On May 2, 2019, the Vienna Philharmonic will open a Bruckner cycle in Berlin under the baton of Christian Thielemann
Christian Thielemann has been musically associated with the Vienna Philharmonic since 2000. On 1 January 2019, Thielemann conducted the Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Concert for the first time.
On May 2 he will conduct the orchestra in a performance of Anton Bruckner’s 2nd Symphony that will take place in the Berlin Cathedral. It is the beginning of a project that will last until Bruckner’s 200th birthday in 2024.
All of Bruckner’s symphonies will be performed under the baton of Christian Thielemann. Contemporary works that have a thematic connection with the symphonies will also be performed. In order to come as close as possible to Bruckner’s concept of sound, the performances will take place in European cathedrals.