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  • Teodor Currentzis’ debut with Verdi’s Requiem

    Teodor Currentzis’ debut with Verdi’s Requiem

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    The reviews were rapturous: when Teodor Currentzis conducted Verdi’s Requiem at the Elbphilharmonie in April, it had the high suspense of a psychological thriller. For his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Currentzis conducts the same work, in which Verdi describes the existential terrors of a human being in the face of death. And by bringing all his experience as an opera composer into play, he creates a unique fusion of liturgy and human emotion.

    30 Nov 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Teodor Currentzis

    musicAeterna chorus

    • Giuseppe Verdi
      Messa da Requiem

      Zarina Abaeva soprano, Annalisa Stroppa mezzo-soprano, Sergej Romanowsky tenor, Evgeny Stavinsky bass, musicAeterna chorus

    • free

      Interview
      Teodor Currentzis in conversation with Sarah Willis

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  • Zubin Mehta conducts Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony

    Zubin Mehta conducts Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    The Berliner Philharmoniker and their honorary member Zubin Mehta are travelling to Japan – with Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony. Zubin Mehta confesses to feeling particularly close to this mammoth work. Above all, the warm-sounding Adagio is “among the greatest Romantic movements, and when the cellos and violas sing out freely in the second theme, it breaks your heart”. Before setting off for Japan, the conductor and orchestra present their tour programme at the Berlin Philharmonie.

    08 Nov 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Zubin Mehta

    • Anton Bruckner
      Symphony No. 8 in C minor (2nd Version from 1890)

    • free

      Interview
      Zubin Mehta in conversation with Walter Küssner

    Zubin Mehta conducts Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony Go to concert
  • Zubin Mehta conducts Strauss and Beethoven

    Zubin Mehta conducts Strauss and Beethoven

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    In this concert, Zubin Mehta and the Berliner Philharmoniker present musical tales of heroes. On the one hand, there is the knight Don Quixote, who in his fanciful imagination experiences exciting adventures with giants, robbers and a flying horse – inspiring Richard Strauss to create a wonderfully effective score. In contrast, the hero in Beethoven’s Eroica remains anonymous – it is rather a principle that is celebrated here: the determined struggle for a better world.

    02 Nov 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Zubin Mehta

    Amihai Grosz, Ludwig Quandt

    • Richard Strauss
      Don Quixote, Symphonic Poem, op. 35

      Amihai Grosz viola, Ludwig Quandt cello

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, op. 55 Eroica

    • free

      Interview
      Zubin Mehta in conversation with Eva-Maria Tomasi

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  • François-Xavier Roth and Pierre-Laurent Aimard

    François-Xavier Roth and Pierre-Laurent Aimard

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Pierre-Laurent Aimard is one of the foremost musicians of our time – a “thinker at the piano” (The Washington Post). Together with François-Xavier Roth, general music director of the city of Cologne, he performs Béla Bartók’s Third Piano Concerto, a work permeated by a soft parlando tone and gentle melancholy. The other works on the programme are wonderfully energetic – albeit in very different ways: Joseph Haydn’s Fire Symphony, and Arcana by Edgard Varèse.

    26 Oct 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    François-Xavier Roth

    Pierre-Laurent Aimard

    • Joseph Haydn
      Symphony No. 59 in A major “Fire Symphony”

    • Béla Bartók
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3, Sz 119

      Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano

    • Béla Bartók
      Dance Suite, Sz 77

    • Edgard Varèse
      Arcana for large Orchestra (revised version from 1960)

    • free

      Interview
      Pierre-Laurent Aimard in conversation with Stephan Koncz

    • free

      Interview
      François-Xavier Roth in conversation with Stephan Koncz

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  • “Late Night” concert with François-Xavier Roth

    “Late Night” concert with François-Xavier Roth

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Most of Edgard Varèse’s works are witty miniatures. But at the time of their creation nearly a hundred years ago, they embodied a tangible revolution – with new forms of composition and a hitherto unknown fusion of sound and music. This is shown, for example, by the famous Ionization in which percussion, pianos and sirens create a mysterious nocturnal scene. In this Late Night concert, François-Xavier Roth presents original works by the French composer.

    26 Oct 2019
    Late Night at the Philharmonie

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    François-Xavier Roth

    • Edgard Varèse
      Poème électronique for Audio Tape

    • Edgard Varèse
      Ionisation for 13 Percussionists

    • Edgard Varèse
      Density 21.5 for Solo Flute

    • Edgard Varèse
      Octandre for seven Winds and Double Bass

    • Edgard Varèse
      Intégrales for small Wind Orchestra and Percussion

    • Edgard Varèse
      Hyperprism for Winds and Percussion Instruments

    • Edgard Varèse
      Offrandes, 2 Pieces for Soprano and Chamber Orchestra

      Sarah Aristidou soprano

    • free

      Interview
      François-Xavier Roth in conversation with Jan Schlichte

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  • Emmanuelle Haïm conducts Handel’s “Music for the Royal Fireworks”

    Emmanuelle Haïm conducts Handel’s “Music for the Royal Fireworks”

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    In Handel’s famous Music for the Royal Fireworks, Baroque music shows its most magnificent side. In this concert, the work will be conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm, who in energetic performances repeatedly succeeds in “unleashing the wild and daring side of the Baroque” (The New York Times). The second part of the concert is dedicated to Handel’s cantata Apollo e Dafne – an early work that in sometimes highly virtuosic and enchantingly delicate arias reveals Handel’s interest in Italian opera.

    19 Oct 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Emmanuelle Haïm

    Lucy Crowe

    • Henry Purcell
      Suite from The Fairy Queen

    • George Frideric Handel
      Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351

    • George Frideric Handel
      Apollo e Dafne, Cantata for Soprano, Bass, Flute, Oboe, Strings and Continuo, HWV 122

      Lucy Crowe soprano

    • free

      Interview
      Emmanuelle Haïm in conversation with Jonathan Kelly

    Emmanuelle Haïm conducts Handel’s “Music for the Royal Fireworks” Go to concert
  • Janine Jansen plays Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

    Janine Jansen plays Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

    Photo: Frederike van der Stæten

    The New York Times attests that the violinist Janine Jansen has “a kind of radiant modesty”, and indeed: even in moments of utmost virtuosity, her performances captivate with introspection and substance. This ability is particularly well demonstrated in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, which, despite its fast yet expressive tempos, is always interspersed with subtle nuances. To bring the concert to a close, Paavo Järvi conducts Robert Schumann’s sonorous and exuberant Rhenish Symphony.

    12 Oct 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Paavo Järvi

    Janine Jansen

    • Jean Sibelius
      Tapiola, Symphonic Poem, op. 112

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, op. 35

      Janine Jansen violin

    • Johann Sebastian Bach
      Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Sarabande

      Janine Jansen violin

    • Robert Schumann
      Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, op. 97 “Rhenish”

    • free

      Interview
      Paavo Järvi in conversation with Sarah Willis

    Janine Jansen plays Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto Go to concert
  • Works by Mozart and Haydn with Adam Fischer and Julia Lezhneva

    Works by Mozart and Haydn with Adam Fischer and Julia Lezhneva

    Photo: Attila Nagy

    He has conducted an acclaimed Ring in Bayreuth, is a guest of the foremost symphony orchestras and an honorary member of the Wiener Staatsoper – and yet: Adam Fischer is still considered one of the conducting world’s best kept secrets. The audience of the Berliner Philharmoniker can now experience him conducting symphonies by composers who are particularly close to his heart: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn. The highly virtuoso soprano Julia Lezhneva is also a guest as the soloist in a Mozart aria and a Haydn cantata.

    05 Oct 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Adam Fischer

    Julia Lezhneva

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Symphony No. 36 in C major, K. 425 “Linz”

    • Joseph Haydn
      “Berenice, che fai”, Cantata for Soprano and Orchestra, Hob. XXIVa No. 10

      Julia Lezhneva soprano

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      “Chʼio mi scordi di te”, Recitative and Aria for Soprano, Piano obbligato and Orchestra, K. 505

      Adam Fischer conductor and piano, Julia Lezhneva soprano

    • Joseph Haydn
      Symphony No. 104 in D major

    • free

      Interview
      Adam Fischer in conversation with Christoph Hartmann

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  • Iván Fischer and Anna Vinnitskaya

    Iván Fischer and Anna Vinnitskaya

    Overwhelming virtuosic, magnificently colourful, sometimes Romantic, sometimes avant-garde: such is Sergei Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto with which the internationally acclaimed pianist Anna Vinnitskaya makes her debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker. Iván Fischer, who stands in for Mikko Franck, also presents two works of musical Impressionism: Ravel’s famous ballet music Daphnis et Chloé and Debussy’s Printemps – a wonderful early work, full of freshness and optimism.

    28 Sep 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Iván Fischer

    Anna Vinnitskaya

    • Einojuhani Rautavaara
      Apotheosis

    • Sergei Prokofiev
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in G minor, op. 16

      Anna Vinnitskaya piano

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      April. Snowdrop, op. 37a no. 4

      Anna Vinnitskaya piano

    • Claude Debussy
      Printemps (Version for Ochestra)

    • Maurice Ravel
      Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

    • free

      Interview
      Anna Vinnitskaya in conversation with Raphael Haeger

    Iván Fischer and Anna Vinnitskaya Go to concert
  • Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Alice Sara Ott

    Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Alice Sara Ott

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    The London Telegraph described pianist Alice Sarah Ott as the “hottest new talent in classical music”. She now makes her debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker performing Ravel’s vibrant, jazz-influenced Piano Concerto in G major. Another artist making his debut is the Finnish conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali, who shows the music of his homeland from its most passionate side: with Jean Sibelius’s Tchaikovsky-inspired First Symphony, and music by the internationally too little known Uuno Klami.

    21 Sep 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Santtu-Matias Rouvali

    Alice Sara Ott

    • Uuno Klami
      Kalevala Suite, op. 23: 4. Cradle Song for Lemminkäinen · 5. The Forging of the Sampo

    • Maurice Ravel
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G major

      Alice Sara Ott piano

    • Frédéric Chopin
      Nocturne in C-sharp minor, opus posth.

      Alice Sara Ott piano

    • Jean Sibelius
      Symphony No. 1 in E minor, op. 39

    • free

      Interview
      Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Alice Sara Ott in conversation with Wenzel Fuchs

    Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Alice Sara Ott Go to concert