Sir Simon Rattle forced to cancel concerts with Berliner Philharmoniker. Matthias Pintscher takes over as conductor

Sir Simon Rattle has unfortunately had to cancel his appearances conducting the 16-18 February concerts as he has to undergo a minor surgical procedure during that week.

The Berliner Philharmoniker are very grateful to Matthias Pintscher for taking over the concerts as part of the Biennale. György Ligeti’s Apparitions will no longer be performed, the other works remain unchanged. The programme is now as follows:

Thu 16.02.23 20:00
Fri 17.02.23 20:00

Sat 18.02.23 19:00
Philharmonie Berlin, main auditorium

Berliner Philharmoniker
Matthias Pintscher conductor
Amihai Grosz viola
Makeda Monnet soprano
Donatienne Michel-Dansac mezzo-soprano
Rundfunkchor Berlin

Bernd Alois Zimmermann Musique pour les soupers du Roi Ubu
Bohuslav Martinů Rhapsody-Concerto for viola and orchestra
György Ligeti Requiem