Waldbühne concert and tour to Italy and Switzerland with Gustavo Dudamel

Schumann’s Third Symphony and excerpts from Wagner’s Ring des Nibelungen were on the programme when Gustavo Dudamel conducted the Berliner Philharmoniker at the Waldbühne and on tour to Florence and Switzerland.
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

04 Jul 2017

Season finale 2016/2017. Our special thanks go to all the amazing people who supported and accompanied us on tour and to our wonderful audiences worldwide. We look forward to seeing you again starting in August!

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

Philipp Bohnen, 2nd violin
Principal trumpet Gabor Tarkövi

04 Jul 2017

Looking back on another Waldbühne concert and our incredible audience. You are the best!

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
...something is goig on....
Edicson Ruiz, double bass, holding the wrong instrument
Bettina Sartorius, 2nd violins

03 Jul 2017

Dress rehearsal at the Waldbühne

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

2 out of 4 of our amazing stage crew: Philipp (our substitute from Dresden) and Robert (the boss)
1st concertmaster Daishin Kashimoto owns a musical umbrella
Prinicpal timpanist Wieland Welzel tunes against the humidity
Moderator Petra Gute kept every interview partner in a good mood! Thank you Petra!
Eric Terwilliger playing a shielded Siegfried

03 Jul 2017

From the sunny south to the less sunny Berlin - everybody arrived in time to our season finale at the Waldbühne, including the rain unfortunately…

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

(Photo: Markus Weidmann)

03 Jul 2017

A big thank you to the great team in Switzerland! We had - in the truest sense of the word - a warm welcome!

Photos: Markus Weidmann

(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

03 Jul 2017

Concert in Rolle

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
Gustavo Dudamel
What are they doing? Gustavo Dudamel and our concertmasters have a plan... Watch this space!

03 Jul 2017

Probe in Rolle

Rehearsal in Rolle

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

by Markus Weidmann
Eric Terwilliger, principal French horn (BRSO)
Alessandro Cappone, 1st violin

30 Jun 2017

Impressionen aus Rolle

Impressions from Rolle

(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
Stefan de Leval Jezierski, French horn
Walter Seyfarth, clarinet
The trumpet gang: Gabor Tarkövi, principal, with his colleagues Andre Schoch and Martin Kretzer
Three generations of trumpet playing

30 Jun 2017

Willkommen in der spektakulären Rosey Hall in Rolle!

Welcome to the spectacular Rosey Hall in Rolle!

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

(Photo: Markus Weidmann and Monika Rittershaus)
Multi-tasking: Work and listen

29 Jun 2017

It’s time to say a special thank you to our photographers. Monika Rittershaus, our wonderful tour photographer and Markus Weidmann (also bassoon) for the orchester perspective.

Photos: Markus Weidmann and Monika Rittershaus

(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
Ludwig Quandt and Philipp Bohnen
Markus Weidmann
Karl Jakobs explains the experiment
The LEGO version

29 Jun 2017

A very special invitation for our orchestra: Visiting the ATLAS experiment at CERN. Big thank you to everybody involved, especially Karl Jakobs! What an interesting visit!

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

29 Jun 2017

Concert in the beautiful Victoria Hall

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1st concertmaster Daishin Kashimoto
Martin Menking, cello
Helena Madoka Berg, 1st violin
Ludwig Quandt, 1st principal cello

29 Jun 2017

Probe in Genf

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Simone Bernardini, 1st violin
Eric Terwilliger, principal French Horn (extra from the BRSO) serenades Bettina Sartorius and Anna Mehlin, 2nd violins
Martin Kretzer, trumpet, and Manfred Preis, bass clarinet, relax
Stanley Dodds, 2nd violin
Wieland Welzel, principal timpanist, Janne Saksala, 1st principal double bass, and Mor Biron, bassoon

29 Jun 2017

Backstage at the Victoria Hall in Geneva

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(Photo: Markus Weidmann)

28 Jun 2017

Next stop: Geneva and Lake Geneva. Our instrument trucks have made it in time!

Photos: Markus Weidmann

(Photo: Markus Weidmann)

28 Jun 2017

Life at and above the river

Photos: Markus Weidmann

(Photo: Markus Weidmann)

28 Jun 2017

Tuscan favourites

Photos: Markus Weidmann

by Markus Weidmann

28 Jun 2017

Florence impressions

(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

27 Jun 2017

Concert in Florence

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Wolfgang Talirz and Walter Küssner, viola
Jan Schlichte, percussion
Aleksandar Ivic, 1st violin
Christoph Streuli and Bettina Sartorius, 2nd violin
Principal flute Emmanuel Pahud
Gustavo Dudamel

27 Jun 2017

Anspielprobe in Florenz

Sound check in Florence

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
Christoph Streuli, 2nd violin
Jesper Busk Sørensen, trombone
Principal clarinet Andreas Ottensamer and Joaquin Riquelme, viola

27 Jun 2017

Backstage at the Opera di Firenze.

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

River Arno
Santa Maria Novella outside...
...and inside

27 Jun 2017

Welcome to Firenze!

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

26 Jun 2017

The riding school of Redefin, a beautiful place for a concert.

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

26 Jun 2017

Gustavo Dudamel, our guest conductor for this tour.

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1st and 2nd violins entering the stage
1st concertmaster Daniel Stabrawa tuning the orchestra
Principal french horn Eric Terwilliger (extra from the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra) preparing for Siegfried-Idyll

26 Jun 2017

Through sand towards light! Of we go.

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

Principal trumpet Gabor Tarkövi
Principal trombone Olaf Ott
Principal tuba Alexander von Puttkamer
Dorian Xhoxhi, 1st violins
Principal viola Naoko Shimizu and Kotowa Machida, 1st violin.

26 Jun 2017

…and outside.

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Wieland Welzel, principal timpanist
Paolo Mendes, french horn
Thomas Leyendecker, trombone
Thomas Timm, 1st leader of 2nd violins, and Joaquin Riquelme, viola, try to teach viola playing

26 Jun 2017

Concert preparation in the riding school…

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Georg Schreckenberger, french horn, tests the public seats
Dietmar Schwalke, cello
Accoustic rehearsal

26 Jun 2017

A sandy affair.

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(Photo: Monika Rittershaus and Markus Weidmann)

26 Jun 2017

Welcome to our annual summer tour! Yesterday the first concert took place at the State Stud Redefin as part of the Festival Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The loading of our instrument cases was watched by the locals…

Photos: Monika Rittershaus and Markus Weidmann