Sir Simon Rattle (photo: Oliver Helbig)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Sir Simon Rattle conductor

Allan Clayton tenor

Stefan Dohr french horn

Alberto Ginastera

Variaciones concertantes, op. 23

Benjamin Britten

Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, op. 31

Allan Clayton tenor, Stefan Dohr french horn

Benjamin Britten

The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, op. 34

Dates and Tickets

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Thu, 27 May 2021, 20:00


Fri, 28 May 2021, 20:00


Sat, 29 May 2021, 19:00


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A programme which allows the Berliner Philharmoniker to show off their skills as soloists: Alberto Ginastera’s Variaciones Concertantes, inspired by Argentine folklore, offer our musicians wonderful opportunities to showcase the tonal splendour of their instruments. The same is the case in Benjamin Britten’s humorous piece The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, which also pays homage to the Baroque composer Henry Purcell. Principal horn Stefan Dohr and tenor Allan Clayton lead us through different nocturnal moods in Britten’s Serenade, ranging from the tender and mysterious to the menacing.

Sir Simon Rattle (photo: Oliver Helbig)