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December 2019: »Music at the Movies«

Season 2020/21

Like last season, the Young Friends had to use digital media more often because of the continuing COVID-19 restrictions. In spite of everything a diverse programme was possible that included both shared musical experiences and different interactive events.

22 September 2020, 8 pm: Visiting the Musikfest Berlin digital
Enno Poppe conducted the students of the Berliner Philharmonie's Karajan Academy, broadcast live as a part of the Musikfest Berlin digital; with subsequent discussion
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31 October 2020, 8 pm: The Berliner Philharmoniker in the radio
Kirill Petrenko conducted the Berliner Philharmoniker, broadcast live by rbbKultur radio; with subse-quent discussion
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22 November 2020, 11 am: “The Philharmonie Berlin and its musical neighbours”
A joint digital visit to the performance of Händel's opera “ll trionfo del tempo del disinganno” as part of the Digitale Barocktage at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden; with subsequent discussion

December 2020: Advent calendar quiz
A digital advent calendar quiz with questions about the Berliner Philharmoniker and their venue on a daily basis; with prizes for the best participants afterwards

18 December 2020, 7 pm: Digital Christmas party
A festive get-together of the Young Friends of the Berliner Philharmoniker in a digital space

23 January 2021, 11 am: Compiling a joint Spotify playlist
A joint Spotify playlist by the Young Friends of the Berliner Philharmoniker containing their favourite recordings of the Berliner Philharmoniker
Go to Spotify playlist

23 February to 13 April 2021, 7 pm: “Couch Kultur – Talks by young Berlin cultural associ-ations in your living room”
Weekly digital presentations or discussions, hosted by different young Berlin cultural association
13 April 2021: the Young Friends of the Berliner Philharmoniker in conversation with Katja Frei, manager of Education & Outreach at the Philharmonie Berlin

27 March 2021, 7 pm: “Lets talk about music”
Susanne Stähr in conversation with Emmanuel Pahud: A joint visit of the Friends of Berliner Philharmoniker's new YouTube page; with subsequent discussion

1 May 2021, 11 am: Live broadcast of the Europakonzert
The Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Kirill Petrenko, live from of the Foyer of the Philhar-monie Berlin, broadcast by the TV channel ARD and accessible in the Digital Concert Hall free of charge; with subsequent discussion
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30 May 2021, 10 am: Online tours of the Philharmonie
Berlin A professionally guided digital insight into the history and architecture of the Philharmonie Berlin, with photos, illustrations and fascinating stories

19 June 2021: Season wrap-up

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.


The Young Friends digital


Former events

2019/2020

28 September 2019, 11 am: Excursion “The Philharmonie and its neighbours“
A guided tour at the musical instruments museum with a subsequent get-together

9 October 2019, 8 pm: A joint concert visit “Das Lied von der Erde”
A concert by the Junge Kammerphilharmonie Berlin performing Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde and three further world premieres by composers Peter Eötvös, Toshio Hosokawa und Nathan Currier; introductory presentation one hour before the concert

3 November 2019, 11 am: 70 years of “Friends of the Berliner Philharmoniker”
An Anniversary Matinee

21 November 2019, 6.30 pm: “Meet and Greet”
A meeting for members and interested people – exchange your thoughts on the classical music world, with small activities to get to know each other and a musical interlude by members of the Junge Kammerphilharmonie Berlin

10 December 2019, 6.30 pm: “Music at the Movies”
Film screening of Whiplash followed by a discussion with percussionist Raphael Haeger on the subject of “pressure in music business”

29 December 2019, 10 am: Final Rehearsal New Year
Concert Kirill Petrenko conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker, soloist is Diana Damrau; with subsequent get-together

31 December 2019, 5 pm: Cinema LIVE
Kirill Petrenko conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker, with soloist Diana Damrau

11 January 2020, 3 pm, Chamber Music Hall “Let’s talk about music”
The Berliner Philharmoniker and Beethoven

15 January 2020, 6 p.m.: Excursion “The Philharmonie and its neighbors“
Participation in a film screening of »Tagebuch einer Verlorenen« with musical accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ

16 February 2020, 11 am, Philharmonie – “Real art is obstinate”
A Beethoven matinee

17 February 2020, 8 pm: Excursion “friends meeting friends”
A meeting with the young friends of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, the APOLLOS, at “Out of the Opera”.

March, April: First joint visits of the Digital Concert Hall
Due to COVID-19 restriction, that came up in early 2020, and the lockdown, that followed soon after, the Young Friends of the Berliner Philharmoniker had to use digital media for a joint musical experience. For that, they used the Digital Concert Hall, which was temporarily free for all music lovers, where they listened to pieces by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Bartók and Gershwin, just to name a few. Video conferences were used for pleasant discussions afterwards and during the intermissions.

15 April 2020, 7 pm: “The Berliner Philharmoniker and its musical neighbours”
A joint digital visit of the performance of Prokofiev's opera “Betrothal in a Monastry” on the Staatsoper Unter den Linden's website; with subsequent discussion

1 May 2020, 11 am: Live broadcast of the European Concert
The Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Kirill Petrenko, live out of the empty Philharmonie Berlin, broadcasted by the TV channels Das Erste and rbb and accessible in the Digital Concert Hall for free; with subsequent discussion
More about the concert

25 June 2020, 7 pm: Wrap up of the semi-digital season
Wrap up of the semi-digital season 2019/20 with pleasant conversations and a, temporarily, last visit of the Digital Concert Hall

2018/2019

19 September 2018
Excursion

Visit of the luthier’s workshop Andreas Kägi and get-together

21 October 2018
Matinee – “The Sky Over Paris”

A France Matinee with the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

25 October 2018
Debate “Is classical music still contemporary?”

A talk with Simon Rössler, percussionist of the Berliner Philharmoniker

20 November 2018
Pre-Christmas concert

Played by members of the Junge Kammerphilharmonie Berlin

9 December 2018
Concert of the Junge Kammerphilharmonie Berlin

29 December 2018
Final Rehearsal – New Year Concert

Daniel Barenboim conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker; with subsequent get-together View concert programme

31 December 2018
Cinema LIVE

Daniel Barenboim conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker

9 January 2019
Music at the Movies

Film screening No Land‘s Song and subsequent talk with the German-Iranian composer, singer and conductor Cymin Samawatie

19 February 2019
Excursion

Visit of the Piano Salons Christophori

3 March 2019
Matinee - “Lots of iridescent personalities”

A Matinee about instruments, their merits and quirks

9 March 2019
Visit to a concert

Get-together and visit to the “Late-Night” concert

7 May 2019
Behind the scenes

Talk with Inger Marie Garcia de Presno, head of the music library of the Berliner Philharmoniker

29 May 2019
Final rehearsal

Michael Sanderling conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker, soloist: Bruno Delepelaire, cello; with subsequent get-together

16 June 2019
Concert of the Junge Kammerphilharmonie Berlin

23 June 2019
Matinee – “Travel around the world in 60 minutes”

A holiday Matinee

28 June 2019
Final rehearsal

End of Season Concert at the Waldbühne - Tugan Sokhiev conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker, soloist: Marianne Crebassa, mezzo-soprano

 

2017/2018

19 September 2017
Behind the scenes

Exclusive tour through the Philharmonie and get-together

29 October 2017
Matinee - How serious is the “serious music”

A Matinee with humor

16 November 2017
Debate

“Music Physiology and Music Medicine” - A talk with the pianist and piano pedagogue Laurent Boullet; with subsequent get-together

10 December 2017
Advent concert

Played by members of the Junge Kammerphilharmonie Berlin

29 December 2017
Final Rehearsal – New Year Concert

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker, Soloist: Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano; with subsequent get-together

31 December 2017
Cinema LIVE

Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle and Joyce DiDonato

11 January 2018
Backstage Talk

A talk with Bruno Delepelaire, principal cellist of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

21 January 2018
Concert of the Junge Kammerphilharmonie Berlin

3 February 2018
Friends meet friends

Visit of the “Jungen Kaiser” at the Gemäldegalerie; with subsequent get-together

25 February 2018
Matinee – “I am I”

A Debussy Matinee on his centenary of death

13 April 2018
Cinema LIV
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Kirill Petrenko conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker, Soloist: Yuja Wang, piano

19 April 2018
Music at the Movies

Pianomania and subsequent talk with the piano tuner Ludwig Meckel

9 May 2018
Final rehearsal

Tugan Sokhiev conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker, Soloist: Nikolai Lugansky, piano; with subsequent get-together

26 May 2018
Summer concert

Played by members of the Junge Kammerphilharmonie Berlin

20 June 2018
Cinema LIVE

Sir Simon Rattle’s farewell from the Berliner Philharmonie 

23 June 2018
Final rehearsal

End of Season Concert at the Waldbühne – Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker, Soloist: Magdalena Kožená, mezzo-soprano 

24 June 2018
Matinee – The fabulous Twelve A cellist Matinee

29 June 2018
Concert of the Junge Kammerphilharmonie Berlin

2016/2017

15 September 2016
Get-togethe
r
At Pfefferbräu Restaurant

29 September 2016
Backstage Talk: The Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

A talk with Walther Seyfarth and Lilja Steininger (scholar)

23 October 2016
Excursion

Guided tour of the new Staatsoper Unter den Linden

30 October 2016
Matinee - The superb Viola

5 December 2016
Music at the Movies

The Baton with the musician and conductor Gernot Schulz

12 December 2016
Advent concert

Played by members of the Junge Kammerphilharmonie Berlin

29 December 2016
Final Rehearsal – New Year Concert

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker, Soloist: Daniil Trifonov, Piano; with subsequent get-together

31 December 2016
Cinema LIVE

Berliner Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle and Daniil Trifonov

23 January 2017
Debate “Magazines and new perspectives on music”

A talk with Hartmut Welscher, founder and editor of the digital magazine for classical music VAN

29 January 2017
Concert of the Junge Kammerphilharmonie Berlin 

4 March 2017
Final Rehearsal

Zubin Mehta conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker, Soloist: Anoushka Shankar, Sitar

5 March 2017
Matinee – A Brass Matinee

21 March 2017
Debate “The political power of music”
A talk with Oliver Hilmes, historian, publicist and cultural manager

26 April 2017
Backstage Talk “Duties and challenges of cultural education”

A talk with Andrea Tober, head of the education program of the Berliner Philharmoniker, and Wiebke Nonne - head of the theatre education at the Schaubühne. With subsequent get-together

30 May 2017
Music at the Movies

Touch the Sound – with Jan Schlichte, Percussionist of the Berliner Philharmoniker

9 June 2017
Cinema LIVE

Berliner Philharmoniker and Gustavo Dudamel 

10 June 2017
End of season get-together/ Summer party

25 June 2017
Matinee – The double String Quartet

30 June 2017
Final rehearsal – End of Season Concert at the Waldbühne

The Berliner Philharmoniker with Gustavo Dudamel

1 July 2016
Concert of the Junge Kammerphilharmonie Berlin

With conductor Aurélien Bello and horn player Bertrand Chatenet

2015/2016

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
KINO LIVE

Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle

20 Oct. 2015
Debate

"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
KINO LIVE

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
Get-together

At Pfefferbräu Restaurant

April 2016
Report

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

26 April 2016
Rehearsal

Berliner Philharmoniker and Andris Nelsons

29 April 2016
CINEMA LIVE

Berliner Philharmoniker and Andris Nelsons

24 May 2016
Report

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

2013/2014

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 
Backstage-Discussion
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
CINEMA LIVE
Sir Simon Rattle directing Bachs St Johns Passion – art direction from Peter Sellars

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

15 March 2014
Excursion
Guided Tour of the Berlinische Galerie

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

26. April 2014
Backstage-Discussion
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
Excursion
The Berlin Orchestral Football Tournament in the Olympia Stadium

13 June 2014
Final Rehearsal
Crowd out Choir Project

18 June 2014
KINO LIVE 
Daniel Barenboim, Piano & Sir Simon Rattle

22 June 2014
Matinee
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

2012/2013

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

13 March 2013 
Backstage-Talk 
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