Live concerts

  • Mahler’s Third Symphony with Elīna Garanča and Lorenzo Viotti

    Mahler’s Third Symphony with Elīna Garanča and Lorenzo Viotti

    Photo: Holger Hage

    In his Third Symphony, Gustav Mahler gives musical form to elemental symbols of nature – including stories of flowers and animals – with which he creates a gigantic world panorama, culminating in a hymn of overwhelming beauty. In this performance we hear Lorenzo Viotti, who steps in for Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and Elīna Garanča, who not only has “beauty of voice, but also that indefinable magic called charisma” (The Telegraph).

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Lorenzo Viotti

    Elīna Garanča

    • Gustav Mahler
      Symphony No. 3 in D minor

      Elīna Garanča mezzo-soprano, Women of the Rundfunkchor Berlin, Boys of the Berlin State and Cathedral Choir

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      Interview
      Elīna Garanča in conversation with Julia Gartemann

    Mahler’s Third Symphony with Elīna Garanča and Lorenzo Viotti Go to concert
  • Simon Rattle conducts Strauss and Beethoven

    Simon Rattle conducts Strauss and Beethoven

    Photo: Oliver Helbig

    In his Oboe Concerto, Richard Strauss magically succeeded in composing in the spirit of Mozart and Schubert without denying his own artistic identity. Simon Rattle performs the work with the Philharmoniker’s principal oboe Jonathan Kelly. He then presents Beethoven’s oratorio Christus am Ölberge, which conveys less spiritual devotion than operatic expressiveness, such as in a dramatically escalating scene depicting the arrest of Jesus.

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    Jonathan Kelly

    • Richard Strauss
      Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra in D major, o. op. 144

      Jonathan Kelly oboe

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Christus am Ölberge (Christ on the Mount of Olives), Oratorio, op. 85

      Iwona Sobotka soprano, Benjamin Bruns tenor, David Soar baritone, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Simon Halsey chorus master

    Simon Rattle conducts Strauss and Beethoven Go to concert
  • Simon Rattle conducts Berio and Bartók

    Simon Rattle conducts Berio and Bartók

    Photo: Oliver Helbig

    With Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, Simon Rattle conducts one of the most impressive works of the 20th century. The terminally ill composer, who fled to the USA to escape the National Socialists, presents himself here sometimes melancholically, sometimes sarcastically – and then again, quite surprisingly, releases youthful freshness, verve and joie de vivre. The concert opens with Luciano Berio’s Sinfonia, in which he plays creatively and unconventionally with sounds, noises and language: a mysterious musical labyrinth.

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Sir Simon Rattle

    • Luciano Berio
      Sinfonia for 8 Voices and Orchestra

      Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart

    • Béla Bartók
      Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116

    Simon Rattle conducts Berio and Bartók Go to concert
  • Kirill Petrenko conducts “Fidelio” at the Philharmonie

    Kirill Petrenko conducts “Fidelio” at the Philharmonie

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Beethoven’s only opera Fidelio is a plea for overcoming the arbitrariness of power and tyranny – and a hymn to love. Beethoven’s lifelong motto, “Freyheit über alles lieben; Wahrheit nie, (auch am Throne nicht) läugnen” (Love freedom above everything else, never disavow truth, not even before the throne), is reflected vividly in his work. Following performances at the Baden-Baden Easter Festival, Kirill Petrenko conducts the work in the Philharmonie. The cast is headed by Marlis Petersen, currently the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Artist in Residence.

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Marlis Petersen, Matthew Polenzani, Peter Rose

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Fidelio, op. 72 (3rd version from 1814) Concert Performance

      Marlis Petersen soprano (Leonora), Matthew Polenzani tenor (Florestan), Peter Rose bass (Rocco), Hanna-Elisabeth Müller soprano (Marzelline), Paul Schweinester tenor (Jaquino), Wolfgang Koch baritone (Don Pizzaro), Tareq Nazmi bass (Don Fernando), Stephen Chambers tenor (1st Prisoner), David Ostrek bass (2nd Prisoner), Rundfunkchor Berlin, Gijs Leenaars chorus master

    Kirill Petrenko conducts “Fidelio” at the Philharmonie Go to concert
  • A Beethoven evening with the German National Youth Orchestra

    A Beethoven evening with the German National Youth Orchestra

    Photo: Selina Pfrüner

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    National Youth Orchestra of Germany
    Christoph Altstaedt

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, op. 55 “Eroica”: 1st Movement

    • Brett Dean
      Testament− Music for Orchestra

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, op. 55 “Eroica”: 2nd Movement

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, op. 55 “Eroica”: 3rd Movement

    • Mark Barden
      BTHVN 2020 – Work commissioned by the Bundesjugendorchester

      Adrian Pereyra electric guitar

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, op. 55 “Eroica”: 4th Movement

    A Beethoven evening with the German National Youth Orchestra Go to concert
  • Iván Fischer conducts Haydn and Liszt

    Iván Fischer conducts Haydn and Liszt

    Photo: Akos Stiller

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Iván Fischer

    Daniel Stabrawa, Bruno Delepelaire, Stefan Schweigert

    • Joseph Haydn
      Sinfonia concertante in B flat major, Hob. I:105

      Daniel Stabrawa violin, Bruno Delepelaire cello, Sergey Romanovsky bassoon, Stefan Schweigert bassoon

    • Franz Liszt
      A Faust Symphony in three characteristic Pictures (version without final chorus from 1854)

    Iván Fischer conducts Haydn and Liszt Go to concert
  • European Concert from Tel Aviv with Kirill Petrenko

    European Concert from Tel Aviv with Kirill Petrenko
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    European Concert from Tel Aviv

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Elisabeth Kulman, Amihai Grosz, Christiane Karg

    • Gustav Mahler
      Rückert Lieder

      Elisabeth Kulman mezzo-soprano

    • Max Bruch
      Kol Nidrei op. 47

      Amihai Grosz viola

    • Gustav Mahler
      Symphony No. 4 in G major

      Christiane Karg soprano, Elisabeth Kulman mezzo-soprano

    European Concert from Tel Aviv with Kirill Petrenko Go to concert
  • Mozart, Panufnik and Schubert with Daniel Stabrawa

    Mozart, Panufnik and Schubert with Daniel Stabrawa

    Photo: Sebastian Hänel

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Stabrawa

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in B flat major, K. 207

      Daniel Stabrawa violin and direction

    • Andrzej Panufnik
      Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra

      Daniel Stabrawa violin and direction

    • Franz Schubert
      Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D 485

      Daniel Stabrawa violin and direction

    Mozart, Panufnik and Schubert with Daniel Stabrawa Go to concert
  • Tugan Sokhiev and Emmanuel Pahud

    Tugan Sokhiev and Emmanuel Pahud

    Photo: Marco Borggreve

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Tugan Sokhiev

    Emmanuel Pahud

    • Aram Khachaturian
      Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, transcr. by Jean-Pierre Rampal after the violin concerto in D minor

      Emmanuel Pahud flute

    • Igor Stravinsky
      Le Sacre du printemps (revised version from 1947)

    Tugan Sokhiev and Emmanuel Pahud Go to concert
  • In Memoriam Mariss Jansons

    In Memoriam Mariss Jansons

    Photo: Martin Walz

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    Berliner Philharmoniker

    Denis Matsuev, Guillaume Jehl

    • Dmitri Shostakovich
      Symphony No. 9 in E flat major, op. 70

      Noah Bendix-Balgley violin and direction

    • Dmitri Shostakovich
      Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and String Orchestra in C minor, op. 35

      Noah Bendix-Balgley violin and direction, Denis Matsuev piano, Guillaume Jehl trumpet

    • Igor Stravinsky
      The Firebird, Suite (version from 1919)

      Noah Bendix-Balgley violin and direction

    In Memoriam Mariss Jansons Go to concert
  • Gustavo Dudamel conducts Mahler’s Second Symphony

    Gustavo Dudamel conducts Mahler’s Second Symphony

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    According to Gustavo Dudamel, anyone who conducts Mahler stands in the eye of a hurricane: they have to confront a tremendous force, tame it and enjoy it at the same time. With his characteristic energy, Dudamel is perfectly suited for this task. He now conducts the Second Symphony, in which Mahler brought the concentrated power of orchestra, choir and soloists to bear for the first time. Thematically, the work revolves around death and resurrection – musically, however, it is a vibrant panorama, full of colour and freshness.

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Gustavo Dudamel

    Anett Fritsch, Alisa Kolosova

    • Gustav Mahler
      Symphony No. 2 in C minor “Resurrection”

      Anett Fritsch soprano, Alisa Kolosova mezzo-soprano, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Gijs Leenaars chorus master

    Gustavo Dudamel conducts Mahler’s Second Symphony Go to concert
  • A Latin American “Late Night” concert with Gustavo Dudamel

    A Latin American “Late Night” concert with Gustavo Dudamel

    Photo: Mark Hanauer

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    Late Night at the Philharmonie

    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    Gustavo Dudamel

    • Latin American Night

    • Programme to be announced

    A Latin American “Late Night” concert with Gustavo Dudamel Go to concert
  • Of Gods and Heroes: Gustavo Dudamel conducts at the Waldbühne

    Of Gods and Heroes: Gustavo Dudamel conducts at the Waldbühne

    Photo: Holger Kettner

    Gustavo Dudamel, the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Waldbühne – a great success story. In June 2008, at the age of 27, the Venezuelan made his debut with the orchestra on the open-air stage with a programme of Spanish and South American music. This concert sees the conductor appear with the Philharmoniker for the fourth time this season. And one thing is certain: it will be another highlight in the joint collaboration between conductor and orchestra.

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Gustavo Dudamel

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      The Creatures of Prometheus op. 43a

    • Richard Wagner
      Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg: Act II Scene IV Arrival of the guests (reduced orchestra version by Fritz Hoffmann)

    • Fumio Hayasaka
      Rashomon Suite

    • Igor Stravinsky
      “Danse infernale du Roi Kastcheï” from The Firebird

    • Igor Stravinsky
      “Berceuse” from The Firebird

    • Igor Stravinsky
      Finale from The Firebird

    • Dmitri Shostakovich
      The Golden Age, Suite, op. 22a

    • Maurice Ravel
      Boléro

    Of Gods and Heroes: Gustavo Dudamel conducts at the Waldbühne Go to concert