Paavo Järvi – Chief Conductor and Music Director

We are approaching the third season at Tonhalle Maag, the first one with Paavo Järvi as Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich.

Both the orchestra and the audience will get to know a conductor who brings the world to Zurich. For decades his music engagements have taken him from Los Angeles to Tokyo with several stopovers in Zurich where he will now establish a musical home for at least five years in October.

Paavo Järvi`s first season with the Tohalle Orchestra Zurich is influenced by his Nordic roots. Estonia, Russia, Finland, Latvia, Sweden: these countries will form the musical basis of the 2019/2020 season in which Paavo Järvi will also embark on a recording of all of Tchaikovsky`s symphonies with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich.

Paavo Järvi (Foto: Priska Ketterer)
Ilona Schmiel und Paavo Järvi (Foto: Priska Ketterer)
Paavo Järvi (Foto: Julia Bayer)
Asientournee, Beijing Masterclass (Foto: Alberto Venzago)
Erkki-Sven Tüür (Foto: Kaupo Kikkas)
Paavo Järvi (Foto: Alberto Venzago)

Talking to Paavo Järvi, it soon becomes clear that he never considered any other path in life: “Had I been born into a family of firemen, I might have wanted to become a fireman. But that’s purely hypothetical, because I had no other choice but to become a musician – and that’s a good thing.”

Who had the greatest influence on his development? “Undoubtedly my father, the conductor Neeme Järvi. It was certainly the experience of growing up in the family of a conductor – one who loves music to distraction and devotes himself to it with such abandon – that made a musician out of me.” Järvi started studying percussion and conducting while still in his native city of Tallinn, before going to the United States in 1980 to study under such masters as Leonard Bernstein.
Paavo Järvi supports Estonian composers, is Artistic Adviser to the Estonian Festival Orchestra, and conducts concerts and master classes at the Pärnu Music Festival, which he co-founded with his father.
Paavo Järvi has been Chief Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra (Tokyo) since 2015. He is also Artistic Director of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen. Furthermore, he is Conductor Laureate of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony and Music Director Laureate of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. As a guest conductor, he collaborates with orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the London Philharmonia Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Dresden and the New York Philharmonic. Until 2016, he was Music Director of the Orchestre de Paris. Paavo Järvi will hold the post of Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich as of the 2019/20 season.

October 2019
02.
Wed
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director, Johanna Rusanen Sopran, Ville Rusanen Bariton, Estnischer Nationaler Männerchor RAM, Mikk Üleoja Einstudierung, Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Florian Helgath Einstudierung Pärt, Sibelius
03.
Thu
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director, Johanna Rusanen Sopran, Ville Rusanen Bariton, Estnischer Nationaler Männerchor RAM, Mikk Üleoja Einstudierung, Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Florian Helgath Einstudierung Pärt, Sibelius
04.
Fri
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director, Johanna Rusanen Sopran, Ville Rusanen Bariton, Estnischer Nationaler Männerchor RAM, Mikk Üleoja Einstudierung, Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Florian Helgath Einstudierung Pärt, Sibelius
24.
Thu
18H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director, Josef Gazsi Violine, Mattia Zappa Violoncello, Kamil Losiewicz Kontrabass, Klaus Schwärzler Schlagzeug, Tobias Forster Klavier Tschaikowsky
25.
Fri
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director, Martin Fröst Klarinette Tschaikowsky, Copland, Tschaikowsky
26.
Sat
18H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director, Martin Fröst Klarinette Tschaikowsky, Copland, Tschaikowsky
27.
Sun
17H
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director, Martin Fröst Klarinette Tschaikowsky, Copland, Tschaikowsky
January 2020
08.
Wed
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director Tschaikowsky, Bartók, Tschaikowsky
09.
Thu
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director Tschaikowsky, Bartók, Tschaikowsky
10.
Fri
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director Tschaikowsky, Bartók, Tschaikowsky
15.
Wed
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director, Martin Fröst Klarinette Bartók, Copland, Tschaikowsky
16.
Thu
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director, Martin Fröst Klarinette Bartók, Copland, Tschaikowsky
17.
Fri
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director, Martin Fröst Klarinette Bartók, Copland, Tschaikowsky
19.
Sun
16H
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director, Martin Fröst Klarinette Bartók, Copland, Tschaikowsky
March
11.
Wed
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director, Ksenija Sidorova Akkordeon Tschaikowsky, Tüür, Tschaikowsky
12.
Thu
18H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director Tschaikowsky
13.
Fri
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director, Ksenija Sidorova Akkordeon Tschaikowsky, Tüür, Arkhipovsky, Tschaikowsky
18.
Wed
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director, Lisa Batiashvili Violine Tschaikowsky, Szymanowski, Tschaikowsky
19.
Thu
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director, Lisa Batiashvili Violine Tschaikowsky, Szymanowski, Tschaikowsky
20.
Fri
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director, Lisa Batiashvili Violine Tschaikowsky, Szymanowski, Tschaikowsky
23.
Mon
09H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director
23.
Mon
13H45
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director
24.
Tue
09H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director
24.
Tue
13H45
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director
25.
Wed
09H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director
25.
Wed
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director
26.
Thu
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director Bartók, Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Dvořák, Nielsen
April
03.
Fri
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director, Chick Corea Klavier Bernstein, Mozart, Gershwin, Hindemith
04.
Sat
18H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director, Chick Corea Klavier Bernstein, Mozart, Gershwin, Hindemith
05.
Sun
17H
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director, Chick Corea Klavier Bernstein, Mozart, Gershwin, Hindemith
June
05.
Fri
20H30
Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director, Sandra Studer Moderation, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich Gershwin, Schostakowitsch, Ravel
10.
Wed
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director, Steven Isserlis Violoncello Honegger, Elgar, Honegger, Schostakowitsch
11.
Thu
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director, Steven Isserlis Violoncello Honegger, Elgar, Honegger, Schostakowitsch
12.
Fri
22H
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director Honegger, Schostakowitsch
19.
Fri
19H30
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director, Jan Martinik Bariton, Shenyang Bariton, Michael Spyres Tenor, Adrianne Pieczonka Sopran, Tilmann Rönnebeck Bass, Anna Lucia Richter Sopran, Simon Bode Tenor, Peter Simonischek Sprecher, Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Florian Helgath Einstudierung, Eva Buchmann Regie Beethoven
21.
Sun
17H
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Paavo Järvi Chefdirigent und Music Director, Jan Martinik Bariton, Shenyang Bariton, Michael Spyres Tenor, Adrianne Pieczonka Sopran, Tilmann Rönnebeck Bass, Anna Lucia Richter Sopran, Simon Bode Tenor, Peter Simonischek Sprecher, Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Florian Helgath Einstudierung, Eva Buchmann Regie Beethoven
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