Friday, 12_10_2018 6 p.m. | Philharmonie im Gasteig | Public Dress Rehearsal | Series "Spielfeld Klassik" | Save date
Saturday, 13_10_2018 7 p.m. | Philharmonie im Gasteig | Festival »MPHIL 360°« | Save date

Grand festival concert

Igor Strawinsky

Igor Strawinskys works stand out by virtue of their great diversity of style. There was hardly a technique or stylistic development of his time that he didn't deal with, and which did not find expression in his vast body of works, comprising...  more

"Symphonie de psaumes"

The "Symphonie des psaumes" ("Symphony of Psalms") was written in 1930 on a commission for the 50th anniversary of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. On the advice of his publisher, he was to write something popular, and so Stravinsky decided on Psalm...

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Intermission

Gustav Mahler

Military music and trumpet calls, the sounds of nature and cow bells, funeral march and wooden mallet – there is hardly any kind of music or any instrument missing from the symphonies of Gustav Mahler (born on July 7, 1860 in the Czech town of...  more

Symphony No. 8 in E-flat major "Symphony of a Thousand"

It was a marketing coup of the concert manager to call Mahler’s Eighth Symphony the “Symphony of the Thousand”.. Mahler, on the other hand, wanted no part of the reference to a Barnum and Bailey three-ring circus. Nevertheless he was quite convinced...

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Valery Gergiev, Conductor

Born in Moscow, Valery Gergiev initially studied conducting under Ilya Musin at the Leningrad Conservatory. While still a student, he won the Herbert von Karajan conducting competition in Berlin. In 1978, aged 24, Valery Gergiev became assistant...  more

Viktoria Yastrebova, Soprano

Born in Rostov on Don. Graduated from the music faculty of the Taganrog Pedagogical Institute and later, in 2002, the Rostov State Rakhmaninov Conservatoire (Academy) (class of Professor Khudoverdova). Was a soloist with the Rostov Music Theatre,...  more

Jacquelyn Wagner, Soprano

Jacquelyn Wagner, who started her professional business as a member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin some years ago, has developed to be one of the most interesting and sought-after sopranos of our days, who presents her repertoire on all important...  more

Regula Mühlemann, Soprano

Swiss soprano Regula Mühlemann was raised in Lucerne where she studied at the Conservatory of Lucerne with Prof. Barbara Locher. She records exclusively for Sony Classical. Her debut recording “Mozart Arias” was released in October 2016, her second...  more

Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Alto

On the international concert stage Wiebke Lehmkuhl is a highly sought-after soloist and gives regular guest appearances with major orchestras, for instance the Tonhalle-Orchester in Zurich, the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, the Bamberg Symphony, the...  more

Gerhild Romberger, Alto

Gerhild Romberger was born and brought up in the Emsland. After studying music for schools at the Academy of Music in Detmold, she attended voice training classes with Heiner Eckels and graduated with concert-standard honours. She rounded off her...  more

Stephen Gould, Tenor

KS Stephen Gould continues to be one of the most sought after heroic tenors in the opera world today, especially known for his undertaking of the works of Richard Wagner. He has sung in most of the great opera houses worldwide, from Vienna, Munich,...  more

Boaz Daniel, Baritone

The doubtless highlight of the 2017/18 season is the role of Kurwenal in Tristan und Isolde at the Staatsoper Berlin under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. Boaz Daniel will be there in January 2018. Furthermore he will travel to Calgary (June 2018)...  more

Evgeny Nikitin, Bass

Nikitin hails from Murmansk, in the very north of Russia. His first love was to compose, sing and play drums and guitar in heavy metal bands, but his vocal gift took him in a different direction. He was accepted at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory...  more

Philharmonischer Chor München, Chorus Master: Andreas Herrmann

The Philharmonic Chorus of Munich is one of the leading large scale concert choruses in Germany and partner chorus of the Munich Philharmonic. Its repertoire ranges throughout the choral music of every period, from early polyphonic works all the way...  more

Orfeón Donostiarra, Chorus Master: José Antonio Sainz Alfaro

Founded in 1897, this 120 year-old Choral Society from San Sebastian also has the prestige of being considered the most important choral group in Spain. Every year, this amateur society performs some 40 concerts with a repertoire which includes more...  more

Augsburger Domsingknaben, Chorus Master: Reinhard Kammler

Die Pflege hochkarätiger musica sacra für die Liturgie an der Augsburger Kathedrale ist die Grundlage für den konstanten Erfolg von Domkapellmeister Reinhard Kammler und seinen Augsburger Domsingknaben im internationalen Musikbetrieb. Dirigenten wie...  more

Johannes Berger, Organ