Inaugural concert with Beethoven’s Ninth
23 August, Berlin Philharmonie
Freude, schöner Götterfunken! Experience Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony when Kirill Petrenko first appears as chief conductor at the helm of the Berliner Philharmoniker.
The start of a new era! On 23 August, Kirill Petrenko conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker for the first time as their chief conductor. He follows in the footsteps of such legendary predecessors as Wilhelm Furtwängler, Herbert von Karajan, Claudio Abbado and Sir Simon Rattle.
Explore our website to find out all about the new man at the top.
The new chief conductor: a portrait
“I take on this challenge with great pleasure” says Kirill Petrenko in our portrait. He talks about his career so far, how former Philharmoniker chief conductors inspire him, and what fascinates him about working together with the Berliner Philharmoniker.
On CD: Kirill Petrenko conducts Tchaikovsky
One critic was “stunned at how beautiful and breathtakingly exciting this music can be,” when Kirill Petrenko performed Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony with the Berliner Philharmoniker in March 2017. An audio recording is now available which conveys the whole sonority and intensity of this interpretation.
This first recording of the Berliner Philharmoniker with their new chief conductor is available in various formats: as a high-quality CD/SACD edition, to download, or as an audio stream.
SAMPLE | 3rd movement: Allegro molto vivace
Digital Concert Hall
Try it now! With selected recordings featuring Kirill Petrenko
Five decades of the Philharmoniker’s chief conductors and great guest artists are all to be found in the Digital Concert Hall. Try it out with our free Kirill Petrenko playlist!
The live dates
Experience the Berliner Philharmoniker and Kirill Petrenko live in concert! On tour and in the Berlin Philharmonie.
Find out more
You can read all about upcoming concerts and live broadcasts with Kirill Petrenko and the many other projects of the Berliner Philharmoniker on the Philharmoniker’s websites, in newsletters and on social media.