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Berliner Philharmoniker

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

“ravishing … pristine purity and radiance” —Observer (London)

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle, Music Director and Conductor
MAGNUS LINDBERG   Seht die Sonne (US Premiere)
MAHLER   Symphony No. 9

The Carnegie Hall presentations of the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Berlin in Lights festival are made possible by a leadership gift from the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation.

Major funding has also been provided by Mercedes and Sid Bass, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from Martha and Bob Lipp, Fundación Mercantil (Venezuela), and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Additional funding provided by Axel Springer AG, GWFF USA Inc., and the Jerome Robbins Foundation.

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The Berliner Philharmoniker was founded in 1882 as a self-governing body and has long been considered one of the world’s finest orchestras. Its current chief conductor and artistic director is Sir Simon Rattle.

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Even before taking up his post as Chief Conductor, Simon Rattle enjoyed a 15-year collaboration with the Berliner Philharmoniker.

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About the Music

Mahler’s last three symphonies all say the same thing, but so differently. The Ninth—like the immediately preceding, unnumbered symphony Das Lied von der Erde, but now without a singer at the conclusion as a guide—ends with a slow movement in which gestures of leave-taking are extended over a half-hour span.

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