2017 Easter Festival with Puccini’s “Tosca”

The main event of this festival was Tosca, conducted by Simon Rattle. The guest artists included violinist Lisa Batiashvili and – making his debut at the Easter Festival – Kirill Petrenko with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique which received a tumultuous reception.
Kristine Opolais and Marcelo Alvarez

20 Apr 2017

Ok, we won’t leave the festival without a nice Derniere-Party… See you on Saturday in Berlin for the concertant version…

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Marcelo Alvarez, Kristine Opolais, Marco Vratogna

20 Apr 2017

We had a ball! Final applause after our last “Tosca” in Baden-Baden. We see us again next year! A big Thank you to the…

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Marco Vratogna (Scarpia)

20 Apr 2017

The fourth and last “Tosca” in Baden-Baden with our new Scarpia, Marco Vratogna, jumping in for Evgeny Nikitin, who had…

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Philipp Bohnen and Marlene Ito, violins, Martin von der Nahmer, viola, and Rachel Helleur, cello

20 Apr 2017

The Varian-Fry-Quartet played the last Master concert of this festival at the Theater Baden-Baden.

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Luis Felipe Coelho, 1st violin, Romano Tommasini, 2nd violin, Wolfgang Talirz, viola and moderator, Janusz Widzyk, double bass, and David Riniker, cello

20 Apr 2017

The Philharmonic String Quintet played at the beautiful Florentinersaal at the Casino Baden-Baden on Easter Monday.

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

17 Apr 2017

Happy Easter! The Easter bunny borrows some colours from Mr. Cavaradossi…

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Principal cellist Ludwig Quandt remembering his times at the BJO

17 Apr 2017

…and finished with big orchestra: The German National Youth Orchestra played together with some Philharmonic colleagues…

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Sarah Willis moderated the evening

17 Apr 2017

The Musikfest on Easter Sunday started with Chamber music…

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Rachel Schmidt, violin, and Solène Kermarrec, cello

17 Apr 2017

Four ladies and a pianist: The Venus-Ensemble at the Kristallsaal of the LA8.

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Pinchas Zukerman playing the Elgar violin concerto

17 Apr 2017

A wonderful concert with Zubin Mehta and Pinchas Zukerman on Saturday.

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

16 Apr 2017

The yearly easter raffle at the German National Youth Orchesta rehearsals: Find the Philharmonics!

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Who's that guy sitting with the flutes over there?

16 Apr 2017

Rehearsal with Zubin Mehta and a new member of the first violins  - uhm… stop! He’s supposed to be the soloist! Pinchas…

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(Photo: Privat)

16 Apr 2017

A good tradition: the lounge with members of our orchestra academy. This year Manuel Mischel, trumpet, and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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15 Apr 2017

A good reason to not wash the company car: You get concert reviews on the rear window!

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

15 Apr 2017

Konzert mit Lisa Batiashvili

Concert with Lisa Batiashvili

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(Photo: Mat Hennek/DG )

14 Apr 2017

Mozart’s “Gran Partita” at the Weinbrennersaal of the Kurhaus

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14 Apr 2017

And some nature directly at the Festspielhaus: This orphaned duckling will be coddled up in a station for the upbringing…

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(Photo: Stefan Stahnke)

14 Apr 2017

Some nature: a walk to the waterfall in Geroldsau

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The teams

13 Apr 2017

Home match for our team with brand new shirts against the German National Youth Orchestra. We scored 4-2 against our…

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(Photo: Manolo Press)

13 Apr 2017

Away game for our Orchestra Academy and soprano Viktoria Kunze in Bühl under the baton of Stanley Dodds.

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Noah Bendix-Balgley, 1st concertmaster, Matthew Hunter, viola

13 Apr 2017

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13 Apr 2017

Rehearsal for Mahler 6 in Salzburg

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

13 Apr 2017

Salzburg Sights

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(Photo: Stefan Stahnke)

12 Apr 2017

We are away for one day to congratulate our colleagues in Salzburg to the 50th anniversary of the Easter Festival! On…

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Clemens Giebel (sound collector)

12 Apr 2017

Collecting sounds with György Ligeti in our family concert

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(Photo: Stefan Höderath)

12 Apr 2017

Sisters and brothers in concert. Families von der Nahmer and Gartemann played a Master concert at the beautiful…

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(Photo: T. Kolesnikov)

12 Apr 2017

Rehearsal with Lisa Batiashvili for our Good Friday concert

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(Photo: Chris Christodoulou )

11 Apr 2017

The musical quartet discussed about Bartok’s “Concerto for orchestra”. Our percussionist Raphael Haeger took the fourth…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

11 Apr 2017

Mahler 6 and a familiar visitor.

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Philharmonia Quartett: Daniel Stabrawa, 1st violin, Christian Stadelmann, 2nd violin, Neithard Resa, viola, and Dietmar Schwalke, cello

11 Apr 2017

Every year a special occasion: Our Master concerts at the Museum Frieder Burda. This year the Philharmonia Quartet…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

10 Apr 2017

The Scharoun Ensemble played at the Weinbrennersaal of the Kurhaus with soprano Rinnat Moriah and under the baton of…

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Daishin Kashimoto, 1st principal concertmaster, Sarah Willis, French horn and moderator, Wenzel Fuchs, principal clarinet, Philipp Bohnen, 2nd violin

10 Apr 2017

Impressions of our Live Lounge, this year with Kristine Opolais as “special guest”.

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

10 Apr 2017

Easter festival debut by Kirill Petrenko

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10 Apr 2017

Große Konzentration backstage vor dem Konzert mit Kirill Petrenko

Concentration before our concert with Kirill Petrenko

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(Photo: Stephan Roehl)

10 Apr 2017

A special chamber concert with Alvaro Parra and Dorian Xhoxhi at the housing for refugees here in Baden-Baden.

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Alexander von Puttkamer, tuba, and Martin Kretzer, trumpet, explore the church

10 Apr 2017

Our brass ensemlbe at the sold out Bernhardus church

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Janne Saksala, 1st principal double bass, Walter Küssner, viola

10 Apr 2017

View in the pit before “Tosca”

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Moderator Christian Thees, Neithard Resa and Christian Stadelmann

09 Apr 2017

Good bye Neithard Resa! This year’s farewell at the Lounge was dedicated to one of the few real Berliners of our…

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

09 Apr 2017

“Concert to go” at the Kindergarten Gernsbach with Dorian Xhoxhi and Alvaro Parra, both violin.

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Johannes Grau (Don Jose) and Céline Akçag (Carmen)

09 Apr 2017

Probeneindrücke von der Kammeroper “La tragédie de Carmen” von Marius Constant, die heute Premiere hatte.

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