Benefit concert “Together for humanity”

With a charity concert, the Berliner Philharmoniker and their guests call for the release of all hostages kidnapped from Israel into Gaza and for the protection of the Palestinian and Israeli civilian population. Also taking part: chief conductor Kirill Petrenko, pianist Martha Argerich, baritone Thomas Hampson, cellist Steven Isserlis, soprano Christiane Karg and others. Musicians from Israel, including the singers Noa and Mira Awad, will also be performing. The proceeds will benefit the families of the hostages as well as two peace organisations in Israel and Palestine.

Berliner Philharmoniker
Kirill Petrenko  conductor
Martha Argerich  piano
Iddo Bar-Shai  piano
Kirill Gerstein  piano
Lisa Batiashvili  violin
Guy Braunstein  violin
Elias Elias  violin
Daishin Kashimoto  violin
Christian Tetzlaff  violin
Gerard Caussé  viola
Amihai Grosz  viola
Diyang Mei viola
Steven Isserlis  cello
Ludwig Quandt  cello
Dietmar Schwalke  cello
Janne Saksala  double bass
Emmanuel Pahud  flute
Jonathan Kelly  oboe
Andraž Golob  clarinet
Barbara Kehrig  bassoon
Stefan Dohr  horn
Gil Dor  guitar
Taiseer Elias  oud
Christiane Karg  soprano (replacing Anna Prohaska)
Thomas Hampson  baritone
Mira Awad  vocals
Noa  vocals
Martina Gedeck  recitation


Robert Schumann
Piano Quintet in E flat major, op. 44: 1. Movement Allegro brillante
Martha Argerich piano, Christian Tetzlaff violin, Guy Braunstein violin, Gerard Caussé viola, Steven Isserlis cello

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
“Allnächtlich im Traume seh ich Dich”
“Warum sind denn die Rosen so blass?” (arr. for soprano and string quartet by Aribert Reimann)
Christiane Karg soprano, Elias Elias violin, Daishin Kashimoto violin, Diyang Mei viola, Ludwig Quandt cello

Efrat Machikawa
for the families of the hostages kidnapped from Israel

Mesut Cemil
Samai'e Nahawand for solo oud
Taiseer Elias oud

Johannes Brahms
Trio in E flat major, op. 40: 3rd Movement Adagio mesto
Kirill Gerstein piano, Christian Tetzlaff violin, Stefan Dohr french horn

Louise Farrenc
Nonet in E flat major op. 38: 3rd movement Scherzo
Lisa Batiashvili violin, Amihai Grosz viola, Dietmar Schwalke cello, Janne Saksala double bass, Emmanuel Pahud flute, Jonathan Kelly oboe, Andraž Golob clarinet, Barbara Kehrig bassoon, Stefan Dohr french horn

Noa/Gil Dor
There must be another way
(Lyrics: Noa, Gil Dor, Mira Awad)
Mira Awad vocals, Noa vocals, Gil Dor guitar

Mira Awad
Think of Others
(Lyrics: Mahmoud Darwish, English Lyrics: Noa)
Mira Awad vocals, Noa vocals, Gil Dor guitar

Meera Eilabouni
for Women Wage Peace and Women of the Sun

André Jolivet
Cinq Incantations for solo flute:
4. Pour une communion sereine de l’être avec le monde
Emmanuel Pahud flute

Gustav Mahler
Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn:
Lied des Verfolgten im Turm
Thomas Hampson baritone, Kirill Gerstein piano

Ernest Bloch
From Jewish Life: 1. Prayer
Steven Isserlis cello, Iddo Bar-Shai piano

Recitation of a Peace Poem
Martina Gedeck recitation

Johann Sebastian Bach
Sonatina from ‟Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit ˮ, Cantata, BWV 106 (arr. for piano four hands by György Kurtág)
Martha Argerich piano, Iddo Bar-Shai piano

Max Bruch
Kol Nidrei op. 47
Berliner Philharmoniker, Kirill Petrenko conductor, Amihai Grosz viola

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Donation option

All proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Israeli “Abducted and Missing Families Forum” and the peace organisations “Women Wage Peace” and “Women of the Sun”. In addition, donation boxes will be available in the foyer; or you can make a donation to the organisations mentioned to the account indicated below.

Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker
IBAN: DE14 1007 0000 0148 8881 00
Keyword: Together for Humanity

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