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

All concert halls (Philharmonie, Konzerthaus, Kühlhaus, silent green and Villa Elisabeth) require the wearing of mouth-nose protection until the end of the concert - even for people with a corresponding medical certificate. Unfortunately, the use of face shields cannot be recognized as the equivalent of mouth-nose protection. Accordingly, all persons without a mask are prohibited from entering.

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.

Philharmonie: Admission

On your ticket you will find detailed information about the entrance, block and seat, 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

All tickets are bonded to seats.
Seats that are not to be occupied will be blocked to the extent necessary to maintain a minimum distance of 1 meter in all directions. Blocked seats (also in the blocked rows of seats) are locked with a clearly visible Velcro strip so that the seats cannot be folded down and are therefore blocked for use.

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.

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.


Philharmonie Berlin: Before and after the events, there will be an catering on offer in front of the entrance Potsdamer Straße.

Konzerthaus Berlin
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.

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