On 9 November 2014, the Berliner Philharmoniker commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall with a performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony and Karol Szymanowski's Stabat mater. The concert is dedicated to all the victims of the division of Europe and the world.
In conjunction with this symbolic date, the concert is to be recorded using new technology: a special 360° camera is being installed on the ceiling in the hall. The “OmniCam-360” from the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute will allow high-resolution panoramic shots to be used in appropriately equipped cinemas and for online streaming in the future. With the installation of the camera in the Philharmonie, it may happen that some seats will have a slightly restricted view of certain areas of the concert stage.
For five years, the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Fraunhofer HHI have been working together on a joint research project. The aim is to make concerts and other musical performance formats available in the highest quality to audiences outside the concert hall using innovative technology.