When Daniel Harding first conducted the Berliner Philharmoniker in 1996, he was just 21 years old. A former assistant of Claudio Abbado and Sir Simon Rattle, Harding has become not only one of the leading conductors of his generation, but is also an artistic friend of the orchestra of many years standing and regularly appears in Berlin.
An early work
For this year’s guest appearance, he conducts Gustav Mahler’s First Symphony, which the composer wrote at the age of 28 and whose unusual musical language polarised the audience at its premiere. Another guest at the concerts is Dorothea Röschmann, one of the most sought-after sopranos of our time.
Classical music fans aged 28 and under can buy tickets for the concerts on 27 and 28 March 2019 online for 18 euros. The discounted tickets for young concertgoers are also available at the box office in the Philharmonie.