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. 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.
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 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.
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: https://covidzentrum.de/en/corona-test-berlin/.
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.
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.