Berliner Philharmoniker, Paavo Järvi

Paavo Järvi conducts Berg and Bruckner

In this concert with Paavo Järvi, we experience sensuously delicate tonal beauty, composed by two pioneers of Modernism. Anton Webern’s richly coloured arrangement of a ricercare by Bach is followed by Alban Berg’s Seven Early Songs (soloist: Hanna-Elisabeth Müller), which capture the tender mood of young love. Bruckner’s Second Symphony concludes the programme – an early work which already has unmistakable Brucknerian power.

Program and cast

Berliner Philharmoniker
Paavo Järvi, conductor
Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, soprano


Johann Sebastian Bach
Musical Offering, BWV 1079: No. 2 Ricercar a 6 (arranged by Anton Webern)

Alban Berg
Seven Early Songs (version for soprano and orchestra)
Berliner Philharmoniker , Paavo Järvi, conductor, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, soprano

Anton Bruckner
Symphony No. 2 in C minor (2nd version from 1877)
Berliner Philharmoniker , Paavo Järvi, conductor

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May 2019

Berliner Philharmonie - Chamber Music Hall

The Berliner Philharmonie is a concert hall in Berlin, Germany. Home to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the building is acclaimed for both its acoustics and its architecture.


The Philharmonie lies on the south edge of the city's Tiergarten and just west of the former Berlin Wall, an area that for decades suffered from isolation and drabness but that today offers ideal centrality, greenness, and accessibility. Its cross street and postal address is Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße, named for the orchestra's longest-serving principal conductor. The neighborhood, often dubbed the Kulturforum, can be reached on foot from the Potsdamer Platz station.


Actually a two-venue facility with connecting lobby, the Philharmonie comprises a Großer Saal of 2,440 seats for orchestral concerts and a chamber-music hall, the Kammermusiksaal, of 1,180 seats. Though conceived together, the smaller venue was added only in the 1980s.


By subway (U-Bahn):

Lines U2 (Bahnhöfe Potsdamer Platz or MendelssohnBartholdy-Park)

By city train (S-Bahn):

Lines S1, S2, S25 (Potsdamer Platz)

By regional train:

Lines RE3, RE4, RE5 (Potsdamer Platz)

By bus directly to the Philharmonie:

Lines 200 (Philharmonie), M48, M85 (Kulturforum or Varian-Fry-Straße),
Further bus lines: M29 (Potsdamer Brücke), M41 (Potsdamer Platz)

By car:

A limited number of parking spaces are available on the Philharmonie property. Please use the parking garages under the Sony Center and under the Potsdamer Platz Arkaden (Entrance at Reichpietschufer).

By bycicle:

A limited number of bycicle stands are available on front and behind the Philharmonie. Additional stands can be found in front of the State Library (Staatsbibliothek) across the street.

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