Concert highlights in December and January

The concert winter at the Philharmonie

Tickets for events of the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation in December and January are now on sale. Look forward to the highlights at the end of the year: the New Year’s Eve concert with star tenor Jonas Kaufmann under the baton of principal conductor Kirill Petrenko and the family concert Cello Christmas. The guest conductors this winter are Tugan Sokhiev, Andris Nelsons, Christian Thielemann, Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Daniel Barenboim. We also welcome our Composer in Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen for two concerts.

Discover the full diversity of our programme here.

Concerts with Kirill Petrenko

Kirill Petrenko
(Photo: Monika Ritterhaus)

Mendelssohn’s “Elias” oratorio

Under the baton of Kirill Petrenko, the distinguished baritone Christian Gerhaher can be enjoyed as Elias.

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Kirill Petrenko
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

Beethoven, Brahms and Schoenberg

Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony, Brahms Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn and Schoenberg’s Variations for Orchestra

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Family Concert “Cello Christmas”

Family Concert “Jingle Bass Rock” in 2021
(Photo: Monika Ritterhaus)

Presenter Sarah Willis and the 12 cellists of the Berliner Philharmoniker send magical wintry sounds through the auditorium, setting the mood for the upcoming festivities.

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Our guest conductors

Tugan Sokhiev conducts music from “Swan Lake”

as well as Antonín Dvořák’s Carnival, Concert Overture and Edouard Lalo’s Concerto for Violoncello

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Andris Nelsons conducts Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony

and Arnold Schoenberg’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, interpreted by Mitsuko Uchida

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Christian Thielemann conducts Wagner, Strauss and Pfitzner

Opulent, almost intoxicating programme with Christian Thielemann, an expert in late Romantic repertoire

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Santtu­-Matias Rouvali and Víkingur Ólafsson

Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Helix, Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 and John Adams’ Piano Concerto Must the Devil Have All the Good Melodies?

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Daniel Barenboim and Martha Argerich

Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto and Witold Lutosławski’s Concerto for Orchestra

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Silvesterkonzert

To round off the year, the Berliner Philharmoniker and chief conductor Kirill Petrenko present a gripping Russian-Italian programme with tenor Jonas Kaufmann as star guest.

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Composer in Residence

Salonen conducts Salonen

In these concerts we witness the Finn, Composer in Residence for the 2022/23 season, in two capacities – as conductor as well as composer.

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Late Night with Esa-Pekka Salonen

In this Late Night concert you can get to know our composer in residence from his humorous side.

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More highlights

The Belcea Quartet

Experience two classics of the quartet literature by Beethoven and Schubert.

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Jerusalem Quartet

The ideal of the Jerusalem Quartet is to sound like a single instrument: homogeneous in sound, rhythmically precise and full of expressiveness.

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Recital with Christian Gerhaher and Gerold Huber

Baritone Christian Gerhaher and his piano accompanist Gerold Huber lead us through the cosmos of Schubert’s last songs, published posthumously as Schwanengesang.

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Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic

Three female jazz musicians – and each fantastic in her own way: Kadri Voorand, Anna Gréta and Rhoda Scott.

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Karajan-Academy

Christian Thielemann was himself a scholarship holder of the Karajan Academy as a violist. Now, as a conductor, he can be witnessed for the first time in a concert of the Academy.

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