Cadogan Hall’s Zurich International Orchestra Season
The largest and most comprehensive international orchestra season in the UK, the current series presents 16 concerts by 13 international orchestras with renowned conductors and acclaimed soloists
THIS SEASON’S CONDUCTORS include Valery Gergiev, Stéphane Denève, Michael Sanderling, Andrew Manze and Sir Roger Norrington as well as a host of critically acclaimed soloists, including four of the most popular and highly regarded British pianists: John Lill, Barry Douglas, Stephen Hough and Peter Donohoe. Across the season, the orchestras, conductors and soloists perform music from Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven – including the complete cycle of the German composer’s piano concertos – to works of the 20th and 21st centuries. Among the season’s many highlights, the Mariinsky Orchestra returns to the series in October with Valery Gergiev and Hungarian violinist Kristóf Baráti for two concerts of music by Rimsky-korsakov and Stravinsky, and, in March, Sir Roger Norrington conducts the SWR Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart as conductor emeritus with a programme of all Beethoven works, rounded off by Symphony No. 3, the ‘Eroica’. Rising-star Pavel Kolesnikov makes two appearances this year, playing Beethoven piano concertos alongside internationally renowned orchestras on each occasion: No. 4 with the Czech National Symphony in April, and No. 1 with the Flanders Symphony Orchestra the following month. Also in May, the brilliant Arabella Steinbacher performs Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with the Dresden Philharmonic under its chief conductor Michael Sanderling.
Valery Gergiev conducts an all-russian programme; (left) Basel Chamber Orchestra