The Berlin Philharmonic and will play ten concerts in six U.S. cities this November, beginning with three concerts at Carnegie Hall, followed by performances in Boston, Chicago, Ann Arbor, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Simon Rattle will lead the orchestra in the complete symphonies of Brahms, following the October release of the Philharmonic’s Brahms symphony cycle on EMI Classics. Programs for the U.S. tour will also include Wagner’s Prelude to Die Meistersinger and three Schoenberg works: Chamber Symphony No. 1, Op. 9b; Erwartung, with soprano Evelyn Herlitzius; and Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene, Op. 34. Prior to the tour, three of the works featured on the tour will be webcast through the Philharmonic’s Digital Concert Hall www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/dch, which opened on August 28, 2009. The orchestra plans live webcasts of 33 concerts from the Berlin Philharmonie during the 2009-10 season.
Posted September 11, 2009