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BERLIN PHILHARMONIC LIVE

Widely regarded as the greatest symphony orchestra in the world, the Berlin Philharmonic is the standard setter for excellence in orchestral performance and programming. For 2015-2016, we will be presenting a selection of their headline concerts screening in HD at Light House Cinema.


Simon Rattle conducts Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos. 4 and 7

RESCHEDULED: 2pm, Sunday March 6 2016 (ENCORE) 

Like a “slender Greek maiden between two Nordic giants” – that’s the effect Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony made on Robert Schumann. However, this maiden is anything but harmless; she repeatedly shows a biting humour. This humour becomes still greater in the almost manic verve of the Seventh Symphony. At the same time, the work is steeped in a melancholy flavour that develops unchecked in the famous darkly striding Allegretto. (140 minutes, 1 intermission)

SIR SIMON RATTLE Conductor 


Andris Nelsons conducts Wagner and Bruckner

4pm, Sunday May 15 2016 (ENCORE)

Andris Nelsons is considered one of the outstanding interpreters of Richard Wagner, and he will conduct a new production of Parsifal at the Bayreuth Festival in the summer of 2016. In advance, he is presenting the prelude and the Karfreitagszauber to the Berliner Philharmoniker audience. This will be followed by Anton Bruckner’s Third Symphony, dedicated to Wagner “with the most profound respect”, in which Bruckner’s individual sound, inspired by the organ, unfolds its full potential for the first time. (155 minutes, 1 intermission)

ANDRIS NELSONS Conductor