Concert archive

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  • Christmas Concert: Ho, Ho, Horn!

    Christmas Concert: Ho, Ho, Horn!

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    The horn is the star in this Christmas concert. As always, horn player Sarah Willis is our charming and funny host who, together with her colleagues, presents the distinctive, warm tone of the instrument in music from opera and film, and from the Classical, Romantic and jazz repertoire. Plus there is a special surprise at the end: one hundred professional and amateur horn players from Berlin who bring the concert to a full-toned, Christmassy finish.

    04/12/2016
    Family Christmas Concert

    Horns of the Berliner Philharmoniker

    Sarah Willis, Franz Schindlbeck

    • free

      Ho, Ho, Horn!

      Sarah Willis Presentation and Concept, Franz Schindlbeck Percussion

    Christmas Concert: Ho, Ho, Horn! Go to concert
  • Vocal Heroes choir project: The Two Fiddlers

    Vocal Heroes choir project: The Two Fiddlers

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    When goblins grant a wish, things can only end badly – as the fiddler Gavin, the hero of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s children’s opera based on an ancient legend The Two Fiddlers , finds out to his cost. In addition to musicians of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle, the performers are young instrumentalists and the Vocal Heroes project choir.

    19/06/2016
    Vocal Heroes choir project

    Berliner Philharmoniker and Young Instrumentalists
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Vocal Heroes

    • free

      Peter Maxwell Davies
      The Two Fiddlers Opera in two acts for young people to play and sing, libretto by the composer from a short story by George Mackay Brown

      Florian Hoffmann Storm, Günter Papendell Gavin, Iwona Sobotka Queen, Joaquín Riquelme García Tramp, Konrad Jarnot King, Vocal Heroes Trolls, Berliner Community Chor Villagers, Simon Halsey Artistic Direction Choirs, Raphael Haeger Rehearsal Orchestra, Tobias Walenciak Rehearsal Choirs

    Vocal Heroes choir project: The Two Fiddlers Go to concert
  • Family Concert: The Toy Box

    Family Concert: The Toy Box

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    For this concert, the Berlin Philharmonie transforms itself into a “toy box” full of musical surprises. Under the guidance of the Star Man, members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and two dancers, the audience – both young and old – are whisked away to an enchanted world full of dolls and toys. Claude Debussy’s ballet music La Boîte à joujoux is the work that forms the basis of this magically staged family spectacle!

    28/02/2016
    Family Concert

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Raphael Haeger

    Jonas Pätzold, Hansel Nezza, Angelika Thiele, Nelly Danker, Aurélien Bello, Julia Schnittger

    • free

      The Toy Box

      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 took place in this recording from 2015 in the form of a quiz show: the presenters Sarah Willis and Malte Arkona test the audience with fascinating questions on the topics of music, instruments, orchestras and Christmas. Of course, there is also Christmas music with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

    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
  • Family Concert: The Jazz Cap

    Family Concert: The Jazz Cap

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Little Max loves playing the viola, and music by Mozart in particular pours from his fingers. One day, he meets the old Mr. Stegnelli and suddenly hears quite a different sound – is it jazz? Our Family Concert with musicians of the Berliner Philharmoniker, The Jazz Cap, tells – in German – the funny, exciting story of Max and his encounter with a strange, exhilarating kind of music.

    24/01/2015
    Family Concert

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

    Martin Stegner, Juri Tetzlaff

    • free

      The Jazz Cap (in German) after a story by Helmut Nieberle

      Martin Stegner Viola, Manfred Preis Clarinet, Esko Laine Double Bass, Helmut Nieberle Guitar, Raphael Haeger Piano, Janet Kirsten Stage Design, Juri Tetzlaff Narrator

    Family Concert: The Jazz Cap Go to concert
  • Christmas Concert: O TannenBRASS!

    Christmas Concert: O TannenBRASS!

    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 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!

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    This Family Christmas Concert features the most numerous section of the Berliner Philharmoniker: The strings. In addition, the orchestra’s percussionists are present with their impressive collection of bells. A colleague from the brass section is also there too: Horn player Sarah Willis presents this 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

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    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.

    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

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    “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 legend that is Stradivarius. Of course, the works performed in this concert, including those by Thomas Tallis, Johann Sebastian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, are all played on instruments from this most famous of all violin makers.

    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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    In 2013, the Berliner Philharmoniker celebrated the tenth anniversary of their Education Programme with a performance of Benjamin Britten’s children’s opera Noye’s Fludde. And there was a lot to cheer about, such as Britten’s sprightly score, full of catchy tunes but never simplistic. Then there was the imaginative staging which included an ark made from shopping bags – and of course the fantastic musicians conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

    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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    Our Education Programme’s Christmas concerts are not only festive, they are also entertaining and educational. In this concert, it is the percussionists of the Berliner Philharmoniker who take to the stage to show the colourful diversity of their instruments. Horn player Sarah Willis guides us through the concert and on behalf of the young audience, asks everything you ever wanted to know about percussion.

    16/12/2012
    Family Christmas Concert

    Percussionists of the Berliner Philharmoniker

    • free

      Merry ChRHYTHMas!

      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 to her interpretation of the Carmen story as part of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Education Dance Project in 2012. This Carmen, however, plays out on the streets of Berlin. The dancers in this performance conducted by Simon Rattle all came from Berlin schools and approached the theme in their very own way.

    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
  • A musical trip around the world

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    This Family Concert includes nothing less than a musical trip around the world. Together with the Brass Ensemble of the Berliner Philharmoniker, you can roam countries both near and far, from Austria to Japan, and from Argentina to the United States. In each country there are characteristic sounds and melodies, arranged and composed by Sándor Balogh. Our humorous tour guide is Klaus Wallendorf.

    12/05/2012
    Family Concert

    Berlin Philharmonic Brass Ensemble
    Sándor Balogh

    • free

      Sándor Balogh
      Weltreise Première

      Klaus Wallendorf Presenter

    A musical trip around the world 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 music. In this Christmas concert, they present highlights of their repertoire. Horn player Sarah Willis guides the audience through the programme and asks the most pressing questions on the subject of the cello, such as what such an instrument costs, and how can you best make it sound like a cow.

    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 this Family Concert with the Philharmoniker’s violinist Aleksandar Ivić, the examples of Autumn and Winter reveal 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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    The appeal of Jean-Philippe Rameau’s music lies in its Baroque gracefulness, but at the same time, it is full of exciting expressiveness and variety. In addition to sarabandes, marches and chaconnes, there’s thunder, storms and the sounds of war – perfect for a student ballet, as the Berliner Philharmoniker demonstrated in their Education Programme. The conductor of this performance from 2011 is the Early music specialist, Emanuelle Haïm.

    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 composed by Iris ter Schiphorst. The music is performed by the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin, an octet of musicians from the Berliner Philharmoniker.

    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 musicians of the Berliner Philharmoniker provide the answer in the children’s opera Of Hares and Hedgehogs, in which Lodengrün the hare wins the hand of the beautiful hare princess thanks to his wonderful voice.

    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

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      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
    Family Concert

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker

    • free

      Meet the Orchestra Works by Tielman Susato, Dmitri Shostakovich, Eckhard 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