under Starry Skies
Vladimir Jurowski and Miah Persson
Live broadcast of the RSB concert on 30 December 2020 at the Zeiss-Großplanetarium Berlin
Jörg Widmann “Con brio” für Orchester
Ludwig van Beethoven “Ah! perfido” – Szene und Arie für Sopran und Orchester op. 65
Ludwig van Beethoven Sinfonie Nr. 3 Es-Dur op. 55 (“Sinfonia eroica”)
Vladimir Jurowski - Conductor
Miah Persson - Soprano
Bridges of sound to the cosmos
The fascination of the tent of sky looming over the earth seems to be as old as human history itself. Thanks to the findings of research, we can now experience virtual voyages through space as well as space and time planetarium – astonishment at the speed of light.
Enjoy Beethoven’s 9th Symphony conducted by chief conductor Vladimir Jurowski with unrestricted view of this starry sky in the Zeiss-Großplanetarium (Prenzlauer Allee 80, 10405 Berlin) – spherical, heavenly sounds in the truest sense of the word.
Only the audio transmission from the Konzerthaus Berlin will take place, no video transmission.
Here you will find about our concert broadcasts into the Zeiss-Großplanetarium
Here you will find the concerts: Beethoven’s 3th Symphony on 30 and 31 December 2020 in the Konzerthaus Berlin
Vladimir Jurowski - Conductor
Vladimir Jurowski has been chief conductor and artistic director of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin since autumn 2017. The conductor, pianist and musicologist Vladimir Jurowski takes on all challenges whether they be stylistic, technical or music-historical.
After receiving training at the Moscow Conservatory Vladimir Jurowski emigrated to Germany in 1990. Here he continued his studies at the music conservatories in Dresden and Berlin – conducting with Rolf Reuter; correpetition and song accompaniment with Semion Skigin. In 1995 he made his international debut at the British Wexford Festival with Rimski-Korsakov’s “Mainacht” and in the same year at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden with “Nabucco”. Subsequently he was, among other things, First Kapellmeister of the Komische Oper Berlin (1997- 2001) and Music Director of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera (2001-2013). In 2003 Vladimir Jurowski was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra and has been its Principal Conductor since 2007 and will stay on until summer 2021. He is also Artistic Director of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra Yevgeny Svetlanov of the Russian Federation until summer 2021, Artistic Director of the International George Enescu Festival in Bucharest and Principal Artist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in Great Britain. He works regularly with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the ensemble unitedberlin. With the start of the 2021/2022 season, Vladimir Jurowski will take on one of the most prestigious roles in German musical life in addition to his engagement with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, by becoming General Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, a position for which he signed a contract in 2018.
Vladimir Jurowski is in high demand around the world as a guest conductor. He has conducted the major orchestras of Europe and North America, including the Berlin, Vienna and New York Philharmonic Orchestras, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, the Boston and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, the Staatskapelle Dresden and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. As a guest conductor, Vladimir Jurowski conducted Prokofiev’s “Semyon Kotko” with the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest of the Netherlands in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, made his debut at the Salzburg Easter Festival with the Staatskapelle Dresden, debuted with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, performed with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra at the Lucerne Festival and conducted a unique project with the London Sinfonietta in Moscow to mark the UK-Russian Year of Culture. Together with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin he performed in Japan in spring 2019 and at the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest in autumn 2019.
The first joint CD by Vladimir Jurowski and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin from 2015 immediately marked a milestone. Alfred Schnittke’s Symphony No. 3 was followed in 2017 by a Strauss/Mahler recording and a CD of violin concertos by Britten and Hindemith with soloist Arabella Steinbacher. In 2020, a critically acclaimed recording of Gustav Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” was released.
Vladimir Jurowski has been the recipient of numerous awards for his achievements, including various international record prizes. In 2018, the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Awards named him Conductor of the Year. In 2016, he was bestowed an honorary doctorate from Prince Charles at the Royal College of Music in London. In 2020, Jurowski will be awarded the Order of Cultural Merit by the Romanian President in recognition of his work as Artistic Director of the George Enescu Festival.
Wed 30 December 2020 - 8 pm Zeiss-Großplanetarium Berlin
- € 35
- Es findet ausschließlich die Tonübertragung aus dem Konzerthaus Berlin statt; ohne Bildübertragung.
- Einlass in den Planetariumssaal um 19.50 Uhr
Tickets for the December 2020 concerts are expected to be obtained from mid-November from the RSB visitor service in person, by phone, post, fax or by e-mail:
RSB Visitor Service
Charlottenstrasse 56 (2nd floor)
Telephone: 030 202 987 15
Fax: 030 202 987 29
E-mail: tickets@rsb-online. de
Information for the individual price categories can be found here.
The box office of the Philharmonie opens one hour before the concert begins.
An box office cannot be offered in the foyer of he Konzerthaus Berlin. The box office in the visitor service of he Konzerthaus Berlin is open one hour before the start of the concert for short-term ticket purchases and questions. You can only book double seats online for all events. Single seats are only available via the ticket hotline and the visitor service.
Route directions & parking location
Prenzlauer Allee 80
We recommend the journey by public transport.
S41, S42, S8, S85 Prenzlauer Allee
M10 Prenzlauer Allee/Danziger Straße
156 S Prenzlauer Allee (Grellstraße)
There are only insufficient parking options in the immediate vicinity.
The planetarium hall will be open 10 minutes before the start of the concert.
The planetarium hall is wheelchair accessible. An induction loop for hearing aids is available.
If you want, you can carry your jacket and purse with you to the planetarium hall. However, larger bags, school satchels and backpacks, as well as umbrellas and other bulky items are to be handed over to the cloakroom free of charge.
Unfortunately, there is no catering service in the Zeiss-Großplanetarium.
For safety reasons, no more access to the planetarium hall can be granted after the commencement of an event.