Review of MPHIL 360°
Credits: Hans Engels
Like the first two festivals before it, this year’s »MPHIL 360°« was a resounding success. Eight performances between 22 and 25 February attracted as many as13,000 visitors to the Philharmonie and the Muffathalle. Through Medici TV, 47,000 viewers in 64 countries and 449 cities were also able to enjoy the festival.
Both on stage and in the audience, many young people could be seen at the concerts in the Muffathalle, with guest appearances from talented young artists like Zarina Shimanskaya, Lucas and Arthur Jussen, and Kristóf Baráti.
With international cooperations that span multiple genres, »MPHIL 360°« again succeeded in setting new artistic stimuli. This time round, the Philharmonie was host to the world-famous Mariinsky Ballet, who staged Stravinsky’s »Petrushka« together with the Munich Philharmonic conducted by Valery Gergiev.
Moderating the family concerts, Malte Arkona led 4000 kids and families through the inspiring story of the »Firebird« in a new, never before performed production.