In 1957, Swiss conductor Räto Tschupp and his wife Els Tschupp-van Gastel fostered a mutual dream: They wanted to put contemporary Swiss music into concert halls. With this idea the Camerata Zürich was born, a chamber orchestra which still today follows up on the initial dream by highlighting Swiss contemporary music as well as chamber music rarities. Camerata Zürich will celebrate its 60th anniversary all through 2018, with a programme that mirrors the founding vision in all its complexity. As managing director Raluca Matei reveals, each concert of the colourful programme will put a different art form in dialogue with chamber music: Literature as well as dance, jazz as well as media art.