About the Event
In this highly‐anticipated concert, hear the mellifluous sounds of classical music by Brahms and Shostakovich at Berlin's treasured and world‐renowned 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.
- Brahms, Johannes – Konzert für Violine und Orchester D‐Dur op. 77
- Shostakovich, Dmitri Dmitriyevich – Symphonie Nr. 5 d‐Moll op. 47
|Orchestra:||Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France|
|Violin:|| Hahn, Hilary |
Award‐winning American violinist Hilary Hahn embarked on her musical education at the age of four, enrolling on the prestigious Suzuki program at Baltimore’s Peabody Institute. She later became a student of Klara Berkovich and Jascha Brodsky at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, immersing herself in a rich repertoire of works by Kreutzer, Ševčik, Rode, and Paganini. Ms. Hahn made her international debut in 1995, performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D major with the Bavarian Symphony Orchestra, and recorded her first album for Sony in 1996 at the age of 16. She has since gone on to record 14 albums and has played in both symphonic and chamber settings, picking up two Grammy awards and earning a reputation as a dazzling soloist and interpreter of both established and contemporary works along the way.