Unfinished and Romantic
Alternative concert - subject to change
Franz Schubert Sinfonie h-Moll D 759 (“Unvollendete”)
Anton Bruckner Sinfonie Nr. 4 Es-Dur WAB 104 (“Romantische”)
Sylvain Cambreling - Conductor
This concert is an alternative concert. The originally planned programme can be found in the RSB Season Brochure 2020/2021 (german).
Sylvain Cambreling - Conductor
French-born conductor Sylvain Cambreling is a musician with big ideas. A thought-provoking, colourful and dramatic artist, he has a flair for grabbing the attention of audiences, yet his originality is rooted in thorough knowledge of musicology. As the Chief Conductor of the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, and Principal Guest Conductor of Klangforum Wien, he has offered ample proof of his gifts for imaginative programme-planning and persuasive championship of contemporary music.
At the start of the 2018/2019 season he became the new Chief Conductor of the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra. He is Principal Conductor of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo, a position he has held since 2010.
Sylvain Cambreling held the position of General Music Director of the Staatsoper Stuttgart from 2012 – 2018. He was Music Director at La Monnaie for ten years before becoming Music Director at Frankfurt Opera in 1993. Productions notable for the introduction of new and often revolutionary ideas include Pelléas et Mélisande and Les Troyens for the Salzburg Festival; Wozzeck, Fidelio and a Ring cycle in Frankfurt. He has conducted extensively at Opéra National de Paris where his work has included Saint François d’Assise, Pelléas et Mélisande, Katya Kabanova, La Clemenza di Tito, The Love for Three Oranges, Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro, Simon Boccanegra, Les Troyens, Louise, La Traviata, Ariane et Barbe-Bleue and Wozzeck.
He balances his opera engagements with his positions at the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Klangforum Wien and guest appearances in concert with the world’s leading ensembles. He has performed with orchestras including the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonics, the Tonhalle Orchestra, the radio orchestras of Frankfurt, Hamburg, Berln, Hannover, Köln, Copenhagen, Stockholm and London, as well as the Philharmonia, BBC Symphony, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Münchner Philharmoniker, Vienna Symphony, Orchestre de Paris and Oslo Philharmonic orchestras. In North America he has conducted the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony and Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.
A great believer in imaginative programming Cambreling is famed for the originality of his concert-planning. A speciality is the juxtaposition of contrasting but related works or composers, for example Haydn and Messiaen, or Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust with Schumann’s Scenes from Goethe’s Faust. Among the boldest of his projects was the performance on consecutive evenings of Messiaen’s three largest works – Turangalîla, Éclairs sur l’au-delà and La transfiguration de notre seigneur Jésus–Christ.
In 2009 Sylvain Cambreling received the Echo Klassik “Conductor of the Year Award” and the Deutsche Schallplatten Jahrespreise 2009 for best orchestral CD, and in 2010 the MIDEM Contemporary Music Award for his recording of Messiaen with the SWR Freiburg and Baden-Baden Symphony Orchestra. In 2012 he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Sun 13 December 2020 - 4 pm Philharmonie Berlin
- from € 20
- Einführung von Steffen Georgi: 15.10 Uhr, Südfoyer (kostenfrei, begrenzte Platzanzahl)
Tickets for concerts until December 2020 can be obtained from the RSB-Webshop and 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.
Around the concert
Concert goers must carry a current identity card or an appropriate official document such as a passport with them.
All concert halls (Philharmonie, Konzerthaus, Kühlhaus, silent green and Villa Elisabeth) require the wearing of mouth-nose protection until the end of 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
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.