Concert archive

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  • Family Concert: The Toy Box

    Family Concert: The Toy Box

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    For this concert, the Berlin Philharmonie will transform itself into a “toy box” full of musical surprises. Claude Debussy’s ballet music La Boîte à joujoux is the work that forms the basis of this magically staged family spectacle! We will show the concert free of charge in the Digital Concert Hall.

    28/02/2016
    Family Concert

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Raphael Haeger

    • free

      The Toy Box A staged, interactive concert with music after Claude Debussy’s La Boîte à joujoux (in German)

      Jonas Pätzold Actor, Angelika Thiele Dancer, Hansel Nezza Dancer, Aurélien Bello Arrangement, Nelly Danker Staging, Julia Schnittger Stage Decor and Costumes

    Family Concert: The Toy Box Go to concert
  • Family Concert: Merry Quizmas!

    Family Concert: Merry Quizmas!

    Photo: Martin Walz

    Smart alecks – take a look! The traditional Christmas concert of our Education Programme will take place this year in the form of a quiz show: the presenters Sarah Willis and Malte Arkona will test the audience with fascinating questions on the topics of music, instruments, orchestras and Christmas. Of course, as every year, there will also be Christmas music with members of the Berlin Philharmonic.

    29/11/2015
    Family Christmas Concert

    Winds of the Berliner Philharmoniker

    Sarah Willis, Malte Arkona, Martin Heinze

    • free

      Merry QUIZmas!

      Pupils of the Grundschule an der Wuhle, Volker Eisenach Choreographer, Sarah Willis Presenter, Malte Arkona Presenter, Martin Heinze Double Bass

    Family Concert: Merry Quizmas! Go to concert
  • Christmas Concert: O TannenBRASS!

    Christmas Concert: O Tannen<em>BRASS!</em>

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    A Christmassy atmosphere, great music and exciting stories from the world of musical instruments: All this can be found in our Family Christmas concerts. It is also impossible to imagine them without the charming, quick-witted and entertaining presenter, horn player Sarah Willis. In this concert she welcomed the Brass Ensemble of the Berliner Philharmoniker, which in Christmas songs ranging from classical to jazz, enthralls the audience with its ringing, splendorous sound.

    14/12/2014
    Family Christmas Concert

    Brass Ensemble of the Berliner Philharmoniker

    Sarah Willis, Franz Schindlbeck

    • free

      O TannenBRASS!

      Blue Wuhle Kids Band der Schule an der Wuhlheide, Volker Eisenach Choreographer, Sarah Willis Presenter, Franz Schindlbeck Percussion

    Christmas Concert: O TannenBRASS! Go to concert
  • Simon Rattle conducts Berlin school orchestras

    Simon Rattle conducts Berlin school orchestras

    Photo: Emile Holba

    Many young musicians dream of having the chance to play once in their lives in the Berlin Philharmonie. For the participants of our School Orchestra Extravaganza, this is a dream that regularly comes true. In November 2014, the programme included a very special repertoire: three film scores that probably everyone knows and which were rehearsed here under the direction of chief conductor Sir Simon Rattle.

    29/11/2014
    School Orchestra Extravaganza

    Members of Berlin school orchestras
    Sir Simon Rattle

    • free

      Film scores from The Magnificent Seven, Indiana Jones and E.T.

      Malte Arkona Presentation, Sarah Willis Presentation

    Simon Rattle conducts Berlin school orchestras Go to concert
  • Christmas Concert: Stringle Bells!

    Christmas Concert: Stringle Bells!

    This year’s Family Christmas Concert featured the most numerous section of the Berliner Philharmoniker: The strings. In addition, the orchestra’s percussionists were there with their impressive collection of bells. A colleague from the brass section was also there too: Horn player Sarah Willis presented the entertaining and educational concert with great skill, charm and wit.

    14/12/2013
    Family Christmas Concert

    Strings and Percussionists of the Berliner Philharmoniker

    Sarah Willis

    • free

      Stringle Bells!

      Sarah Willis Presentation, Volker Eisenach Choreographer

    Christmas Concert: Stringle Bells! Go to concert
  • The Bremen Brass Musicians

    The Bremen Brass Musicians

    The beauty of the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm is that they can be constantly retold. Such is the case in this family concert, which puts a new musical spin on the Bremen Town Musicians – in a humorous retelling by presenter Klaus Wallendorf and the full, magnificent sound of the brass section of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Access to the broadcast is free of charge!

    27/10/2013
    Family Concert

    Brass of the Berliner Philharmoniker

    Klaus Wallendorf

    • free

      The Bremen Brass Musicians In German. Music by Sándor Balogh, text by Klaus Wallendorf after fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm

      Klaus Wallendorf Presenter

    The Bremen Brass Musicians Go to concert
  • Secrets of Cremona

    Secrets of Cremona

    “Stradivarius” – the name alone is full of magic for every music lover. In this family concert, the Philharmonic Stradivari Soloists Berlin together with presenter Matthew Hunter explore the Stradivarius myth. Access to the recording is free of charge!

    25/05/2013
    Family concert

    Philharmonic Stradivari Soloists Berlin

    Matthew Hunter, Andrea Tober

    • free

      Secrets of Cremona In German. Works by Thomas Tallis, Samuel Barber, Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Matthew Hunter Presenter, Andrea Tober Presenter

    Secrets of Cremona Go to concert
  • Simon Rattle conducts “Noye’s Fludde”

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    Music with young people that is as much fun for the performers as the audience was the hallmark of the legendary dance projects of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s education programme. Just what electricity there can be between the Berliner Philharmoniker, young amateur singers and audience in a vocal performance was demonstrated in this 10th anniversary concert conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, which included Benjamin Britten’s children’s opera Noye’s Fludde.

    21/04/2013
    10 years of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Education Programme

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    • free

      Benjamin Britten
      Noye’s Fludde

      Students of Berlin Elementary and High Schools, Professional and Amateur Musicians, Simon Halsey Artistic Direction Choir, Jasmina Hadziahmetovic Stage Direction, Raphael Haeger Artistic Direction Amateur Orchestra, Soloists of the Berlin Staats- und Domchor and the Children's Choir of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Thomas Quasthoff Speaker (Voice of God), Günter Papendell Bass Baritone (Noye), Judith Simonis Alto (Noye's Wife)

    Simon Rattle conducts “Noye’s Fludde” Go to concert
  • Simon Rattle conducts Berlin school orchestras

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    The School Orchestra Extravaganzas of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s education programme are always a big event, and this year’s meeting in February was no different. Six Berlin school orchestras had rehearsed excerpts from Grieg’s Peer Gynt suites for the big day under the guidance of members of the Berliner Philharmoniker, and the conductor of the public performance in the Philharmonie was none other than Sir Simon Rattle.

    17/02/2013
    School Orchestra Extravaganza

    Members of Berlin school orchestras
    Sir Simon Rattle

    • free

      Edvard Grieg
      Excerpts from Peer Gynt

      Sarah Willis Presenter

    Simon Rattle conducts Berlin school orchestras Go to concert
  • Christmas Concert: Merry ChRHYTHMas!

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    We are celebrating Christmas! The percussionists of the Berliner Philharmoniker show just what their instruments are capable of in our family concert. This extraordinary Christmas gala for music fans of all ages is presented by horn player Sarah Willis. You can watch this live broadcast free of charge!

    16/12/2012
    Family Christmas Concert

    Percussionists of the Berliner Philharmoniker

    • free

      Merry ChRHYTMas!

      Pupils of the Märkische Grundschule, Berlin, Volker Eisenach Choreographer, Sarah Willis Presenter

    Christmas Concert: Merry ChRHYTHMas! Go to concert
  • Dance project: “Carmen”

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    Few choreographers have had a greater influence on modern dance theatre than Sasha Waltz. All the greater then was the response when she was involved in the annual Education Dance Project of the Berliner Philharmoniker. The theme was Bizet’s Carmen in the version by Rodion Shchedrin. You can now watch a recording of the performance in the Digital Concert Hall, free of charge.

    26/05/2012
    Dance Project from the Arena, Berlin

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Sasha Waltz

    • free

      Rodion Shchedrin
      Carmen Suite

      Sasha Waltz Choreographer

    Dance project: “Carmen” Go to concert
  • Weltreise In German. Première

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    This free family concert from our Education Programme includes nothing less than a musical trip around the world. Together with the Brass Ensemble of the Berliner Philharmoniker, you can roam countries near and far, from Austria to Japan, from Argentina to the United States. In each country there are characteristic sounds and melodies, arranged and composed by Sándor Balogh.

    12/05/2012
    Family concert

    Berlin Philharmonic Brass Ensemble
    Sándor Balogh

    • free

      Sándor Balogh
      Weltreise Première

      Klaus Wallendorf Presenter

    Weltreise In German. Première Go to concert
  • Cello Christmas

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    Fiery, funny, jazzy and sometimes uncontrollably emotional: this is how the 12 Cellists of the Berliner Philharmoniker play their way through the world’s musical repertoire. They now present themselves in a family concert. You can watch it live and free of charge in the Digital Concert Hall.

    03/12/2011
    Family Christmas Concert

    The 12 Cellists of the Berliner Philharmoniker

    • free

      Cello Christmas

      Pupils of the Hannah Höch Primary School, Berlin-Reinickendorf, Volker Eisenach Choreographer, Sarah Willis Presenter

    Cello Christmas Go to concert
  • Family Concert: Autumn Sounds

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    Almost everyone knows Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and can hum along to the melodies of this cycle. But who knows exactly what scenes and stories the composer has depicted in these violin concertos? At the Family Concert of the Education Programme of the Berliner Philharmoniker, the examples of Autumn and Winter revealed the wealth of detail hidden in the score.

    29/10/2011
    Family Concert

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

    Aleksandar Ivic

    • free

      Antonio Vivaldi
      Autumn and Winter from The Four Seasons with introductions in German

      Aleksandar Ivic Violin and Presenter

    Family Concert: Autumn Sounds Go to concert
  • Dance project: Season’s Whims

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    Rameau’s music is more than just Baroque gracefulness, it’s also full of exciting expressiveness and variety – perfect for a student ballet, as the Berliner Philharmoniker showed in their annual dance project. The recording of this unusual Rameau interpretation is now available free of charge to registered users of the Digital Concert Hall.

    26/06/2011
    Dance Project from the Arena, Berlin

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Emmanuelle Haïm

    • free

      Jean-Philippe Rameau
      Season’s Whims

      Vivienne Newport Choreographer

    Dance project: Season’s Whims Go to concert
  • “The Gruffalo" as a puppet show

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    It does not often happen that a children’s book becomes an international bestseller, but The Gruffalo is such a case. The Berliner Philharmoniker now present the story of the lumbering monster and the cunning little mouse in a charming new adaptation: as a puppet show with live music.

    19/06/2011
    Family Concert

    Scharoun Ensemble Berlin
    Michael Hasel

    • free

      The Gruffalo (in German). A story by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

      Theater “Hans Wurst Nachfahren”

    “The Gruffalo" as a puppet show Go to concert
  • The Heath Hare Song Contest

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    What does it sound like when hares and rabbits hold a singing competition? The Berliner Philharmoniker provide the answer in the children’s opera Of Hares and Hedgehogs – free of charge.

    05/03/2011
    Family Concert

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

    • free

      The Heath Hare Song Contest (in German) after James Krüss with music by Richard Wagner, Joseph Haydn, W. A. Mozart et al., arr. Thomas Leyendecker

    The Heath Hare Song Contest Go to concert
  • Christmas with Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker”

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    Nine woodwind along with a celesta and a double bass are all the Berliner Philharmoniker need to capture the essence of the most beautiful pieces from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Horn player Sarah Willis, who was the concert’s presenter, didn’t only explain what happens in the ballet, but also demonstrated the special qualities of the various wind instruments in a symphony orchestra.

    11/12/2010
    Family Christmas Concert

    Winds of the Berliner Philharmoniker

    Rudolf Watzel, Henning Trog

    • free

      Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      The Nutcracker excerpts, arr. Andreas N. Tarkmann

      Pupils of the Hannah Höch Primary School, Berlin-Reinickendorf, Rudolf Watzel Double Bass, Henning Trog Bassoon, Volker Eisenach Choreographer, Sarah Willis Presenter

    Christmas with Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” Go to concert
  • Workshop with Lang Lang: 1000 Fingers

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    Lang Lang in rehearsal with 100 piano students.

    Chinese star pianist Lang Lang showed just how down-to-earth he still is when he came to the Philharmonie in Berlin in May 2010: He held a workshop where he worked with no less than 100 piano students on Schubert’s Marche militaire No. 1 – relaxed and entertaining, but still with full concentration.

    19/11/2010

    Lang Lang

    • free

      1000 Fingers: Lang Lang rehearses with 100 piano students

    Workshop with Lang Lang: 1000 Fingers Go to concert
  • Dance Project: Swing Symphony

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    They are now regular highlights of the Berliner Philharmoniker season – but still always fresh and surprising: the dance projects of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Education Programme. For 2010, the orchestra and its chief conductor Sir Simon Rattle came up with something very special: a joint performance with the legendary trumpet player Wynton Marsalis.

    13/06/2010
    Dance Project from the Arena, Berlin

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Rhys Martin

    • free

      Wynton Marsalis
      Swing Symphony

      Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Rhys Martin Choreographer

    Dance Project: Swing Symphony Go to concert
  • Dance project: Surrogate Cities

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    The city, with its vibrant energy and its dangers, has always fascinated artists of all disciplines. One of the most exciting musical representations on this theme is Heiner Goebbels’s 1994 piece Surrogate Cities. In February 2008, the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle presented this composition as a multifaceted dance project.

    03/02/2008
    Dance Project from the Arena, Berlin

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    David Moss, Jocelyn B. Smith, Mathilde Monnier

    • free

      Heiner Goebbels
      Surrogate Cities for big orchestra, speaker, mezzo-soprano and sampler

      David Moss Vocals, Jocelyn B. Smith Vocals, Children, Youths, Adults and Seniors from Berlin and Potsdam, Benjamin Kobler Sample, Mathilde Monnier Choreographer

    Dance project: Surrogate Cities Go to concert
  • Meet the Orchestra

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    “Meet the Orchestra” – under this motto, the education programme of the Berliner Philharmoniker invited music lovers of all ages to the Philharmonie between 2006–2008. This film shows some of the highlights from these concerts.

    17/03/2007 – 05/04/2008
    Family Concert

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

    • free

      Meet the Orchestra Works by Tielman Susato, Dmitri Shostakovich, Eckehard Kopetzki, Arie Malando, Claudio Monteverdi and Georges Bizet

    Meet the Orchestra Go to concert
  • Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel” for children

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    It is fairytale time at the Philharmonie! Horn player and presenter Klaus Wallendorf welcomes “children and former children” to Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera Hänsel und Gretel, which he carefully abridged and supplied rhyming texts to connect the musical elements. The Berliner Philharmoniker and an outstanding ensemble of singers perform under the baton of Mark Elder.

    02/12/2006
    Family Concert

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Mark Elder

    Klaus Wallendorf

    • free

      Engelbert Humperdinck
      Hansel and Gretel abridged version (in German)

      Klaus Wallendorf Presenter, Susan Bullock Soprano (Gertrud), Franz Grundheber Baritone (Peter), Jane Henschel Contralto (The Gingerbread Witch), Katarina Karnéus Mezzo-Soprano (Hansel), Michaela Kaune Soprano (Gretel), Susanne Kreusch Mezzo-Soprano (Little Sandman), Gisela Stille Sopran (Little Dew Fairy), Children’s choir of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Rundfunk-Kinderchor Berlin der Georg-Friedrich-Händel-Oberschule

    Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel” for children Go to concert