Landscape with rock formations at night
To the stars: The Milky Way over Bryce Canyon in Utah | Picture: Wisanu Boonrawd / Alamy Stock Foto

Concert information

Musikfest Berlin



To conclude the festival, Musikfest Berlin and the Karajan Academy under Simon Rattle fly through the red gorges of the canyons in Utah and up to the stars: Olivier Messiaen’s “Des Canyons aux étoiles…” is a birthday gift to the USA and also a spiritual hymn to the closely woven links between the divine and nature, between birdsong and the shades of colour in the rainbow.


Karajan-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Stefan Dohr french horn
Kirill Gerstein piano
Raphael Haeger drums
Jan Schlichte drums


Olivier Messiaen
Des Canyons aux étoiles …

Additional information

An event by Berliner Festspiele / Musikfest Berlin in cooperation with the Karajan-Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation

Main Auditorium