A great Greek performer, Leonidas Kavakos, will be accompanying the Berlin Philharmonic in Sibelius’ famous Violin Concerto, a work in which Kavakos has won great critical acclaim. At the podium a legendary figure – Sir Simon Rattle, Chief Conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker since 2002.
Since 1991, the Berliner Philharmoniker has given an annual “European Concert". These concerts, which are broadcast worldwide, recall the orchestra’s birth as an independent musical association in 1882 and they also contribute to promoting the idea of Europe. In view of the ongoing political and economic integration taking place within the framework of European unification, the concerts strive to give emphasis to the cultural connections and commonalities shared by all members of the European family.
Each European Concert of the Berliner Philharmoniker takes place in a different European city and is conceived as a television concert.
- Gioachino Rossini: Semiramide Overture
- Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto in d minor
- Robert Schumann: Symphony No 3 in E flat major “Rhenish”