(photo: Thomas Rosenthal)

70 years of “Friends of the Berliner Philharmoniker”

Hard to believe: the “Friends” are turning 70! – a reason to celebrate! The first matinee of the 2019/20 season is therefore all about our own history. Speaker Christina Stresemann, presiding judge at the Federal Court of Justice and deputy chairman of the “Friends” board of trustees, will shed light on the development of the association.

70 Jahre "Freunde der Berliner Philharmoniker"

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Sun, 03 Nov 2019, 11:00

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Hard to believe: the “Friends” are turning 70! – a reason to celebrate! The first matinee of the 2019/20 season is therefore all about our own history. Speaker Christina Stresemann, presiding judge at the Federal Court of Justice and deputy chairman of the “Friends” board of trustees, will shed light on the development of the association: it was founded on 5 October 1949 as a major citizens’ initiative to facilitate the construction of the new Philharmonie, but much remains to be done even after this goal was achieved. As the daughter of Wolfgang Stresemann, the long-time general manager of the Philharmonie, Christina Stresemann has much to tell. And, of course, the Philharmoniker will also be performing for our anniversary, with Johannes Brahms’ First Serenade in the Nonet version. Afterwards, we will all raise a toast to the anniversary.

(photo: Thomas Rosenthal)