Frank Peter Zimmermann
Frank Peter Zimmermann | Picture: Irène Zandel-Hänssler
Kirill Petrenko stands at the conductor’s desk and conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker
Kirill Petrenko | Picture: Stephan Rabold

    Concert information



    What Jean Sibelius is to Finland, Edward Elgar is to England: both composers gave their country its own national musical language. With his Lemminkäinen Suite, Sibelius transports us to the world of Finnish legends. He tells of the adventures of a young, high-spirited hero in music that is as impassioned as it is sincere. Edward Elgar’s violin concerto reflects the values of Victorian England – profound, romantic, noble. The violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann, widely acclaimed for his selfless musicality, performs the concerto under the direction of Kirill Petrenko.


    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Kirill Petrenko conductor
    Frank Peter Zimmermann violin


    Edward Elgar
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in B minor, op. 61

    Frank Peter Zimmermann violin


    Jean Sibelius
    Lemminkäinen Suite, op. 22

    Main Auditorium

    37 to 106 €

    Series I: Concerts with the Berliner Philharmoniker

    Main Auditorium

    37 to 106 €

    Series H: Concerts with the Berliner Philharmoniker

    Main Auditorium

    37 to 106 €

    A Finn in Berlin
    Jean Sibelius and the Berliner Philharmoniker 

    Jean Sibelius 1913 | Picture: Wikimedia Commons

    Jean Sibelius is considered Finland’s great composer, who gave the country its own musical idiom with his tone poems inspired by the national epic Kalevala. Hardly anyone associates the Finn with Berlin – but the German metropolis played an important role in his artistic career.