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  • Season opening 2020: Kirill Petrenko conducts Schönberg and Brahms

    Season opening 2020: Kirill Petrenko conducts Schönberg and Brahms

    Kirill Petrenko, chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker, opens the 2020/21 concert season with a programme that combines two cross-seasonal focal points of his work with the orchestra: the cultivation of the Classical-Romantic core repertoire with Johannes Brahms’s melancholy, profound Fourth Symphony, and the music of composers of the Second Viennese School with Verklärte Nacht, a youthful work by Arnold Schoenberg that is still entirely in the tradition of late Romanticism. It was inspired by a poem by Richard Dehmel, which is a homage to free love.

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    • Arnold Schoenberg
      Verklärte Nacht (Version for string orchestra from 1943)

    • Johannes Brahms
      Symphony No. 4 in E minor, op. 98

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  • Kirill Petrenko and Frank Peter Zimmermann

    Kirill Petrenko and Frank Peter Zimmermann

    “Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto is a piece that gets under your skin,” says violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann. Devastated by the death of Manon Gropius, the daughter of Alma Mahler and Walter Gropius, the composer created a musical memorial to the young girl with this work and at the same time created one of the most poignant concertos of the 20th century. Antonín Dvořák strikes a completely different mood in his Fifth Symphony – one that is cheerful, relaxed and pastoral. The work is dedicated to Hans von Bülow, the first chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    • Alban Berg
      Concerto for Violin and Orchestra “To the Memory of an Angel”

      Frank Peter Zimmermann violin

    • Antonín Dvořák
      Symphony No. 5 in F major, op. 76

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  • New Year’s Eve Concert with Kirill Petrenko and Pablo Sáinz Villegas

    New Year’s Eve Concert with Kirill Petrenko and Pablo Sáinz Villegas

    Be it Andalusian flamenco, which arose in exchange with Moorish traditions, passions unleashed in close contact to the Provence in France, or Latin America’s musical life, which flourishes at the other end of the Atlantic Ocean: the Berliner Philharmoniker’s New Year’s concert will bring the diversity of Spanish music to life. The virtuoso guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas will play Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, and Kirill Petrenko will lead his orchestra into the new year with a programme full of atmosphere consisting of favourites and rediscoveries.

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    New Year’s Eve Concert

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Pablo Sáinz Villegas

    • Joaquín Rodrigo
      Concierto de Aranjuez for guitar and orchestra

      Pablo Sáinz Villegas guitar

    • Works by Manuel de Falla, Silvestre Revueltas and Georges Bizet

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  • Kirill Petrenko conducts Rachmaninov’s “Francesca da Rimini”

    Kirill Petrenko conducts Rachmaninov’s “Francesca da Rimini”

    In his third one-act opera, Rachmaninov set a historically authentic marital drama to music: a northern Italian noblewoman was discovered together with her lover by her jealous husband and murdered. This is a symphonically conceived operatic rarity perfectly made for the concert hall, since it can probably have the greatest impact as imaginary theatre. Hopeless tragedy also defines Shakespeare’s drama Romeo and Juliet, based on which Tchaikovsky composed his Overture-Fantasy of the same name. You are invited to discover the two seldom-heard works with Kirill Petrenko as conductor.

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Kristina Mkhitaryan, Dmytro Popov, Vladislav Sulimsky, Maxim Kuzmin-Karavaev, Dmitry Golovnin

    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture after Shakespeare

    • Sergei Rachmaninov
      Francesca da Rimini, op. 25 (concert performance)

      Kristina Mkhitaryan soprano (Francesca), Dmytro Popov tenor (Paolo), Vladislav Sulimsky baritone (Lanceotto), Maxim Kuzmin-Karavaev bass (Vergil), Dmitry Golovnin tenor (Dante), Rundfunkchor Berlin

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  • Kirill Petrenko and Daniil Trifonov

    Kirill Petrenko and Daniil Trifonov

    “There’s this special moment when you truly feel the music and we all become one connected whole”, Daniil Trifonov waxes enthusiastical in an interview for the Digital Concert Hall. Since his debut in 2016, he has repeatedly bestowed such moments on the Philharmonic audience. Now he will perform Sergei Prokofiev’s youthful and exuberant Piano Concerto No. 1 with Kirill Petrenko in Berlin for the first time. Also on the programme: a première by Icelandic composer Anna Thorvaldsdóttir, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Symphony in F sharp in colourful film music style, a great rarity.

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Daniil Trifonov

    • Anna Thorvaldsdóttir
      New work (première) – commissioned jointly by the Berliner Philharmoniker together with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra – supported by the Friends of the Berliner Philharmoniker e. V.

    • Sergei Prokofiev
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in D flat major, op. 40

      Daniil Trifonov piano

    • Erich Wolfgang Korngold
      Symphony in F sharp, op. 40

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  • Kirill Petrenko conducts Weill and Stravinsky

    Kirill Petrenko conducts Weill and Stravinsky

    Philharmonic Biennale: Kirill Petrenko brings the 1920s to life again with an early work by Kurt Weill. The influence of Liszt, Mahler and Strauss on Weill can be heard in his rarely performed First Symphony. The music is captivating, brash and brilliant, but also features delicate, chamber music-like passages. After the interval, we hear Stravinsky’s opera-oratorio Oedipus rex, composed in 1927 and set in ancient Greece. Its music is crystal-clear neoclassicism – how could it be otherwise? Two fascinating facets of the “Roaring Twenties”.

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    Philharmonic Biennale

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Michael Spyres, Ekaterina Semenchuk

    • Kurt Weill
      Symphony No. 1 “Berliner Symphonie”

    • Igor Stravinsky
      Oedipus rex

      Michael Spyres tenor (Oedipus), Ekaterina Semenchuk mezzo-soprano (Jocasta), Shenyang bass-baritone (Creon), Andrea Mastroni bass (Tiresias), Krystian Adam tenor (Shepherd), Derek Welton bass (Messenger), Men of the Rundfunkchor Berlin

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  • Kirill Petrenko conducts Tchaikovsky’s “Mazeppa”

    Kirill Petrenko conducts Tchaikovsky’s “Mazeppa”

    Like the opera Eugene Onegin, which he composed five years earlier, Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Mazeppa is also based on a poem by Alexander Pushkin. The work tells the story of the tragic life and loves of a Ukrainian Cossack commander against the background of events during the reign of Peter the Great. After the opera is heard at the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden, the passionate, dramatic score will be brought to life by an outstanding ensemble of singers at the Philharmonie Berlin.

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Vladislav Sulimsky, Olga Peretyatko, Dmitry Ulyanov, Ekaterina Semenchuk

    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Mazeppa (concert performance)

      Vladislav Sulimsky baritone (Mazeppa), Olga Peretyatko soprano, Dmitry Ulyanov bass (Vasily Kochubey), Ekaterina Semenchuk mezzo-soprano (Lyubov Kochubey), Dmytro Popov tenor (Andrei), Vasily Gorshkov tenor (Iskra), Dimitry Ivashchenko bass (Filipp Orlik),

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  • Kirill Petrenko conducts Mozart and Tchaikovsky

    Kirill Petrenko conducts Mozart and Tchaikovsky

    Kirill Petrenko’s interpretation of music by Mozart will be heard together with Tchaikovsky’s Suite No. 3 during this concert, first in Berlin and afterwards at the European Concert. The annual anniversary concert of the Berliner Philharmoniker takes place at the Sagrada Família in Barcelona for the first time in 2021, with a selection of works tailor-made for the sacred location, including the “Coronation” Mass, the Ave verum and the motet “Exsultate, jubilate”. The Catalan choral society Orfeó Català, founded in 1891, makes its debut with the orchestra at these concerts.

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Rosa Feola

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      “Exsultate, jubilate”, motet, K. 165

      Rosa Feola soprano

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Mass in C major, K. 317 “Coronation”

      Rosa Feola soprano, Wiebke Lehmkuhl contralto, Mauro Peter tenor, Krešimir Stražanac bass-baritone, Orfeó Català

    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Suite No. 3 in G major, op. 55

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  • European Concert from Barcelona with Kirill Petrenko

    European Concert from Barcelona with Kirill Petrenko
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    European Concert from Barcelona

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Kirill Petrenko, Rosa Feola, Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Mauro Peter, Krešimir Stražanac, Orfeó Català

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      “Exsultate, jubilate”, motet, K. 165

      Rosa Feola soprano, Wiebke Lehmkuhl contralto, Mauro Peter tenor, Krešimir Stražanac bass-baritone, Orfeó Català choir

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      “Ave verum corpus”, motet K. 618

      Orfeó Català choir

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Mass in C major, K. 317 “Coronation”

      Rosa Feola soprano, Wiebke Lehmkuhl contralto, Mauro Peter tenor, Krešimir Stražanac bass-baritone, Orfeó Català choir

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  • Kirill Petrenko conducts the BE PHIL Orchestra

    Kirill Petrenko conducts the BE PHIL Orchestra

    At 16,000 kilometres, Philipp Eversheim had the longest journey. The flutist from Australia was one of the approximately 90 music-loving amateurs who had qualified to participate in the BE PHIL Orchestra in 2018. This project of the Education Programme gave musicians from 30 countries the unique experience of performing Brahms’s First Symphony under Sir Simon Rattle. A highly emotional event for both the participants and the audience. This season there will be a revival of the BE PHIL Orchestra – with Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony and chief conductor Kirill Petrenko at the podium.

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    BE PHIL Orchestra
    Kirill Petrenko

    • Dmitri Shostakovich
      Symphony No. 10 in E minor, op. 93

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  • Kirill Petrenko conducts Mahler’s Ninth Symphony

    Kirill Petrenko conducts Mahler’s Ninth Symphony

    “Each of Gustav Mahler’s symphonies has a different philosophy, builds a different world,” Kirill Petrenko says in an interview for the Digital Concert Hall. After the Fourth and the Sixth, he now conducts the Ninth, the composer’s last completed symphony, with the Berliner Philharmoniker. A work which makes a radical break with tradition, points the way to modernism and thus pushes open the door to a different world. Mahler conceived the cosmos of this work as fragile, fragmentary and episodic – a grand farewell to youth, love, life.

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    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    • Gustav Mahler
      Symphony No. 9 in D major

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  • The Berlin Phil Series: “Kirill Petrenko Live: Serenades”

    The Berlin Phil Series: “Kirill Petrenko Live: Serenades”

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Mozart’s wind serenade “Gran Partita” and Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings combine youthful temperament and compositional maturity, chamber music intimacy with sonorousness and the amusing character of the serenade tradition with the musical weight of symphonic conception. Kirill Petrenko included both works in the programme for this concert of the Berlin Phil Series with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker. With this serenade concert, Kirill Petrenko also concluded his first season as chief conductor of the orchestra.

    13 Jun 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    • Welcome

      Matthew McDonald

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Serenade for Winds in B flat major, K. 361 “Gran Partita”

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      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Eva-Maria Tomasi

    • Antonín Dvořák
      Serenade for Strings in E major, op. 22

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  • The Berlin Phil Series: “Kirill Petrenko Live”

    The Berlin Phil Series: “Kirill Petrenko Live”

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Three weeks after the European Concert, chief conductor Kirill Petrenko appeared again with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker in an otherwise empty Philharmonie. Debussy’s atmospheric, dream-like Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune was followed by the wild sounds of Hindemith’s Kammermusik No. 1, whose borrowings from popular music were perceived as a provocation by contemporary audiences. The concert ended with the sensuous Verklärte Nacht, an early masterstroke by Arnold Schoenberg. “You can’t play it more beautifully than this” (rbbKulturradio).

    23 May 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    • Welcome

      Philipp Bohnen

    • Claude Debussy
      Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (arranged by Benno Sachs)

    • Paul Hindemith
      Chamber Music No. 1, op. 24 No. 1

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      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Philipp Bohnen

    • Arnold Schoenberg
      Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), op. 4 (1943 version for string orchestra)

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  • European Concert from the Philharmonie Berlin with Kirill Petrenko

    European Concert from the Philharmonie Berlin with Kirill Petrenko

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Despite the corona crisis, the traditional European Concert was still able to take place almost 30 years after its inception. Members of the orchestra performed under the baton of chief conductor Kirill Petrenko in an otherwise empty Philharmonie. After works by Arvo Pärt, György Ligeti and Samuel Barber, Gustav Mahler’s Fourth Symphony was performed in a version for chamber orchestra with soprano Christiane Karg. “The Philharmoniker soloists exude dedication – and an inexhaustible world opens up in miniature” (Tagesspiegel).

    01 May 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Christiane Karg

    • Welcome

      Stanley Dodds

    • Arvo Pärt
      Fratres

    • György Ligeti
      Ramifications for strings

    • Samuel Barber
      Adagio for Strings, op. 11

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      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Olaf Maninger

    • Gustav Mahler
      Symphony No. 4 in G major (arranged for chamber ensemble by Erwin Stein)

      Christiane Karg soprano

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  • The Berlin Phil Series: “An American in Berlin”

    The Berlin Phil Series: “An American in Berlin”

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Music by American composers is on the programme for the second instalment of the Berlin Phil Series. In a range of chamber formations, Noah Bendix-Balgley, 1st concertmaster of the Berliner Philharmoniker, and other members of the orchestra play pieces by George Gershwin, John Cage, and the composer Amy Beach, among others. Symphonic dances from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story are heard under the baton of chief conductor Kirill Petrenko, and his predecessor Sir Simon Rattle inspires the orchestra to a spectacular performance of Scott Bradley’s soundtrack to a Tom and Jerry cartoon.

    25 Apr 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker

    • Welcome

      Noah Bendix-Balgley

    • John Adams
      Short Ride in a Fast Machine

      Sir Simon Rattle conductor

    • John Corigliano
      Stomp

    • George Gershwin
      Prelude No. 1 for Clarinet and Piano

      Wenzel Fuchs clarinet, Ohad Ben-Ari piano

    • Amy Beach
      Romance for violin and piano

      Noah Bendix-Balgley violin, Ohad Ben-Ari piano

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      Charles Ives
      The Unanswered Question

    • John Cage
      Third Construction

      Raphael Haeger percussion, Simon Rössler percussion, Franz Schindlbeck percussion, Jan Schlichte percussion

    • Leonard Bernstein
      Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

      Kirill Petrenko conductor

    • George Gershwin
      Porgy and Bess: four pieces for violin and piano

      Noah Bendix-Balgley violin, Ohad Ben-Ari piano

    • Scott Bradley
      Tom and Jerry

      Sir Simon Rattle conductor

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  • Easter@Philharmonie Festival: Episode 4

    Easter@Philharmonie Festival: Episode 4

    The finale of the Easter@Philharmonie Festival is dedicated entirely to the music of Ludwig van Beethoven, whose works were to be the focus of the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden which was cancelled due to the corona crisis. In addition to newly recorded chamber music works, the programme includes excerpts from Berliner Philharmoniker concerts conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Zubin Mehta and Daniel Barenboim plus the chief conductors Claudio Abbado and Sir Simon Rattle. The online festival closes with a performance of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony with their successor Kirill Petrenko.

    13 Apr 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker

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      Easter@Philharmonie Festival: Episode 4 “Finale with Beethoven”

      Claudio Abbado conductor, Daniel Barenboim conductor, Nikolaus Harnoncourt conductor, Zubin Mehta conductor, Kirill Petrenko conductor, Sir Simon Rattle conductor, Wenzel Fuchs clarinet, Christoph Hartmann oboe, Thomas Leyendecker trombone, Albrecht Mayer oboe, Olaf Ott trombone, Stefan Schweigert bassoon, Dominik Wollenweber cor anglais, Sarah Willis presenter

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  • Easter@Philharmonie Festival: Episode 2

    Easter@Philharmonie Festival: Episode 2

    Photo: Heribert Schindler

    The second episode of our Easter@Philharmonie festival is dedicated entirely to the music of Gustav Mahler. Excerpts from Mahler performances under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, Gustavo Dudamel and Andris Nelsons are on the programme, as is an appearance by soprano Anna Prohaska in the Philharmonie. Other guests are the baritone Christian Gerhaher and principal horn player Stefan Dohr. Finally, we hear the monumental finale from Mahler’s Sixth Symphony under the direction of chief conductor Kirill Petrenko.

    08 Apr 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker

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      Easter@Philharmonie Festival: Episode 2 “The world of Gustav Mahler”

      Gustavo Dudamel conductor, Andris Nelsons conductor, Kirill Petrenko conductor, Sir Simon Rattle conductor, Lorenzo Viotti conductor, Elīna Garanča mezzo-soprano, Christian Gerhaher baritone, Matan Porat piano, Anna Prohaska soprano, Sarah Willis presenter

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  • Easter@Philharmonie Festival: Episode 1

    Easter@Philharmonie Festival: Episode 1

    The Philharmonie Berlin is closed, and our Easter Festival in Baden-Baden cannot take place either. So we have come up with something for you: the digital Easter@Philharmonie Festival! The first episode is about the history of the Easter Festival, with current and historic recordings. Plus, there is chamber music, performed especially for this occasion in an empty Philharmonie. The finale is a recording of Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony with Kirill Petrenko.

    04 Apr 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker

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      Easter@Philharmonie Festival: Episode 1

      Sir Simon Rattle conductor, Herbert von Karajan conductor, Claudio Abbado conductor, Kirill Petrenko conductor, Gundula Janowitz soprano, Marie-Pierre Langlamet harp, Martin Löhr cello, Albrecht Mayer oboe, Sarah Willis presenter

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  • Kirill Petrenko conducts Stravinsky, Zimmermann and Rachmaninov

    Kirill Petrenko conducts Stravinsky, Zimmermann and Rachmaninov

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    The music of the 20th century is often considered inaccessible. Kirill Petrenko shows how wrong this prejudice is with three works written between 1940 and 1950 which differently convey sensuousness and energy. We experience rhythmic power in Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements, the combination of innovation and Brazilian flair in Zimmermann’s Alagoana and finally, the voluptuous melancholy of Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances.

    15 Feb 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    • Igor Stravinsky
      Symphony in Three Movements

    • Bernd Alois Zimmermann
      Alagoana. Caprichos Brasileiros, Ballet Suite

    • Sergei Rachmaninov
      Symphonic Dances, op. 45

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      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Christoph Streuli

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  • Kirill Petrenko conducts Puccini’s “Suor Angelica”

    Kirill Petrenko conducts Puccini’s “Suor Angelica”

    Photo: Michael Trippel

    The first opera in the Philharmonie Berlin led by Kirill Petrenko: Giacomo Puccini’s drama Suor Angelica, which takes place in a convent and tells the moving story of a young nun. Even if the period and setting have little to do with the realities of life today, the message of the opera is more current than ever: it concerns humanity in an inhuman environment and the struggle for one’s own dignity. In this production, it is given a contemporary setting by director Nicola Hümpel and performed by up-and-coming singers, the choir of the Vocal Heroes choral programme, and the Karajan Academy.

    01 Feb 2020

    Karajan Academy
    Kirill Petrenko

    Choir of the Vocal Heroes Choral Programme, Nicola Hümpel, Ann Toomey, Katarina Dalayman

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      Giacomo Puccini
      Suor Angelica

      Choir of the Vocal Heroes Choral Programme, Nicola Hümpel direction and costumes, Oliver Proske stage conception and video technology, Ann Toomey soprano, Katarina Dalayman soprano, Daniela Vega mezzo-soprano, Fleur Barron mezzo-soprano, Sarah Laulan mezzo-soprano, Aurora Marthens soprano, Qing Wang soprano, Aphrodite Patoulidou soprano, Alessia Schumacher soprano, Ekaterina Bazhanova mezzo-soprano, Yeo-Jung Ha soprano, Bernadeta Astari soprano, Yui Kawaguchi dance and choir choreography, Matan Porat piano and composition of prologue

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      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko on Puccini’s “Suor Angelica”

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  • Kirill Petrenko conducts Mahler’s Sixth Symphony

    Kirill Petrenko conducts Mahler’s Sixth Symphony

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    For the first time, Kirill Petrenko presents himself with the Berliner Philharmoniker as an interpreter of Mahler. The Sixth Symphony is one of the composer’s most disturbing works, bringing together turmoil and idyll, triumph and catastrophe, nature, and life and death. It conveys a world panorama as well as an intimate insight into Mahler’s inner world. For as his widow Alma explained, “No work has flowed from his heart as directly as this”.

    25 Jan 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    • Gustav Mahler
      Symphony No. 6

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      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Martin Menking

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  • Kirill Petrenko and Daniel Barenboim

    Kirill Petrenko and Daniel Barenboim

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Kirill Petrenko, the new man at the head of the Berliner Philharmoniker, encounters a decades-long friend of the orchestra: Daniel Barenboim. Together, they present Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, whose appeal lies in its self-assured showmanship and distinctive C Minor colouring. The music of Josef Suk, which has received far too little attention, is also a matter close to Kirill Petrenko’s heart. Here we hear his Second Symphony, an expressive work full of pain and sonority.

    11 Jan 2020

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Daniel Barenboim

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

      Daniel Barenboim piano

    • Franz Schubert
      Impromptu in A flat major, D 935 no. 2

      Daniel Barenboim piano

    • Josef Suk
      Symphony in C minor, op. 27 “Asrael”

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      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Alexander Bader

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

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

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    For the first time, the new chief conductor Kirill Petrenko was at the helm for the Berliner Philharmoniker’s New Year’s Eve concert – which revealed 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. You can also hear star soprano Diana Damrau in captivating songs from musicals.

    31 Dec 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Diana Damrau

    • George Gershwin
      Overture to the musical Girl Crazy

    • Richard Rodgers
      “If I loved you” from Carousel

      Diana Damrau soprano

    • Leonard Bernstein
      “I feel pretty” from West Side Story

      Diana Damrau soprano

    • Leonard Bernstein
      Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

    • Kurt Weill
      “Foolish Heart” from One Touch of Venus

      Diana Damrau soprano

    • Kurt Weill
      Symphonic Nocturne (Suite, arr. Robert Russell Bennett) from Lady in the Dark

    • Stephen Sondheim
      “Send in the clowns” from A Little Night Music

      Diana Damrau soprano

    • Harold Arlen
      “Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz

      Diana Damrau soprano

    • George Gershwin
      An American in Paris

    • Frederick Loewe
      “I could have danced all night” from My Fair Lady

      Diana Damrau

    • Franz Waxman
      “The Ride of the Cossacks” from Taras Bulba

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      Interview
      Craig Urquhart in conversation with Noah Bendix-Balgley

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      Interview
      Diana Damrau in conversation with Albrecht Mayer

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      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Raphael Haeger

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  • Live at the Brandenburg Gate: Kirill Petrenko conducts Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

    Live at the Brandenburg Gate: Kirill Petrenko conducts Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    For the first time ever: Berliners were introduced to Kirill Petrenko, the new chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker, at an open-air concert. The scene was the Brandenburg Gate: an international symbol for overcoming differences and borders. With its humanistic message of the brotherhood of all mankind, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony breathes the same spirit.

    24 Aug 2019
    Open-air from the Brandenburg Gate

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Marlis Petersen, Elisabeth Kulman, Benjamin Bruns, Kwangchul Youn, Rundfunkchor Berlin

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op. 125 with Final Chorus “Ode to Joy”

      Marlis Petersen soprano, Elisabeth Kulman mezzo-soprano, Benjamin Bruns tenor, Kwangchul Youn bass, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Gijs Leenaars chorus master

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  • Inaugural concert: Kirill Petrenko conducts Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

    Inaugural concert: Kirill Petrenko conducts Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Finally the time has come! This evening, Kirill Petrenko will stand before the Berliner Philharmoniker as their new chief conductor for the first time. It is a spectacular season opening concert with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony whose overwhelmingly joyful finale is perfect for the festive occasion. The concert also presents – in both Beethoven’s Symphony and Berg’s expressive Lulu Suite – the soprano Marlis Petersen as Artist in Residence of the new 2019/2020 season.

    23 Aug 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Marlis Petersen, Elisabeth Kulman, Benjamin Bruns, Kwangchul Youn, Rundfunkchor Berlin

    • Alban Berg
      Lulu Suite

      Marlis Petersen soprano

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op. 125 with Final Chorus “Ode to Joy”

      Marlis Petersen soprano, Elisabeth Kulman mezzo-soprano, Benjamin Bruns tenor, Kwangchul Youn bass, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Gijs Leenaars chorus master

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      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Ludwig Quandt

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      Interview
      Berg and Beethoven: an introduction by Malte Krasting

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  • Kirill Petrenko and Patricia Kopatchinskaja

    Kirill Petrenko and Patricia Kopatchinskaja

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    In this concert, Kirill Petrenko made his last appearance with the Berliner Philharmoniker before taking up office as their chief conductor. First, soloist Patricia Kopatchinskaja showed how much virtuosity and expressive variety there is in Arnold Schoenberg’s Violin Concerto. Then came Tchaikovsky’s passionate Fifth Symphony in a performance full of power and dedication, “with a final passage like a casting out of devils .... The hall was completely breathless with enthusiasm and anticipation of what the future holds” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung).

    09 Mar 2019

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Patricia Kopatchinskaja

    • Arnold Schoenberg
      Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, op. 36

      Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin

    • Maurice Ravel
      Duo No. 1 for violin and cello

      Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin, Bruno Delepelaire cello

    • Darius Milhaud
      Jeu for violin and clarinet

      Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin, Andreas Ottensamer clarinet

    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Symphony No. 5 in E minor, op. 64

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      Interview
      Patricia Kopatchinskaja talks about Schoenberg’s Violin Concerto

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      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Stanley Dodds

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  • Kirill Petrenko conducts the German National Youth Orchestra

    Kirill Petrenko conducts the German National Youth Orchestra

    Photo: Stephan Rabold

    Working with the German National Youth Orchestra is something close to Kirill Petrenko’s heart, so on the occasion of the orchestra’s 50th anniversary, the chief conductor designate of the Berliner Philharmoniker couldn’t turn down the opportunity to join them for a jubilee concert. In addition to rousing compositions by Leonard Bernstein and Igor Stravinsky, the programme also includes a contemporary work: William Kraft’s First Timpani Concerto with the Philharmoniker’s principal timpanist Wieland Welzel as the soloist.

    09 Jan 2019

    National Youth Orchestra of Germany
    Kirill Petrenko

    Wieland Welzel

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      Leonard Bernstein
      West Side Story, Symphonic Dances

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      William Kraft
      Concerto No. 1 for Timpani and Orchestra

      Wieland Welzel timpani

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      Igor Stravinsky
      Le Sacre du printemps

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  • Kirill Petrenko conducts Beethoven and Strauss at the Berlin Palace

    Kirill Petrenko conducts Beethoven and Strauss at the Berlin Palace

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    A special concert at a special location: the Berliner Philharmoniker and Kirill Petrenko, their chief conductor designate, perform Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony and tone poems by Richard Strauss in the reconstructed Berlin Palace. The building, which was badly damaged during the Second World War and demolished in 1950, does not reopen until 2019, so this open-air concert in the splendid Baroque Schlüterhof allows us a first glimpse.

    25 Aug 2018

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    • Richard Strauss
      Don Juan, op. 20

    • Richard Strauss
      Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration), op. 24

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92

    Kirill Petrenko conducts Beethoven and Strauss at the Berlin Palace Go to concert
  • Recommendation: Season opening 2018 – Kirill Petrenko conducts Beethoven and Strauss

    Recommendation: Season opening 2018 – Kirill Petrenko conducts Beethoven and Strauss

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    In a way, this concert looks ahead to a new era. One year before Kirill Petrenko took up his post as the Berliner Philharmoniker’s new chief conductor, he conducted the opening concert of the 2018/2019 season. At the same time, he presented his interpretation of core works of the Philharmoniker’s repertoire: Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony and Richard Strauss’ tone poems Don Juan and Tod und Verklärung. “What was revealed in this great moment was more than the magic of a beginning. This union will bring forth great things” (Die Zeit).

    24 Aug 2018
    Opening of the 2018/2019 season

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    • Richard Strauss
      Don Juan, op. 20

    • Richard Strauss
      Tod und Verklärung (Death and Transfiguration), op. 24

    • free

      Ludwig van Beethoven
      Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92

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      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Emmanuel Pahud

    Recommendation: Season opening 2018 – Kirill Petrenko conducts Beethoven and Strauss Go to concert
  • Kirill Petrenko and Yuja Wang

    Kirill Petrenko and Yuja Wang

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    Kirill Petrenko, chief conductor designate of the Berliner Philharmoniker, presents two sonorous rarities: Paul Dukas’s iridescent tone poem La Péri and Franz Schmidt’s Fourth Symphony. The latter is a gently flowing work in the tradition of Anton Bruckner with a powerful funeral march as the highlight. Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, on the other hand, played here by Yuja Wang, is a cheerful and virtuoso work.

    13 Apr 2018

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Yuja Wang

    • Paul Dukas
      La Péri, Poème dansé

    • Sergei Prokofiev
      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in C major, op. 26

      Yuja Wang piano

    • Franz Schmidt
      Symphony No. 4 in C major

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      Interview
      Yuja Wang in conversation with Andreas Ottensamer

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      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Knut Weber

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  • Kirill Petrenko conducts Mozart and Tchaikovsky

    Kirill Petrenko conducts Mozart and Tchaikovsky

    Photo: Monika Rittershaus

    With Kirill Petrenko conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker for the first time since the orchestra elected him their future chief conductor two years ago, anticipation and expectations were high. The programme included Mozart’s Haffner Symphony, Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique and John Adams’ The Wound-Dresser. Petrenko brought out the most subtle of nuances as vividly as a great psychological drama, rightfully receiving standing ovations: “A triumph” (Kulturradio).

    23 Mar 2017

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Georg Nigl

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385 “Haffner”

    • John Adams
      The Wound-Dresser for baritone and orchestra

      Georg Nigl Baritone

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      Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Symphony No. 6 in B minor, op. 74 “Pathétique”

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      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Olaf Maninger

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  • Kirill Petrenko conducts Scriabin, Stravinsky and Stephan

    Kirill Petrenko conducts Scriabin, Stravinsky and Stephan

    It is one of the most exciting periods of musical history: the transition from the opulent music of late-Romanticism to early Modernism with its concentrated energy. Kirill Petrenko portrayed this era with works by Rudi Stephan, Alexander Scriabin and Igor Stravinsky in this concert from 2012, the highlight of which was Scriabin’s monumental Poème de l’extase in which, according to one critic, Pertrenko presented “an alert mind and his famous will for clear contours”.

    21 Dec 2012

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Rundfunkchor Berlin

    • Igor Stravinsky
      Symphony of Psalms

      Rundfunkchor Berlin, Kaspars Putninš Chorus Master

    • Rudi Stephan
      Music for Violin and Orchestra

      Daniel Stabrawa Violin

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      Rudi Stephan
      Music for Orchestra

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      Alexander Scriabin
      Le Poème de l’extase, op. 54

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      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko in conversation with Alexander Bader

    Kirill Petrenko conducts Scriabin, Stravinsky and Stephan Go to concert
  • Kirill Petrenko conducts Beethoven and Elgar

    Kirill Petrenko conducts Beethoven and Elgar

    When Kirill Petrenko conducted the Berliner Philharmoniker for the second time in 2009, a critic wrote presciently it would be “exciting to see the dimensions Petrenko’s career takes on”. It was not only the extraordinary abilities of the conductor that were clear that evening, but also his special relationship with the orchestra. The programme included Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto with Lars Vogt as the soloist and Elgar's Second Symphony.

    10 May 2009

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko

    Lars Vogt

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

      Lars Vogt Piano

    • free

      Edward Elgar
      Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, op. 63

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      Interview
      Kirill Petrenko and Lars Vogt in conversation with Sarah Willis

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  • Dawn of a new era: Kirill Petrenko and the Berliner Philharmoniker

    Dawn of a new era: Kirill Petrenko and the Berliner Philharmoniker

    Their joint concert appearances between the election of Kirill Petrenko as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker and his debut in his new position in August 2019 were experienced by all involved as unusually intensive and exhilarating. And they considerably increased the anticipation of the new Philharmoniker era. In this film, which was made shortly before Petrenko took office, members of the orchestra talk about their new chief conductor. They express the way in which he combines meticulous rehearsal work with unleashed passion in concert, and musical uncompromisingness with personal modesty. Concert excerpts show the orchestra and the conductor performing works by Tchaikovsky, Scriabin and Beethoven.
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