Our classical concerts at the Philharmonie Berlin 2023 / 2024
Experience concerts at the Philharmonie Berlin, a place where history has been written with music, but also where the future is created. The iconic building directly at Potsdamer Platz is the Berliner Philharmoniker's venue, but the superb sounds of our four ROC ensembles can be heard there too.
Our concert highlights at the Philharmonie Berlin
Pekka KuusistoDeutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin Haydn, Clyne, Shaw, Beethoven
Before completely succumbing to the Christmas spirit, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin is inviting you once again to a bombastic and stirring evening in the Philharmonie: before Anny Clyne's "Sound and Fury", the DSO, conducted by Pekka Kuusisto, will play Haydn's Symphony No. 60, which, together with Shakespeare's "Macbeth", was the inspiration for Clyne's work. After an "Entr'acte" by Caroline Shaw, the concert ends with Beethoven's grand and immortal 7th Symphony.
Marc Minkowski & Florian SempeyRundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin Rameau, Chausson, Bruckner
"Does not count", "just an attempt", "completely invalid" and "nullified" – that's what Bruckner wrote on the title page of his Symphony in D minor, addomg a crossed-out zero for further clarification. That he judged this work a bit too severely will be demonstrated by the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin conducted by Marc Minkowski in Berlin's Philharmonic Hall. Before that, you can hear Florian Sempey's baritone voice in Ernest Chausson's "Poème de l'amour et de la mer", the composition of which took a full ten years.
Neujahrskonzert: Israel in EgyptRIAS Kammerchorvertreten durch Uwe Schneider Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin Händel
Since Justin Doyle has become the artistic director of the RIAS Kammerchor Berlin, every new year begins with Händel's "Israel in Egypt": a celebration with French horns, timpani and trumpets, with pomp and poise, providing a worthy introduction to the year 2024 – and doing so in the Great Hall of the Philharmonie Berlin!
Andrés Orozco-Estrada & Julia HagenRundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin Dvořák, Strauss
There is often just a fine line dividing the cavalier from the womaniser. This is the field the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin is moving in here, conducted by the conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada jointly with the cellist Julia Hagen. Besides Strauss's symphonic poem "Don Juan", they will also perform his suite from the opera "Der Rosenkavalier". The evening kicks off with Dvořák's famous Cello Concerto in B minor.
Kent Nagano mit Mahlers SiebterDeutsches Symphonie-Orchester BerlinMitglieder des Rundfunkchores Berlin von Bingen, Mahler
People tend to reduce their associations with Hildegard von Bingen to herbal teas and fasting cures – though she was unequivocally the most significant female writer and composer of the Middle Ages. Members of the Rundfunkchor Berlin will perform the a cappella work "o vis aeternitatis", followed by Mahler's 7th Symphony, which, despite its great differences, also grew out of Hildegard von Bingen's compositions.
Ruth Reinhardt & Daniil TrifonovDeutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin Wennäskoski, Bates, Dvořák
This Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin concert conducted by Ruth Reinhardt in the Philharmonie follows an arc across three extremely different soundscapes: besides the ingenious, surprising and sensuous "Om fotspår och ljus" by Lotta Wennäkoski, there will be the German premiere of Mason Bates's piano concerto. The evening will be rounded off with Dvořák's 5th Symphony, which is played very rarely.
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The first tones an audience ever heard in the great hall designed by Hans Scharoun were in 1963, with Herbert von Karajan conducting. Scharoun broke all the rules of classical music then in effect, positioning the ensemble in the centre, at the very heart of the space. In so doing, he also dared a social repositioning of classical music – a unique step at the time. This singularity had to be compensated acoustically, which occurred with the help of acoustician Lothar Cremer.
The result is a breathtaking sound space with a choir or orchestra in the middle, giving ensembles the opportunity to fully unfold musically and offer you concerts full of unforgettable moments of classical music, such as the ROC's Christmas and New Year's concerts.
Next to classical music giants like Mozart, Beethoven or Rachmaninoff, the ROC also perform younger artists such as Jelena Firssowa at their concerts in the Philharmonie. That promises extremely diverse programs, whose common denominator is always the concerts' superior quality.
Get yourself and your loved ones tickets to the Philharmonie Berlin and enjoy an incomparable evening from our program, filled with excellently performed classical music from one of our four top ensembles!