Emotions and Discoveries

Anyone who follows Kirill Petrenko through the new season will encounter great classics and hidden treasures

Kirill Petrenko (Photo: Priska Ketterer)

The repertoire of the Berliner Philharmoniker is as wide-ranging as one could possibly imagine for a great symphony orchestra. This variety is reflected in the concerts with chief conductor Kirill Petrenko, in which the artistic director’s own personal preferences are also obvious. The latest contemporary music is there, as well as the orchestra’s core Classical and Romantic repertoire from Beethoven to Brahms; Russian and Czech composers can be found, along with the “lost generation” from the first third of the 20th century, whose works are well worth rediscovering.

Whatever is on the programme, Kirill Petrenko “can hardly wait to finally play in front of an audience again with the Berliner Philharmoniker. We want to pick up the thread of the past season and introduce rarely performed music, including many works from the 1920s and by composers who had to suffer under the Nazi regime. There is still so much to discover, for example, the music of Leone Sinigaglia.”

A spectacular, groundbreaking 20th-century work will be presented in the first subscription concert conducted by Kirill Petrenko: Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird. Petrenko’s wish “to introduce works that are undeservedly seldom heard because they perhaps do not fit into any of the usual pigeonholes” is fulfilled with Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s Concerto funebre for violin and string orchestra. The Romantic sound world of Felix Mendelssohn’s “Scottish” Symphony will be fascinatingly contrasted in October with Dmitri Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony, which heralds an optimistic new beginning after long oppression.

 

The fact that contemporary music can evoke emotions that are at least as powerful as those expressed in Romanticism is demonstrated in the combination of three extremely different orchestral works by Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Witold Lutosławski and Johannes Brahms. Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto also offers Kirill Petrenko the opportunity to appear for the first time with pianist András Schiff.

Kirill Petrenko has a soft spot for Czech music as well. For example, he will continue his exploration of the music of Josef Suk, whom he considers “not only one of the most important Czech composers but one of the truly great late Romantic composers”. In another concert, he will conduct Leoš Janáček’s fiery orchestral rhapsody Taras Bulba, combined with works by Richard Strauss.

June brings works by three composers who are rarely encountered in the concert hall, in a programme intended as a statement against anti-Semitism and racial prejudice: two works for violin and orchestra by the Italian composer Leone Sinigaglia, Erwin Schulhoff’s Second Symphony and the Lyric Symphony by Alexander Zemlinsky.

Finally, opera also has a special significance for Kirill Petrenko, whose career began in the opera house. This preference is reflected in the Philharmonie with two concert performances of works by Peter Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades, his third and final Pushkin setting, and Iolanta, Tchaikovsky’s last opera. “I am very much looking forward to all of this,” Kirill Petrenko says, “and especially to you.”

Concerts with our Chief Conductor

Wednesday,

27 Oct 2021,
20:00

Philharmonie

Serie: D

Wed, 27 Oct 2021, 20:00
Philharmonie

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Works by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Dmitri Shostakovich

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Thursday,

28 Oct 2021,
20:00

Philharmonie

Serie: E

Thu, 28 Oct 2021, 20:00
Philharmonie

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Works by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Dmitri Shostakovich

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Friday,

29 Oct 2021,
20:00

Philharmonie

Serie: M

Fri, 29 Oct 2021, 20:00
Philharmonie

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Works by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Dmitri Shostakovich

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Wednesday,

10 Nov 2021,
18:00

Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Tour

Wed, 10 Nov 2021, 18:00
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Vladislav Sulimsky baritone (Mazeppa)

Olga Peretyatko soprano (Maria)

Dimitry Ivashchenko bass (Orlik)

Dmitry Ulyanov bass (Kochubey)

Oksana Volkova mezzo-soprano (Mother)

Dmitry Golovnin tenor (Andrey)

Alexander Kravets tenor (Drunk Cossack)

Anton Rositskiy tenor (Iskra)

Rundfunkchor Berlin

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Mazeppa

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Friday,

12 Nov 2021,
18:00

Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Tour

Fri, 12 Nov 2021, 18:00
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Vladislav Sulimsky baritone (Mazeppa)

Olga Peretyatko soprano (Maria)

Dimitry Ivashchenko bass (Orlik)

Dmitry Ulyanov bass (Kochubey)

Oksana Volkova mezzo-soprano (Mother)

Dmitry Golovnin tenor (Andrey)

Alexander Kravets tenor (Drunk Cossack)

Anton Rositskiy tenor (Iskra)

Rundfunkchor Berlin

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Mazeppa

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Wednesday,

29 Dec 2021,
20:00

Philharmonie

Wed, 29 Dec 2021, 20:00
Philharmonie

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Janine Jansen violin

Works by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Max Bruch, Richard Strauss, Fritz Kreisler and Maurice Ravel

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Thursday,

30 Dec 2021,
20:00

Philharmonie

Thu, 30 Dec 2021, 20:00
Philharmonie

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Janine Jansen violin

Works by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Max Bruch, Richard Strauss, Fritz Kreisler and Maurice Ravel

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Friday,

31 Dec 2021,
17:30

Philharmonie

Fri, 31 Dec 2021, 17:30
Philharmonie

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Janine Jansen violin

Works by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Max Bruch, Richard Strauss, Fritz Kreisler and Maurice Ravel

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Wednesday,

12 Jan 2022,
20:00

Philharmonie

Serie: D

Wed, 12 Jan 2022, 20:00
Philharmonie

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Sonya Yoncheva soprano (Iolanta)

Mika Kares bass (King René)

Liparit Avetisyan tenor (Vaudémont)

Igor Golovatenko baritone (Robert)

Michael Kraus baritone (Ibn-Hakia)

Olga Pudova soprano (Brigitta)

Victoria Karkacheva mezzo-soprano (Laura)

Margarita Nekrasova contralto (Marta)

Dmitry Ivanchey tenor (Alméric)

Nikolay Didenko baritone (Bertrand)

Rundfunkchor Berlin

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Iolanta, op. 69

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Friday,

14 Jan 2022,
20:00

Philharmonie

Serie: H

Fri, 14 Jan 2022, 20:00
Philharmonie

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Sonya Yoncheva soprano (Iolanta)

Mika Kares bass (King René)

Liparit Avetisyan tenor (Vaudémont)

Igor Golovatenko baritone (Robert)

Michael Kraus baritone (Ibn-Hakia)

Olga Pudova soprano (Brigitta)

Victoria Karkacheva mezzo-soprano (Laura)

Margarita Nekrasova contralto (Marta)

Dmitry Ivanchey tenor (Alméric)

Nikolay Didenko baritone (Bertrand)

Rundfunkchor Berlin

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Iolanta, op. 69

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Saturday,

15 Jan 2022,
19:00

Philharmonie

Serie: L

Sat, 15 Jan 2022, 19:00
Philharmonie

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Sonya Yoncheva soprano (Iolanta)

Mika Kares bass (King René)

Liparit Avetisyan tenor (Vaudémont)

Igor Golovatenko baritone (Robert)

Michael Kraus baritone (Ibn-Hakia)

Olga Pudova soprano (Brigitta)

Victoria Karkacheva mezzo-soprano (Laura)

Margarita Nekrasova contralto (Marta)

Dmitry Ivanchey tenor (Alméric)

Nikolay Didenko baritone (Bertrand)

Rundfunkchor Berlin

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Iolanta, op. 69

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Sunday,

16 Jan 2022,
11:00

Philharmonie

Education | Serie: FK

Sun, 16 Jan 2022, 11:00
Philharmonie

Family Concert

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor and presentation

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Iolanta, op. 69: Excerpts

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Wednesday,

26 Jan 2022,
20:00

Philharmonie

Serie: C

Wed, 26 Jan 2022, 20:00
Philharmonie

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Works by Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Witold Lutosławski and Johannes Brahms

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Thursday,

27 Jan 2022,
20:00

Philharmonie

Serie: F

Thu, 27 Jan 2022, 20:00
Philharmonie

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Works by Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Witold Lutosławski and Johannes Brahms

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Friday,

28 Jan 2022,
20:00

Philharmonie

Serie: M

Fri, 28 Jan 2022, 20:00
Philharmonie

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Works by Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Witold Lutosławski and Johannes Brahms

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Thursday,

10 Feb 2022,
20:00

Philharmonie

Serie: A

Thu, 10 Feb 2022, 20:00
Philharmonie

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Sir András Schiff piano

Ladies of the Rundfunkchor Berlin

Works by Johannes Brahms and Josef Suk

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Friday,

11 Feb 2022,
20:00

Philharmonie

Serie: B

Fri, 11 Feb 2022, 20:00
Philharmonie

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Sir András Schiff piano

Ladies of the Rundfunkchor Berlin

Works by Johannes Brahms and Josef Suk

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Saturday,

12 Feb 2022,
19:00

Philharmonie

Serie: N

Sat, 12 Feb 2022, 19:00
Philharmonie

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Sir András Schiff piano

Ladies of the Rundfunkchor Berlin

Works by Johannes Brahms and Josef Suk

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Tuesday,

15 Feb 2022,
19:30

Musikverein, Wien

Tour

Tue, 15 Feb 2022, 19:30
Musikverein, Wien

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Sir András Schiff piano

Damen des Wiener Singvereins

Works by Johannes Brahms and Josef Suk

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Wednesday,

16 Feb 2022,
19:30

Musikverein, Wien

Tour

Wed, 16 Feb 2022, 19:30
Musikverein, Wien

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Works by Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Witold Lutosławski and Johannes Brahms

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Friday,

18 Feb 2022,
20:00

Cankarjev dom, Gallus hall

Tour

Fri, 18 Feb 2022, 20:00
Cankarjev dom, Gallus hall

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Works by Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Witold Lutosławski and Johannes Brahms

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Saturday,

19 Feb 2022,
19:30

Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, Zagreb, Main Hall

Tour

Sat, 19 Feb 2022, 19:30
Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, Zagreb, Main Hall

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Works by Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Witold Lutosławski and Johannes Brahms

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Saturday,

09 Apr 2022,
18:00

Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Tour

Sat, 09 Apr 2022, 18:00
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Moshe Leiser stage director

Patrice Caurier stage director

Boris Pinkhasovich baritone

Vladislav Sulimsky baritone

Asmik Grigorian soprano

Aigul Akhmetshina mezzo-soprano

Arsen Soghomonyan tenor

Doris Soffel contralto

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Queen of Spades, op. 68

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Sunday,

10 Apr 2022,
18:00

Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Tour

Sun, 10 Apr 2022, 18:00
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Berliner Philharmoniker

François-Xavier Roth conductor

Albrecht Mayer Oboe d'amore

Works by Igor Stravinsky and Johann Sebastian Bach

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Tuesday,

12 Apr 2022,
18:00

Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Tour

Tue, 12 Apr 2022, 18:00
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Moshe Leiser stage director

Patrice Caurier stage director

Boris Pinkhasovich baritone

Vladislav Sulimsky baritone

Asmik Grigorian soprano

Aigul Akhmetshina mezzo-soprano

Arsen Soghomonyan tenor

Doris Soffel contralto

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Queen of Spades, op. 68

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Wednesday,

13 Apr 2022,
18:00

Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Tour

Wed, 13 Apr 2022, 18:00
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Anna Netrebko soprano

Works by Sergei Rachmaninov, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Igor Stravinsky

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Friday,

15 Apr 2022,
18:00

Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Tour

Fri, 15 Apr 2022, 18:00
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Moshe Leiser stage director

Patrice Caurier stage director

Boris Pinkhasovich baritone

Vladislav Sulimsky baritone

Asmik Grigorian soprano

Aigul Akhmetshina mezzo-soprano

Arsen Soghomonyan tenor

Doris Soffel contralto

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Queen of Spades, op. 68

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Saturday,

16 Apr 2022,
18:00

Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Tour

Sat, 16 Apr 2022, 18:00
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Berliner Philharmoniker

Andris Nelsons conductor

Håkan Hardenberger trumpet

Works by Mieczysław Weinberg and Igor Stravinsky

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Sunday,

17 Apr 2022,
18:00

Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Tour

Sun, 17 Apr 2022, 18:00
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Sonya Yoncheva soprano (Iolanta)

Mika Kares bass (King René)

Dmytro Popov tenor

Andrey Zhilikhovsky baritone

Margarita Nekrasova contralto (Marta)

Olga Pudova soprano (Brigitta)

Dmitry Ivanchey tenor (Alméric)

Nikolay Didenko baritone (Bertand)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Iolanta, op. 69

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Monday,

18 Apr 2022,
11:00

Kurhaus Baden-Baden, Benazet Saal

Tour

Mon, 18 Apr 2022, 11:00
Kurhaus Baden-Baden, Benazet Saal

National Youth Orchestra of Germany

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Works by Richard Strauss and Ludwig van Beethoven

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Monday,

18 Apr 2022,
18:00

Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Tour

Mon, 18 Apr 2022, 18:00
Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Moshe Leiser stage director

Patrice Caurier stage director

Boris Pinkhasovich baritone

Vladislav Sulimsky baritone

Asmik Grigorian soprano

Aigul Akhmetshina mezzo-soprano

Arsen Soghomonyan tenor

Doris Soffel contralto

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Queen of Spades, op. 68

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Thursday,

21 Apr 2022,
19:00

Philharmonie

Serie: E

Thu, 21 Apr 2022, 19:00
Philharmonie

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Arsen Soghomonyan tenor (Herman)

Vladislav Sulimsky baritone (Count Tomsky)

Boris Pinkhasovich baritone (Prince Yeletsky)

Doris Soffel contralto (Countess)

Asmik Grigorian soprano (Liza)

Aigul Akhmetshina mezzo-soprano (Polina)

Slowakischer Philharmonischer Chor

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Queen of Spades, op. 68

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Sunday,

24 Apr 2022,
19:00

Philharmonie

Serie: K

Sun, 24 Apr 2022, 19:00
Philharmonie

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Arsen Soghomonyan tenor (Herman)

Vladislav Sulimsky baritone (Count Tomsky)

Boris Pinkhasovich baritone (Prince Yeletsky)

Doris Soffel contralto (Countess)

Asmik Grigorian soprano (Liza)

Aigul Akhmetshina mezzo-soprano (Polina)

Slowakischer Philharmonischer Chor

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Queen of Spades, op. 68

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Friday,

29 Apr 2022,
20:00

Philharmonie

Fri, 29 Apr 2022, 20:00
Philharmonie

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Works by Gioacchino Rossini, Leoš Janáček and Richard Strauss

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Sunday,

01 May 2022,
12:00

Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Tour

Sun, 01 May 2022, 12:00
Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre, Odessa National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre

Europakonzert of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Works by Gioacchino Rossini, Leoš Janáček and Richard Strauss

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Saturday,

07 May 2022,
19:00

Philharmonie

Karajan Academy

Sat, 07 May 2022, 19:00
Philharmonie

Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Nodoka Okisawa conductor

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Bruno Delepelaire cello

Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Donghoon Shin and Ludwig van Beethoven

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Thursday,

09 Jun 2022,
20:00

Philharmonie

Serie: I

Thu, 09 Jun 2022, 20:00
Philharmonie

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Noah Bendix-Balgley violin

Lise Davidsen soprano

Christian Gerhaher baritone

Works by Erwin Schulhoff, Leone Sinigaglia and Alexander Zemlinsky

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Friday,

10 Jun 2022,
20:00

Philharmonie

Serie: B

Fri, 10 Jun 2022, 20:00
Philharmonie

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Noah Bendix-Balgley violin

Lise Davidsen soprano

Christian Gerhaher baritone

Works by Erwin Schulhoff, Leone Sinigaglia and Alexander Zemlinsky

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Saturday,

11 Jun 2022,
19:00

Philharmonie

Serie: N

Sat, 11 Jun 2022, 19:00
Philharmonie

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Noah Bendix-Balgley violin

Lise Davidsen soprano

Christian Gerhaher baritone

Works by Erwin Schulhoff, Leone Sinigaglia and Alexander Zemlinsky

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Saturday,

25 Jun 2022,
20:15

Waldbühne Berlin

Sat, 25 Jun 2022, 20:15
Waldbühne Berlin

Berliner Philharmoniker

Kirill Petrenko conductor

Daniil Trifonov piano

Works by Anatoly Lyadov, Sergei Rachmaninov and Modest Mussorgsky

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