“Welcome among us”: With this slogan, the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and the Staatskapelle Berlin have invited refugees, their families and helpers to a concert in the Philharmonie on 1 March. The concert starts at 6 p.m. and will be broadcast live and free of charge in the Digital Concert Hall.
With their concert, the three orchestras, their chief conductors Daniel Barenboim, Iván Fischer and Sir Simon Rattle and their intendants want to wish a warm welcome to people who have fled their homes and at the same time to thank the many full-time and volunteer helpers for their work. By the end of the registration period on 17 February, applications had been received on behalf of more than 5,000 concert-goers.
The concert will be held under the patronage of Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel.