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New Year's Eve Concert of the Berlin Philharmonic

Author: ARTE G.E.I.E.

31 DEC 2021: ARTE presents the New Year's Eve Concert of the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Kirill Petrenko and with violinist Janine Jansen on TV and on ARTE Concert!

  • Janine Jansen | Copyright: © Marco Borggreve

    Janine Jansen © Marco Borggreve

  • Kirill Petrenko und die Berliner Philharmoniker | Copyright: © Monika Rittershaus

    Kirill Petrenko und die Berliner Philharmoniker © Monika Rittershaus

On New Year's Eve, the Berliner Philharmoniker evoke the buoyant, homey atmosphere of Viennese coffeehouses, infused with incisive violin melodies. Principal conductor Kirill Petrenko leads the orchestra into the new year with an atmospheric program. This year's guest is violinist Janine Jansen. ARTE broadcasts the festive evening from the Berlin Philharmonie.

In the New Year's Eve concert, Jansen will perform Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1, which has captivated audiences with its expressive melody, beauty of sound and clear structure since its completion in 1868. However, the concert evening opens with the overture from the incidental music to Shakespeare's comedy "Much Ado About Nothing," composed in 1919 by Erich Wolfgang Korngold for the Vienna Burgtheater and premiered in 1920 in the baroque theater of Schönbrunn Palace. The main course of the New Year's Eve buffet is followed by a musical greeting by Richard Strauss with excerpts from the ballet "Schlagobers" - thickly applied and rousing! After Fritz Kreisler's classic "Liebesleid" for violin and orchestra, the tempo of the concert picks up considerably: Maurice Ravel's orchestral choreography "La Valse", completed in 1920, with its impressionistic rhythms, forms the final highlight of this New Year's Eve concert.

ARTE presenter Dorothée Haffner leads through the festive evening.

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