Europakonzert with Kirill Petrenko in Barcelona

Live from the Sagrada Família - on TV, on the radio and in the Digital Concert Hall

Venue for the 2023 Europakonzert: the Sagrada Família
(Photo: FOUNDATION Junta Constructora del Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família)

Since 1991, the Europakonzert has taken place annually on 1 May. This year, the Berliner Philharmoniker and its chief conductor Kirill Petrenko will play at a very special venue: In the fairytale halls of the Sagrada Família in Barcelona, works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Valentin Silvestrov and Tōru Takemitsu will be performed – and fans from all over the world can experience the concert live on television, radio or in the Digital Concert Hall.

Impressive settings have always been part of the Europakonzert: The Berliner Philharmoniker have performed open air in the ancient Odeon Theatre at the foot of the Acropolis or in the Swedish Vasa Museum, where a sunken warship from the 17th century provided the perfect backdrop for the overture to Wagner's Flying Dutchman. In 2023, Mozart's “Coronation Mass” will be performed in the light-flooded basilica La Sagrada Família with singers Louise Alder, Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Linard Vrielink, Krešimir Stražanac and the choir Orfeó Català. The scenic venues are more than just a beautiful backdrop: The Europakonzerts are intended as a homage to the diversity of the continent's countries and cultures. At the same time, the Berliner Philharmoniker commemorate the founding of the orchestra on 1 May 1882.

The Programme

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183

Valentin Silvestrov
Prayer for Ukraine for mixed a cappella choir

Tōru Takemitsu
Requiem for strings

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
“Ave verum corpus”, Motet K. 618
“Exsultate, jubilate”, motet, K. 165
Mass in C major, K. 317 “Coronation”

(Photo: FOUNDATION Junta Constructora del Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família)

Broadcasts around the world

Experience the Europakonzert on Monday, 1 May 2023, 11:00 live on television, radio or in the Digital Concert Hall:

On German television, ARD (Das Erste) will broadcast the concert live.
On the radio, you can listen via rbbKultur, SWR, BR and the ARD Audiothek, among others.

Of course, the Digital Concert Hall will also broadcast the concert live.

In addition, the following broadcasters will be broadcasting in various countries around the world:

Czech Republic: CZECH TV (live time-shifted)
China: CCTV (time-delayed)
South Korea: LG Uplus
Spain: TVE (La 2)
Lithuania: LRT
France: Via Occitaine
Worldwide: Mezzo (PayTV)

To full programme

The Europakonzert is the prelude to this year's tour of Spain by the Berliner Philharmoniker, which will take the orchestra and its chief conductor Kirill Petrenko not only to Barcelona but also to Madrid and Zaragoza.

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Supported by the Freunde der Berliner Phiharmoniker e.V. and the participants of the Deutsche Postcode Lotterie