With Simon Rattle to Salzburg, Lucerne and London

The time for farewell tours has begun in the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Sir Simon Rattle era. As is the case here: his last performance as chief conductor with the Berliner Philharmoniker in London’s vast Royal Albert Hall.
(Photo: Chris Christodoulou)
Last concert for Peter Brem (1st violin)...
... and a well-deserved public good bye from Sir Simon

07 Sep 2016

Our last concert with Sir Simon Rattle as our chief conductor at the Proms is history. Now the time of “last times” starts… A big thank you to the wonderful Proms Team, our friends at Askonas Holt and last but not least the incomparable audience at Royal Albert Hall! We had a ball!

Photos: Chris Christodoulou

(Photo: Chris Christodoulou)

04 Sep 2016

First Proms concert with Mahler 7

Photos: Chris Christodoulou

(Photo: Markus Weidmann)
Sir Henry is watching us...
Bull's run
Bassoon section: Guilhaume Santana (extra as solo bassoon), Markus Weidmann, Mor Biron and Václav Vonášek

04 Sep 2016

Royal Albert Hall

Photos: Markus Weidmann

London impressions by Markus Weidmann

04 Sep 2016

The legendary Hyde Park
Team
(Photo: photo)
Olaf Ott, solo trombone
Niko Römisch, cello and team captain
Amihai Grosz (background), 1st solo viola, and Simon Rössler, percussion
Alexander Bader, clarinet
First goal by number 13, our travel agent Marco Weller!
Always on the dynamic side: solo clarinet Andreas Ottensamer
The Brazilian way of football: Luis Felipe Coelho, 1st violin

02 Sep 2016

Time for the second most important thing: Football! We played a team of London orchestra musicians in the Hyde Park. The game finished with a draw 1-1

Photos: Teresa Funk-Hilsdorf

(Photo: Priska Ketterer)

01 Sep 2016

Second concert in Lucerne with the Swiss premiere of Julian Anderson’s “Incantesimi”

Photos: Priska Ketterer

(Photo: Stefan Stahnke)

01 Sep 2016

The famous Chapel bridge

Photos: Stefan Stahnke

(Photo: Markus Weidmann)

01 Sep 2016

Some natives…

Photos: Markus Weidmann

Markus Weidmann made a hike to the Stanserhorn on his free day.

01 Sep 2016

(Photo: Stefan Stahnke)

01 Sep 2016

The historical cable car and it’s goal: the Pilatus

Photos: Stefan Stahnke

(Photo: Stefan Stahnke)

01 Sep 2016

On top of mount Pilatus

Photos: Stefan Stahnke

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Stage hand Uwe Meierjürgen and the new honorary member of the crew, Rainer Seegers

01 Sep 2016

Our solo timpanist Rainer Seegers has been awarded the honour “Orchesterwart h.c.” (honorary stage hand). You cannot top this!

Photos: private

(Photo: Stefan Stahnke)

31 Aug 2016

Lucerne and the KKL at night

Photos: Stefan Stahnke

Sir Simon conducting Pierre Boulez 'Eclat'
... and Mahler 7

31 Aug 2016

First concert in Lucerne

Photos: Peter Fischli/Lucerne Festival

(Photo: Markus Weidmann)

31 Aug 2016

Insights into the Cymbalon, an instrument used in Boulez’ “Eclat”.

Photos: Markus Weidmann

Alexander Bader, clarinet, and Martin Heinze, double bass, on their way to the Pilatus
Martin's very special shoes
Markus Weidmann, basoon and
(Photo: photography, has made it up there)

31 Aug 2016

Hiking on a half free day

Photos: Markus Weidmann and Alexander Bader

(Photo: Markus Weidmann)

31 Aug 2016

Welcome to Lucerne

Photos: Markus Weidmann

(Photo: Markus Weidmann)

31 Aug 2016

Christhard Gössling and his tenor horn in Salzburg (above) and Lucerne. Birthday wishes have to wait until tomorrow!

Photos: Markus Weidmann

(Photo: Markus Weidmann)

31 Aug 2016

Two fifth of our wonderful backstage crew: Robert Buchwald and Daniel Beták

Photos: Markus Weidmann

Glasenbach-Klamm
Pferdetränke and Cafe Niemetz
Hofstallgasse

31 Aug 2016

Salzburg impressions by Markus Weidmann

(Photo: Salzburger Festspiele/Marco Borrelli)

29 Aug 2016

Our first concert on tour every season is a tradition: We play at the Salzburg Festival.

Photos: Salzburger Festspiele/Marco Borrelli

Beautiful Salzburg by Monika Rittershaus

29 Aug 2016

(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
Our violist Matthew Hunter in an unfamiliar role: as the guitarist in the fourth movement.

29 Aug 2016

Opening concert with Mahler and Boulez: Before we start the season as usual with a short tour, we welcome the audience at the Philharmonie. Simon Rattle conducts Mahler’s Seventh Symphony and Pierre Boulez’s Éclat.

Photos: Monika Rittershaus