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Live Europakonzert from Berlin

Author: EuroArts Music International

Space becomes sound: The EUROPAKONZERT live from the Foyer of the Philharmonie Berlin with Kirill Petrenko and the Berliner Philharmoniker is now available!

  • Europakonzert | Copyright: © Stephan Rabold

    Europakonzert © Stephan Rabold

  • Europakonzert | Copyright: © Stephan Rabold

    Europakonzert © Stephan Rabold

  • Europakonzert | Copyright: © Stephan Rabold

    Europakonzert © Stephan Rabold

  • Foyer Philharmonie Berlin  | Copyright: © Heribert Schindler

    Foyer Philharmonie Berlin © Heribert Schindler

  • Kirill Petrenko | Copyright: © Monika Rittershaus

    Kirill Petrenko © Monika Rittershaus

  • Foyer Philharmonie | Copyright: © Archive Berliner Philharmoniker

    Foyer Philharmonie © Archive Berliner Philharmoniker

On May 1st, the Berliner Philharmoniker with Kirill Petrenko celebrated the EUROPAKONZERT in the foyer of the philharmonic hall in Berlin. Often overshadowed by the actual concert hall with its revolutionary vineyard layout, this part of Hans Scharoun's spectacular building is no less extraordinary. With its asymmetrical surfaces, its wide staircases, and floating galleries, the foyer has inspired the orchestra and its chief conductor to create a programme that reflects this unique architecture, that plays with echo effects, proximity and distance.

The programme offers many different visual perspectives and the audience can experience the orchestra in a new light. Blacher’s “Festive Fanfare”, Ives’ enigmatic “Unanswered Question”, Mozart’s serene “Notturno” and Penderecki’s spherical “Emanations” consciously rely on the effect of spatial sound. Also, on the programme of this year’s EUROPAKONZERT: Tchaikovsky’s charming Orchestral Suite No. 3 and John Adams’ witty piece “Short Ride in a Fast Machine”.

The concert is recorded in 4K and is now available.

Recording location Philharmonie Berlin
Recording date 1 May 2021
Duration approx. 85'
Video format 4K/HD
Production Company EuroArts Music
Co-Production Company RBB, CCTV, NHK
Director Henning Kasten
Orchestra / Band Berliner Philharmoniker
Conductor Kirill Petrenko
English title of music work Blacher: Fanfare Festive (premiered at the opening of the Philharmonie, 1963)
English title of music work Ives: The Unanswered Question
English title of music work Mozart: Serenade No. 8 in D Major, K. 286 (269a) Notturno
English title of music work Penderecki: Emanations for 2 string orchestras
English title of music work Tchaikovsky: Suite No. 3 in G Major, Op. 55
English title of music work Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine

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