About the Event
Experience the harmonious melodies of classical music as you attend an eagerly awaited concert at Berlin's esteemed Konzerthaus. The concert features the timeless compositions of Johannes Brahms and Antonín Dvořák. Immerse yourself in the captivating performance of Brahms' Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 and Dvořák's Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra in B minor, Op. 104. The outstanding orchestra Neue Philharmonie Berlin, led by conductor Andreas Schulz, will take you on a musical journey that is sure to leave you mesmerized.
- Antonín Dvořák – Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester h‐Moll op. 104
- Johannes Brahms – Sinfonie Nr. 1 c‐Moll op. 68
|Neue Philharmonie Berlin
The Konzerthaus Berlin is a concert hall situated on the Gendarmenmarkt, the most beautiful square in the city. Built in 1821, the structure initially served as a theater. Severely damaged in the Second World War, it was rebuilt as a concert hall in 1977, with a neoclassical interior, and changed its name to reflect its new function in 1994. Consistently numbered among the top five concert halls in the world, the Konzerthaus hosts around 500 performances every year, ranging from symphony and chamber concerts featuring international stars to new music and children's concerts.
Antonin Dvorak is considered to be one of the most well-known and prominent Czechs in the world, as his musical work gained international recognition already during his lifetime. He was born in 1841 in a small Czech village into a butcher’s family. At the age of 6, Dvorak started taking violin lessons and it immediately became obvious that the boy had exceptional talent in music. Later in life, he was learning to master piano and organ as well as simultaneously working in a slaughterhouse. After Dvorak turned 16, he was admitted to the Organ School in Prague that trained future professional composers. After graduating, he stayed in Prague, joined Karel Komzak’s orchestra and started actively composing his own music. However, he struggled to make ends meet and always had to work on the side by playing music in churches and giving private music lessons. Finally, 1874 became a turning point in his life when he won a financial grant from an Austrian Prize competition for his 15 submitted works. This allowed him to quit the orchestra and devote himself fully to composing. During this period, he wrote his Slavonic Dances, Moravian Duets and Violin Concerto, which brought him sweeping success. In 1892 he was invited to teach at the New York National Conservatory, where he stayed until 1895 before returning home. He started teaching at the Prague conservatory and later became its director. Until his death in 1904, he had been a successful and well-loved composer, both in his homeland and around the whole world.