About the Event
Immerse yourself in the stunning architecture of Berlin's breathtaking Philharmonie Berlin (Kammermusiksaal) for the ultimate concert set to awake your understanding of classical music.
For 20 years, the Festival Orchestra Berlin, a multicultural association of musicians from leading European orchestras, has been delighting audiences with its Baroque, Viennese Classical and Romantic repertoire, complemented by musical rarities. In this concert, the young artists will present piano concertos by two epochal composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Frédéric Chopin.
The soloist is pianist Kenji Miura, who has already thrilled audiences in our Chopin‐pur series. He will present Chopin's 2nd Piano Concerto in F minor. Supported by the unique acoustics of the Chamber Music Hall, this concert evening is a complete delight.
The Philharmonie is a concert hall opened in 1963 in West Berlin. It is considered the musical heart of the German capital, as well as the new urban centre after the fall of the infamous Berlin Wall. Its distinctive bright yellow exterior and unusual tent‐like shape quickly made it a city landmark. The surprising design and architecture were initially viewed negatively by many, but the Philharmonie is now considered a model for concert halls worldwide. The architect, Hans Scharoun, aimed to design a concert hall in which the focal point — the musicians on the concert platform — is equally visible from every seat, an aim that gave rise to the hall's unusual shape. Since its inauguration, the Berliner Philharmonie has hosted numerous concerts, often featuring acclaimed soloists and conductors.