New Year’s Eve concerts with Lahav Shani instead of Kirill Petrenko

Cancellation due to health reasons

Lahav Shani
(Photo: Marco Borggreve)

It is with great regret that chief conductor Kirill Petrenko has to cancel his participation in the New Year’s Eve concerts of the Berliner Philharmoniker at short notice due to acute back pain. The orchestra is very grateful to the young Israeli conductor Lahav Shani for taking over as conductor. The programme has been partly changed.


Johann Strauß
Die Fledermaus: Ouverture

Max Bruch
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G minor, op.  26

Janine Jansen Violine

Fritz Kreisler

Janine Jansen Violine

Igor Strawinsky
The Firebird, Suite No. 2 (1919 version)

Maurice Ravel
La Valse

New Year’s Eve Concert with Lahav Shani and Janine Jansen

Wed, 29 Dec 2021, 20:00
Thu, 30 Dec 2021, 20:00
Fri, 31 Dec 2021, 17:30

Big Hall, Philharmonie


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Lahav Shani, music director of the Israel Philharmonic, conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker in these concerts for the second time following his debut in September 2020. Find more information about the concerts and Lahav Shani here.

Please note that since 28 December new hygiene rules apply to visits to the Philharmonie Berlin. You can find all the information here.

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