Die Toten Hosen performed with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich on Saturday evening on the occasion of the European Culture Prize.
the essentials in brief
- Die Toten Hosen perform with the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich.
- The reason for this is the presentation of the European Culture Prize.
The Zurich Tonhalle will host the European Culture Prize 2022 on Saturday evening. European culture and culture will be celebrated with a performance by the Tonhalle Orchestra and the German band Die Toten Hosen.
The European Culture Prize has been awarded to personalities, initiatives, artists and politicians in the form of a bull since 2012. This is committed to preserving European cultural heritage.
The award ceremony will take place in Switzerland for the first time this year. It is not only about culture, but also about European solidarity. The organizers emphasized this several times.
The Tonhalle is the ideal host, according to a media conference on Friday. On the one hand, because Switzerland is not in the EU, but is in the heart of Europe. And, according to Paavo Järvi, music director of the Tonhalle Orchestra, because Zurich has “a surprising density of high culture”.
That is expected in cosmopolitan cities like London, while Zurich is more familiar to many as a banking city. “I hope that people will also perceive the city as a place of culture in the future.”
Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra and Hosen dare to break the style
One of the musical highlights: the joint appearance of the Toten Hosen and the Tonhalle Orchestra. Campino, singer of the German rock band, described the genres of punk rock and classic as “two different disciplines in one sport”. He thinks that a punk rock band and an orchestra probably go well together.
In the course of his 40-year musical career, he noticed that his band was “perhaps too limited” in the early years. Various collaborations with musicians (…) have shown the Toten Hosen that it is very nice to break boundaries.
Paavo Järvi completely resists pigeonholing. He finds it “not helpful” to divide music into genres. “Music is music, classical and rock music work very well together,” he told the media.
The Toten Hosen and the Tonhalle Orchestra will not only play the song “Alles aus Liebe” together on Saturday evening. You are also one of the winners of the European Culture Awards. The Swiss musician duo Yello, the Zurich-born actor Mario Adorf and other international artists are also honored.
Other guests include personalities such as presenter Max Moor, actress Iris Berben, model and presenter Barbara Meier. And also Nathalie Wappler, Director of Swiss Radio and Television (SRF) and Deputy SRG Director General. They will deliver the eulogies.
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