Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich / Víkingur Ólafsson / Paavo Järvi

Ligeti: Concert Românesc / Adams: New Work / Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra

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Vikingur Olafsson
Vikingur Olafsson © Ari Mag
Paavo Järvi
Paavo Järvi © Kaupo Kikkas
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich © Gaetan Bally

Orchestral folk music

Since the Elbphilharmonie opened, Estonian star conductor Paavo Järvi has been one of its permanent guests, enchanting Hamburg audiences at several concerts a year. Now the conductor of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen again comes to the Grand Hall with his second top orchestra, the venerable Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich. They will be joined by Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson, who gave two brilliant renderings of Johann Sebastian Bach’s »Goldberg Variations« in Hamburg last season.

On the programme is a new piano concerto by US composer John Adams, which was commissioned by the Elbphilharmonie among others. And the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich tackles two of the most famous modern orchestral pieces by György Ligeti and Witold Lutosławski, who skilfully combined folk music from Hungary and Poland with a thrilling orchestral sound in the 1950s.


Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich

Víkingur Ólafsson piano

conductor Paavo Järvi


György Ligeti
Concert Românesc

John Adams
New Work for Piano and Orchestra / commissioned by San Francisco Symphony, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Philharmonie de Paris, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Philharmonia Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony, LA Phil, Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien and Wiener Symphoniker

– Interval –

Witold Lutosławski
Concerto for Orchestra

Pre-Concert Talk

(in German)

19:00 / Elbphilharmonie, Großer Saal


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Promoter: HamburgMusik / Konzertdirektion Dr. Rudolf Goette

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