Here are some of the highlights of the 2021–22 season’s second quarter—secure your tickets to events from November to January now!
The Schubert Week
Improvised Music & Jazz
Dialogues that lead musicians from the unexpected to the unheard.
The Piano Series
Since Mozart’s time, there have been few major composers who didn’t play or write for the piano, and the instrument in its modern incarnation dominates many aspects of concert life. Over the course of the Pierre Boulez Saal’s 2021–22 season, a group of outstanding pianists performs some of the most celebrated masterpieces of the repertoire as well as contemporary and very recent works that suggest pathways from the past to the future.
The Quartet Series
Over the course of the 2021–22 season, a varied selection of string quartet repertoire will be heard in the elliptical space of the Pierre Boulez Saal, which is ideally suited to the blending of tradition and innovation, and, with its intimate atmosphere, brings listeners closer to the music than most other venues.
The human voice is capable of an enormous musical expressivity. At the Pierre Boulez Saal, artists from many different traditions and backgrounds offer thrilling vocal encounters.
Save the Date!
Arabic Music Days
March 1-5, 2022
2021–22 Arabic Music Days once again bring together music, visual arts, poetry,
and film. As in previous years, the program—now extended to five days—was curated
by Iraqi oud master Naseer Shamma, who has been closely associated with the
Pierre Boulez Saal since its inception. He is joined by his trio for a concert
on March 4 to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the hall’s opening. Visual
artist Nja Al Mahdawi will create live paintings during the performance. The
week’s musical program features four more exceptional trios from countries of
the Middle East and Northern Africa. The accompanying online program includes an
exhibition of works by visual artists Jabar Alwan and Nja Al Mahdawi as well as
the Oscar-nominated film The Man Who Sold His Skin by Tunisian director Kaouther
Ben Hania. Omani poet Saif al-Rahbi will read a selection of his works.
Naseer Shamma ©Peter Adamik
Nja Al Mahdawi, "Graphemes on Arches III"
Kaouther Ben Hania, "The Man Who Sold His Skin" (Film Still)