Despite the spirit of a new era experienced by the Berliner Philharmoniker following Kirill Petrenko's inauguration, cherished traditions have been preserved – thanks to guest appearances by long-term friends: Herbert Blomstedt conducts Anton Bruckner’s “Romantic”, Paavo Järvi is at the helm for Hector Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique, Yannick Nézet-Séguin devotes himself to Gustav Mahler’s Third Symphony, Iván Fischer presents A Faust Symphony by Franz Liszt and Tugan Sokhiev can be experienced in Igor Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du printemps. Mariss Jansons has also programmed Stravinsky and two works by Dmitri Shostakovich in his concerts. In June, we can look forward to Gustavo Dudamel who in addition to Gustav Mahler’s Resurrection symphony, will be leading the Waldbühne concert this season. Of course, Sir Simon Rattle returns to the Berliner Philharmoniker – with rarities that he has never conducted here, including Ludwig van Beethoven’s oratorio Christ on the Mount of Olives.
International performers, Philharmoniker soloists
Guest soloists performing this season include pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, who we will hear performing Mozart, and Elīna Garanča, who is the vocal soloist in Gustav Mahler’s Third Symphony. Until the end of the season, there is also the opportunity to experience a number of members of the Berliner Philharmoniker as protagonists in solo concertos: principal horn Stefan Dohr, principal flute Emmanuel Pahud, principal trumpet Guillaume Jehl, principal oboe Jonathan Kelly, principal bassoon Sefan Schweigert and first principal cello Bruno Delepelaire. We also encounter our first concertmaster Daniel Stabrawa in a completely new role, making his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker as a conductor. A great variety of concerts to look forward to!
Advance ticket sales
Ticket sales for the orchestra concerts from 29 December 2019 and the concert at the Waldbühne on 20 June 2020 begin on 3 November 2019: online 2 pm, phone +49 (0) 30 254 88-999 and box office 11 am.