Symphonic poems in Zurich and New York

On a short tour to Zurich and Carnegie Hall in New York, the Berliner Philharmoniker performed atmospheric orchestral works by Schoenberg, Dvořák and Debussy under the baton of its chief conductor Sir Simon Rattle.
Carnegie Hall
Brooklyn Bridge
Statue of Liberty
The High Line

26 Feb 2012

Some New York sights seen by our bassoonist Markus Weidmann

(Photo: Andreas Knapp)

26 Feb 2012

Playing “Bühnenmusik” sometimes requires strange places…

Photos: Andreas Knapp

(Photo: Andreas Knapp)

26 Feb 2012

…and that’s how it looked like for Mahler 2. Soloists Bernarda Fink and Camilla Tilling.

Photos: Andreas Knapp

(Photo: Andreas Knapp)

26 Feb 2012

Rehearsal for the last concert… the stage seemed to be filled, but that was only for the Wolf Lieder…

Photos: Andreas Knapp

(Photo: Andreas Knapp)

26 Feb 2012

Bruckner rehearsal from an interesting perspective.

credit Andreas Knapp

(Photo: Andreas Knapp)

26 Feb 2012

The first concert at Carnegie Hall….

Photos: Andreas Knapp

(Photo: A. Knapp)
(Photo: A. Knapp)

25 Feb 2012

Carnegie Hall, Wagner Tuben prepare for Bruckner 9 and Andreas caught a double bass detail.

Photos: A. Knapp

(Photo: Elisabeth Hilsdorf)

24 Feb 2012

New York impressions:

Shanky Shakes Burgers (the equivalent to Konnopke… same length of queue….)

Flat Iron building

Ice skating at Central Park (17 Degrees Celsius and sunshine).

Photos: Elisabeth Hilsdorf

(Photo: Andreas Knapp)

24 Feb 2012

Finally in New York! And sold out…

Photos: Andreas Knapp

(Photo: Markus Weidmann)

24 Feb 2012

The orchestra seen from the perspective of a bassoon player.

Photos: Markus Weidmann

(Photo: Markus Weidmann)
(Photo: Markus Weidmann)

23 Feb 2012

Elmar Weingarten, former General Manager of Berliner Philharmoniker, now General Manager of Tonhalle Zurich, celebrated his 70. birthday on the day of our concert. Congratulations, Elmar!

Photos: Markus Weidmann

Tonhalle Zurich outside
Tonhalle Zurich inside

23 Feb 2012

Welcome again to our tour blog. After some minor internet connection problems, we are now back! Enclosed some photos from Zurich, photographer Markus Weidmann, bassoon.

23 Feb 2012

New year, new tour: After a stopover in Zurich, we are now at New York’s Carnegie Hall for 3 concerts in a row.