Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich

Established in 1868, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich is the oldest and most prominent symphony orchestra in Switzerland and one of the world’s finest orchestras. Hailing from 20 nations, its 100 or so musicians give nearly 50 concerts in over 100 venues each year.

As of September 2017, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich will be located at Tonhalle Maag for the next three years. The opening of the new location will be celebrated with an open Saturday on 30 September. The program includes free concerts, workshops and tours through the new concert hall (find the full program here and on Facebook).

Swiss Re is very proud to present a visual installation at the façade of the Tonhalle Maag building that has been created in a collaboration with the Swiss artist duo pulp.noir. Watch the teaser trailer of Classic meets Industry below and make sure to check out the whole installation every night from 27 - 30 September right after sunset.

© pulp.noir, 2017

The orchestra normally performs in one of the world’s greatest concert halls, the Tonhalle Zurich, which opened in 1895. Due to renovation work, in 2017 it will move to a new, temporary location, the "Tonhalle at Maag", where it will remain until 2020. As the interim venue is situated in a popular clubbing district of Zurich, the orchestra is taking the relocation as an opportunity to attract and address younger audiences.

A Tonhalle Orchestra supporter since 1998, Swiss Re began sponsoring the orchestra’s Artist in Residence programme in 2012 to support young musicians and nurture novel ideas and fresh perspectives.

As the Artist in Residence programme will be on hiatus until the Tonhalle reopens in 2020, we are now working on a new format of sponsoring engagement for the next  years.

Artist in Residence

As Artist in Residence, a musician plays in chamber music concerts with orchestra members, making music among friends, in addition to performing as a soloist in a number of orchestral concerts and giving a solo recital. Percussionist Martin Grubinger is the 2016/2017 Artist in Residence.

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Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich - Martin Grubinger

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