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Odessa Classics: Zurich Chamber Orchestra and Daniel Hope

10 June 2021, Thu. 19:00
from 1.73 EUR

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Zurich Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Hope (violin, artistic director)

Elgar. Serenade
Mendelssohn. Violin Concerto in D minor
Silvestrov. "Quiet music"
Elgar. Introduction and Allegro op. 47

The Zurich Chamber Orchestra (Zürcher Kammerorchester; ZKO) is in the TOP-5 of the best chamber ensembles in Europe.

The map of ZKO's international tours knows no boundaries, and the venues where the musicians perform are of the highest class: from London's Albert Hall to the largest halls in European countries, the USA, Asia and South Africa. The main stage of Zürcher Kammerorchester is the Zurich Tonhalle. Misha Maisky, Vadim Repin, Joshua Bell, Hilary Khan, James Galway and many other famous musicians have played with ZKO at different times. In 2017, the orchestra was awarded an Echo Klassik for two CDs in the category Klassik ohne Grenzen (Classics without Borders).

The orchestra was founded in 1945 by Edmond de Stutz. For 73 years of existence, the Zurich collective had only five music directors. The current one is the outstanding violinist Daniel Hope. One of the most famous distinctions of the orchestra: the band plays not only classical music, but also jazz and popular music. The orchestra's previous leader, legendary conductor Sir Roger Norrington, has raised the orchestra's teamwork and quality to unrivaled heights over the years. The orchestra's recordings by Mozart and Haydn have become a new benchmark for the quality of the contemporary music scene. With the arrival of Daniel Hope, the orchestra began to develop towards expanding the boundaries of the classics, tirelessly experimenting with genres and forms of presentation of the classics, and became famous as one of the most modern and innovative classical orchestras in the world.

This is the second time the Zurich Chamber Orchestra comes to Ukraine for the ODESSA CLASSIS festival, and this large-scale international cultural project becomes possible thanks to the support of the Swiss Embassy in Ukraine.