“They say ʻthere is a magic in every beginningʼ. We want to make the spark of this beginning tangible for people who can’t hear us in Berlin,” says Kirill Petrenko in an interview at the Digital Concert Hall. For this reason, the Berliner Philharmoniker and its new chief conductor are going on their first tour of Germany together. It begins at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg (17 February), then on to the Kuppelsaal in Hanover (18 February), the Philharmonie in Cologne (19 February), the Alte Oper in Frankfurt (20 February) and finally to Dresden (21 February), where the Berliner Philharmoniker perform at the new Kulturpalast for the first time. The tour programme consists of works by Igor Stravinsky, Bernd Alois Zimmermann and Sergei Rachmaninov, which Kirill Petrenko and the orchestra have also performed in concerts in Berlin.
The tour can be followed on the orchestra’s blog and on its Instagram channel: