Berlin Philharmonic Extends Artistic Director’s Contract

(Photo: Stefan Höderath) The Board of Trustees of the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation has approved the extension of Andrea Zietzschmann’s contract as Artistic Director. Zietzschmann will now lead the orchestra’s foundation for three more years, until summer 2028. Zietzschmann first took the position of Artistic Director of the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation in September 2017. With teh extension, there will continuity and {…}

Berlin’s Opera Houses & Orchestras Release Statement Against Anti-Semitism

Berlin’s opera houses and orchestras have released statement against anti-semitism in reaction to current events and in commemoration of tomorrow’s 85th anniversary of the November pogroms in Germany. It also calls for peaceful co-existence. The statement reads, “Berlin’s major orchestras and three opera houses call on all Berliners to take a stand against anti-Semitism and hatred. Even in turbulent times, {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Nina Stemme, Alice Coote & Christian Gerhaher Lead Berlin Philharmonic’s 2023-24 Season

The Berlin Philharmonic has announced its 2023-24 Season. Here is a look at the vocal performances. Iván Fischer conducts Michael Nagy in works by Jörg Widmann and Gustav Mahler. Performance Date: August 26, 2023 Alexander Rudin, Alexander Melnikov, Nadezhda Pavlova, and Olga Pashchenko perform works by Sergei Rachmaninov. Performance Date: August 27, 2023 Robin Ticciati conducts Wu Wei Sheng, Karen {…}