Philippe Jaroussky Highlights Berlin Philharmonic’s June Performances

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Simon Fowler/Erato, Warner-Classics)

The Berlin Philharmonic has announced that it will reopen its doors for live audiences in June 2021.

The orchestra will perform some of the most memorable pieces of classical music during its June concerts. For the concert on June 17, countertenor Philippe Jaroussky will sing music by Antonio Vivaldi and Gioacchino Rossini. Jean-Christophe Spinosi will conduct.

As for the rest of the June repertoire, the Berlin Philharmonic will present works by Jean Sibelius, Joseph Haydn, Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven.

The Berlin Philharmonic has been allowed to reopen after a seven-month long hiatus due to the continued spread of the SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus. The seven-day incidence in Berlin currently stands at 35, thus allowing the reopening of opera houses and concert venues under strict hygiene rules.