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Freiburger Barockorchester: Bach's St Matthew Passion

Berlin, Philharmonie Berlin — Grosser Saal

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About the Event

Experience classical music like never before in this astonishing performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion at Berlin's remarkable Philharmonie.

Philharmonie Berlin


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.

Program

  • Bach, Johann Sebastian – Matthäus‐Passion BWV 244
Program is subject to change

Artists

Orchestra: Freiburger Barockorchester

Freiburger Barockorchester (Freiburg Baroque Orchestra) is an orchestra originally founded 'to enliven the world of Baroque music with new sounds.' The orchestra, based in Freiburg, Germany now also performs works by later composers such as Beethoven, Schubert and Weber as well as contemporary music. They play small group chamber music as well as symphonies for large orchestras.

The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra gave its first concert in 1987 and began touring abroad with a performance in Amsterdam in 1989 and came to America first in 1995. Today, half of the orchestra's concerts are performed abroad. The musicians chose Gottfried von der Goltz and Petra Müllejans from among their own members as musical directors. (Both von der Goltz and Müllejans are violinists.) The orchestra performs one‐quarter of its concerts under guest conductors, such as Ivor Bolton, René Jacobs, Philippe Herreweghe or Trevor Pinnock.

Ensemble: Vox Luminis
Soprano: Tóth, Zsuzsi
Soprano: Blondeel, Gwendoline
Alto: Chance, Alexander
Alto: Shelton, William
Tenor: Sievers, Florian
Tenor: Giordani, Raffaele
Bass: Myrus, Sebastian
Bass: Schwandtke, Felix
Choir: Freiburger Domsingknaben
Choir: Cantus Firmus
Conductor: Meunier, Lionel

Address

Philharmonie Berlin, Herbert‐von‐Karajan‐Str. 1, Berlin, Germany — Google Maps

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