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  • John Williams conducts John Williams

    John Williams conducts John Williams

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    The history of film music would be different without John Williams. Cinema classics like Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Harry Potter are inextricably linked with his musical style. His soundtracks captivate listeners with thrilling, moving themes and a tremendous range of atmospheres and sounds. John Williams makes his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker at this concert, conducting several of his most famous scores.

    16 Oct 2021

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    John Williams

    Bruno Delepelaire

    • John Williams
      Olympic Fanfare and Theme

    • John Williams
      Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Excerpts

    • John Williams
      Far and Away Suite

    • John Williams
      Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Hedwig’s Theme

    • John Williams
      Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Nimbus 2000

    • John Williams
      Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Harry’s Wondrous World

    • John Williams
      Theme from Jurassic Park

    • John Williams
      Superman March

    • John Williams
      Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra

    • John Williams
      Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark: Marion’s Theme

    • John Williams
      Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Raiders March

    • John Williams
      Elegy for cello and orchestra

      Bruno Delepelaire cello

    • John Williams
      Solo: A Star Wars Story: The Adventures of Han

    • John Williams
      Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back: Yoda’s Theme

    • John Williams
      Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope: Throne Room and End Title

    • John Williams
      Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope: Princess Leia’s Theme

    • John Williams
      E.T. the Extra-Terrestial: Flying Theme

    • John Williams
      Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back: The Imperial March

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      Interview
      Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker talk about John Williams

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      Interview
      Bruno Delepelaire in conversation with Stanley Dodds

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  • Gustavo Gimeno and Augustin Hadelich make their debuts

    Gustavo Gimeno and Augustin Hadelich make their debuts

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade is fascinating because of the contrast between the brutal sultan and the clever title heroine. The composer’s vision of the Orient sounds splendid – it is not surprising that he was a sought-after teacher of orchestration. One of his students was Prokofiev, who acquired from him a fondness for Russian folk melodies, as we hear in his Second Violin Concerto. Both conductor Gustavo Gimeno and violinist Augustin Hadelich make their debuts.

    09 Oct 2021

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Gustavo Gimeno

    Augustin Hadelich

    • György Ligeti
      Concert Românesc

    • Sergei Prokofiev
      Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in G minor, op. 63

      Augustin Hadelich violin

    • Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson
      Louisiana Blues Strut

      Augustin Hadelich violin

    • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
      Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite, op. 35

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      Interview
      Augustin Hadelich in conversation with Helena Madoka Berg

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      Interview
      Gustavo Gimeno in conversation with Joaquín Riquelme García

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  • Herbert Blomstedt conducts Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony

    Herbert Blomstedt conducts Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony is the documentation of an existential crisis. At the time of its composition, the 50-year-old composer was not accepted as an artist, nor had he found the desperately longed-for wife. With the confident architecture of the Finale and its solemn orchestral chorales, the Symphony displays more defiance than despair, however. Here it is conducted by Herbert Blomstedt, one of the outstanding Bruckner interpreters of our time.

    02 Oct 2021

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Herbert Blomstedt

    • Anton Bruckner
      Symphony No. 5 in B flat major (Nowak Edition)

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      Interview
      Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker talk about Herbert Blomstedt

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  • Tugan Sokhiev and Nikolai Lugansky

    Tugan Sokhiev and Nikolai Lugansky

    Photo: Lena Laine

    In this concert, Tugan Sokhiev presents three melodious discoveries: Ernest Chausson’s Symphony in B flat major, which the orchestra last performed in 1975. This work features shimmering French colours and a great lamento influenced by Wagner. Other rarities are Rimsky-Korsakov’s folklike overture to the opera The Tsar’s Bride and the First Piano Concerto by the 17-year-old Sergei Rachmaninov, with Nikolai Lugansky as soloist.

    25 Sep 2021

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Tugan Sokhiev

    Nikolai Lugansky

    • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
      The Tsar’s Bride: Overture

    • Sergei Rachmaninov
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in F sharp minor, op. 1

      Nikolai Lugansky piano

    • Sergei Rachmaninov
      Lilacs, op. 21, no. 5

      Nikolai Lugansky piano

    • Ernest Chausson
      Symphony in B flat major, op. 20

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      Interview
      Tugan Sokhiev in conversation with Stanley Dodds

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      Interview
      Nikolai Lugansky in conversation with Stanley Dodds

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  • 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

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      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko and Patricia Kopatchinskaja in conversation with Cornelia Gartemann

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      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, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Radio 3 (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)

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      Interview
      Jakub Hrůša in conversation with Václav Vonášek

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  • 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”

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      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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