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Our latest 10 concerts:

  • The Berlin Phil Series: “Modern Times”

    The Berlin Phil Series: “Modern Times”

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Orchestral and chamber music of the 1920s and 30s from Hungary, Russia and England: in the penultimate episode of the Berlin Phil Series, members of the Berliner Philharmoniker presented the diversity of Modernism. In addition, Béla Bartók and the jazz composer Chick Corea meet in short pieces for vibraphone and piano, and Bartók’s orchestral suite The Miraculous Mandarin is presented in an archive recording. Shostakovich’s virtuosic and sardonic First Piano Concerto with pianist Denis Matsuev provided a spectacular conclusion.

    04 Jul 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker

    • Welcome

      Aleksandar Ivić

    • Arthur Bliss
      Quintet for Oboe and String Quartet

      Christoph Hartmann oboe, Luíz Fïlíp Coelho violin, Bettina Sartorius violin, Walter Küssner viola, Martin Löhr violoncello

    • Béla Bartók · Chick Corea
      Mikrokosmos/Children’s Songs (excerpts)

      Wieland Welzel vibraphone, Jacques Ammon piano

    • Béla Bartók
      The Miraculous Mandarin Sz 73, Suite (recording)

      Mariss Jansons conductor

    • free

      Interview
      Denis Matsuev in conversation with Aleksandar Ivić

    • Dmitri Shostakovich
      Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and String Orchestra in C minor, op. 35

      Denis Matsuev piano, Guillaume Jehl trumpet

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  • The Berlin Phil Series: “Baroque Concertos”

    The Berlin Phil Series: “Baroque Concertos”

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    The music of the Baroque period represents a unique combination of tonal splendour and vibrant lightness. However, it is only occasionally performed in the everyday concert life of a symphony orchestra – and so this programme with solo concertos by Bach, Handel and Vivaldi is a particularly welcome rarity. The appeal of this episode of the Berlin Phil Series is further enhanced by the fact that members of the orchestra can be enjoyed here as soloists.

    27 Jun 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker

    • Welcome

      Jonathan Kelly

    • George Frideric Handel
      Concerto grosso in B flat major, op. 3 no. 2, HWV 313

    • Antonio Vivaldi
      Concerto for Flautino, Strings and Basso continuo in C major, RV 443

      Egor Egorkin piccolo

    • Antonio Vivaldi
      Concerto for Bassoon, Strings and Basso continuo in E minor, RV 484

      Stefan Schweigert bassoon

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048

    • George Frideric Handel
      Concerto for Harp, Strings and Basso continuo in B flat major, op. 4 no. 6, HWV 294

      Marie-Pierre Langlamet harp

    • Antonio Vivaldi
      “L’estro armonico”: Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings and Basso continuo in A minor, op. 3 no. 8, RV 522

      Dorian Xhoxhi violin, Raimar Orlovsky violin

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      Concerto for Oboe, Violin, Strings and Basso continuo in D minor, BWV 1060R

      Noah Bendix-Balgley violin, Jonathan Kelly oboe

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  • The Berlin Phil Series: “Kirill Petrenko Live: Serenades”

    The Berlin Phil Series: “Kirill Petrenko Live: Serenades”

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Mozart’s wind serenade “Gran Partita” and Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings combine youthful temperament and compositional maturity, chamber music intimacy with sonorousness and the amusing character of the serenade tradition with the musical weight of symphonic conception. Kirill Petrenko included both works in the programme for this concert of the Berlin Phil Series with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker. With this serenade concert, Kirill Petrenko also concluded his first season as chief conductor of the orchestra.

    13 Jun 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    • Welcome

      Matthew McDonald

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Serenade for Winds in B flat major, K. 361 “Gran Partita”

    • free

      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Eva-Maria Tomasi

    • Antonín Dvořák
      Serenade for Strings in E major, op. 22

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  • The Berlin Phil Series: “Philharmonic Octet”

    The Berlin Phil Series: “Philharmonic Octet”

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    This episode of the Berlin Phil Series brought the familiar, the new and the unknown together in a captivating way. Schubert’s Octet for five strings and three winds, considered the founding work of this instrumental genre of chamber music, was programmed alongside a world premiere by Toshio Hosokawa and an almost forgotten piece for the same formation by Hugo Kaun. All three works were performed by one of the orchestra’s most venerable chamber music formations: the Philharmonic Octet Berlin.

    06 Jun 2020

    Philharmonic Octet

    • Welcome

      Stefan Dohr

    • Hugo Kaun
      Octet in F major, op. 34

    • free

      Interview
      Toshio Hosokawa in conversation with Daishin Kashimoto

    • Toshio Hosokawa
      Texture for octet (première) – commissioned jointly by the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation and Japan Arts Corporation

    • Franz Schubert
      Octet in F major D 803

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  • The Berlin Phil Series: “A Tribute to Daniel Stabrawa”

    The Berlin Phil Series: “A Tribute to Daniel Stabrawa”

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    As 1st concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker for many years, Kirill Petrenko is the fourth chief conductor Daniel Stabrawa has worked with. In this new concert of the Berlin Phil Series, the musician performs the only violin concerto by his Polish compatriot Andrzej Panufnik and – alongside orchestral colleagues – a trio by Antonín Dvořák. A film featuring Stabrawa in interviews and concert excerpts completes the evening as a touching portrait of the musician. The programme also includes a performance of Sibelius’ Fourth Symphony from the concert archive, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

    30 May 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Stabrawa

    • A Tribute to Daniel Stabrawa – Part 1

    • Andrzej Panufnik
      Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra

      Daniel Stabrawa violin

    • A Tribute to Daniel Stabrawa – Part 2

    • Antonín Dvořák
      Terzetto for 2 Violins and Viola in C major, op. 74

      Daniel Stabrawa violin, Krzysztof Polonek violin, Ignacy Miecznikowski viola

    • A Tribute to Daniel Stabrawa – Part 3

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

      Sir Simon Rattle conductor

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  • The Berlin Phil Series: “Kirill Petrenko Live”

    The Berlin Phil Series: “Kirill Petrenko Live”

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Three weeks after the European Concert, chief conductor Kirill Petrenko appeared again with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker in an otherwise empty Philharmonie. Debussy’s atmospheric, dream-like Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune was followed by the wild sounds of Hindemith’s Kammermusik No. 1, whose borrowings from popular music were perceived as a provocation by contemporary audiences. The concert ended with the sensuous Verklärte Nacht, an early masterstroke by Arnold Schoenberg. “You can’t play it more beautifully than this” (rbbKulturradio).

    23 May 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    • Welcome

      Philipp Bohnen

    • Claude Debussy
      Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (arranged by Benno Sachs)

    • Paul Hindemith
      Chamber Music No. 1, op. 24 No. 1

    • free

      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Philipp Bohnen

    • Arnold Schoenberg
      Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), op. 4 (1943 version for string orchestra)

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  • The Berlin Phil Series: “Berlin Phil Brass”

    The Berlin Phil Series: “Berlin Phil Brass”

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    The new episode of the Berlin Phil series features fanfares, chorales and marches with brass players of the Berliner Philharmoniker and organist Sebastian Heidl. The selection includes works by Beethoven, Handel and Elgar as well as compositions from the distinguished French organ tradition. The charming combination of the church instrument with the colours of the symphony orchestra resounds at the end of the concert in the finale from Camille Saint-Saëns’s “Organ Symphony”. The conductor of the performance from the archive of the Digital Concert Hall was Zubin Mehta.

    16 May 2020

    Brass ensemble of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sebastian Heindl

    • Paul Dukas
      Fanfare pour précéder “La Péri” (arranged for brass and organ by Sebastian Heindl)

    • Eugène Gigout
      Grand chœur dialogué (arranged for brass and organ by Hans Zellner)

    • Alexandre Guilmant
      Morceau symphonique op. 88 (arranged for trombone and organ by Ulrich Nehls)

      Olaf Ott trombone

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Egmont op. 84: Overture (arranged for organ by Sebastian Heindl)

    • Thierry Escaich
      Tanz-Fantasie for trumpet and organ

      Andre Schoch trumpet

    • George Frideric Handel
      Concerto grosso in D minor op. 3 No. 5 HWV 316 (arranged for brass by Joshua Davis)

    • Frigyes Hidas
      Domine, Dona Nobis Pacem for trombone and organ

      Thomas Leyendecker trombone

    • Edward Elgar
      Pomp and Circumstance, op. 39: March No.1 (arranged for brass and organ by Hans Zellner)

    • Camille Saint-Saëns
      Symphony No. 3 in C minor, op. 78 “Organ Symphony”

      Zubin Mehta conductor

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  • The Berlin Phil Series: “An evening in Vienna”

    The Berlin Phil Series: “An evening in Vienna”

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    This episode of the Berlin Phil Series is a musical portrait of the city of Vienna. The concert features newly recorded chamber music works by Mozart and Beethoven as well as archive recordings of orchestral songs by Franz Schubert and Hugo Wolf. The chamber musicians include the two principal clarinets of the Berliner Philharmoniker, Wenzel Fuchs and Andreas Ottensamer who as Austrians, will guarantee an authentic Viennese colour. Fuchs can be heard in Mozart’s famous clarinet quintet, and Ottensamer in Beethoven’s lively “Gassenhauer Trio”.

    09 May 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker

    • Welcome

      Andreas Ottensamer

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Clarinet Quintet in A major, K.581

      Wenzel Fuchs clarinet, Daishin Kashimoto violin, Romano Tommasini violin, Naoko Shimizu viola, Ludwig Quandt cello

    • Franz Schubert
      Gretchen am Spinnrade D. 118

      Claudio Abbado conductor, Christianne Stotijn mezzo-soprano

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Duo for Violin and Viola, K. 423: Adagio

      Cornelia Gartemann violin, Julia Gartemann viola

    • Franz Schubert
      Erlkönig D. 328

      Daniel Harding conductor, Gerald Finley bass-baritone

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Wiener Sonatine No. 1 K. 439b: Allegro brillante

      Hande Küden violin, Kotowa Machida violin

    • Hugo Wolf
      Der Feuerreiter

      Iván Fischer conductor, Christian Gerhaher baritone

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Piano trio in B-flat major, op. 11 “Gassenhauer Trio”

      Andreas Ottensamer clarinet, Knut Weber cello, Julien Quentin piano

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  • European Concert from the Philharmonie Berlin with Kirill Petrenko

    European Concert from the Philharmonie Berlin with Kirill Petrenko

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Despite the corona crisis, the traditional European Concert was still able to take place almost 30 years after its inception. Members of the orchestra performed under the baton of chief conductor Kirill Petrenko in an otherwise empty Philharmonie. After works by Arvo Pärt, György Ligeti and Samuel Barber, Gustav Mahler’s Fourth Symphony was performed in a version for chamber orchestra with soprano Christiane Karg. “The Philharmoniker soloists exude dedication – and an inexhaustible world opens up in miniature” (Tagesspiegel).

    01 May 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Christiane Karg

    • Welcome

      Stanley Dodds

    • Arvo Pärt
      Fratres

    • György Ligeti
      Ramifications for strings

    • free

      Samuel Barber
      Adagio for Strings, op. 11

    • free

      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Olaf Maninger

    • Gustav Mahler
      Symphony No. 4 in G major (arranged for chamber ensemble by Erwin Stein)

      Christiane Karg soprano

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  • The Berlin Phil Series: “An American in Berlin”

    The Berlin Phil Series: “An American in Berlin”

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Music by American composers is on the programme for the second instalment of the Berlin Phil Series. In a range of chamber formations, Noah Bendix-Balgley, 1st concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker, and other members of the orchestra play pieces by George Gershwin, John Cage, and the composer Amy Beach, among others. Symphonic dances from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story are heard under the baton of chief conductor Kirill Petrenko, and his predecessor Sir Simon Rattle inspires the orchestra to a spectacular performance of Scott Bradley’s soundtrack to a Tom and Jerry cartoon.

    25 Apr 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker

    • Welcome

      Noah Bendix-Balgley

    • John Adams
      Short Ride in a Fast Machine

      Sir Simon Rattle conductor

    • John Corigliano
      Stomp

    • George Gershwin
      Prelude No. 1 for Clarinet and Piano

      Wenzel Fuchs clarinet, Ohad Ben-Ari piano

    • Amy Beach
      Romance for violin and piano

      Noah Bendix-Balgley violin, Ohad Ben-Ari piano

    • Charles Ives
      The Unanswered Question

    • John Cage
      Third Construction

      Raphael Haeger percussion, Simon Rössler percussion, Franz Schindlbeck percussion, Jan Schlichte percussion

    • Leonard Bernstein
      Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

      Kirill Petrenko conductor

    • George Gershwin
      Porgy and Bess: four pieces for violin and piano

      Noah Bendix-Balgley violin, Ohad Ben-Ari piano

    • Scott Bradley
      Tom and Jerry

      Sir Simon Rattle conductor

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