Organ of the Philharmonie Berlin | Picture: Heribert Schindler

For Mozart, the organ was the queen of instruments. On five Sundays per season, the world's most famous organists invite the public to an organ matinee at the Philharmonie Berlin, often joined by musicians from the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. These matinees have become an important meeting place for fans of organ music.

Richard Gowers sits on a staircase in a suit

Main Auditorium

At the invitation of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Richard Gowers organ
Blechbläserensemble der Berliner Philharmoniker

Works by
William Walton, Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss, Julius Reubke and Franz Schmidt

William Walton
Orb and Sceptre (arr. for organ and brass by Richard Gowers)

Franz Liszt
Funérailles (arr. for organ by Jeanne Demessieux)

Richard Strauss
Feuersnot op. 50: Liebesszene (arr. for organ and brass by Richard Gowers)

Julius Reubke
Organ Sonata in C minor “The 94th Psalm”

Franz Schmidt
Fuga solemnis (arr. for organ and brass by Richard Gowers)

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Four musicians

Chamber Music Hall

At the invitation of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Ensemble Diderot
Johannes Pramsohler violin and direction
Roldán Bernabé violin
Gulrim Choï cello
Philippe Grisvard harpsichord

Works by
Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, Nicolas Clérambault, Jean-Pierre Guignon, Jean-Philippe Rameau, François Couperin, Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville and Jean-Marie Leclair

Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre
Trio Sonata in D major

Nicolas Clérambault
Trio Sonata in G major ‟La Félicitéˮ

Jean-Pierre Guignon
Pièces à deux violons, op. 8: Les Sauvages

Jean-Philippe Rameau
Troisième Livre de pièces de clavecin: L'Enharmonique

Jean-Pierre Guignon
Pièces à deux violons, op. 8: La Furstemberg

François Couperin
Trio Sonata in D minor ‟La Convalescenteˮ

Interval

Louis-Gabriel Guillemain
Trio Sonata

Jean-Joseph Cassanéa de Mondonville
Trio Sonata in E minor, op. 2 No. 1

Jean-Marie Leclair
Trio Sonata in A major, op. 4 No. 6

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Thomas Ospital

Main Auditorium

At the invitation of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Organ matinee

Thomas Ospital organ
Emmanuel Pahud flute

Works by
Johann Sebastian Bach, Jehan Alain, Camille Saint-Saëns, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Frank Martin

Johann Sebastian Bach
Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004, movement 5: Chaconne (arrangement for organ by Henri Messerer)

Jehan Alain
Trois Mouvements, AWV 66 (arr. for organ and flute by Marie-Claire Alain)

Camille Saint-Saëns
Danse macabre, op. 40 (arr. Louis Robilliard)

Camille Saint-Saëns
Romance in D flat major, op. 37 (arr. for organ and flute )

Sergei Rachmaninoff
The Isle of the Dead, Symphonic Poem, op. 29 (arr. for organ by Louis Robilliard)

Frank Martin
Sonata da chiesa for flute and organ

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Vincent Dubois sits at an organ

Main Auditorium

At the invitation of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Organ matinee

Vincent Dubois organ
Marie-Andrée Joerger accordion

Works by
Louis Vierne, Maurice Duruflé, Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy and Astor Piazzolla

Louis Vierne
Carillon de Westminster, op. 54 No. 6

Maurice Duruflé
Suite for organ, op. 5

Maurice Ravel
Le Tombeau de Couperin: Rigaudon, Menuet and Toccata (arr. for organ by Vincent Dubois)

Claude Debussy
Petite Suite: Cortège and Ballet (arr. for organ and accordion by Vincent Dubois and Marie-Andrée Joerger)

Astor Piazzolla
Invierno porteño, Adiós Nonino and Decarisimo (arr. for organ and Accordion by Vincent Dubois und Marie-Andrée Joerger)

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Zuzana Ferjenčíková

Main Auditorium

At the invitation of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Organ matinee

Zuzana Ferjenčiková organ

Works by
Franz Liszt, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piotr Tchaikovsky, Sergei Prokofiev and Modest Mussorgsky

Franz Liszt
Fantasy and Fugue on the Theme B-A-C-H (arrangement for organ by Jean Guillou)

Franz Liszt
Valse oubliée No. 1 (arrangement for organ by Jean Guillou)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Adagio and Rondo in C minor, K. 617 (arrangement for organ by Jean Guillou)

Piotr Tchaikovsky
The Nutcracker op. 71: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (arrangement for organ by Jean Guillou)

Sergei Prokofiev
Toccata for piano in D minor op. 11 (arrangement for organ by Jean Guillou)

Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition (arrangement for organ by Jean Guillou)

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Kazuki Yamada

Main Auditorium

Berliner Philharmoniker
Kazuki Yamada conductor
Emmanuel Pahud flute
Sebastian Heindl organ

Works by
Ottorino Respighi, Tōru Takemitsu and Camille Saint-Saëns

Ottorino Respighi
Fontane di Roma

Tōru Takemitsu
I Hear the Water Dreaming for flute and orchestra

Emmanuel Pahud flute

Interval

Camille Saint-Saëns
Symphony No. 3 in C minor, op. 78 “Organ Symphony”

Sebastian Heindl organ

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Kazuki Yamada

Main Auditorium

Berliner Philharmoniker
Kazuki Yamada conductor
Emmanuel Pahud flute
Sebastian Heindl organ

Works by
Ottorino Respighi, Tōru Takemitsu and Camille Saint-Saëns

Ottorino Respighi
Fontane di Roma

Tōru Takemitsu
I Hear the Water Dreaming for flute and orchestra

Emmanuel Pahud flute

Interval

Camille Saint-Saëns
Symphony No. 3 in C minor, op. 78 “Organ Symphony”

Sebastian Heindl organ

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Kazuki Yamada

Main Auditorium

Berliner Philharmoniker
Kazuki Yamada conductor
Emmanuel Pahud flute
Sebastian Heindl organ

Works by
Ottorino Respighi, Tōru Takemitsu and Camille Saint-Saëns

Ottorino Respighi
Fontane di Roma

Tōru Takemitsu
I Hear the Water Dreaming for flute and orchestra

Emmanuel Pahud flute

Interval

Camille Saint-Saëns
Symphony No. 3 in C minor, op. 78 “Organ Symphony”

Sebastian Heindl organ

Organ pipes up close
Pipes of the organ in the Philharmonie Berlin