Mischa Maisky & Family: Philharmonie Berlin, Kammermusiksaal
About the Event
In this highly‐anticipated concert, hear the mellifluous sounds of chamber music by Schubert, Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Bach and Britten at Berlin's treasured and world‐renowned Philharmonie.
'My greatest dream is to be on stage with my children one day,' said Mischa Maisky decades ago, and in the meantime this wish has come true several times over. Three of his six children are already professional musicians. On the occasion of his 75th birthday in January 2023, he is giving himself and the Berlin audience an amazing family concert.
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.