Biennale of the Berliner Philharmoniker
Late night: SpaceMusicTime

Neue Nationalgalerie (photo: David von Becker)

The creative scene of the 1950s and 60s presented itself as innovative, experimental and leaving the staleness of the past behind. New solutions and concepts were needed: with the Neue Nationalgalerie, Mies van der Rohe succeeded in creating a modern interpretation of the ancient podium temple; composers such as Maurice Ohana, Giacinto Scelsi, André Jolivet and Mauricio Kagel discovered percussion as an ensemble art in its own right and wrote works for it that surprised, captivated, and developed their very own appeal. In this Late Night concert with the percussionists of the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Karajan Academy, the architecture and music of the time complement each other perfectly.

Percussionists of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Guests

Stanley Dodds conductor


Music of the post-war years

Maurice Ohana

Quatre Études chorégraphiques

Giacinto Scelsi

I Riti, Ritual March for the Funeral of Achilles

André Jolivet

Cérémonial, hommage à Varèse for 6 percussionists

Biennale packages

Put together your own individual Biennale package with three (10% discount) or five events (15% discount). You can choose from a total of twelve concert programmes of the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation. The Biennale packages are available exclusively online.

3 concerts / 10 % discount

5 concerts / 15 % discount

Dates and Tickets

Sat 18 Feb 2023, 22:00

Neue Nationalgalerie