After the failed experiment with Lionel Bringuier, we hear that the Zurich Tonhalle is about to announce a new music director.
The incoming maestro will be Paavo Järvi, 54, former chief of the Orchestre de Paris, now with NHK in Japan.
The musicians are happy with the decision.
Paavo is good value. Zurich has a terrific group of musicians and a totally soporific audience.
UPDATE: The news has now been officially announced. Paavo starts in 2019.
Press release: Järvi’s five-year contract will include both touring and recording. Prior to taking up the post in 2019/20 he will be present in Zurich to give a performance with the Estonian Festival Orchestra at the Tonhalle Maag in January 2018, and will also spend three weeks during the 2018/19 season with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich.