Kirill Petrenko (photo: Chris Christodoulou)

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Opening concert in association with Deutsche Bank

Arnold Schoenberg

Verklärte Nacht (Version for string orchestra from 1943)

Johannes Brahms

Symphony No. 4 in E minor, op. 98

Dates and Tickets

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Fri, 28 Aug 2020, 19:00


Wed, 02 Sep 2020, 20:00



Kirill Petrenko, chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker, opens the 2020/21 concert season with a programme that combines two cross-seasonal focal points of his work with the orchestra: the cultivation of the Classical-Romantic core repertoire with Johannes Brahms’s melancholy, profound Fourth Symphony, and the music of composers of the Second Viennese School with Verklärte Nacht, a youthful work by Arnold Schoenberg that is still entirely in the tradition of late Romanticism. It was inspired by a poem by Richard Dehmel, which is a homage to free love.

Kirill Petrenko (photo: Chris Christodoulou)