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Berliner Philharmoniker

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

“one of the world’s great ensembles” —Guardian

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Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle, Music Director and Conductor
Ben Heppner, Tenor
Thomas Quasthoff, Bass-Baritone
Pre-concert talk starts at 7:00 PM in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with Thomas Adès and Ara Guzelimian, Provost and Dean, The Juilliard School.
THOMAS ADÈS   Tevót (United States Premiere, Commissioned by The Carnegie Hall Corporation and the Berliner Philharmoniker)
MAHLER   Das Lied von der Erde

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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

Concluding with a long valediction, like Mahler’s Ninth Symphony, Das Lied von der Erde seems to feel the shiver of night descending not only on its composer—terminally ill, though still in his 40s—but on a whole culture of huge achievement and grandiloquence.

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