Just in: Berlin Philharmonic plans concert on May 1main
The Berliner Philharmoniker’s European Concert will go head in chamber formation under the baton of Kirill Petrenko and will be broadcast live from the Philharmonie on May 1, 2020 at 11am. Federal President Steinmeier will deliver the opening address.
With the help of their long-standing media partners rbb and EuroArts, the Berliner Philharmoniker have managed at short notice to arrange to show the concert as a live broadcast from the Philharmonie Berlin on German television channel Das Erste, on radio on rbbKultur and online in the Digital Concert Hall. The broadcast will also be shown in over 80 other countries.
In order to comply with all social distancing rules and hygiene requirements under these special circumstances, the programme has been adapted to a chamber music ensemble. New programme:
Arvo Pärt Fratres
György Ligeti Ramifications
Samuel Barber Adagio for Strings
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 4 (arrangement for chamber ensemble by Erwin Stein)
Kirill Petrenko conductor
Christiane Karg soprano
Too much, too soon? How will this be received in up to 80 lockdown countries?