Family Concert in support of the UN Refugee Agency with Kirill Petrenko and the Berliner
Philharmoniker on 19 September 2021
On 19 September 2021 at 2 pm, there will be a very special family concert in the Philharmonie Berlin. The
Berliner Philharmoniker will perform Igor Stravinsky’s ballet music L’oiseau de feu under the baton of their chief
conductor Kirill Petrenko, who will also present the concert.
Based on Russian fairy tales, the story of the Firebird is a tribute to courage and humanity. With the performance
of this work, the Berliner Philharmoniker and Kirill Petrenko, together with Germany’s UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe, the
national partner of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), want to contribute to the support of 82.4
million people who are currently displaced.
The audience can also help: every ticket purchase is automatically linked to a donation in that, depending on
the price category, part of the proceeds will go directly to the organisation. There will be further donation
opportunities on site at the Philharmonie Berlin.
The concert will be accompanied by workshops from the education programme with refugees. During the
concert, the well-known illustrator Reinhard Kleist will be drawing along with the music. The resulting pictures
will be put up for auction on site. The programme booklet will contain inserts with which bids can be made. The
proceeds will also go to the UN Refugee Agency.
The German UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe has been working for these people for over 40 years as a national partner of
the United Nations Refugee Agency UNHCR. It collects donations for UNHCR’s worldwide operations as well
as for projects for refugees in Germany, and it provides information to the public about refugees and the causes
of displacement.
Sun 19.09.21 2:00 p.m.
Philharmonie Berlin, main auditorium
Berliner Philharmoniker
Kirill Petrenko conductor and presenter
Sara Ezzell choreography and dancer
Reinhard Kleist live drawing
Boussa Thiam presenter
Igor Stravinsky L’oiseau de feu (The Firebird), ballet music
For children aged six and over
Ticket prices: for children and young people under 18: € 20 (incl. € 10 donation), adults: € 30 (incl. € 10
donation), patron tickets: € 50 (incl. € 30 donation) and: € 70 (incl. € 50 donation).