Foto: Gaëtan Bally
18. – 20 May 2024

International Organ Days Zurich 2024

The Kuhn organ at the Tonhalle Zurich will present itself in many facets at Whitsun 2024.

At Whitsun this year, everything will once again revolve around the organ. In addition to numerous organ concerts, we will be presenting various events centred around our instrument during the day.

Our focus artist Iveta Apkalna will be performing in dialogue with the orchestra. Parisian improvisation star Thierry Escaich will provide dazzling cinema organ sounds. In addition, national and international organists will present further solo highlights and chamber music with organ. Just how many colours and facets the magnificent Kuhn organ at the Tonhalle Zurich has to offer: This can be experienced at the International Organ Days 2024.

Saturday 18 May

At the opening concert with Dima Slobodeniouk, you will hear works by Jongen and Berlioz. Our focus artist Iveta Apkalna will be at the organ console that evening.

This concert is not included in the organ pass. Holders of the organ pass receive a 20% discount.

Whit Sunday 19 May

On Whitsunday there will be concerts on the theme of "Organ and Literature" and "Phantom of the Opera". There will also be two organ concerts for children and an organ course as part of the "Organ Day for Children".

Both concerts are included in the organ pass.
Please purchase a separate ticket for the organ concerts for children. The organ course can be visited free of charge.

Whit Monday 20 May

On Whit Monday you will hear the organ as a subtle accompanying instrument in a Czech chamber music programme and in the final concert one of the world's best choirs will meet our focus artist Iveta Apkalna on the organ.

Both concerts are included in the organ pass.

Organ Pass

If you would like to really immerse yourself in the world of the organ at Whitsun, we recommend the organ pass. Order the organ pass for four concerts or buy your single ticket directly at the respective concert.


The International Organ Festival Zurich 2024 is curated by the organist and focus artist Iveta Apkalna and Prof. Tobias Willi, in consultation with Dr Hans-Peter Fricker, President of the Friends of the New Zurich Tonhalle Organ Association.

Supported by the Verein Freundeskreis der neuen Zürcher Tonhalle Orgel, the Accordeos Foundation and the SYMPHASIS Foundation, Zurich

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May 2024
Mon 20. May

International Organ Festival Zurich: Closing concert with the Latvija State Choir

Staatschor Latvija, Māris Sirmais Conductor, Iveta Apkalna Orgel Rogg, Byrd, Langlais, Britten, Elgar, Purcell, Escaich, Gardiner
Mon 20. May

Internationale Orgeltage Zürich: Mit Trompeten nach Tschechien

Otto Sauter Piccolo-Trompete, Moises Cerros Piccolo-Trompete, Irmtraud Tarr Orgel Filas, Karg-Elert, Vejvanowský, Querfurth, Biber von Bibern, Zariņš, Anonymus (Torelli Schule), Widor, Filas
Sun 19. May

Internationale Orgeltage Zürich: Das Phantom der Oper – Film und Orgel

Thierry Escaich Orgel Escaich
Sun 19. May

Internationale Orgeltage Zürich: Orgel und Literatur

Master-Studierende der Orgelklassen von Prof. Andreas Jost & Prof. Tobias Willi , Jessica Bosshard Orgel, Joanna Krauze Orgel, Soyoung Lee Molitor Orgel, Tatiana Radkewitsch Orgel, Nina Roth Orgel, Till Schaffnit Lesung, Tobias Willi Moderation Bach, Reger, Alain, Vogt, Saint-Saëns, Widor
Sun 19. May

Orgeltag für Kinder – Konzerte

Daniela Timokhine Orgel, Konzept, Iveta Apkalna Orgel, Kiki Maeder Moderation
Sun 19. May

Orgeltag für Kinder – Parcours

Daniela Timokhine Orgel, Konzept
Free entry
Sat 18. May

International Organ Days Zurich: Opening Concert with Iveta Apkalna

Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Dima Slobodeniouk Conductor, Iveta Apkalna Orgel Jongen, Berlioz
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