Interviews
01 Mar 2016

Statements by Daniel Barenboim, Iván Fischer and Sir Simon Rattle (6 min.)

With works by Mozart, Beethoven and Prokofiev, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and the Berliner Philharmoniker welcomed refugees and aid workers at a special concert in the Philharmonie on 1 March 2016. The performance was an overwhelming success and was a moving event, also for the musicians involved. In this video, the three chief conductors of the orchestras – Daniel Barenboim, Iván Fischer and Sir Simon Rattle – talk about their thoughts on the current political and humanitarian situation, about welcoming refugees, and the power of music to overcome cultural and linguistic barriers.

The concert