Live concerts

  • Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Alice Sara Ott

    Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Alice Sara Ott

    Photo: Jonas Becker

    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.

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Santtu-Matias Rouvali

    Alice Sara Ott

    • Uuno Klami
      Kalevala Suite, op. 23: 4th Movement Cradle Song for Lemminkäinen

    • Uuno Klami
      Kalevala Suite, op. 23: 5th Movement The Forging of the Sampo

    • Maurice Ravel
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G major

      Alice Sara Ott piano

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

    Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Alice Sara Ott Go to concert
  • Mikko Franck and Anna Vinnitskaya

    Mikko Franck and Anna Vinnitskaya

    Photo: Marco Borggreve

    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. Mikko Franck, chief conductor of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, 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.

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Mikko Franck

    Anna Vinnitskaya

    • Einojuhani Rautavaara
      Apotheosis

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

      Anna Vinnitskaya piano

    • Claude Debussy
      Printemps (Version for Ochestra)

    • Maurice Ravel
      Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

    Mikko Franck and Anna Vinnitskaya Go to concert
  • Adam Fischer and Julia Lezhneva

    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.

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    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

    Adam Fischer and Julia Lezhneva Go to concert
  • Paavo Järvi and Janine Jansen

    Paavo Järvi and Janine Jansen

    Photo: Marco Borggreve

    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.

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    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

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

    Paavo Järvi and Janine Jansen Go to concert
  • Emmanuelle Haïm conducts Handel and Purcell

    Emmanuelle Haïm conducts Handel and Purcell

    Photo: Marianne Rostenstiehl

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Emmanuelle Haïm

    Lucy Crowe, Florian Sempey

    • Henry Purcell
      Suite from The Fairy Queen

    • Georg Friedrich Händel
      Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351

    • Georg Friedrich Händel
      Apollo e Dafne, Cantata for Soprano, Bass, Flute, Oboe, Strings and Continuo, HWV 122

      Lucy Crowe soprano, Florian Sempey baritone

    Emmanuelle Haïm conducts Handel and Purcell Go to concert
  • François-Xavier Roth and Pierre-Laurent Aimard

    François-Xavier Roth and Pierre-Laurent Aimard

    Photo: Marco Borggreve

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    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)

    François-Xavier Roth and Pierre-Laurent Aimard Go to concert
  • “Late Night” concert with François-Xavier Roth

    “Late Night” concert with François-Xavier Roth

    Photo: Marco Borggreve

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    Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
    François-Xavier Roth

    • Edgard Varèse
      Density 21.5 for Solo Flute

    • Edgard Varèse
      Hyperprism for Winds and Percussion Instruments

    • Edgard Varèse
      Intégrales for small Wind Orchestra and Percussion

    • Edgard Varèse
      Ionisation for 13 Percussionists

    • Edgard Varèse
      Octandre for seven Winds and Double Bass

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

    • Edgard Varèse
      Poème électronique for Audio Tape

    “Late Night” concert with François-Xavier Roth Go to concert
  • Zubin Mehta conducts Strauss and Beethoven

    Zubin Mehta conducts Strauss and Beethoven

    Photo: Marco Borggreve

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    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

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

    Zubin Mehta conducts Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony

    Photo: Marco Borggreve

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Zubin Mehta

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

    Zubin Mehta conducts Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony Go to concert
  • Christian Thielemann conducts works by Richard Strauss

    Christian Thielemann conducts works by Richard Strauss

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Christian Thielemann

    Anja Kampe

    • Richard Strauss
      Sonatina for 16 Winds No. 1 in F major, WoO 135 “From the Workshop of an Invalid“

    • Richard Strauss
      3 Hymns, op. 71

      Anja Kampe soprano

    • Richard Strauss
      Der Rosenkavalier, Suite, op. 59

    Christian Thielemann conducts works by Richard Strauss Go to concert
  • Jakub Hrůša conducts Kabeláč, Dvořák, Berlioz and Bartók

    Jakub Hrůša conducts Kabeláč, Dvořák, Berlioz and Bartók

    Photo: Pavel Hejnz

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Jakub Hrůša

    Stephanie d'Oustrac

    • Miloslav Kabelác
      Mysterium času (Mystery of Time), Passacaglia for large Orchestra, op. 31

    • Antonín Dvořák
      Concert Overture “Othello”, op. 93

    • Hector Berlioz
      Cléopâtre, Lyric Scene

      Stephanie d'Oustrac mezzo-soprano

    • Béla Bartók
      The Miraculous Mandarin, Suite, Sz 73

    Jakub Hrůša conducts Kabeláč, Dvořák, Berlioz and Bartók Go to concert
  • An invitation from the Vocala Heroes: Christmas singalong concert

    An invitation from the Vocala Heroes: Christmas singalong concert
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    Sarah Willis, Malte Arkona

    • Merry QUIZmas

      Sarah Willis horn and presenter, Malte Arkona Presentation

    An invitation from the Vocala Heroes: Christmas singalong concert Go to concert
  • Daniel Harding, Frank Peter Zimmermann and Christian Gerhaher

    Daniel Harding, Frank Peter Zimmermann and Christian Gerhaher

    Photo: Irene Zandel

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Daniel Harding

    Frank Peter Zimmermann, Christian Gerhaher

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, op. 61

      Frank Peter Zimmermann violin

    • Gustav Mahler
      Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Selection)

      Christian Gerhaher baritone

    Daniel Harding, Frank Peter Zimmermann and Christian Gerhaher Go to concert
  • New Year’s Eve concert with Kirill Petrenko and Diana Damrau

    New Year’s Eve concert with Kirill Petrenko and Diana Damrau

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    For the first time, the new chief conductor Kirill Petrenko will be at the helm for the Berliner Philharmoniker’s New Year’s Eve concert – which at the same time reveals a new, vibrant facet to Petrenko’s repertoire. While German and Russian composers have been the main focus of his previous Philharmoniker concerts, this evening’s programme takes us on a musical journey to the USA: with dances from Bernstein’s West Side Story and Gershwin’s An American in Paris. The concert also features the star soprano Diana Damrau in songs from musicals by Frederick Loewe.

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Diana Damrau

    • George Gershwin
      An American in Paris

    • Leonard Bernstein
      Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

    • Works by Cole Porter, Frederick Loewe and Kurt Weill

      Diana Damrau soprano

    New Year’s Eve concert with Kirill Petrenko and Diana Damrau Go to concert
  • Kirill Petrenko and Daniel Barenboim

    Kirill Petrenko and Daniel Barenboim

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Daniel Barenboim

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in C minor, op. 37

      Daniel Barenboim piano

    • Josef Suk
      Symphony No. 2 in C minor, op. 27 “Asrael”

    Kirill Petrenko and Daniel Barenboim Go to concert
  • Herbert Blomstedt and Leif Ove Andsnes

    Herbert Blomstedt and Leif Ove Andsnes

    Photo: M. Lengemann

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Herbert Blomstedt

    Leif Ove Andsnes

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 22 in E flat major, K. 482

      Leif Ove Andsnes piano

    • Anton Bruckner
      Symphony No. 4 in E flat major “Romantic” (2nd version from 1878/1880)

    Herbert Blomstedt and Leif Ove Andsnes Go to concert
  • Kirill Petrenko conducts Mahler’s Sixth Symphony

    Kirill Petrenko conducts Mahler’s Sixth Symphony

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    • Gustav Mahler
      Symphony No. 6

    Kirill Petrenko conducts Mahler’s Sixth Symphony Go to concert
  • Paavo Järvi conducts the “Symphonie fantastique”

    Paavo Järvi conducts the “Symphonie fantastique”

    Photo: Julia Baier

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Paavo Järvi

    Stefan Dohr

    • Hans Abrahamsen
      Concerto for Horn and Orchestra − commissioned jontly by the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the NTR Zaterdag Matinee, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and the Auckland Philharmonia Première

      Stefan Dohr french horn

    • Hector Berlioz
      Symphonie fantastique, op. 14

    Paavo Järvi conducts the “Symphonie fantastique” Go to concert
  • Kirill Petrenko conducts Stravinsky, Zimmermann and Rachmaninov

    Kirill Petrenko conducts Stravinsky, Zimmermann and Rachmaninov

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    • Igor Stravinsky
      Symphony in three Movements

    • Bernd Alois Zimmermann
      Alagoana. Caprichos Brasileiros, Ballet Suite

    • Sergei Rachmaninov
      Symphonic Dances, op. 45

    Kirill Petrenko conducts Stravinsky, Zimmermann and Rachmaninov Go to concert
  • “Late Night” concert with Percussionists of the Berliner Philharmoniker

    “Late Night” concert with Percussionists of the Berliner Philharmoniker

    Photo: Sebastian Hänel

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    Percussionists of the Berliner Philharmoniker

    • Gérard Grisey
      Le Noir de l'Étoile

    “Late Night” concert with Percussionists of the Berliner Philharmoniker Go to concert
  • Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Mahler’s Third Symphony

    Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Mahler’s Third Symphony

    Photo: Holger Hage

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Yannick Nézet-Séguin

    Elīna Garanča

    • Gustav Mahler
      Symphony No. 3 in D minor

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

    Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Mahler’s Third Symphony Go to concert
  • Simon Rattle conducts Strauss and Beethoven

    Simon Rattle conducts Strauss and Beethoven

    Photo: Oliver Helbig

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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
  • Sir Simon Rattle conducts Berio and Bartók

    Sir Simon Rattle conducts Berio and Bartók

    Photo: Oliver Helbig

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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

    Sir 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

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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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    German National Youth Orchestra
    Christoph Altstaedt

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

    • Brett Dean
      “Testament” – Music for 12 Violas

    • 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

    • 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, N. N. 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

    Christiane Karg, Elisabeth Kulman, Amihai Grosz

    • Gustav Mahler
      Rückert Lieder

      Christiane Karg soprano, Elisabeth Kulman mezzo-soprano, Amihai Grosz viola

    • Max Bruch
      Kol Nidrei op. 47

      Christiane Karg soprano, Elisabeth Kulman mezzo-soprano, Amihai Grosz viola

    • Gustav Mahler
      Symphony No. 4 in G major

      Christiane Karg soprano, Elisabeth Kulman mezzo-soprano, Amihai Grosz viola

    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
  • Mariss Jansons conducts Shostakovich and Stravinsky

    Mariss Jansons conducts Shostakovich and Stravinsky

    Photo: Martin Walz

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Mariss Jansons

    Denis Matsuev, Guillaume Jehl

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

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

      Denis Matsuev piano, Guillaume Jehl trumpet

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

    Mariss Jansons conducts Shostakovich and Stravinsky Go to concert
  • Gustavo Dudamel conducts Mahler’s Second Symphony

    Gustavo Dudamel conducts Mahler’s Second Symphony

    Photo: Mark Hanauer

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Gustavo Dudamel

    Anett Fritsch

    • 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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    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
  • Gustavo Dudamel conducts an Olympic Night at the Waldbühne

    Gustavo Dudamel conducts an Olympic Night at the Waldbühne

    Photo: Holger Kettner

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Gustavo Dudamel

    • Olympic Night

    • Programme to be announced

    Gustavo Dudamel conducts an Olympic Night at the Waldbühne Go to concert