Around Town

Berlin in Lights takes place not just at Carnegie Hall, but all around New York. From Neighborhood Concerts played by members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela in all five boroughs to the culminating performances of The Rite of Spring Project at the majestic United Palace Theater, as well as a wide range of partnerships with some of New York’s most prominent cultural institutions, Berlin in Lights is truly a citywide festival.

Neighborhood Concert Series

For over 25 years, Carnegie Hall has brought a variety of music, free of charge, to neighborhoods throughout the city. During Berlin in Lights, the 2007–2008 Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series will present ten performances by chamber ensembles made up of members of the Berliner Philharmoniker and ensembles of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela. The free performances will span all five boroughs of the city and bring the festival to everyone who would like to attend.

Festival Partners

Along with Carnegie Hall, the Berlin in Lights festival involves 11 partner institutions. The varied collaborations with these prominent cultural institutions allow the festival not only to expand throughout the city but also to engage the realms of architecture, film, literature, and visual arts, as well as musical presentations in various other venues.

The Rite of Spring Project

Approximately 120 New York City school students take the stage with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker for an exciting dance performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and an additional 80 students premiering a new musical composition entitled Songs: Ritual Rhythms, in two performances at The United Palace Theater in Upper Manhattan on November 17 and 18. This grand finale of Berlin in Lights marks the completion of a transformational education project presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with Zukunft@BPhil, the Berliner Philharmoniker education program.

support the festival

Ensure the success of the Berlin in Lights festival and other cultural collaborations at Carnegie Hall by becoming a member today. Join now at the Fellow ($150) level and above and receive two complimentary tickets to The Rite of Spring Project on Saturday, November 17 at 7 PM.

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