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  • Constantinos Carydis conducts Mozart and Shostakovich

    Constantinos Carydis conducts Mozart and Shostakovich

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    It is always exciting to hear the expressive range that can be achieved even with a small orchestra. That is demonstrated in this concert, at which Constantinos Carydis makes his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker. The programme is framed by Mozart’s Symphonies No. 34 and 38, in which tonal radiance is combined with delicate expressive nuances. We also hear works by Dimitri Shostakovich, including his Chamber Symphony op. 110a, which sensitively and movingly reflects the horror of war.

    15 Jun 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Constantinos Carydis

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Symphony No. 34 C major, K. 338

    • Dmitri Shostakovich
      Chamber Symphony in C minor, op. 110a (orch. Barshai)

    • Dmitri Shostakovich
      Two Pieces for String Octet, op. 11 (version for string orchestra)

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504 “Prague”

    Constantinos Carydis conducts Mozart and Shostakovich Go to concert
  • Daniel Barenboim and Maria João Pires

    Daniel Barenboim and Maria João Pires

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    A great friend of the Berliner Philharmoniker celebrates an important anniversary: Daniel Barenboim conducted the orchestra for the first time 50 years ago. The programme of that concert can now be heard again, with works by Haydn, Beethoven and Schumann which trace the development from Viennese Classicism to the rapturous era of Romanticism. The soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 is Maria João Pires.

    08 Jun 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Barenboim

    Maria João Pires

    • Joseph Haydn
      Symphony No. 95 in C minor

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G major, op. 58

      Maria João Pires piano

    • Robert Schumann
      Waldszenen (Forest Scenes), op. 82: Der Vogel als Prophet (Bird as Prophet)

      Maria João Pires piano

    • Robert Schumann
      Symphony No. 4 in D minor, op. 120 (second version from 1851)

    • free

      Interview
      Daniel Barenboim in conversation with Emmanuel Pahud

    Daniel Barenboim and Maria João Pires Go to concert
  • “Late Night” between jazz and classical music with Michael Wollny and Christian Jost

    “Late Night” between jazz and classical music with Michael Wollny and Christian Jost

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Jazz pianist and composer Michael Wollny and conductor and composer Christian Jost are two exceptional artists from seemingly opposing musical worlds who strive for a feeling of being “as spontaneous as possible”. In addition to the performance of some of Wollny’s solo pieces, the encounter with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker is the focus of this Late Night concert.

    08 Jun 2019
    Late Night at the Philharmonie

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Christian Jost

    • Michael Wollny
      Der Wanderer · Nachtfahrten

    • Michael Wollny
      Fatigue

    • Christian Jost
      Nocturnal City

      Michael Wollny piano

    • Christian Jost
      Nocturnal Forest

      Michael Wollny piano

    • Michael Wollny · Christian Jost
      Engel · Der Wanderer (Reprise) · Sirenes

    “Late Night” between jazz and classical music with Michael Wollny and Christian Jost Go to concert
  • Michael Sanderling and Bruno Delepelaire

    Michael Sanderling and Bruno Delepelaire

    Joseph Haydn’s Second Cello Concerto is one of the most important works of Viennese Classicism. Its warm, melodious solo part is captivating, excitingly alternating between melancholy and cheerfulness. At this concert it is played by Bruno Delepelaire, first principal cellist of the Berliner Philharmoniker. At his debut with the Philharmoniker, Michael Sanderling also conducts Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony: a nightmarishly brutal panorama of the Second World War.

    01 Jun 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Michael Sanderling

    Bruno Delepelaire

    • Joseph Haydn
      Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 2 in D major, Hob. VIIb:2

      Bruno Delepelaire cello

    • Benjamin Britten
      Cello Suite No. 1, op. 72: Lamento

    • Dmitri Shostakovich
      Sympnony No. 7 in C major, op. 60 “Leningrad”

    • free

      Interview
      Bruno Delepelaire in conversation with Emmanuel Pahud

    • free

      Interview
      Michael Sanderling in conversation with Emmanuel Pahud

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  • Paavo Järvi conducts Berg and Bruckner

    Paavo Järvi conducts Berg and Bruckner

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    In this concert with Paavo Järvi, we experience sensuously delicate tonal beauty, composed by two pioneers of Modernism. Anton Webern’s richly coloured arrangement of a ricercare by Bach is followed by Alban Berg’s Seven Early Songs (soloist: Mojca Erdmann), which capture the tender mood of young love. Bruckner’s Second Symphony concludes the programme – an early work which already has unmistakable Brucknerian power.

    25 May 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Paavo Järvi

    Mojca Erdmann

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      Musical Offering, BWV 1079: No. 2 Ricercar a 6 (arranged by Anton Webern)

    • Alban Berg
      Seven Early Songs (version for soprano and orchestra)

      Mojca Erdmann soprano

    • Anton Bruckner
      Symphony No. 2 in C minor (2nd version from 1877)

    • free

      Interview
      Paavo Järvi in conversation with Gunars Upatnieks

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  • Herbert Blomstedt and Yefim Bronfman

    Herbert Blomstedt and Yefim Bronfman

    Photo: Peter Adamik

    Yefim Bronfman is a musician whose powerful, energetic playing and brilliant technique recall the great Russian pianistic tradition of the 20th century. At this concert he interprets Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto. The conductor is the charismatic Herbert Blomstedt, who will also conduct a work from his native Sweden: Wilhelm Stenhammar’s Second Symphony, a late Romantic discovery with fascinating Nordic timbres.

    18 May 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Herbert Blomstedt

    Yefim Bronfman

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in B flat major, op. 19

      Yefim Bronfman piano

    • Wilhelm Stenhammar
      Symphony No. 2 in G minor, op. 34

    • free

      Interview
      Herbert Blomstedt in conversation with Stephan Schulze

    Herbert Blomstedt and Yefim Bronfman Go to concert
  • Bernard Haitink conducts Mozart and Bruckner

    Bernard Haitink conducts Mozart and Bruckner

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    After many failures, Anton Bruckner finally achieved a triumph with his Seventh Symphony. Whether in New York, London or Amsterdam, people everywhere wanted to hear what to this day is still the composer’s most popular work, with its poignant Adagio movement. Bernard Haitink, one of the great Bruckner experts, conducts this performance. In addition, Paul Lewis makes his debut as soloist with the Berliner Philharmoniker in Mozart’s introverted, melancholy Piano Concerto No. 27.

    11 May 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Bernard Haitink

    Paul Lewis

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 27 in B flat major, K. 595

      Paul Lewis piano

    • Franz Schubert
      Allegretto in C minor, D 915

      Paul Lewis piano

    • Anton Bruckner
      Symphony No. 7 in E major

    • free

      Interview
      Paul Lewis in conversation with Philipp Bohnen

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  • Education choir project with the Vocal Heroes

    Education choir project with the Vocal Heroes

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    A modern oratorio about a tragic death: Jonathan Dove’s There was a Child is an homage to the son of friends who died in a diving accident in Thailand at the age of 19. The composer traces the panorama of a young life – charming impertinence, carefree playfulness, childlike worries, youthful thirst for adventure. In this choir project of the Education Programme, the Vocal Heroes youth choir, amateur singers, members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and guests share the stage of the Philharmonie.

    12 May 2019
    Education choir project

    Vocal Heroes
    Simon Halsey

    • free

      Jonathan Dove
      There Was a Child for solo voices, adult and childrenʼs choruses and orchestra

      Project Participants, Vocal Heroes youth choir, Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Guests, Toby Spence tenor, Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck video design, Simon Halsey musical direction

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  • The German National Youth Orchestra and Ingo Metzmacher with the “Alpine Symphony”

    The German National Youth Orchestra and Ingo Metzmacher with the “Alpine Symphony”

    Photo: Martin Deeley

    Following its performance under the direction of Kirill Petrenko, the National Youth Orchestra of Germany is now making its second appearance at the Philharmonie to mark its 50th birthday – this time under the baton of Ingo Metzmacher. In the two works he conducts, two opposing worlds collide: the loud, vibrant, dynamic urban life of New York, portrayed musically by Edgard Varèse in his orchestral work Amériques, and the rural, contemplative world of the Bavarian mountains depicted by Richard Strauss in his Alpine symphony.

    29 Apr 2019

    Bundesjugendorchester
    Ingo Metzmacher

    • free

      Edgard Varèse
      Amériques (1st version from 1922)

    • free

      Richard Strauss
      Eine Alpensinfonie (An Alpine Symphony), op. 64

    • free

      Helmut Lachenmann
      Marche fatale

    The German National Youth Orchestra and Ingo Metzmacher with the “Alpine Symphony” Go to concert
  • Zubin Mehta conducts “Otello”

    Zubin Mehta conducts “Otello”

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    The 75-year-old Giuseppe Verdi once again reached a new artistic level with Otello. None of his other operas is as compelling or has such dramatic force, right up to the murderous finale. Following the performances at the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden, the Berliner Philharmoniker present their interpretation of this dark, expressive score to the Berlin public together with a cast of prominent singers and conductor Zubin Mehta.

    28 Apr 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Zubin Mehta

    Arsen Soghomonyan, Sonya Yoncheva, Luca Salsi

    • Giuseppe Verdi
      Otello Concert performance · Act 1 & 2

      Arsen Soghomonyan tenor (Otello), Sonya Yoncheva soprano (Desdemona), Luca Salsi baritone (Jago), Anna Malavasi mezzo-soprano (Emilia), Francesco Demuro tenor (Cassio), Gregory Bonfatti tenor (Roderigo), Giovanni Furlanetto bass (Montano), Federico Sacchi bass (Lodovico), Mathias Tönges bass, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Gijs Leenaars chorus master

    • Giuseppe Verdi
      Otello Concert performance · Act 3 & 4

    • free

      Interview
      Zubin Mehta in conversation with Noah Bendix-Balgley

    Zubin Mehta conducts “Otello” Go to concert