NOSPR concert hall
Maurice Ravel

Suite Ma mère l'oye

Witold Lutosławski

Les espaces du sommeil for baritone and orchestra

Henri Dutilleux

Symphony No. 1

Lionel Bringuier
Conductor
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Nathan Berg
baritone
Lionel Bringuier

Lionel Bringuierstudiował wiolonczelę u Philippa Mullera i dyrygenturę u Zsolta Nagy’ego w paryskim Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique. Po ukończonych z wyróżnieniem studiach pracował z wieloma czołowymi orkiestrami, przez sześć lat był też dyrygentem-rezydentem Los Angeles Philharmonic. W latach 2009–2012 pełnił funkcję pierwszego dyrygenta Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León.

Od początku sezonu artystycznego 2014/15 Lionel Bringuier pełni funkcję pierwszego dyrygenta i dyrektora muzycznego Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich. W roku 2017 i 2018 poprowadzi dwa programy z Orchestre National de Lyon. Jego plany na sezon 2017/18 obejmują także występy z Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Fińską i Szwedzką Radiową Orkiestrą Symfoniczną, Göteborgs Symfoniker oraz Orkiestrą Filharmonii Malezyjskiej. W poprzednich latach współpracował jako dyrygent gościnny z nowojorskimi filharmonikami, Cleveland Orchestra, Bawarską Radiową Orkiestrą Symfoniczną, Orkiestrą Symfoniczną im. Simona Bolivara z Wenezueli, londyńską Philharmonia Orchestra i izraelskimi filharmonikami.

Jako wybitny znawca muzyki dwudziestego pierwszego wieku poprowadził wiele przedstawień premierowych, w tym premiery dzieł takich kompozytorów jak Kaija Saariaho, Marc-André Dalbavie, Magnus Lindberg, Rebecca Saunders oraz Esa-Pekka Salonen.


Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich

Tonhalle-Orchester ZürichConsisting of just over 100 musicians from 20 countries, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich plays 50 different programmes at more than 100 concerts every season. In the last two decades, the ensemble has performed in more than 70 cities in 14 countries. Distinguished soloists such as Joshua Bell, Rudolf Buchbinder, Alfred Brendel, Julia Fischer, Hélène Grimaud, Yuja Wang, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Yo-Yo Ma, Lisa Batiashvili, Maria João Pires and Sabine Meyer have accompanied the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich on its tours. Such guest performances lead the orchestra in Europe’s major musical centres, Asia and South America. In addition, the orchestra’s principal players excel as soloists in a special concert series.

More than 40 CD recordings document the orchestra’s rise to prominence. Recordings of the complete Beethoven, Mahler, Brahms and Schubert symphonies, and the Ravel box set, have attracted considerable interest. Concerts are broadcast regularly on SRF (Swiss Radio and Television), Radio Swiss Classic, Mezzo TV and medici.tv.

Young music enthusiasts are treated to family and chamber music concerts, and children can discover the world of chamber music as “musical detectives,” among other guises. Schoolchildren of various ages and other young people take part in workshops with members of the orchestra, or organise concerts themselves from start to finish as part of the “Student Manager” project. tonhalleLATE offers young people in their mid-20s unique events that combine classical concerts with parties featuring electronic music. TOZzukunft is a community platform for young people aged between 18 and 30.

In recent years, the Orchestra has developed close relationships with guest conductors Herbert Blomstedt, Christoph von Dohnányi, Charles Dutoit and Bernard Haitink. Ton Koopman and Giovanni Antonini, prominent representatives of historical performance practice, also regularly conduct the Orchestra. Over a period of almost 20 years as Chief Conductor until the end of the 2013/14 season, David Zinman exerted a decisive influence on the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, and is now Conductor Laureate of the ensemble. At the end of the 2017/18 season his successor Lionel Bringuier will conclude his four-year tenure as Chief Conductor and Music Director. From the season 2019/20 onwards the Estonian conductor Paavo Järvi will assume the position of Chief Conductor and Music Director in Zurich. For a three-year period as of the 2017/18 season, the Orchestra will be performing at the Tonhalle Maag, its interim venue in Zurich West.