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Author: EuroArts Music International

Kirill Petrenko & Diana Damrau - New Year’s Eve Concert live from the Philharmonie Berlin.

  • Kirill Petrenko | Copyright: © Stephan Rabold

    Kirill Petrenko © Stephan Rabold

For the first time, the Berliner Philharmoniker‘s new chief conductor Kirill Petrenko will be at the helm for the traditional New Year’s Eve concert – which at the same time reveals a new, vibrant facet to Petrenko’s repertoire. The evening’s programme takes us on a musical journey to the USA and to catchy Broadway melodies: with dances from Bernstein’s “West Side Story” and Gershwin’s “An American in Paris”.
Star soprano Diana Damrau, performing with the Philharmoniker for the first time, will accompany Petrenko on his excursion into the field of musicals. She has, however, already worked with him a number of times and she raves about his conducting style: “He’s a magician!”

George Gershwin: An American in Paris, Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, and works by Richard Rodgers, Kurt Weill, Stephen Sondheim and Harold Arlen

Live recorded and produced by EuroArts Music in coproduction with RBB/ARTE and SMG
Distributed for TV by EuroArts Music
Length: approx. 95’

Recording location Philharmonie Berlin
Orchestra / Band Berliner Philharmoniker
Conductor Kirill Petrenko
Soloist Diana Damrau, soprano



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