Petr Popelka & Antoine Tamestit

Petr Popelka & Antoine Tamestit

Antoine Tamestit (Foto: Lena Ka)

Petr Popelka & Antoine Tamestit

Wed 04. Dec 2024 18.30 Kleine Tonhalle
Wed 04. Dec 2024 19.30 Grosse Tonhalle
Thu 05. Dec 2024 12.15 Grosse Tonhalle
Thu 05. Dec 2024 19.30 Grosse Tonhalle
Thu 05. Dec 2024 21.30 Konzertfoyer
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Petr Popelka Conductor
Antoine Tamestit Viola
Alfred Schnittke Violakonzert
Robert Schumann Sinfonie Nr. 2 C-Dur op. 61


05. Dec 2024, 21.30 Uhr
Nach dem Konzert im Konzertfoyer
mit Ilona Schmiel und Gästen

Prices CHF 110 / 90 / 70 / 50 / 30
Organizer Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich AG
Playlist Schnittke und Schumann

The Czech Petr Popelka started out as a double bass player, but then quickly moved to the conductor's podium; from the 2024/25 season, he will be chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. For his debut with us, he has chosen Schumann's Symphony No. 2 – that's right, the one with the irresistible perpetuum mobile in the scherzo. There is also Alfred Schnittke's Viola Concerto, which demands everything from the soloist Antoine Tamestit. On the one hand, physically, because he plays almost continuously for the entire thirty minutes (he once said that it wouldn't work without stretching). And also emotionally: this music sounds cynical, tender and fragile – right up to the sombre end.

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