Paavo Järvi conducts Berg and Bruckner

Paavo Järvi conducts Berg and Bruckner

In this concert with Paavo Järvi, we experience sensuously delicate tonal beauty, composed by two pioneers of Modernism. Anton Webern’s richly coloured arrangement of a ricercare by Bach is followed by Alban Berg’s Seven Early Songs (soloist: Mojca Erdmann), which capture the tender mood of young love. Bruckner’s Second Symphony concludes the programme – an early work which already has unmistakable Brucknerian power.

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Sat, 01 Jun 2019, 19:00 (Berlin time)

Michael Sanderling conducts Haydn and Shostakovich

Michael Sanderling conducts Haydn and Shostakovich
Joseph Haydn’s Second Cello Concerto is one of the most important works of Viennese Classicism. Its warm, melodious solo part is captivating, excitingly alternating between melancholy and cheerfulness. At this concert it is played by Bruno Delepelaire, first principal cellist of the Berliner Philharmoniker. At his debut with the Philharmoniker, Michael Sanderling also conducts Shostakovich’s Leningrad Symphony: a nightmarishly brutal panorama of the Second World War.

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Herbert Blomstedt and Yefim Bronfman

Herbert Blomstedt and Yefim Bronfman
Yefim Bronfman is a musician whose powerful, energetic playing and brilliant technique recall the great Russian pianistic tradition of the 20th century. At this concert he interprets Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto. The conductor is the charismatic Herbert Blomstedt, who will also conduct a work from his native Sweden: Wilhelm Stenhammar’s Second Symphony, a late Romantic discovery with fascinating Nordic timbres.

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Education choir project with the Vocal Heroes

Education choir project with the Vocal Heroes
A modern oratorio about a tragic death: Jonathan Dove’s There was a Child is an homage to the son of friends who died in a diving accident in Thailand at the age of 19. The composer traces the panorama of a young life – charming impertinence, carefree playfulness, childlike worries, youthful thirst for adventure. In this choir project of the Education Programme, the Vocal Heroes youth choir, amateur singers, members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and guests share the stage of the Philharmonie.

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Zubin Mehta conducts “Otello”

Zubin Mehta conducts “Otello”
The 75-year-old Giuseppe Verdi once again reached a new artistic level with Otello. None of his other operas is as compelling or has such dramatic force, right up to the murderous finale. Following the performances at the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden, the Berliner Philharmoniker present their interpretation of this dark, expressive score to the Berlin public together with a cast of prominent singers and conductor Zubin Mehta.

Welcome to the Petrenko era

Welcome to the Petrenko era
The beginning of a new era! With the 2019/2020 season, Kirill Petrenko takes up his post as the seventh chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker. The upcoming concerts were presented at a press conference in the Philharmonie – which include the broadcasts in the Digital Concert Hall. Look forward to getting to know the orchestra again, with fresh inspiration and new perspectives, and in concerts full of energy and vibrancy.

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Herbert Blomstedt and Yefim Bronfman

Herbert Blomstedt and Yefim Bronfman
Yefim Bronfman is a musician whose powerful, energetic playing and brilliant technique recall the great Russian pianistic tradition of the 20th century. At this concert he interprets Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto. The conductor is the charismatic Herbert Blomstedt, who will also conduct a work from his native Sweden: Wilhelm Stenhammar’s Second Symphony, a late Romantic discovery with fascinating Nordic timbres.

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The German National Youth Orchestra and Ingo Metzmacher with the “Alpine Symphony”

The German National Youth Orchestra and Ingo Metzmacher with the “Alpine Symphony”
Following its performance under the direction of Kirill Petrenko, the National Youth Orchestra of Germany is now making its second appearance at the Philharmonie to mark its 50th birthday – this time under the baton of Ingo Metzmacher. In the two works he conducts, two opposing worlds collide: the loud, vibrant, dynamic urban life of New York, portrayed musically by Edgard Varèse in his orchestral work Amériques, and the rural, contemplative world of the Bavarian mountains depicted by Richard Strauss in his Alpine symphony.

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Simon Rattle conducts film scores at the Waldbühne

Simon Rattle conducts film scores at the Waldbühne
For this open-air concert at the Waldbühne, the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle surrounded themselves with plenty of stars of the silver screen, including Indiana Jones, E.T., Robin Hood, Tom and Jerry, Ben Hur and the heroes of Star Wars. They were all brought to life musically when the orchestra struck up some of Hollywood’s most famous film music.