The RSB New Year’s Eve Concert
Vladimir Jurowski and Miah Persson
Alternative concert - subject to change
Jörg Widmann “Con brio” für Orchester
für Orchester (reduzierte Fassung)
Ludwig van Beethoven “Ah! perfido” – Szene und Arie für Sopran und Orchester op. 65
Ludwig van Beethoven Sinfonie Nr. 3 Es-Dur op. 55 (“Sinfonia eroica”)
Vladimir Jurowski - Conductor
Miah Persson - Soprano
This concert is an alternative concert. The originally planned programme can be found in the RSB Season Brochure 2020/2021 (german).
Bridges of sound to the cosmos
Wed 30 December 2020 – 8 pm
Live broadcast into the Zeiss-Großplanetarium
Enjoy this concert with unrestricted view of this starry sky in the Zeiss-Großplanetarium (Prenzlauer Allee 80, 10405 Berlin) – spherical, heavenly sounds in the truest sense of the word. Tickets in the RSB visitor service; here you will find about online tickets.
Here you will find more information about concert broadcasts.
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.
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.
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/.
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.
Route directions & parking location
The Konzerthaus can be accessed easily by the following means of public transport:
Bus M48 to U Stadtmitte/Leipziger Straße + 5 minutes walk, 100 to Unter den Linden/Friedrichstraße + 5 minutes walk, 147 to Französische Straße, 200 to Unter den Linden/Friedrichstraße + 5 minutes walk
Underground U2 to Hausvogteiplatz + 3 minutes walk or Stadtmitte + 5 minutes walk, U6 to Französische Straße + 4 minutes walk or Stadtmitte + 5 minutes walk, U55 to Brandenburger Tor + 10 minutes walk
S-Bahn (city railway) S1, S2, S25, S26, S3, S5, S7, S9 to Friedrichstraße + 15 minutes walk, S1, S2, S25, S26 to Brandenburger Tor + 10 minutes walk
For those arriving by car, the following underground car park is available : Taubenstraße/Jägerstraße run by Contipark Parkgaragengesellschaft mbH (address of entrance: Taubenstraße 14, 10117 Berlin, The-Q). The cost of parking here is 2.00 Euros per hour. Exclusively for concert audiences: the Konzerthaus rate is 5.50 Euros for a full six hours parking. Simply get your parking ticket marked at the service desk in the foyer of the Konzerthaus.
The concert hall opens 45 minutes before the concert begins. There are additional entrances and exits, please follow the local signposting system. The walkways in the stairwells are marked accordingly in colour on the floor. For further information please refer to the protection and hygiene concept of the Konzerthaus.
Konzerthaus: Barrier-free Accessibility
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 floor markings in front of the elevators to help visitors keep the distance.
Konzerthaus: 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.
This results in different seating options in the individual hall areas due to the structural conditions. There are double and single seats.
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.