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Our latest 10 concerts:

  • Kirill Petrenko and Patricia Kopatchinskaja with Hartmann and Stravinsky

    Kirill Petrenko and Patricia Kopatchinskaja with Hartmann and Stravinsky

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Few works have captured the horror of the Nazi regime as powerfully in music as Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s Concerto funebre. The soloist in this performance with Kirill Petrenko is Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Artist in Residence of the 2021/22 season. The concert closes with the striking ballet music from The Firebird by Igor Stravinsky. The two composers, who admired each other, both strived towards uncompromisingly modern yet moving music.

    18 Sep 2021

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Patricia Kopatchinskaja

    • Karl Amadeus Hartmann
      Concerto funebre for violin and strings

      Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin

    • Igor Stravinsky
      L’Oiseau de feu (The Firebird), Ballet Music

    • free

      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko and Patricia Kopatchinskaja in conversation with Cornelia Gartemann

    • free

      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Cornelia Gartemann

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  • Jakub Hrůša conducts Bruckner’s Fourth and a world premiere

    Jakub Hrůša conducts Bruckner’s Fourth and a world premiere

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Bruckner’s “Romantic” Fourth Symphony has a distinct feeling of longing and closeness to nature – for instance, in the horn call at the beginning and the melancholy singing of the strings. The work is conducted by Jakub Hrůša, who also presents the world premiere of Keyframes for a Hippogriff by Olga Neuwirth, one of the most sought-after composers of our time. Neuwirth says the work is about trying “to remain a free soul despite the despair and pain in this world”.

    11 Sep 2021

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Jakub Hrůša

    Andrew Watts, Tölzer Knabenchor

    • Olga Neuwirth
      Keyframes for a Hippogriff − Musical Calligrams in memoriam Hester Diamond, commissioned jointly by the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation, the New York Philharmonic and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (premiere)

      Andrew Watts countertenor, Tölzer Knabenchor, Michael Hofstetter chorus master, Gerhard Jacobs chorus master

    • Anton Bruckner
      Symphony No. 4 in E flat major “Romantic” (2nd version from 1878/1880)

    • free

      Interview
      Jakub Hrůša in conversation with Václav Vonášek

    Jakub Hrůša conducts Bruckner’s Fourth and a world premiere Go to concert
  • Season opening: Kirill Petrenko conducts Schubert’s “Great” C major Symphony

    Season opening: Kirill Petrenko conducts Schubert’s “Great” C major Symphony

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Kirill Petrenko opened the 2021/22 season of the Berliner Philharmoniker with the enchanting and mysterious world of Romanticism. The main work on the programme is Franz Schubert’s “Great” C major Symphony, in which exuberance, dance and nobility are shaken by moments of deep despair. Carl Maria von Weber transports us to the magical realm of Oberon, the king of the elves, which inspired Paul Hindemith’s colourful Symphonic Metamorphosis.

    27 Aug 2021

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    • Carl Maria von Weber
      Oberon: Overture

    • Paul Hindemith
      Symphonic Metamorphosis of themes by Carl Maria von Weber

    • Franz Schubert
      Symphony No. 8 in C major, D 944 “Great”

    • free

      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Stefan Dohr

    Season opening: Kirill Petrenko conducts Schubert’s “Great” C major Symphony Go to concert
  • Concert from the Waldbühne with Martin Grubinger and Wayne Marshall

    Concert from the Waldbühne with Martin Grubinger and Wayne Marshall

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Pure rhythm is in store at this Waldbühne concert – with a performance by Martin Grubinger. The multi-percussionist is a true entertainer who elicits a wealth of timbres from his instruments in the Special Edition with film music by John Williams. The concert also features Wayne Marshall, who makes his debut conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker with the music of Leonard Bernstein, and who is also the soloist in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

    26 Jun 2021
    From the Berlin Waldbühne

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Wayne Marshall

    The Percussive Planet Ensemble

    • Leonard Bernstein
      On the Town: 3 Dance Episodes

    • John Williams
      John Williams: The Special Edition (arr. Martin Grubinger sen.)

      Martin Grubinger drums, The Percussive Planet Ensemble

    • George Gershwin
      Rhapsody in Blue (orch. Ferde Grofé)

      Wayne Marshall piano

    • Leonard Bernstein
      On the Waterfront, Symphonic Suite

    • Leonard Bernstein
      Candide: Overture

    • Paul Lincke
      Berliner Luft

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  • Jean-Christophe Spinosi and Philippe Jaroussky

    Jean-Christophe Spinosi and Philippe Jaroussky

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Jean-Christophe Spinosi’s artistic home is the music of the 17th and 18th centuries. He also appears as an opera conductor, with acclaimed interpretations of works by Mozart and Rossini. For his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker Spinosi has put together a varied programme including two works from the Baroque period, a symphony from the Viennese Classical School and Romantic bel canto. Philippe Jaroussky is also at home in this repertoire and contributes arias by Vivaldi and Rossini in his brilliant countertenor.

    19 Jun 2021

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Jean-Christophe Spinosi

    Philippe Jaroussky

    • Antonio Vivaldi
      Aria “Vedrò con mio diletto” from Il Giustino, RV 725

      Philippe Jaroussky countertenor

    • Antonio Vivaldi
      Aria “Gemo in un punto e fremo” from L’Olimpiade, RV 725

      Philippe Jaroussky countertenor

    • Joseph Haydn
      Symphony No. 82 in C major “L’Ours”

    • Gioacchino Rossini
      Cavatina “Di tanti palpiti” from Tancredi

      Philippe Jaroussky countertenor

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 “Jupiter”

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      Interview
      Jean-Christophe Spinosi and Philippe Jaroussky in conversation with Solène Kermarrec

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  • Family Concert “Magic Night”

    Family Concert “Magic Night”

    Photo: Benjamin Füglister

    At midnight, something magical happens in the children’s room: the magic fairy brings the toys of two siblings to life with her song, which causes some turmoil. Whether ball, horse or cooker – they all suddenly have a mind of their own, with teddy bears and dolls dancing all over the place. Kurt Weill’s children’s pantomime Magic Night invites audiences young and old to dream and marvel – with colourfully dazzling music and captivating dance rhythms.

    06 Jun 2021

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Simon Rössler

    Ruth Rosenfeld, BERLINJOHN Family

    • free

      Kurt Weill
      Magic Night

      Ruth Rosenfeld soprano and acting, Nelly Danker stage director, BERLINJOHN Family acrobatics, Benedict Mirow screen director, Julia Schnittger stage and costumes, Raphael Grebenstein light design

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  • Herbert Blomstedt conducts Sibelius and Brahms

    Herbert Blomstedt conducts Sibelius and Brahms

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    “Conducting is a good profession to grow old in, because it’s always a challenge, and you need challenges when you get older”, said Herbert Blomstedt, born in 1927, who is continuing his long-standing collaboration with the Berliner Philharmoniker with undiminished energy and vitality. On this programme Sibelius’s dark, mist-shrouded Fourth Symphony is contrasted with Brahms’s Third.

    12 Jun 2021

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Herbert Blomstedt

    • Jean Sibelius
      Symphony No. 4 in A minor, op. 63

    • Johannes Brahms
      Symphony No. 3 in F major, op. 90

    • free

      Interview
      Herbert Blomstedt on Sibelius’s Fourth and Brahms’s Third Symphony

    Herbert Blomstedt conducts Sibelius and Brahms Go to concert
  • Sakari Oramo conducts Chin and Sibelius

    Sakari Oramo conducts Chin and Sibelius

    Photo: Frederike van der Stræten

    In 2006, Sunwook Kim won the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition – just 18 years old and the first Asian pianist to do so. With his colourful, virtuosic style of music-making, the South Korean soon found an international audience. Here he makes his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker with Unsuk Chin’s brilliant and rhythmically challenging Piano Concerto. Sakari Oramo also conducts Sibelius’s mystical and poetic Second Symphony.

    05 Jun 2021

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sakari Oramo

    Sunwook Kim

    • Unsuk Chin
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

      Sunwook Kim piano

    • Jean Sibelius
      Symphony No. 2 in D major, op. 43

    • free

      Interview
      Unsuk Chin on her Piano Concerto

    • free

      Interview
      Sunwook Kim in conversation with Kyoungmin Park

    • free

      Interview
      Sakari Oramo in conversation with Kyoungmin Park

    Sakari Oramo conducts Chin and Sibelius Go to concert
  • Simon Rattle conducts Ginastera and Britten

    Simon Rattle conducts Ginastera and Britten

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    A programme which allows the Berliner Philharmoniker to show off their skills as soloists: Ginastera’s Variaciones concertantes and Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra offer our musicians wonderful opportunities to showcase the tonal splendour of their instruments. Principal horn Stefan Dohr and tenor Andrew Staples lead us through different nocturnal moods in Britten’s Serenade, ranging from the tender and mysterious to the menacing.

    29 May 2021

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Andrew Staples, Stefan Dohr

    • Alberto Ginastera
      Variaciones concertantes, op. 23

    • Benjamin Britten
      Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, op. 31

      Andrew Staples tenor, Stefan Dohr french horn

    • Benjamin Britten
      The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, op. 34

    • free

      Interview
      Sir Simon Rattle, Andrew Staples and Stefan Dohr in conversation

    Simon Rattle conducts Ginastera and Britten Go to concert
  • Susanna Mälkki conducts “Bluebeard’s Castle”

    Susanna Mälkki conducts “Bluebeard’s Castle”

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Zoltán Kodály described Béla Bartók’s only opera Bluebeard’s Castle as “a masterpiece, a condensed tragedy, a musical volcano that erupts for 60 minutes and leaves us with only one wish: to hear the whole thing again”. Written in 1911, the one-act piece is a brilliantly orchestrated symbolist drama that takes us deep into the emotional world of the fin de siècle. “What do you see?”, Bluebeard asks Judith, who wants to open the seven doors of his past. Susanna Mälkki presents this musical psychoanalysis that will make you shudder.

    22 May 2021

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Susanna Mälkki

    Ildikó Komlósi, Johannes Martin Kränzle

    • Kaija Saariaho
      Vista (German première) – commissioned jointly by Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation together with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association (concert performance)

    • Béla Bartók
      Bluebeard’s Castle, Sz 48 (concert performance)

      Ildikó Komlósi mezzo-soprano (Judith), Johannes Martin Kränzle baritone (Bluebeard)

    • free

      Interview
      Susanna Mälkki in conversation with Esko Laine

    Susanna Mälkki conducts “Bluebeard’s Castle” Go to concert