Berlin Philharmonic 2

Berlin Philharmonic | Kirill Petrenko | Tabea Zimmermann

Schnittke | Shostakovich

Thu, 01.09. | 19.30

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

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Summer Festival

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    Berlin Philharmonic 2

    Berlin Philharmonic | Kirill Petrenko | Tabea Zimmermann

    Kirill Petrenko  conductor
    Alfred Schnittke (1934–1998)
    Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–1975)
    Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93

    Berlin Philharmonic

    In 1882, 54 ambitious musicians joined to form a new orchestra in Berlin, with the aim of presenting their own concerts. This marked the birth of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. As leader they chose Hans von Bülow, one of the finest conductors of the time: he laid the foundation for the ensemble’s high level of playing. His successors include Arthur Nikisch (1895-1922), Wilhelm Furtwängler (1922-54), and Herbert von Karajan (1955-89), who decisively shaped the orchestra’s sound and established its international fame. From 1989 to 2002, Claudio Abbado brought new areas into focus as Principal Conductor, especially contemporary compositions. From 2002 to 2018, Sir Simon Rattle continued to expand the repertoire and established innovative concert formats. Kirill Petrenko has been Principal Conductor since 2019. The Classical-Romantic repertoire, Russian music, and unjustly forgotten composers are focuses of his work. Another key concern for Petrenko is the education program, with which the orchestra reaches out to new audiences. The Digital Concert Hall, which opened in 2009, broadcasts Philharmonic concerts live via the Internet. CD and DVD releases have appeared on the orchestra’s in-house label, Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings, since 2014. Once a year, the Philharmonic also plays as an opera orchestra at its Easter Festival, which, after 45 years in Salzburg, has been held in Baden-Baden since 2013. The Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation is supported by the state of Berlin and the federal government, as well as by the generous commitment of Deutsche Bank as the main sponsor.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL (IMF) on 30 August 1958 playing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony under the direction of Herbert von Karajan.

    For further information on this ensemble, visit their homepage at: www.berliner-philharmoniker.de

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    Kirill Petrenko

    Kirill Petrenko has been Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Berlin Philharmonic since August 2019. Born in 1972 in Omsk, Siberia, he moved with his family to Vorarlberg in Austria at the age of 18. Following his training in conducting at the Vienna Academy of Music, he began his career with an engagement at the Vienna Volksoper in 1997 and subsequently served as General Music Director at the Meiningen Theater (1999-2002), the Komische Oper Berlin (2002-07), and the Bavarian Staatsoper (2013-20). He has guest conducted at such companies as the Vienna Staatsoper, the Dresden Semperoper, the Royal Opera House in London, New York’s Metropolitan Opera, and the Opéra national de Paris. From 2013 to 2015, he conducted Wagner’s Ring des Nibelungen at the Bayreuth Festival.Petrenko launched his tenure with the Berlin Philharmonic with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. In addition to tackling the core Classical-Romantic repertoire, he focuses on unjustly neglected compositions and is committed to contemporary music. In the 2021-22 season, he and the orchestra will perform works by composers who suffered under Nazi terror, such as Leone Sinigaglia, Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Erwin Schulhoff, and Alexander Zemlinsky. He also will conduct a wide repertoire ranging from Felix Mendelssohn to Bernd Alois Zimmermann. Projects with the Karajan Academy and the German National Youth Orchestra exemplify his commitment to the training of young musicians. He also dedicates himself to educational projects. Petrenko conducts concerts as well as opera productions at the Easter Festival in Baden-Baden. He regularly appears on tour with the Berlin Philharmonic at the festivals in Salzburg and Lucerne and in European music capitals, and, in the near future, will tour to Asia. In addition to works by John Adams and Gustav Mahler, he has recorded symphonies by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Franz Schmidt.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut  on 7 September 2016, when Petrenko conducted the Bavarian Staatsorchester in a Wagner-Strauss program.

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    Tabea Zimmermann

    Tabea Zimmermann, who was born in 1966 in Lahr, Germany, began taking viola lessons at the age of three. She studied with Ulrich Koch at the Freiburg Academy of Music starting in 1979 and completed her training with Sándor Végh at the Salzburg Mozarteum in 1986-87. She won the Concours de Genève in 1982, the Concours Maurice Vieux in Paris in 1983, and, in 1984, the Budapest Music Competition. The violist soon began receiving engagements to perform as a soloist with renowned orchestras, particularly the Berlin Philharmonic, the Orchestre de Paris, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Czech Philharmonic. Zimmermann has been artist-in-residence with the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Pèlerinages in Weimar, the Philharmonie Luxembourg, the Bamberg Symphony, and Ensemble Resonanz. Chamber music is also a focus of her artistic work. Together with Antje Weithaas, Daniel Sepec, and Jean-Guihen Queyras, Zimmermann is part of the Arcanto Quartet, which has recorded repertoire ranging from Mozart to Bartók and Dutilleux. Many contemporary composers have created new works for her, including György Ligeti, Heinz Holliger, Wolfgang Rihm, Bruno Mantovani, Enno Poppe, Michael Jarrell, and Pascal Rophé. She is intensively committed to the work of Paul Hindemith and has been recognized for her efforts by being granted the Hindemith Prize of the City of Hanau. Zimmermann has also received the Frankfurt Music Prize, the Hessian Cultural Prize, and the Premio dell’Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, as well as numerous awards for her recordings. Since 2013 she has been chairman of the Beethoven-Haus Association in Bonn and has directed its Beethoven Week since 2015. Tabea Zimmermann has taught at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin since 2002.

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