Defeat and Triumph
Alternative concert - subject to change
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
This concert is an alternative concert. The originally planned programme can be found in the RSB Season Brochure 2020/2021 (german).
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. Further studio recordings and RSB concert recordings on CD will follow in 2020/2021.
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.
Marco Blaauw - Trumpet
Marco Blaauw enjoys an international solo career and is a member of Ensemble Musikfabrik in Cologne, Germany. An important focus of his work is to further develop the instrument and its playing technique, and to initiate new repertoire.
Marco works in close collaboration with both the established and younger composers of our time. Many composers have written works especially for him, including Péter Eötvös, Georg Friedrich Haas, Rebecca Saunders, Wolfgang Rihm and John Zorn. He also worked intensely with Karlheinz Stockhausen for 17 years.
In 2015 Marco established the trumpet ensemble Monochrome Project. In direct collaboration with composer La Monte Young, he presented an eight-trumpet version of Young’s work The Second Dream of the High Tension Line Stepdown Transformer to audiences throughout Europe.
In 2016 Marco initiated ‘Global Breath’, a worldwide research project focussed on the trumpet. The first stage of this research will culminate in a presentation by international pioneers from different genres and cultural backgrounds in a Global Breath festival in 2021.
Last year Marco intensified his collaboration with painter Gerhard Richter and filmmaker Corinna Belz, producing the soundtrack to the film Moving Picture (946-3), with music for trumpet and live electronics by Rebecca Saunders. From 2020 onwards he will present this project in festivals, concert halls, museums and art galleries.
Marco Blaauw is also intensely active as a teacher. He gives masterclasses internationally and has taught at the International Darmstadt Summer Courses, the Stockhausen Courses Kürten and the Lucerne Festival Academy.
Fri 11 September 2020 - 8 pm Philharmonie Berlin
- from € 20
- Einführung von Steffen Georgi: 19.10 Uhr, Hermann-Wolff-Saal (kostenfrei, begrenzte Platzanzahl)
Tickets for the September / October 2020 concerts can be obtained 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.
All concert halls (Philharmonie, Konzerthaus, Kühlhaus, silent green and Villa Elisabeth) require the wearing of mouth-nose protection until the beginning of the concert and after the end of the concert. During the concert you can take off your mask.
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 with them.
On your ticket you will find detailed information about the block, the staggered admission time and the colour of the path that will lead you to your block. Admission is via various entrances. The walkways and hall entrances throughout the building are coloured - see admission plan:
Seats on the right side of the hall: Enter via the box office foyer
- Path to Block A / B on the right via stairs, box office foyer - green
- Path to Block C, D right via stairs, box office foyer - blue
- Path to block E, F, G, H and K on the right via stairs box office foyer - purple
Seats on the left side of the hall: Enter via the garden and east entrance
- Path to block A and B on the left via stairs outside stairs buffet - red
- Path to block C, D left over stairs outside stairs buffet - yellow
- Path to block E, F, G, H and K left over stairs outside stairs buffet - orange
Please note that late or re-admission is not possible.
Philharmonie: In the concert hall
There is no free choice of seats. The staff of the Philharmonie will assign you a seat within your block in the order in which you arrive. Here you will find the hall plan of the Philharmonie.
In order to be able to trace the exact seating position of a concert visitor, notes / pencils are placed on all seats for entering personal data or distributed at the doors to the hall. After the concert, the notes are collected or can be thrown into specially placed boxes.
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.
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. Nevertheless, you have the opportunity to watch the concert introductions by our dramaturge Steffen Georgi on video a few days before the concert on the concert website. You can find out whether there is a concert introduction on the concert webpages in our concert calendar.