Gustavo Dudamel conducts Wagner and Schumann at the Waldbühne

Gustavo Dudamel conducts Wagner and Schumann at the Waldbühne

The orchestral music from Wagner’s Ring des Nibelungen is ideal for a concert at Berlin’s Waldbühne. Particularly with such a dynamic conductor as Gustavo Dudamel, pieces like the Ride of the Valkyries develop an impact that reaches even the very last rows of the enormous auditorium. Like Wagner’s opera cycle, Robert Schumann’s Third Symphony leads us to the Rhine, inspiring the composer to vibrating and sonorous music.

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Fri, 25 Aug 2017, 19:00 (Berlin time)

To open the season: Simon Rattle conducts Haydn’s “Creation”

To open the season: Simon Rattle conducts Haydn’s “Creation”
Simon Rattle is one of the outstanding Haydn conductors of our time. To open his last season as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker, he performs Haydn’s oratorio The Creation, which combines groundbreaking harmonies, humorous tone painting and powerful choruses to form a spectacular cosmic panorama. The excellent ensemble of soloists includes the tenor Mark Padmore – the orchestra’s Artist in Residence this season.

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Explore the 2017/2018 season

Explore the 2017/2018 season
Our concert calendar gives you a foretaste of the coming season with an exciting range of concerts and a host of top-class conductors and soloists to look forward to.

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Simon Rattle conducts “Le Sacre du printemps”

Simon Rattle conducts “Le Sacre du printemps”
“Simon Rattle and friends”: that’s how one could describe this concert. The composer Thomas Adès, whose Powder Her Face Suite we hear here, and Imogen Cooper, the soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25, have both been artistic associates for many years. One could say the same about Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du printemps, which Rattle has conducted in Berlin repeatedly, including in 2003 at the first dance project of the Philharmoniker’s Education Programme.

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Ludovic Morlot and Joyce DiDonato

Ludovic Morlot and Joyce DiDonato
The press described Joyce DiDonato’s Philharmonic debut in Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust as “ravishingly nuanced” and “angelic”. Now the charming singer can be experienced as a Berlioz interpreter again when she addresses the delicate expressivity of the cantata La Mort de Cléopâtre. Conductor Ludovic Morlot, who steps in for Yannick Nézet-Séguin, will also present Ravel’s delightful suite Ma Mère l’OyeStravinsky’s revolutionary ballet music The Firebird.

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Gustavo Dudamel conducts Dvořák’s Symphony “From the New World”

Gustavo Dudamel conducts Dvořák’s Symphony “From the New World”
Antonín Dvořák’s Ninth Symphony, composed in New York, presents itself as colourful, yearning, with a somewhat exotic touch – an inspired fusion of American impressions and symphonic music. In an exciting juxtaposition, Gustavo Dudamel will also conduct John Adams’s City Noir. Here too there is a fascinating mixture of styles, this time between classical music and jazz of the 1940s and 1950s.

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The Berliner Philharmoniker and their instruments - Stefan Dohr

The Berliner Philharmoniker and their instruments - Stefan Dohr
The French horn is closely associated with the expressive world of the Romantic period due to its warm and mysterious sound. One of the outstanding players of this instrument is Stefan Dohr, principal horn with the Berliner Philharmoniker since 1993, who you can get to know in this short portrait from the series the Berliner Philharmoniker and their Instruments.