SWR Symphonieorchester at Philharmonie Berlin © Olya Runyova
SWR Symphonieorchester at Philharmonie Berlin
Philharmonie Berlin, Berlin - Grosser Saal
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About the Event
In this highly-anticipated concert, hear the mellifluous sounds of classical music by Shostakovich, Mahler, Webern and Kurtág at Berlin's treasured and world-renowned 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.
- Strauss, Richard Tod und Verklärung, tone poem, op. 24
- Mahler, Gustav Symphony No. 1 in D major, "Titan"
- Currentzis, Teodor (Conductor)
- SWR Symphonieorchester (Orchestra)