The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

The Berlin Philharmonic (in German: Die Berliner Philharmoniker), is an orchestra based in Berlin, Germany. In 2006, a group of ten European media outlets voted the Berlin Philharmonic number three on a list of “top ten European Orchestras”, after the Vienna Philharmonic and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Its primary concert venue is the Philharmonie, located in the Kulturforum area of the city. Since 2002, its principal conductor is Sir Simon Rattle. The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra also supports several chamber music ensembles. The funding for the organization is subsidized by the city of Berlin and a partnership with Deutsche Bank.

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March 2017

Date Venue Time Details
01/03/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Maurizio Pollini Piano Make Enquiry
04/03/2017 Philharmonie 19:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Zubin Mehta – Conductor
Anoushka Shankar Sitar
Works by Ravi Shankar and Béla Bartók
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05/03/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Zubin Mehta – Conductor
Anoushka Shankar Sitar
Works by Ravi Shankar and Béla Bartók
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06/03/2017 Chamber Music Hall 18:00 Carte blanche
Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker
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06/03/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Zubin Mehta – Conductor
Anoushka Shankar Sitar
Works by Ravi Shankar and Béla Bartók
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07/03/2017 Philharmonie Foyer 13:00 The programme will be announced in due time. Make Enquiry
08/03/2017 Chamber Music Hall 20:00 Hana Blažíková Soprano
Raquel Andueza Soprano
Alex Potter Countertenor
Charles Daniels Tenor
Harry van der Kamp Bass
Concerto Melante
Phantasm
Dietrich Buxtehude Cantatas from Membra Jesu Nostri BuxWV 75 alternating with English Viol Music from the 16th and 17th Centuries
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09/03/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Zubin Mehta – Conductor
Pinchas Zukerman Violin
Works by Edward Elgar and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikvsky
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10/03/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Zubin Mehta – Conductor
Pinchas Zukerman Violin
Works by Edward Elgar and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikvsky
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11/03/2017 Philharmonie 19:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Zubin Mehta – Conductor
Pinchas Zukerman Violin
Works by Edward Elgar and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikvsky
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12/03/2017 Philharmonie 11:00 Junge Deutsche Philharmonie
Jonathan Nott – Conductor
Christa Mayer Soprano
Works by Maurice Ravel, Gustav Mahler and Shostakovich
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12/03/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Zubin Mehta – Conductor
Pinchas Zukerman Violin
Works by Edward Elgar and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikvsky
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13/03/2017 Chamber Music Hall 20:00 Percussionists of the Berliner Philharmoniker Make Enquiry
14/03/2017 Philharmonie Foyer 13:00 The programme will be announced in due time. Make Enquiry
15/03/2017 Chamber Music Hall 20:00 Varian Fry Quartett
Andreas Ottensamer Clarinet
Works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Maurice Ravel
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16/03/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor
Emanuel Ax Piano
Rinat Shaham Mezzo-Soprano
Gábor Bretz Bass
Works by HK Gruber and Béla Bartók
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17/03/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor
Emanuel Ax Piano
Rinat Shaham Mezzo-Soprano
Gábor Bretz Bass
Works by HK Gruber and Béla Bartók
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18/03/2017 Philharmonie 19:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor
Emanuel Ax Piano
Rinat Shaham Mezzo-Soprano
Gábor Bretz Bass
Works by HK Gruber and Béla Bartók
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18/03/2017 Philharmonie 22:00 Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor
Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano
Works by Maurice Ravel, Pierre Boulez and Luciano Berio
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21/03/2017 Philharmonie Foyer 13:00 The programme will be announced in due time. Make Enquiry
22/03/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Kirill Petrenko – Conductor
Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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23/03/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Kirill Petrenko – Conductor
Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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28/03/2017 Philharmonie Foyer 13:00 The programme will be announced in due time. Make Enquiry
28/03/2017 Chamber Music Hall 18:00 Philharmonic Discourse Make Enquiry

April 2017

Date Venue Time Details
02/04/2017 Philharmonie – Karl Schuke Organ 11:00 Hansjörg Albrecht Orgel Organ
Johann Sebastian Bach Goldberg Variations BWV 988 (Version for organ by Hansjörg Albrecht)
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04/04/2017 Philharmonie Foyer 13:00 The programme will be announced in due time. Make Enquiry
07/04/2017 Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus 18:00 Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden
Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor
Kristīne Opolais Soprano (Floria Tosca)
Marcelo Álvarez Tenor (Mario Cavaradossi)
Evgeny Nikitin Bass Baritone (Baron Scarpia)
Alexander Tsymbalyuk Bass (Cesare Angelotti)
Peter Tantsits Tenor (Spoletta)
Douglas Williams Bass (Sciarrone)
Peter Rose Bass (Sacristan)
Walter Fink Bass (Jailer)
Philharmonia Chor Wien
Walter Zeh Chorus Master
Bartlett Sher Staging
Giacomo Puccini Tosca
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08/04/2017 Baden-Baden, Alter Ratssaal 11:00 Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden
Feininger Trio
Works by Maurice Ravel and César Franck
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08/04/2017 Baden-Baden, Kirche St. Bernhard 14:00 Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden
Blechbläserensemble der Berliner Philharmoniker
Works by William Byrd, Malcolm Arnold, John Dowland, Johann Sebastian Bach, Anton Bruckner and Werner Pirchner
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08/04/2017 Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus 18:00 Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden
Berliner Philharmoniker
Kirill Petrenko – Conductor
Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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09/04/2017 Baden-Baden, Florentinersaal im Casino 11:00 Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden
Ensemble Berlin Prag
Works by Jan Dismas Zelenka, Isang Yun, Johann Sebastian Bach and Joachim Stutschewsky
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09/04/2017 Baden-Baden, Weinbrennersaal 14:00 Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden
Scharoun Ensemble Berlin
Rinnat Moriah Soprano
Works by Jörg Widmann, Luciano Berio, Anton Webern and Arnold Schoenberg
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09/04/2017 Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus 18:00 Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden
Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 6
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10/04/2017 Baden-Baden, Museum Frieder Burda 11:00 Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden
Wu Wei Sheng
Martin Stegner Viola
Matthew McDonald Double Bass
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10/04/2017 Baden-Baden, Museum Frieder Burda 14:00 Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden
Philharmonia Quartett
Works by Felix Mendelssohn and Ludwig van Beethoven
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10/04/2017 Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus 18:00 Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden
Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor
Kristīne Opolais Soprano (Floria Tosca)
Marcelo Álvarez Tenor (Mario Cavaradossi)
Evgeny Nikitin Bass Baritone (Baron Scarpia)
Alexander Tsymbalyuk Bass (Cesare Angelotti)
Peter Tantsits Tenor (Spoletta)
Douglas Williams Bass (Sciarrone)
Peter Rose Bass (Sacristan)
Walter Fink Bass (Jailer)
Philharmonia Chor Wien
Walter Zeh Chorus Master
Bartlett Sher Staging
Giacomo Puccini Tosca
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11/04/2017 Philharmonie Foyer 13:00 The programme will be announced in due time. Make Enquiry
11/04/2017 Baden-Baden, Spitalkirche 14:00 Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden
Cornelia Gartemann Violin
Christoph von der Nahmer Violin
Julia Gartemann Viola
Martin von der Nahmer Viola
Knut Weber Cello
Martin Menking Cello
Works by Felix Mendelssohn and Franz Schubert
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11/04/2017 Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus 16:00 Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden
Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
Team of Directors with Scholars from »Academy Opera Today« of the Deutsche Bank Foundation
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12/04/2017 Salzburg, Grosses Festspielhaus 19:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 6
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13/04/2017 Baden-Baden, Florentinersaal im Casino 11:00 Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden
Andreas Buschatz Violin
Dietmar Schwalke Cello
Jelka Weber Flute
Beni Araki Harpsichord
Works by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach and Friedrich II. von Preußen
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13/04/2017 Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus 18:00 Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden
Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor
Kristīne Opolais Soprano (Floria Tosca)
Marcelo Álvarez Tenor (Mario Cavaradossi)
Evgeny Nikitin Bass Baritone (Baron Scarpia)
Alexander Tsymbalyuk Bass (Cesare Angelotti)
Peter Tantsits Tenor (Spoletta)
Douglas Williams Bass (Sciarrone)
Peter Rose Bass (Sacristan)
Walter Fink Bass (Jailer)
Philharmonia Chor Wien
Walter Zeh Chorus Master
Bartlett Sher Staging
Giacomo Puccini Tosca
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14/04/2017 Baden-Baden, Weinbrennersaal 14:00 Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden
Bläser der Berliner Philharmoniker
Martin Heinze Double Bass
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Serenade for winds in B flat major K. 361 Gran Partita
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14/04/2017 Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus 18:00 Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden
Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor
Lisa Batiashvili Violin
Works by Antonín Dvořák and Béla Bartók
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15/04/2017 Baden-Baden, Kurhaus Runder Saal 11:00 Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden
Philharmonia Klaviertrio Berlin
Hans-Jürgen Schatz Speaker
Works by Dmitri Shostakovich
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15/04/2017 Baden-Baden, Evangelische Stadtkirche am Augustaplatz 14:00 Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden
Berlin Baroque Solists
Daniel Gaede Violin and Direction
Works by Georg Philipp Telemann and Johann Sebastian Bach
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15/04/2017 Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus 18:00 Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden
Berliner Philharmoniker
Pinchas Zukerman Violin
Works by Sir Edward Elgar and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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16/04/2017 Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus 11:00 Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden
Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
Team of Directors with Scholars from »Academy Opera Today« of the Deutsche Bank Foundation
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16/04/2017 Baden-Baden, Kulturhaus LA8 Kristallsaal 14:00 Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden
Venus Ensemble Berlin
Özgür Aydin Piano
Works by Johannes Brahms and Arnold Schoenberg
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16/04/2017 Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus 18:00 Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden
Philharmonisches Oktett
Ensemble Berlin
Anne Sofie von Otter Mezzo-Soprano
Bundesjugendorchester
Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor
Works by
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17/04/2017 Baden-Baden, Florentinersaal im Casino 11:00 Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden
Philharmonic String Quintet
Works by Carlo Gesualdo, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven and Leonard Bernstein
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17/04/2017 Baden-Baden, Theater 14:00 Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden
Varian Fry Quartett
Works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Maurice Ravel
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17/04/2017 Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus 18:00 Osterfestspiele Baden-Baden
Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor
Kristīne Opolais Soprano (Floria Tosca)
Marcelo Álvarez Tenor (Mario Cavaradossi)
Evgeny Nikitin Bass Baritone (Baron Scarpia)
Alexander Tsymbalyuk Bass (Cesare Angelotti)
Peter Tantsits Tenor (Spoletta)
Douglas Williams Bass (Sciarrone)
Peter Rose Bass (Sacristan)
Walter Fink Bass (Jailer)
Philharmonia Chor Wien
Walter Zeh Chorus Master
Bartlett Sher Staging
Giacomo Puccini Tosca
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18/04/2017 Philharmonie Foyer 13:00 The programme will be announced in due time. Make Enquiry
19/04/2017 Chamber Music Hall 18:00 Carte blanche
Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker
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20/04/2017 Chamber Music Hall 20:00 Scholars from »Academy Opera Today« of the Deutsche Bank Foundation
Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker
Simon Rössler – Conductor
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22/04/2017 Philharmonie 19:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor
Krīstine Opolais Soprano (Floria Tosca)
Marcelo Álvarez Tenor (Mario Cavaradossi)
Evgeny Nikitin Bass Baritone (Baron Scarpia)
Alexander Tsymbalyuk Bass (Cesare Angelotti)
Peter Tantsits Tenor (Spoletta)
Douglas Williams Bass (Sciarrone)
Peter Rose Bass (Sacristan)
Walter Fink Bass (Jailer)
Rundfunkchor Berlin
Gijs Leenaars Chorus Master
Giacomo Puccini Tosca Concert Performance
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23/04/2017 Chamber Music Hall 20:00 Berlin Philharmonic Brass Make Enquiry
25/04/2017 Philharmonie Foyer 13:00 The programme will be announced in due time. Make Enquiry
25/04/2017 Kammermusiksaal 20:00 Tetzlaff Quartett
Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Alban Berg and Franz Schubert
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27/04/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Mariss Jansons – Conductor
Works by Jean Sibelius, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Béla Bartók
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28/04/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Mariss Jansons – Conductor
Works by Jean Sibelius, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Béla Bartók
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29/04/2017 Philharmonie 19:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Mariss Jansons – Conductor
Works by Jean Sibelius, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Béla Bartók
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May 2017

Date Venue Time Details
01/05/2017 N. N., N. N. 11:00 European Concert of the Berliner Philharmoniker
Berliner Philharmoniker
Mariss Jansons – Conductor
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02/05/2017 Philharmonie Foyer 13:00 The programme will be announced in due time. Make Enquiry
05/05/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor
Works by Simon Holt and Anton Bruckner
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06/05/2017 Philharmonie 19:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor
Works by Simon Holt and Anton Bruckner
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07/05/2017 Hamburg, Elb Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor
Works by Simon Holt and Anton Bruckner
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08/05/2017 Chamber Music Hall 18:00 Carte blanche
Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker
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08/05/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor
Works by Simon Holt and Anton Bruckner
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09/05/2017 Philharmonie Foyer 13:00 The programme will be announced in due time. Make Enquiry
11/05/2017 Chamber Music Hall 20:00 András Schiff Piano
Works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Béla Bartók, Leoš Janáček and Robert Schumann
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12/05/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Semyon Bychkov – Conductor
Gautier Capuçon Cello
Works by Shostakovich and Richard Strauss
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13/05/2017 Philharmonie 19:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Semyon Bychkov – Conductor
Gautier Capuçon Cello
Works by Shostakovich and Richard Strauss
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14/05/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Semyon Bychkov – Conductor
Gautier Capuçon Cello
Works by Shostakovich and Richard Strauss
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16/05/2017 Philharmonie Foyer 13:00 The programme will be announced in due time. Make Enquiry
17/05/2017 Chamber Music Hall 20:00 Philharmonic Discourse Make Enquiry
18/05/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Andrés Orozco-Estrada – Conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes Piano
Works by Richard Strauss, Sergei Rachmaninov and Dmitri Shostakovich
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19/05/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Andrés Orozco-Estrada – Conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes Piano
Works by Richard Strauss, Sergei Rachmaninov and Dmitri Shostakovich
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20/05/2017 Philharmonie 19:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Andrés Orozco-Estrada – Conductor
Leif Ove Andsnes Piano
Works by Richard Strauss, Sergei Rachmaninov and Dmitri Shostakovich
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23/05/2017 Philharmonie Foyer 13:00 The programme will be announced in due time. Make Enquiry
24/05/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Riccardo Muti – Conductor
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24/05/2017 Chamber Music Hall 20:00 Jerusalem Quartet
András Schiff Piano
Works by Franz Schubert, Mieczysław Weinberg and Johannes Brahms
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25/05/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Riccardo Muti – Conductor
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26/05/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Riccardo Muti – Conductor
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27/05/2017 Philharmonie 19:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Riccardo Muti – Conductor
Anne-Sophie Mutter Violin
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28/05/2017 Philharmonie – Karl Schuke Organ 11:00 Olivier Latry Organ (Dupré, Stravinsky)
Shin Young Lee Organ (Stravinsky)
Works by Marcel Dupré and Igor Stravinsky
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28/05/2017 Chamber Music Hall 20:00 Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker
Works by Henry Purcell, Ludwig van Beethoven, Maurice Ravel and Felix Mendelssohn
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30/05/2017 Philharmonie Foyer 13:00 The programme will be announced in due time. Make Enquiry
30/05/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Joyce DiDonato Mezzo-Soprano
Ensemble Il pomo d’oro
Riccardo Minasi – Conductor and Violin
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31/05/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor
Imogen Cooper Piano
Works by Thomas Adès, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Stravinsky
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June 2017

Date Venue Time Details
02/06/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor
Imogen Cooper Piano
Works by Thomas Adès, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Stravinsky
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03/06/2017 Philharmonie 19:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor
Imogen Cooper Piano
Works by Thomas Adès, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Stravinsky
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06/06/2017 Philharmonie Foyer 13:00 The programme will be announced in due time. Make Enquiry
08/06/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Gustavo Dudamel – Conductor
Works by John Adams and Antonín Dvorák
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09/06/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Gustavo Dudamel – Conductor
Works by John Adams and Antonín Dvorák
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10/06/2017 Philharmonie 19:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Gustavo Dudamel – Conductor
Works by John Adams and Antonín Dvorák
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12/06/2017 Chamber Music Hall 20:00 Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Georg Kallweit Violin and Direction
Works by Marin Marais, Michel-Richard de Lalande, Georg Philipp Telemann and George Frideric Handel
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12/06/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Geir Lysne Arrangements and Direction
Stefano Bollani Trio and Guests
Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker
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13/06/2017 Philharmonie Foyer 13:00 The programme will be announced in due time. Make Enquiry
13/06/2017 Chamber Music Hall 20:00 Leonidas Kavakos Violin
Kirill Gerstein Piano
Amihai Grosz Viola
Bruno Delepelaire Cello
Albrecht Mayer Oboe
Stefan Dohr Horn
Works by Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms
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15/06/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Yannick Nézet-Séguin – Conductor
Joyce DiDonato Mezzo-Soprano
Works by Maurice Ravel, Hector Berlioz and Igor Stravinsky
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16/06/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Yannick Nézet-Séguin – Conductor
Joyce DiDonato Mezzo-Soprano
Works by Maurice Ravel, Hector Berlioz and Igor Stravinsky
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17/06/2017 Philharmonie 15:00 Vocal Soloists, Musicians of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Young Instrumentalists, Vocal Heroes Children’s Choir, Vocal Heroes Project Choir with Youths and Adults
Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor
Simon Halsey Chorus Master
Andrew Norman New Work – Première commissioned jointly by the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation and the London Symphony Orchestra
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17/06/2017 Philharmonie 19:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Yannick Nézet-Séguin – Conductor
Joyce DiDonato Mezzo-Soprano
Works by Maurice Ravel, Hector Berlioz and Igor Stravinsky
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18/06/2017 Philharmonie 11:00 Vocal Soloists, Musicians of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Young Instrumentalists, Vocal Heroes Children’s Choir, Vocal Heroes Project Choir with Youths and Adults
Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor
Simon Halsey Chorus Master
Andrew Norman New Work – Première commissioned jointly by the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation and the London Symphony Orchestra
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18/06/2017 Chamber Music Hall 20:00 Igor Levit Piano
Johann Sebastian Bach Goldberg Variations BWV 988
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20/06/2017 Philharmonie Foyer 13:00 The programme will be announced in due time. Make Enquiry
20/06/2017 Chamber Music Hall 20:00 Igor Levit Piano
Works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Frederic Rzewski
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21/06/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor
Works by Antonín Dvořák, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Johannes Brahms
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22/06/2017 Chamber Music Hall 20:00 Scharoun Ensemble Berlin
Emmanuel Pahud Flute
Works by Isang Yun, Michael Jarrell and Franz Schubert
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23/06/2017 Chamber Music Hall 18:00 Carte blanche
Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker
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23/06/2017 Philharmonie 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor
Works by Antonín Dvořák, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Johannes Brahms
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24/06/2017 Philharmonie 19:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor
Works by Antonín Dvořák, Mark-Anthony Turnage and Johannes Brahms
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25/06/2017 Redefin, Reithalle Landgestüt 17:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Gustavo Dudamel – Conductor
Works by Robert Schumann and Richard Wagner
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26/06/2017 Florenz, Nuovo Teatro dell’ Opera 19:30 Berliner Philharmoniker
Gustavo Dudamel – Conductor
Works by Robert Schumann and Richard Wagner
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27/06/2017 Genf, Victoria Hall 20:00 Berliner Philharmoniker
Gustavo Dudamel – Conductor
Works by Robert Schumann and Richard Wagner
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28/06/2017 Rolle, Paul & Henri Carnal Hall 20:15 Berliner Philharmoniker
Gustavo Dudamel – Conductor
Works by Robert Schumann and Richard Wagner
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July 2017

Date Venue Time Details
01/07/2017 Waldbühne Berlin 20:15 Berliner Philharmoniker
Gustavo Dudamel – Conductor
Works by Robert Schumann and Richard Wagner
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About the Event

The 1890s – symphonic grandeur, chamber-music idyll

The Berliner Philharmoniker’s 2011/2012 season will be focusing on the 1890s. During these years of grandiloquent, ear-splitting music, universal historic validity was claimed for orchestral works like the powerful symphonic quadriga that can be experienced next season in the Philharmonie: Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique” (1893), Mahler’s “Resurrection” (1895), as part of the complete cycle, Bruckner’s Ninth (1896) and Dvorák’s “New World”. But alongside such expansive works, the decade also produced quiet idylls of exquisite euphony, chamber-music masterpieces headed by the compositions of Johannes Brahms, who not only represented his age but also transcended it. Also typical of the period are the creations of Max Bruch, Hugo Wolf, Max Reger and August Klughardt.

Late Night: Luciano Berio

The Berliner Philharmoniker’s focus on Berio pays homage to an outstanding, completely undogmatic creator of new music. His works reflect the Italian composer’s extensive and profound experience with his great musical forebears, especially with Gustav Mahler. Eight of his 14 Sequenzas – a cycle of solo works, some in orchestral versions – will be presented by members of the orchestra. The new Late Night series, which directly follows five concerts in the big auditorium, offers an ideal venue for the Berio pieces, which will be presented in context with other major examples of new music.

Soloists from the orchestra

Soloists have been a permanent fixture of Philharmonic concerts since 1882. Current and former players have made solo appearances with the orchestra, as have touring virtuosi and famous artists who settled in Berlin. Along with internationally prominent guests, the 2011/2012 season is providing four musicians from the Philharmonic’s own ranks with grateful assignments. The trumpeter Gábor Tarkövi will be heard with percussionist Jan Schlichte in Wolfgang Rihm’s rhapsody Marsyas; Daniel Stabrawa will revive the Third Violin Concerto of the Hungarian Jeno Hubay; Guy Braunstein dedicates his virtuosity to the Violin Concerto by Brahms and Albrecht Mayer will bring his to bear on Richard Strauss’s late Oboe Concerto.

Singers

The world of vocal music embraces so much more than just a voice with piano accompaniment. The concert series Singers illuminates different facets of vocal delivery. Gerald Finley will be accompanied by a string quartet and a trio consisting of oboe, viola and piano, while Magdalena Kožená will be joined by Berlin’s Scharoun Ensemble. Of course, there will also be “classical” song recitals, though with exceptional programmes: Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings Liszt, Fauré, Taneyev and Tchaikovsky; Jonas Kaufmann has chosen songs by Duparc, Mahler and Strauss; Sophie Karthäuser is juxtaposing Verlaine settings by Debussy, Foccroulle and Hahn; while Joyce DiDonato goes on a musical journey to Venice.

Chamber Music

The quartet concert is the classical form of chamber performance, and thus the six evenings making up the series Quartet are cornerstones of the Philharmonic’s chamber music. Once again this season leading international ensembles will be coming to Berlin, including the Cuarteto Casals, the Vogler Quartet, the Fine Arts Quartet and the Emerson Quartet. The Philharmonie will also celebrate a major anniversary of one of its own ensembles: 25 years since the founding of the Philharmonia Quartet. In the Chamber Music Prism series, other formations – piano trio, wind quintet and brass ensemble – will present repertoire ranging from the early Baroque of Michael Praetorius to contemporary pieces.

Piano Recitals

The roster of artists who will be seating themselves at the Chamber Music Hall’s Steinway grand in the Piano series is highly international: along with familiar faces like the Italian Maurizio Pollini, the Chinese Lang Lang and New York-born Murray Perahia – this year’s Pianist in Residence – we welcome three Philharmonic debutants: the British Christian Blackshaw as well as the French Lise de la Salle and American Jonathan Biss, two outstanding talents of the young generation.

Choral Works

Rundfunkchor Berlin is one of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s closest and longest-standing musical partners. Again in the 2011/12 the chorus and the orchestra will join forces for exciting projects, among them the world premiere of Jonathan Harvey’s new Weltethos and performances of Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius. But other renowned choruses will also be collaborating with the Philharmonic: MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig (Mahler: Symphony No. 8), Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Beethoven: Missa Solemnis), RIAS Kammerchor (Debussy: Nocturnes) and the Boys of Berlin’s Staats- und Domchor (Mahler: Symphony No. 8).