Beethoven cycle in Paris and New York

After the celebrated performance of all of Ludwig van Beethoven’s nine symphonies in Berlin, the Berliner Philharmoniker, under the baton of Simon Rattle, also played the cycle on tour – including in Paris and New York.
(Photo: Markus Weidmann)

24 Nov 2015

Good Night New York. It has been a big honour and pleasure to bring our music to this wonderful town! See you again next year, we’ll be back…

Photos: Markus Weidmann

(Photo: Markus Weidmann and Rob Davidson)

24 Nov 2015

A big thank you as always to our photographers Rob Davidson (above in action) and Markus Weidmann (down left, also in action in his first job as bassoonist).

Photos: Markus Weidmann and Rob Davidson

Clive Gillinson, Executive Director of Carnegie Hall
Seen through a contrabassoon
Back to the roots: head of orchestra production Robert Buchwald is a studied flutist

24 Nov 2015

Markus Weidmann’s Carnegie Hall impressions

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24 Nov 2015

View from above

Photos: Markus Weidmann

(Photo: Markus Weidmann)

24 Nov 2015

Grand Central and 1WTC

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As final entries for this tour now some New York impressiones by our bassoonist Markus Weidmann

24 Nov 2015

Varian Fry Quartett
Malene Ito and Philipp Bohnen, violins
Martin von der Nahmer, viola, and Rachel Helleur, cello
Brooklyn Public Library
Rachel Helleur

24 Nov 2015

Überstunden für das Varian Fry Quartett, das am Sonntag noch ein Community Concert in der Brooklyn Public Library gab.

Overtime for the Varian Fry Quartett, who played a community concert at the Brooklyn Public Library on Sunday.

Photos: Rob Davidson

(Photo: Rob Davidson)
Soloists Susanna Phillips, Eva Vogel, Christian Elsner, Dimitri Ivashchenko and the Westminster Symphony Choir

24 Nov 2015

…and part 2

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(Photo: Rob Davidson)
Tacet for the percussion
Stefan Schweigert, solo bassoon
Albrecht Mayer, solo oboe
Julia Gartemann, viola
Christophe Horak and Thomas Timm, leaders of the 2nd violins

24 Nov 2015

Symphonie Nr. 9 Teil 1

Symphony No. 9, part 1

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(Photo: Rob Davidson)

24 Nov 2015

Before our last concert, orchestra board member Peter Riegelbauer talked to Gero Schliess, senior US correspondent of Deutsche Welle, in Carnegie Hall’s conference room.

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(Photo: Rob Davidson)

22 Nov 2015

More masterclasses with our 1st concertmaster Noah Bendix-Balgley and 1st solo viola Maté Szücz.

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(Photo: Rob Davidson)

22 Nov 2015

It’s hip to wear buttons, so Carnegie Hall decided to produce some…

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Franz Schindlbeck
Jan Schlichte
Raphael Haeger

22 Nov 2015

Finally our percussion group could spring into action!

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Soloists Susanna Phillips, Eva Vogel, Christian Elsner and Dimitri Ivashchenko

22 Nov 2015

Our special thanks go to Susanna Phillips, who stepped in on short notice for Annette Dasch, who did not feel well.

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(Photo: Rob Davidson)

22 Nov 2015

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22 Nov 2015

Mike Stern at the Iridium. A great After-Concert Location for Peter Riegelbauer, Rachel Schmidt and Edicson Ruiz!

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(Photo: Rob Davidson)

22 Nov 2015

Rehearsal preparation on Saturday

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(Photo: Rob Davidson)

22 Nov 2015

Standing ovation for symphonies Nos. 4 and 7

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Times Square by Rob Davidson

22 Nov 2015

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22 Nov 2015

French horn Flashmob on the roof of Carnegie Hall and in the offices.

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(Photo: Rob Davidson)

22 Nov 2015

More masterclasses with 1st principal cello Ludwig Quandt and French horn player Sarah Willis

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(Photo: Rob Davidson)
Sir Simon talking to Mate Szücz, 1st principal viola, and Wolfgang Talirz, viola
Matthew Hunter, viola, and Knut Weber, cello
Albrecht Mayer, solo oboe, very focused
Janne Saksala, 1st principal double bass. A star with stripes

22 Nov 2015

Probenimpressionen vom Freitag

Rehearsal impressions from Friday

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Stanislaw Pajak is the current main player of this historic treasure
Herbert von Karajan

22 Nov 2015

Living history: This double bass has been played in our orchestra since the times of Johannes Brahms.

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The great soprano Marlis Petersen visited backstage
Jeremy Geffen, artistic planner, and Synneve Carlino, head of PR at Carnegie Hall
Executive Director Clive Gillinson
Peter Riegelbauer, double bass and orchestra board member

21 Nov 2015

After Thursday’s concert the whole orchestra was invited to a reception backstage. Our deepest gratitude goes to Clive Gillinson and his marvelous team!

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(Photo: Rob Davidson)

21 Nov 2015

There are many ways to watch Sir Simon conducting

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(Photo: Rob Davidson)
Matthew Hunter, viola, and Peter Brem, 1st violin, talking backstage
Andreas Blau, extra as solo flute

21 Nov 2015

Backstage at Carnegie Hall we meet our own history

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(Photo: Rob Davidson)
Jeff Spurgeon from WQXR, Artistic Planner Jeremy Geffen and Susan Graham

21 Nov 2015

The concert on Thursday was transmitted live on WQXR. The co-host of the evening was soprano Susan Graham.

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(Photo: Rob Davidson)

21 Nov 2015

Impressionen aus dem Central Park

Impressions from Central Park

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(Photo: Rob Davidson)
Leader of the 2nd violins Christian Stadelmann and 'his' students

21 Nov 2015

Beside rehearsals and concerts our musicians also engage again in Masterclasses in the newly renovated Education Wing at Carnegie Hall. The students are alumni of the National Youth Symphony Orchestra.

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Getting organized: Sir Simon and team

20 Nov 2015

New city, new choir: Here in New York the Westminster Symphonic Choir will participate in the 9th symphony.

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Andreas Blau, stepping in on his old position as solo flute
Martin Kretzer, trumpet, and his colleague Tamas Velenczei, solo trumpet

20 Nov 2015

Hats off to Andreas Blau and Martin Kretzer, who play Beethoven with our orchestra since 1969 (Andreas Blau) and 1973 (Martin Kretzer) respectively!

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Andreas Ottensamer, Daniele Damiano and Jelka Weber trying to play while laughing
Look, this is how it should sound....
It's ok, brother... I stay with my bassoon
Mor Biron having fun

20 Nov 2015

Sometimes everybody needs to kid around a bit…

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(Photo: Rob Davidson)

20 Nov 2015

View on the colourful Central Park from the roof of Carnegie Hall.

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Start of Symphony No. 5: quick bow....
...and off we go!
da da da dammm! Wieland Welzel, solo timpani
The audience gave instant standing ovations

19 Nov 2015

Symphonie Nr. 5

Symphony No 5

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(Photo: Rob Davidson)

19 Nov 2015

First concert part on Wednesday

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(Photo: Rob Davidson)
Back to the roots: Stefan Dohr used to play the viola. We don't know though about Joaquin's French horn skills...
Ahhh! Much better....
Jonathan Kelly, solo oboe, and Allan Nilles, viola, watched by sir Georg Solti

19 Nov 2015

Concert preparation

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(Photo: Rob Davidson)

19 Nov 2015

A well-known visitor came backstage… Massimo Giordano happens to be in New York as well.

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(Photo: Rob Davidson)

19 Nov 2015

Wednesday’s rehearsal was open to donors of Carnegie Hall.

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(Photo: Photos. Rob Davidson)

19 Nov 2015

Carnegie Hall

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Concert impressions by Rob Davidson
Olaf Maninger, solo cello
Christian Stadelmann, 1st leader of 2nd violins
Ulrich Knörzer, viola

19 Nov 2015