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Europakonzert 2023 from Barcelona

Author: EuroArts Music International

Live signal available: Monday, 1 May 2023, 11:00 am CET, from the Sagrada Familia.

  • La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona | Copyright: © La Sagrada Familia

    La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona © La Sagrada Familia

  • Kirill Petrenko | Copyright: © Stephan Rabold

    Kirill Petrenko © Stephan Rabold

  • La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona | Copyright: © La Sagrada Familia

    La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona © La Sagrada Familia

On 1 May every year, the Berliner Philharmoniker present the famous EUROPAKONZERT (European Concert). Taking place in a different European city each year, the concert not only celebrates the orchestra’s birthday, but also Europe’s shared cultural heritage. The first concert took place on 1 May 1991, and EuroArts has been a solid partner right from the start, accompanying the orchestra on the inaugural concert and – indeed – all others since then.

In 2023 the Europakonzert will take place in the beautiful city of Barcelona, at the emblematic La Sagrada Familia. “I always find my approach to Mozart via opera,” says Kirill Petrenko, chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker. At this year’s concert, he conducts Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 25, in which the 17-year-old composer unfolds a vivid drama. In addition, there are also sacred works: the joyful motet “Exsultate, jubilate” and the operatically expressive “Coronation” Mass. A quartet of renowned soloists will be joined by the Barcelona-based Orfeó Català Choir.

Genre Orchestral Music
Recording location La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
Recording date 1 May 2023
Duration approx. 100'
Video format HD
Production Company EuroArts Music in coproduction with CCTV, Mezzo, LG UPlus, RBB
TV Director Henning Kasten
Distribution TV EuroArts Music
English title of music work W.A. Mozart: “Ave verum corpus”, Motet K. 618, Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183; Valentin Silvestrov: Prayer for Ukraine for mixed a cappella choir; Toru Takemitsu: Requiem for strings; W.A. Mozart:: “Exsultate, jubilate”, motet, K. 165; W.A. Mozart: Mass in C major, K. 317 “Coronation”
Orchestra / Band Berliner Philharmoniker
Conductor Kirill Petrenko
Choir Orfeó Catala choir
Soloist Louise Alder, soprano; Wiebke Lehmkuhl, alto; Mauro Pete, tenor; Krešimir Stražanac, bass-baritone

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