The Berliner Philharmoniker on tour
Are you looking forward to an exciting classical orchestral season? After much anticipation this meticulous orchestras has it´s conductor on tour! Four years have passed since the Berliner Philharmoniker elected Kirill Petrenko as their future chief conductor. Since then, the orchestra and conductor have given many exciting concerts, fuelling anticipation of a new beginning. “Strauss like this you encounter once in a decade – if you’re lucky,” as the London Times wrote about their Don Juan together
This tour will have their rendition of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony whose overwhelmingly joyful finale is perfect for the festive occasion. On Saturday the 24th of August they will play a free concert at the Brandenburg Gate. This tour will also have the first appearance by the Berliner Philharmoniker in Israel for 26 years.
This tour will include some great guests which are sure to pick up enthusiasts interests. These include, in particular, the guest performances of longtime friends such as Herbert Blomstedt, Gustavo Dudamel, Mariss Jansons, Paavo Järvi, Zubin Mehta, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Christian Thielemann. Of course, Sir Simon Rattle returns to the Berliner Philharmoniker – with rarities that he has never conducted here before. See the full program here!
The London Symphony Orchestra on Tour
‘The theme of roots and origins runs right through this season’, writes LSO Music Director Sir Simon Rattle. Bartók, one of the great collectors of folk music will be on decks. His work the Concerto for Orchestra, and his one and only opera, Duke Bluebeard’s Castle will be performed. The orchestra will also perform Beethoven 2020. This will celebrate 250 years since the composer’s birth. This will include the not too often performed Christ of the Mount of Olives.
“At the end of the season we’ll have a wild week, beginning with a visit from Wynton Marsalis and the legendary Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and an American roots programme, with lots of Gershwin, Bernstein, Ives and one of the symphonic masterpieces of the last century, Roy Harris’ Third Symphony”
This will certainly be one of their greater tours. This season seems to aim to bring in more great variety of compositions with fans drooling over their respective city dates. See their program here!