About the Event
Immerse yourself in the stunning architecture of Berlin's breathtaking Philharmonie Berlin for the ultimate concert set to awake your understanding of classical music.
With this festive concert, the international Royal Palace Symphony Orchestra Stockholm celebrates musical highlights of various famous composers. Together with four great soloists, the orchestra, conducted by Andrey Nikolayev, will present works by W. A. Mozart, G. Puccini, G. Rossini and P. I. Tchaikovsky, among others. The Swedish soprano Paulina Pfeiffer will perform the arias 'Come scoglio' from 'Cosi fan tutte' and 'O mio babbino caro'. Baritone Vincent Hashmi sings Mozart's 'Tutto e disposto' from 'The Marriage of Figaro', among others, and Viktor Kuznetsov presents enchanting violin solos as 1st violinist, as in P. Sarasate's 'Gypsy Melodies'. Look forward to an atmospheric, classical evening and start the new year together with these international artists in the great hall of the Philharmonie.
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.