Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve
Fri 11 September 2020 - 8 pm | Philharmonie Berlin

Defeat and Triumph

Marco Blaauw

Alternative concert - subject to change

from € 20 Symphony concert Concert with the chief conductor with concert introduction


Richard Strauss “Metamorphosen” für 23 Solostreicher

Rebecca Saunders “White” für Doppeltrichtertrompete solo

Ludwig van Beethoven Drei Equale für vier Posaunen WoO 30

Ludwig van Beethoven Sinfonie Nr. 5 c-Moll op. 67


Vladimir Jurowski - Conductor

Marco Blaauw - Trumpet

Hannes Hölzl - Trombone

Thomas Richter - Trombone

Jörg Lehmann - Trombone

Robert-Joachim Franke - Trombone

Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

Concert with

Concert with

Cooperation partner

This concert is an alternative concert. The originally planned programme can be found in the RSB Season Brochure 2020/2021 (german).


Vladimir Jurowski © Simon Pauly

Vladimir Jurowski


Alain Altinoglu © Marco Borggreve

Marco Blaauw


Ticket information

Fri 11 September 2020 - 8 pm Philharmonie Berlin

  • from € 20
  • Einführung von Steffen Georgi: 19.10 Uhr, Hermann-Wolff-Saal (kostenfrei, begrenzte Platzanzahl)

Ticket sales

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)
10117 Berlin
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.

Philharmonie Berlin:
The box office of the Philharmonie opens one hour before the concert begins.

Konzerthaus Berlin:
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.

Mouth-Nose Protection

FFP2 masks without a valve will be mandatory throughout the building, including the entrance area and outside of the venue. This also applies during the concert.

General distance and hygiene measures

Please observe the general distance and hygiene measures: Keep a minimum distance of 1.5 metres to other people, cough and sneeze in the crook of your arm, use the disinfectant dispensers and stay at home if symptoms of illness occur.

Around the concert

Concert goers must carry a current identity card or an appropriate official document such as a passport (photographic proof of identification), a FFP2 mask (surgical masks and certificates are not allowed) and one of the following three documents with them:

- Your personalized negative SARS-CoV-2 antigen test result from the day of the event from a test centre certified by the State of Berlin or,
- if you have been fully vaccinated against the Corona virus for at least two weeks, your proof of vaccination, e.g. an entry in your vaccination card.
- If you have been infected with the virus in the last six months and your illness dates back at least 28 days, we will also accept an appropriate medical or official certificate.

It is possible to get tested at the Philharmonie Berlin after booking an appointment. You can book an appointment here:

Philharmonie: Admission

Doors open one hour before the concert begins.

Admission is via various entrances.

To get to your seats, please follow the coloured paths on site:


Entrance Tiergartenstraße (Philharmonischer Garten) and Eastside:
- Path to Block A, B on the left – red
- Path to Block C, D on the left - yellow
- Path to block E, F, G, H and K on the right – orange

Entrance Herbert- von-Karajan-Straße and Potsdamer Straße:
- Path to block A, B on the right - green
- Path to block C, D on the right – blue
- Path to block E, F, G, H and K on the right - purple

Please note that late or re-admission is not possible.

Philharmonie: In the concert hall

All tickets are bonded to seats.
Seats go on sale according to the checkerboard principle – one seat to the left and right of you will remain free.

Please notice, that your need to wear in the concert hall an FFP2 mask during the hole concert.

Philharmonie: Barrier-free accessibility

If possible, disabled visitors and wheelchair users use the eastern entrance. The elevators may be occupied by a maximum of 2 guests as well as a front of house staff member to guide the elevator. There are currently only a few elevators available. If possible, use the stairs.

Concert length

All concerts take place without a break and last about 60 to 90 minutes.


Cloakrooms are not available in any of the concert halls. You can take your jackets and bags up to A4 size with you into the concert halls.


At the moment, there will be no catering on offer in any of the concert halls.


The programmes can be downloaded digitally on the concert webpages of the RSB about two days before the concert and are also available free of charge on the concert evening.

Introduction / Pre-Concert Talks

Concert introductions cannot currently take place at the venue.

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