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Current events

15 September 2016, 7 pm: Get-together

At Pfefferbräu Restaurant

29 September 2016, 7 pm: Backstage Talk

The Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker – A talk with Walther Seyfarth and Lilja Steininger (scholar)

23 October 2016, 3 pm: Excursion

Guided tour of the new Staatsoper Unter den Linden

30 October 2016, 11 am: Matinee - The superb Viola

5 December 2016, 7 pm: Music at the Movies

The Baton with the musician and conductor Gernot Schulz

29 December 2016, 10 am: Final Rehearsal – New Year Concert

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker, Soloist: Daniil Trifonov, Piano; with subsequent get-together
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31 December 2016, 5 pm: Cinema LIVE

Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle and Daniil Trifonov
Concert programme

23 January 2017, 7 pm: Debate

“Magazines and new perspectives on music” – A talk with Hartmut Welscher, founder and editor of the digital magazine for classical music VAN, and N. N.

29 January 2017, 4 pm: Concert of the Junge Kammerphilharmonie Berlin

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13 February 2017, 7 pm: Music at the Movies

“Touch the Sound” – With subsequent get-together

4 March 2017, 10 am: Final Rehearsal

Zubin Mehta conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker, Soloist: Anoushka Shankar, Sitar
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5 March 2017, 11 am: Matinee – A Brass Matinee

21 March 2017, 7 pm: Debate

“The political power of music” - A talk with Oliver Hilmes, historian, publicist and cultural manager

26 April 2017, 7 pm: Backstage Talk

“There’s music in everyone” – A talk with Andrea Tober, director of the education program of the Berliner Philharmoniker With subsequent get-together

9 June 2017, 7.30 pm: Cinema LIVE

Berliner Philharmoniker and Gustavo Dudamel
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17 June 2017, 4 pm: End of season get-together/ Summer party

25 June 2017, 11 am: Matinee – The double String Quartet

30 June 2017, 8.15 pm: Final rehearsal

End of Season Concert at the Waldbühne – The Berliner Philharmoniker with Gustavo Dudamel
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If not done so already, the exact dates will be updated as soon as possible.
Dates are subject to change. Further information & invitations regarding the events will be emailed to the members.

Former events


2 Oct. 2015
Tour Exclusive
Tour through the Philharmonie and Get-together

11 Oct. 2015
”What was that again ...?”

An Enigma Matinee

15 Oct. 2015

Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle

20 Oct. 2015

"Orchestras and the digital age": Tobias Möller, Director of Communication of Berlin Phil Media GmbH

24 Nov. 2015
Music at the Movies

"Trip to Asia" with percussionist Raphael Haeger

29 Dec. 2015
Final Rehearsal – New Year Concert Sir

Simon Rattle conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker, Soloist: Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin

31 Dec. 2015

Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle and Anne-Sophie Mutter

22 Jan. 2016
Concert of the Junge Kammerphilharmonie Berlin

With the conductor Aurélien Bello and Bruno Delepelaire, First Principal Cello ot the Berliner Philharmoniker

20 Feb. 2016
Backstage Talk

Stefan Dohr, Principal Horn of the Berliner Philharmoniker

21 Feb. 2016
Drum, Hammer, Rattles

A Drum Matinee

16 March 2016

At Pfefferbräu Restaurant

April 2016

Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and UNICEF about Syrian refugee camps in Turkey

26 April 2016

Berliner Philharmoniker and Andris Nelsons

29 April 2016

Berliner Philharmoniker and Andris Nelsons

24 May 2016

Oboist Andreas Wittmann about his experiences as international UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in Japan

11 June 2016
Summer party

25 June 2016
Final Rehearsal

To the end of Season Concert at the Waldbuehne Berliner Philharmoniker with Yannick Nézet-Séguin

26 June 2016
Berliner Philharmoniker

A “Female” Matinee

1 July 2016
Concert of the Junge Kammerphilharmonie Berlin

With conductor Aurélien Bello and Principal Trombone Olaf Ott


21 Sep. 2013
Visit to the Behnke Violin-Studio in Berlin-Charlottenburg
This events offers the members the opportunity to see in first hand the studio of a violin maker and see also how the instruments of the Orchestra are handled and maintained.

16 Oct. 2013
Dress Rehearsal 
Johann Sebastian Bach: St Matthew Passion

29 Dec. 2013
General Rehearsal 
Berliner Philharmoniker New Year Concert

18 February 2014 
A talk with the assistant to Sir Simon Rattle, Andreas Knapp and Barbara Lebitsch, assistant to Martin Hoffman, Manager of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

28 February 2014
Sir Simon Rattle directing Bachs St Johns Passion – art direction from Peter Sellars

2 March 2014
Celebrating the 300th Birthday of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

15 March 2014
Guided Tour of the Berlinische Galerie

31 March 2014 
Discussion with Dr. Winrich Hopp, artistic director of the Musikfest Berlin.

26. April 2014
Discussion with Sarah Willis, Horn player in the Berliner Philharmoniker

19 May 2014
Music at the Movies
Claudio Abbado - Hearing the Silence with following discussion

26 May 2014
The Berlin Orchestral Football Tournament in the Olympia Stadium

13 June 2014
Final Rehearsal
Crowd out Choir Project

18 June 2014
Daniel Barenboim, Piano & Sir Simon Rattle

22 June 2014
Celebrating the 150. Birthday of the Composer: Richard Strauss and music from the Berliner Philharmoniker

26 June 2014
General Rehearsal 
Berliner Philharmoniker at the Waldbühne


18 Sep. 2012 
Backstage-Talk: The Next Generation – Where to find tomorrow’s music talent! 
With Thomas Leyendecker, Berliner Philharmoniker and Marylea von Daalen, Initiator of the Kempinski Art Programs

10 Oct. 2012 
Musik im Disput: Was does culture cost – how can we afford it? 
A discussion on the financing culture and private engagement with Martin Hoffmann, General Manager of the Stiftung Berliner Philharmoniker and Michael Münch, Director of Corporate Citizenship Germany and Board of the Deutsche Bank Foundation. As well as a guided tour of the Deutsche Guggenheim Exhibition and private collection of the bank.

23 Oct. 2012 
Excursion Book launch of the 59th Jahresring On One Side of the Same Water
With concert from Hassan Khan in the KW Institute for Contemporary Art

7 Nov. 2012 
Music at the Movies: Documentary The Russian Winter
With concert by John Forte, Ex-member of legendary group The Fugees

12 Dec. 2012 
Music at the Movies: Rhythm is It! 
Screening and discussion with film director Thomas Grube, moderated by DJ Ulrike Beck.

29 Dec. 2012 
Dress Rehearsal 
Berliner Philharmoniker New Year Concert

24 Feb. 2013 
Excursion Das Lied - International Song Competition
Final with Thomas Quasthoff.

27 Feb 2013 
Music at the Movies: The Reichsorchestra
Screening and discussion with film director Enrique Sanschez Lansch.

9 March 2013
Private guided tour through the Berlinische Gallery’s exhibition Art in Berlin 1880-1980

13 March 2013 
A talk with publicist & journalist Roger Willemsen, creator and moderator of the Chamber Music series Underway - World Music with Roger Willemsen

28 May 2013 
Concert & “behind the stage tour” 
Joint event with the Young Friends of the Deutsche Oper

18 June 2013
Junger Freundeskreis “Summer Get-Together” 
BBQ in the garden of the Philharmonie

21 June 2013 
Dress Rehearsal 
Berliner Philharmoniker at the Waldbühne