In Asia with Simon Rattle, Yuja Wang and Seong-Jin Cho

For the last time in the Rattle era, the Berliner Philharmoniker are travelling to Asia. This tour also marks the 60th anniversary of the orchestra’s first concert in Japan. The soloists include the pianists Yuja Wang and Seong-Jin Cho.

Recordings of the tour programme, which the musicians presented in advance in the Philharmonie, can be found in the Digital Concert Hall.

Seong-Jin Cho

07 Nov 2017

Concert at the Alte Oper Frankfurt

Traditional starting point for our overseas tours: Alte Oper Frankfurt.

Sir Simon, Noah Bendix-Balgley and soloist Seong-Jin Cho at work
Seong-Jin Cho
Alte Oper Frankfurt
Principal cellist Bruno Delepelaire
Watching part of the rehearsal: Kotowa Machida and Bastian Schäfer from the first violins
Cutting a fine figure at the piano: Sir Simon talking to our principal cellist Ludwig Quandt
Walter Seyfarth, clarinet
Sarah Willis, French Horn

07 Nov 2017

Rehearsal at Alte Oper Frankfurt, Germany

Rehearsal impressions by Monika Rittershaus

(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

07 Nov 2017

Tuba on tour 1

"Apoll" by Markus Lüpertz - the extended version.

Place: Alte Oper Frankfurt, Germany

(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

07 Nov 2017

Tuba on Tour

"Tuba on tour" is a photo project by Monika Rittershaus featuring this often neglected instrument. Starring our principal tuba player Alexander von Puttkamer and his instruments there will be one new picture every day on this blog during our Asia tour.

From outside...
(Photo: Stefan Stahnke)
...and from inside
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

06 Nov 2017

Departure from two perspectives

06 Nov 2017

Goodbye Berlin!

Let the tour begin...