Berliner Philarmoniker: From the New World

The Berliner Philharmoniker and Gustavo Dudamel close the orchestra’s cinema season on 9 June 2017 with a concert programme "From the New World" live in around 150 European cinemas.

The Berliner Philharmoniker, under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel, bring their 2016/2017 cinema season to a close at 6:30 PM (BST) on 9 June with music “From the New World”:the main item in the concert programme is Antonín Dvořák’s famous, eponymous Symphony No. 9 in E minor op. 95, which was composed during Dvořák’s time as director of the National Conservatory in New York. Antonín Dvořák wanted to portray musical “characteristics that are clearly American” with folk elements which reflected spirituals and Indian music. At the same time, this masterpiece is firmly rooted in the Czech musical tradition. The second work of the evening is City Noir by John Adams, a tribute to the great age of bebop and jazz in American music. In City Noir, Adams masterfully creates musical associations ranging from Stravinsky and Gershwin, Bernstein and Milhaud to John Coltrane. Jazz rhythms and repeating patterns draw the listener into the America of the 40s and 50s. Gustavo Dudamel conducted the premiere of City Noir in his opening concert as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.
The 36-year-old Gustavo Dudamel from Venezuela conducted the Berliner Philharmoniker for the first time at the 2008 Waldbühne concert and has been a regular guest conductor with the orchestra ever since. He became music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra in the 2009/2010 season.
The composer John Adams, who is regarded as the musical voice of America in classical music, is the Berliner Philharmoniker’s composer in residence for the 2016/2017 season. In this role, he has presented himself over the season both as a composer with some of his most important works, and live to Berlin audiences as a conductor on the podium of the orchestra. He has also worked together with the students of the Orchestra Academy.
  • Tickets from: £12.00 - £13.00
  • Running Time: 140 mins no interva;
  • Showing Times: Friday June 9th at 18.30
  • First showing: 09/06/2017
  • Last showing: 09/06/2017