On 25 August, Kirill Petrenko opens the new season with Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben. In the first months of the 2023/24 season he will also conduct two further concerts before setting off with the Berliner Philharmoniker on their first joint tour of Asia to South Korea and Japan. In September, our composer in residence Jörg Widmann will present three of his own works at the Musikfest Berlin. We also welcome Herbert Blomstedt, Tugan Sokhiev, Fabio Luisi, Jakub Hrůša, Zubin Mehta and Riccardo Minasi on the podium in autumn. On 18 June you can buy tickets for all concerts from August to November. Our Flex Packages also go on sale then. With the Flex Packages, you put together your own concert package of three, five or nine concerts from the entire season.
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Widmann conducts Mendelssohn's celebratory “Reformation Symphony” and introduces three of his own works: his overture Con brio, which plays with motifs from Beethoven, his virtuoso Fantasy for Clarinet, and the Second Violin Concerto with his sister Carolin Widmann as the soloist.
The Scharoun Ensemble Berlin owes its existence to Franz Schubert’s Octet: forty years ago, members of the Berliner Philharmoniker founded this formation to perform this work with its beguiling melodies and dance-like charm. So Schubert’s Octet could not be left out of this anniversary concert – nor could the other composers on the programme, with whom the ensemble has developed a close relationship.
For violinist Lisa Batiashvili, working with young musicians is a matter close to her heart. And so our Artist in Residence is particularly looking forward to this concert with the scholarship holders of the Karajan Academy, in which she can be experienced as soloist and conductor.