The Solidarity Concert for Ukraine from 15 March – with Lisa Batiashvili (violin), Rolando Villazón (tenor), Kirill Gerstein (piano), François Leleux (oboe), Alan Gilbert (conductor), Max Raabe (vocals), Ian Wekwerth (piano) and the Rundfunkchor Berlin under Gijs Leenaars – is now available as audio-on-demand and video-on-demand on rbbKultur. It will also be available on ARTE Concert from 17.3.
75 Years DSO
To celebrate its 75th anniversary, the DSO will embark on a week-long European tour in February with its principal conductor Robin Ticciati and the wonderful pianist Leif Ove Andsnes. The tour will take the orchestra to the Konzerthaus in Dortmund, the Kölner Philharmonie, the Palace of Arts in Budapest and will end on 12 February with a concert at the cultural centre La Seine Musicale near Paris.
The Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester wishes its friends and subscribers a Merry Christmas – with the Evening Blessing from Engelbert Humperdinck's opera 'Hansel and Gretel', performed by the brass quintet of the DSO at Haus des Rundfunks. The musicians are: Falk Maertens and Raphael Mentzen (trumpet), Antonio Adriani (horn), Andreas Klein (trombone), Johannes Lipp (tuba).
Together against Corona
"We need more people to get vaccinated!" This is the mission which has lead to the formation of the largest anti-Corona initiative to date, 'Brands Against Corona', initiated by the German business community. Currently, more than 150 German companies and brands are already taking part and are calling out together to fight vaccination fatigue and make public life in Germany safe again.
Stéphane Denève to stand in for Marin Alsop
Marin Alsop has unfortunately had to cancel her participation in the DSO concert on 5 December 2021 due to the current pandemic situation. We are very pleased that Stéphane Denève has agreed to take over the conducting. Instead of Samuel Barber's First Symphony, the Second Orchestral Suite from the ballet 'Bacchus et Ariane' by Albert Roussel will be heard. The rest of the programme remains unchanged.
Watch the Anniversary Concert on ARTE Concert
The November 19 anniversary concert with Robin Ticciati and Lisa Batsiashvili was broadcast live by ARTE Concert and is now available video-on-demand.
November 12 and 13
Lars Vogt standing in for Mitsuko Uchida
Mitsuko Uchida has unfortunately had to cancel her participation in the DSO concerts at the Berlin Philharmonie on 12 and 13 November 2021 due to illness. We are delighted that Lars Vogt has agreed to take on the solo part in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4. The programme thus remains unchanged.
Tickets from January to June available now
Advance ticket sales for the DSO concerts between January and June have just begun. Please note: Tickets for the Children's, Chamber and Casual concerts are not yet available for the time being.
Chamber concert at the Spandau Citadel on 29.10.
Under the title 'Forte Kultur', DSO members present six chamber concerts at the Spandau Citadel. Under the title 'The Trombones of Jericho', a trombone ensemble will play music by Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Bruckner as well as traditional folk tunes in the context of Spandau's Jewish history, combined with the performance 'No Mad' by DSO trombonist Tomer Maschkowski and movement artist Oren Lazovski in the Gothic Hall.
For the victims from Babyn Yar
On Wednesday 6 October the DSO played at the official commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the mass murder of Jews in Babyn Jar in September 1941 at the site of the crime. Thomas Sanderling conducted Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13, with bass-baritone Albert Dohmen and the men of the Kiev Municipal Chamber Choir.
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