The Philharmonie Berlin will remain closed to the public in December – weekly live
streams in the Digital Concert Hall will continue to take place.
Cellist Nicolas Altstaedt makes his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in a live
broadcast in the Digital Concert Hall on 5 December 2020 at 19:00 under the direction of
Alain Altinoglu [pictured].
In line with the decisions taken by the German Federal Government and the Länder on
25 November 2020, both the main auditorium of the Philharmonie and the Chamber Music Hall will remain
closed in December. In addition to the events of the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation, all other guest
events are also affected. The daily guided tours of the Philharmonie and the free lunch concerts will also
not take place during this time.
As in November, the Berliner Philharmoniker will present their concerts as weekly live streams in the
Digital Concert Hall. The New Year’s Eve concert will also be broadcast on arte and on Rundfunk Berlin
Brandenburg. Tickets that have already been purchased will be refunded; information on this can be
found on our webpage.
Cellist Nicolas Altstaedt makes his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in the live broadcast in the
Digital Concert Hall on 5 December 2020 at 19:00. He will play the Cello concerto No. 1 in A minor op.
33 by Camille Saint-Saëns under the direction of Alain Altinoglu, who has thankfully stepped in at short
notice for the unfortunately indisposed Tugan Sokhiev. The programme, which remains unchanged, also
includes Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite and Bizet’s Symphony No. 1. On Sunday, 6 December, there will
be a replay of the live stream at 12:00.
In association with the Deutsche Bank, the Palais Populaire website will host a live stream of a concert in
its new series Workshop.Dialog.Music on 3 December at 19.00 on the Palais Populaire website. The two
Philharmoniker cellists Knut Weber and Nikolaus Römisch will present four 20th century composers
whose lives and works were closely linked with the history of the Berliner Philharmoniker.
The Philharmonic Discourse with Juli Zeh and Ijoma Mangold in conversation with Christian Rabhansl,
scheduled for 2 December, as well as the organ concert with Olivier Latry and the Brass Ensemble of the
Berliner Philharmoniker planned for 6 December, will be postponed to the 2021/22 season. The exact
dates will be announced at a later date.
A popular pre-Christmas tradition will be continued this year: if you buy a 12-month ticket for the Digital
Concert Hall for €149 before 25 December, you will receive an exclusive limited DVD Blu-ray edition as
an additional gift – the Berliner Philharmoniker with chief conductor Kirill Petrenko present the 2020
European Concert plus works by Mozart, Debussy and Schönberg.
3 December 2020, 19:00, Palais Populaire
Nikolaus Römisch cello
Knut Weber cello
Solo für Violoncello
Sonata for two cellos and 11 instruments ad libitum
Cello Sonata No. 3 op. 25, 1st movement
Link to the live stream:
5 December 2020, 19:00, Philharmonie, main auditorium
Alain Altinoglu conductor
Nicolas Altstaedt cello
Cello concerto No. 1 in A minor op. 33
Symphony in C major