Berlin receives Abbado bequest
The musical estate of Claudio Abbado is to come to Berlin to the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Berlin State Library) – Preußischer Kulturbesitz.
Change of general manager in 2017/2018 season
Martin Hoffmann, general manager of the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation, will not be extending his contract which expires in summer 2017.
Special concert free in the Digital Concert Hall
On 1 March at 6 p.m., three Berlin orchestras will play for refugees and people who have helped them. The concert will be broadcast free of charge in the Digital Concert Hall.
Death of Rainer Mehne
The Berliner Philharmoniker are much saddened by the death of their former member Rainer Mehne, who died on February 17 at the age of 68.
Awards for the Sibelius cycle with Simon Rattle
The recording has received a prize at this year’s International Classical Music Awards and entered the current Quarterly Critics’ Choice of the German Record Critics’ Award.
Death of Aurèle Nicolet
The flautist, a defining musician of the Berliner Philharmoniker in the postwar period, dies at the age of 90.
Performances of “Copernicus” cancelled
Due to technical reasons, the performances of Claude Vivier's will be postponed to a later date.
Death of Kurt Masur
On 19 December, Kurt Masur died at the age of 88. From 1976, he worked together with the Berliner Philharmoniker.
Death of Stella Doufexis
The Berliner Philharmoniker mourn the loss of Stella Doufexis who died after a long illness on December 15 at the age of only 47.
Grawemeyer Award for Abrahmsen's “Let me tell you”
Work commissioned by Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation wins Grawemeyer Award.