, Regula Mühlemann, Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra — Zurich, 2016-10-22

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Joshua Bell (© Eric Kabik)

    Migros Kulturprozent Classics

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791): "Exsultate, Jubilate", Motet for soprano, KV 165 (158a)
    Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809 - 1847): Violin Concerto in E minor, op.64
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Symphony No.7 in A major, op.92


    Joshua Bell, violin
    Regula Mühlemann, soprano
    Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Mon
    14
    Nov
    2016

    Concert: Kristian Bezuidenhout, Sir John Eliot Gardiner / ORR — Zurich, 2016-11-14

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Kristian Bezuidenhout (thumbnail picture)

    Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich

    Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897): Serenade No.2 in A major for small orchestra, op.16
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Concerto No.4 in G major, op.58
    Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Symphony No.5 in B major, D.485


    Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano
    Sir John Eliot Gardiner
     — Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Wed
    07
    Dec
    2016

    Concert: András Schiff, Bernard Haitink / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2016-12-07

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    András Schiff

    Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich

    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827): Piano Concerto No.5 in E major, op.73, "Emperor"
    Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896): Symphony No.9 in D minor, WAB 109


    Bernard Haitink — Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Sir András Schiff, Piano

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)


  • Wed
    14
    Dec
    2016

    Concert: Steven Isserlis, Paavo Järvi / Tonhalle Orchestra — Zurich, 2016-12-14

    19:30Zurich, Tonhalle

    Steven Isserlis / ZKO — Zürich

    Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich

    Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953): Cello Concerto in E minor, op.58
    Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Symphony No.3 in E major, op.97, "Rhenish"


    Paavo Järvi — Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
    Steven Isserlis, cello

    → Blog Review (★★★★ / English)
    → Bachtrack Review (★★★★ / German)




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