Kirill Petrenko (photo: LUCERNE FESTIVAL/ Priska Ketterer)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Frank Peter Zimmermann violin

Alban Berg

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra “To the Memory of an Angel”

Frank Peter Zimmermann violin

Antonín Dvořák

Symphony No. 5 in F major, op. 76

Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation in co-operation with Berliner Festspiele/Musikfest Berlin

Dates and Tickets

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Thu, 17 Sep 2020, 20:00

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Fri, 18 Sep 2020, 20:00

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Sat, 19 Sep 2020, 19:00

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“Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto is a piece that gets under your skin,” says violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann. Devastated by the death of Manon Gropius, the daughter of Alma Mahler and Walter Gropius, the composer created a musical memorial to the young girl with this work and at the same time created one of the most poignant concertos of the 20th century. Antonín Dvořák strikes a completely different mood in his Fifth Symphony – one that is cheerful, relaxed and pastoral. The work is dedicated to Hans von Bülow, the first chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

Kirill Petrenko (photo: LUCERNE FESTIVAL/ Priska Ketterer)

Frank Peter Zimmermann (photo: Harald Hoffmann)