(photo: Heribert Schindler)

European Concert of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Boris Blacher

Fanfare for the Opening of the Philharmonie

Charles Ives

The Unanswered Question

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Notturno for 4 orchestras in D major, K. 286

Krzysztof Penderecki

Emanations for 2 string orchestras

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Suite No. 3 in G major, op. 55

John Adams

Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Dates and Tickets

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Sat, 01 May 2021, 11:00

Hauptfoyer Philharmonie


As in 2020, the Berliner Philharmoniker and Kirill Petrenko will again give their 2021 European Concert in the Philharmonie Berlin, due to the corona pandemic – this time in the foyer of the building. Its special architecture is an invitation to present the music spatially: Blacher’s festive Fanfare, Ives’ enigmatic Unanswered Question, Mozart’s serene Notturno and Penderecki’s spherical Emanations consciously rely on the effect of spatial sound. Also in the European Concert programme: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s charming Orchestral Suite No. 3 and John Adams’ witty piece Short Ride in a Fast Machine.

(photo: Heribert Schindler)