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Thursday
18.
April
18:30
Kunsthaus Zürich
This tour is an abridged walk through the Kunsthaus' sometimes complicated relationship with female artists and women in art. The tour will highlight several women artists from different historical periods  - and examine the nuances of what it means to be exhibited in a museum as a female artist.   The tour is held in English. [more]
Registration is open
5.00 / 7.00 CHF
Friday
19.
April
19:30
Tonhalle am See
Anyone who always plays the same thing could easily be suspected of being lazy. Unless his name is Vikingur Ólafsson: the Icelandic pianist is known for the intensity with which he tackles the works. When he now devotes an entire season exclusively to Bach's "Goldberg Variations", it is a journey of exploration – to the music, to himself. By the time of his Zurich recital, he will have played the variation cycle 30 times, in Helsinki and Toronto, in Rome … [more]
Registration is closed
15.00 / 20.00 CHF
Sunday
21.
April
18:00
Tanzhaus Zürich
In Calling three characters circle each other with equal parts suspicion and intrigue. They have been doing this for some time. Attracted and repelled, their bodies move away and towards each other, sometimes with pleasure and at other times with disgust. Circling and circling, advancing and retreating, away and towards, closer then farther. They don’t know what is at stake, what it would mean to break the status quo or the rhythm of their patterns. They cannot stay in this limbo for … [more]
Registration is open
5.00 / 10.00 CHF
Thursday
25.
April
19:30
Tonhalle am See
Is it allowed to play Mozart on a Steinway? But of course, even on two! Not only the pianist brothers Lucas and Arthur Jussen think so, but also early music specialist Jan Willem de Vriend. For several years now, he has been performing 18th-century works with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and is delighted by the openness and curiosity with which old works are explored on new instruments. This time, Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos KV 365, a work by Bach's son … [more]
Registration is open
15.00 / 20.00 CHF
Thursday
02.
May
20:00
Schauspielhaus Zürich (Pfauen)
We are granny-mother-child-hybrids. We all harbor cells from our mothers throughout our lives – and our mothers, some of ours. In Blutbuch, the narrator Kim takes stock of the things we carry on without being asked to, things that have seeped into our bodily memory via cells and narratives: fears, desires, and affiliations. Boundaries, rules and all that was never said, out of shame, hypocrisy or pain. Kim takes a stand against staying silent. After all, if we are connected to everything, … [more]
Registration is open
10.00 / 15.00 CHF
Friday
24.
May
19:30
Tonhalle am See
From her point of view, most of the great composers were "pretty crazy", pianist Hélène Grimaud once said in an interview with the "Süddeutsche Zeitung". "Listen to Beethoven! If you want to play Beethoven beautifully or as light and easy as popcorn, you destroy his music". Now she teams up with Paavo Järvi for Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4, who doesn't think much of musical popcorn either. Nor in the rest of the programme: Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5, ostensibly composed … [more]
Registration is open
15.00 / 20.00 CHF
Saturday
25.
May
19:30
Opernhaus Zürich
On 24 February 1607, a new era in music history dawned in Mantua. L'Orfeo, the musical fable by local court composer Claudio Monteverdi, was heard for the first time, performed for a small circle of courtly guests. The premiere marked no less than the birth of opera as an art form, for the composer was the first to recognize what it can mean when music becomes a sung scene: Embedded in a dramatic plot context, the characters on stage turn their … [more]
Registration launch date:
May 11, 2024, noon
25.00 / 30.00 CHF
Tuesday
28.
May
19:30
Schauspielhaus Zürich (Schiffbau)
Moved by the Motion takes on the famous tragedy Carmen. Originally written by Prosper Mérimée and transformed into one of the most iconic operas of all time by Georges Bizet, Carmen’s tale has been adapted in numerous ways, inspiring popular culture and remaining in the collective consciousness through its controversy. Carmen is a rebellious bird, a wanderer, a hustler, a factory worker, a polylingual, shape-shifting lover, stateless and ungovernable. In collaboration with writers Sophia Al-Maria and Fred Moten, Moved by the Motion … [more]
Registration is closed
10.00 / 15.00 CHF