Asia tour with Gustavo Dudamel

After the traditional kick-off concert in Frankfurt/Main, our big Asia tour this year sees the orchestra playing in Bangkok, Taipei, Kaohsiung, Shenzhen, Xi'an and Beijing. Besides Taipei and Beijing all concerts are debuts in the respective cities. We are extremely happy, that Gustavo Dudamel, with whom we are already celebrating 10 years as guest conductor, joins us on this tour. We perform works by Bernstein (with soprano Tamara Mumford), Shostakovich, Mahler and Mozart (with pianist Lang Lang).

11 Nov 2018

Prince Mahidol Hall

11 Nov 2018

Final applause in Bangkok

Tradition before the concert in Bangkok: The national anthem
Rainer Seegers under movement label
Tradition after the concert: Presentation of presents and flowers to the orchestra, in this case to our orchestra board member Knut Weber.
... and a final group picture

11 Nov 2018

Concert impressions

... by Stephan Rabold 

Noah Bendix-Balgley
Gustavo Dudamel

11 Nov 2018

Rehearsal and Welcome in Bangkok

Before the rehearsal, the Dean of the College of Music, Dr. Narong Prangcharoen, welcomed our orchestra and conductor Gustavo Dudamel. 

(Photo: Stephan Rabold)
Martin Heinze
Michael Karg
Stefan Schulz
Stephan Koncz
Mor Biron and Marlene Ito
Daniel Beták

11 Nov 2018

Before the rehearsal in Bangkok

(Photo: Stephan Rabold)
From left to right: Walter Küssner, Walter Seyfarth, Andre Schoch, Michael Hasel, Christoph Hartmann and Ulrich Wolff talked about the philharmonic life in past and present and answered some questions.

11 Nov 2018

Talk pannel at the College of Music

In the afternoon before our Bangkok concert some colleagues took part in a pannel discussion in front of students at the College of Music. 

(Photo: Stephan Rabold)

10 Nov 2018

First concert impressions from Bangkok

10 Nov 2018

Walk with friends

Christoph Hartmann and two colleagues from the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra took a tour through the College of Music 

10 Nov 2018

Bangkok sights

...by Michael Frohloff 

(Photo: Markus Weidmann)

10 Nov 2018

Arrival at the concert hall

09 Nov 2018

Bells up Bangkok!

The Berlin Phil Horns receive a wonderful welcome to Thailand on the Berliner Philharmoniker tour of Asia 2018! 

First they were invited to play on the roof of the Peninsula Hotel with the Horn Pure Ensemble, who are all horn students at the College of Music of the Mahidol University. Then they were taken by boat to join a flash mob with 100 other Thai horn players at Santichaiprakarn Park. A great day was had by all. Bells Up Bangkok!

 

09 Nov 2018

The streets of Bangkok

...by Stephan Rabold

(Photo: Stephan Rabold)
Our General Manager Andrea Zietzschmann signs the guest book...
...as do Thomas Timm...
Anna Mehlin
... and Walter Seyfarth
The ambassador held a wonderful speech.
...and got a philharmonic present from Andrea Zietzschmann.
A group picture as finale.

09 Nov 2018

Invitation to the German Embassy in Bangkok

The new German ambassador to Thailand, Georg Schmidt, invited members of our orchestra and the management team to the wonderful residence. We had the chance to talk to many music lovers and had a great evening! Thank you very much!

09 Nov 2018

Welcome to Asia!

(Photo: Markus Weidmann)

09 Nov 2018

Vegetable art

08 Nov 2018

Facts and figures

(Photo: Stephan Rabold)

08 Nov 2018

Arrival in Bangkok

(Photo: Stephan Rabold)

08 Nov 2018

Birthday party on the flight to Bangkok

Our principal trumpet Guillaume Jehl celebrated a very special birthday on the flight to Bangkok. Of course his colleagues played him a birthday tune!

07 Nov 2018

While you were sleeping

... our orchestra production manager Robert Buchwald and his colleagues take care of the logistical part of such a big tour. 

(Photo: Photos Stephan Rabold)
Our soloist in Leonard Bernstein's 1st symphony: Tamara Mumford
After the concert our Partners at Deutsche Bank held the traditional reception at Alte Oper. On the Picture you can see Thorsten Strauss and Karl von Rohr from Deutsche Bank with Andrea Zietzschmann and Gustavo Dudamel.

06 Nov 2018

Concert in Frankfurt

(Photo: Photos Stephan Rabold)
Dorian Xhoxhi and Sebastian Krunnies
Michael Hasel

06 Nov 2018

Backstage at Alte Oper

Gustavo Dudamel
(Photo: Photos: Stephan Rabold)
Visit of a great friend: Roberto Steiner has brought his famous Linzer Torte. A first tasting is done by Martin Menking, Sarah Willis, Mor Biron and Joaquin Riquelme.
Stage manager's desk at Alte Oper

06 Nov 2018

Around the rehearsal in Frankfurt

You can get more information about this tour and our guest conductor Gustavo Dudamel here: https://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/en/titelgeschichten/20182019/asia-tour/

 

06 Nov 2018

Wide angle

...by Stephan Rabold

(Photo: Stephan Rabold)
Our favourite travel companions: Aimee Nkouanga, Marco Weller and Amira Bommert from AP Reiseservice.
Alte Oper Frankfurt

06 Nov 2018

Arrival in Frankfurt

06 Nov 2018

Preparation is the key!