After Simon Rattle’s departure, the orchestra is still more Anglophile than Angela Merkel and her Juncker puppet.
From today’s press conference:
The Berliner Philharmoniker, in cooperation with the Musikfest Berlin, have invited the English composer George Benjamin to serve as Composer in Residence during the 2018/2019 season. His works will be heard during eight concerts in the Great Hall, the Chamber Music Hall and at the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden. He will conduct one of these concerts himself.