Fantasy and Dream Worlds
Feasting on the sound ot the cello - played by our Artist in Focus
Natko Devčić Istarska suita (Istrian Suite) for orchestra
William Walton Cello Concerto
Hector Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique, op. 14 a
Ivan Repušić - Conductor
Johannes Moser - Violoncello
Ivan Repušić - Conductor
Ivan Repušić studied conducting at the Zagreb Music Academy with Igor Gjadrov and Vjekoslav Šutej, continuing his studies with renowned conductors such as Jorma Panula and Gianluigi Gelmetti, as well as assisting Kazushi Ono (Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe) and Donald Runnicles (Deutsche Oper Berlin).
After working as Principal Conductor and Opera Director at the Croatian National Theatre in Split, Music Director of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Principal Conductor of the Zadar Chamber Orchestra, Conductor with the Staatsoper in Hanover and Principal Guest Conductor at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, Ivan Repušic was appointed General Music Director at the Staatsoper in Hanover from the 2016/2017 season. Ivan Repušic recently made his debut with the Munich Radio Orchestra with a staged performance of Puccini’s LA RONDINE and a NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA and as a result has been appointed the orchestra’s new Principal Conductor beginning with the 2017/2018 season.
Recent engagements have taken him to the New National Theatre in Toky for LA TRAVIATA, to the Deutsche Oper in Berlin conducting CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI, LA TRAVIATA, NABUCCO, TANNHÄUSER, CARMEN, TURANDOT, TOSCA, UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, EUGEN ONEGIN, THE FLYING DUTCHMAN, to the Semperoper in Dresden for MACBETH, FAUST, THE MAGIC FLUTE and LA TRAVIATA, to the Aalto Theater in Essen with FALSTAFF, to the Staatsoper Hamburg with RIGOLETTO, L’ELISIR D’AMORE and LA BOHÈME and to the Komische Oper Berlin for RIGOLETTO and LA TRAVIATA.
He has conducted all the major Croatian orchestras and opera ensembles, as well as the Berlin State Opera, Norwegian National Opera Orchestra, Giuseppe Verdi Symphony Orchestra of Milan, Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester in Hanover and the Staatsorchester in Darmstadt, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, etc.
He performed at all the major Croatian festivals, as well as held guest performances at numerous European halls and festivals, including the famous Musikverein in Vienna, Baden Baden Festspielehaus, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Smetana Hall in Prague, and Festival Verdi Parma. He is also a regular guest conductor with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin) .He was the recipient of some of the most prestigious awards in Croatia. Beside his conducting endeavors, Repušić continually pursues his pedagogical work as Adjunct Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Split.
Johannes Moser - Violoncello
German-Canadian cellist Johannes Moser has performed with the world’s leading orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, BBC Philharmonic at the Proms, London Symphony, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Tokyo NHK Symphony, Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras with conductors of the highest level.
Johannes has a multi award-winning discography with his exclusive label PENTATONE, and November 2018 will see the release of his next disc featuring the Lutoslawski and Dutilleux concertos.
In the 2018/19 season Johannes will be Artist-in-Residence with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and the Oregon Symphony, undertaking a diverse range of projects including concerto and solo performances, education and outreach activities and a chamber orchestra tour directed from the cello.
Other highlights of the season include Johannes’ debut with the Wiener Philharmoniker and Oslo Philharmonic orchestras, the World and European Premières of Andrew Norman’s cello concerto, and two trips to Australasia including a tour with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra followed later in the season by concerts at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and in recital at the Sydney Opera House.
A dedicated chamber musician, Johannes is a regular at festivals including the Verbier, Schleswig-Holstein, Gstaad Kissinger, Mehta Chamber Music Festival, and the Colorado, Seattle and Brevard music festivals. This season he will appear in recital with pianist Till Fellner in North America.
Renowned for his efforts to expand the reach of the classical genre, as well as his passionate focus on new music, Johannes has recently been heavily involved in commissioning works by Julia Wolfe, Ellen Reid, Thomas Agerfeld Olesen, Johannes Kalitzke, Jelena Firsowa and Andrew Norman.
Throughout his career, Johannes has been committed to reaching out to all audiences, from kindergarten to college and beyond. He combines most of his concert engagements with masterclasses, school visits and preconcert lectures.
Johannes Moser plays on an Andrea Guarneri Cello from 1694 from a private collection.
Sun 7 April 2019 - 8 pm Philharmonie Berlin
- from € 20
- Pre-concert talk with Steffen Georgi: 6.45 pm, Hermann-Wolff-Saal
As the Berlin Philharmonic Hall is a listed building, unfortunately it is not fully accessible in all areas. Further information regarding entrances for the disabled, places in the disabled box, and offers of help for the sight and hearing impaired are available on the website of the Philharmonie.
Concert visitors with severely disabled passes marked B will receive a free ticket for their escort when buying a ticket. Our visitor service (link) is happy to assist with any further questions. On site, you can contact the staff of the events service EVENTTEAM, who will be happy to help you in any way.
The building opens one hour before the start of concerts.
Please note that visitors may not take large bags, rucksacks or coats into the concert hall with them. However, coats can be handed in, free of charge at the cloakrooms in the foyer or on the first floor opposite Block A right. Please collect your coats and items of luggage as soon as possible after the end of the concert. Personal items which are not collected in good time will be left with the porter at the stage door (in the direction of Potsdamer Platz) and can be collected from there upon presentation of your cloakroom ticket.
There is no fixed dress code for concerts by the RSB. Depending on your taste and how you feel most comfortable, you can attend in suit or evening gown, or in jeans and a T-shirt, for example.
Symphonic and chamber music concerts generally take 2 hours including a 20-minute interval.
Attention is drawn to significant deviations from this rule in the concert calendar.
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No food or drink may be taken into the concert hall.
Steffen Georgi, dramaturge of the RSB, offers free introductory talks to most symphonic concerts in the auxiliary rooms of the Konzerthaus or the Philharmonie. These take place 50 minutes (in the Philharmonie) or 60 minutes (in the Konzerthaus) before the start of the concert. The introductory talks will take place in German language. All relevant details may be found in our annotated concert calendar; see entries on respective concert dates.
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RSB subscribers receive a free copy of the relevant programme on presentation of a voucher.
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School pupils, trainees and students up to the age of 27, as well as the unemployed, can buy tickets for the RSB's own concerts for 10 € each at the evening box office before the respective concert. This offer applies only when tickets are still available. The organisers take responsibility for the disposition of the tickets. Reductions can be granted only when buying tickets personally and presenting the corresponding documents and personal identification. No more than one reduced ticket per person may be purchased. This ticket is non-transferrable. Severely disabled persons entitled to an escort can address their request for tickets to the visitor service. This service is happy to offer advice regarding the contingent of places available.
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Route directions & parking location
It is easy to access the Philharmonie by public transport:
Buses M84, M85, N2 to Kulturforum or Varian-Fry-Str. or Potsdamer Platz + 4 minutes walk, 200 to Philharmonie
Underground U2 to Potsdamer Platz + 10 minutes walk
S-Bahn (city railway) S1, S2, S25, S26 and regional trains to Potsdamer Platz + 10 minutes walk
Current information: due to building works around the Philharmonie, traffic is being diverted in the area of Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße and Tiergartenstraße. For further information, please consult the website of the Philharmonie.
There are a limited number of charged parking spaces on the site of the Philharmonie:
per hour or part-hour 2.50 Euros
day maximum 20.00 Euros
lost ticket 20.00 Euros
evening rate 7 pm to 5 am 7.00 Euros
Sunday flat rate 6.00 Euros
Please also use parking possibilities in the Sony Center (entrances Ben-Gurion- and Bellevuestraße) as well as Potsdamer Platz Arkaden (entrance to underground parking on Reichpietschufer) and in the car park on Schöneberger Ufer. All these are public parking areas belonging to the City of Berlin, on behalf of which they are administrated by APCOA Autoparking GmbH.
The public parking areas on Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße (on the western side of the Philharmonie) provide a limited number of identified parking spaces for the disabled. Unfortunately, it is generally not possible to reserve parking spaces.