(c) Monika Rittershaus

August and September 2012

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Berliner Philharmoniker

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra at Helsinki Music Centre Saturday, 17 November 2012 with Sir Simon Rattle conducting.

One of the world’s leading orchestras, the Berlin Philharmonic rolls into Helsinki armed with a delightfully diverse repertoire, poised to push the boundaries of the city’s Music Centre. Founded in 1882, the orchestra has been based in Berlin, at the very heart of Europe’s classical music scene, throughout the tumultuous decades of the 20th century. Its history comprises monumental triumphs as well as unimaginable tales of human tragedy as the horrors of World War II were visited upon the city and its artistic circles. Later, the orchestra’s sound was to soar to new heights under the tutelage of the legendary Herbert von Karajan, renowned for his unstinting perfectionism.

The arrival of Sir Simon Rattle saw the brightest star of the new generation of musicians take the reins of this venerable institution. During his tenure, the orchestra has excelled in their education and outreach activities and sought to communicate the unifying power of music.

The concert at Helsinki’s Music Centre kicks off with Atmosphères, György Ligeti’s 1960s masterpiece. Consisting of great masses of sound and myriad shifting textures, Atmosphères evades fixed meanings and references – and was chosen by Stanley Kubrick as the soundscape for the climactic moment in his 2001: A Space Odyssey. The programme also includes music from Wagner’s Lohengrin as well as Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel, finally drawing to a close with Schumann’s wonderful and joyous “Rhenish” Third Symphony,

 

 

Programme:

György Ligeti
Atmosphères

Richard Wagner
Lohengrin: Prelude to Act I

Claude Debussy
Jeux (Poème dansé)

Maurice Ravel
Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2

Robert Schumann
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major »Rhenish«

 

Duration: 2 hours

 

In co-operation:

Alfred Kordelin FoundationJenny and Antti Wihuri foundation, The City of Helsinki

Helsinki Music Centre, Concert Hall

Mannerheimintie 13a
00100 Helsinki

Accessibility:

Disabled parking: Available at Helsinki Music Centre outdoor parking facility on Töölönlahdenkatu.

Fully accessible.

Disabled toilet facilities available on Levels 1, 3 and 4.

Induction loop.

Wheelchair seating: A minimum of three spaces are available for wheelchair users, though numbers may vary.

Reception/Front of House of Manager: 020 707 0421 (information desk).

Helsinki Festival tickets available at Lippupalvelu.

 

ONLINE TICKETS

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Online payment fee €1 per ticket plus delivery fee. Choose from:

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You can also reserve tickets online and purchase them via the box office or at R-kioski outlets. This service is charged starting from €2.50 per ticket.

 

TELEPHONE SALES

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Open Monday-Saturday 8–21, Sunday 8–18.
Tickets reserved via the telephone service can be purchased through the box office or at R-kioski outlets from €2.50 per ticket.
Ticket invoices in Finland from €8.00 per purchase.
For box office contact information and opening hours, please visit the Lippupalvelu website.

 

CONCESSIONS

Only one concession type per purchase

GROUP DISCOUNT

*10% discount on tickets for groups of 10 or more
*available through Lippupalvelu telephone sales or outlets only
*available for full priced tickets only

CONCESSIONS

*the lowest price category announced
*students, conscripts, civilian servicemen, unemployed and under 18’s
*limited number of tickets available
*proof of eligibility must be provided on request
*not available for Huvila Festival Tent and Viapori Jazz events

PENSIONER’S TICKET

*a 5% discount on full priced tickets
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*not available for Huvila Festival Tent and Viapori Jazz events

 

HOW TO GET VALUE FOR MONEY

If you are buying several tickets at once, the cheapest option is to print your own TicketFast tickets. If you are buying a single ticket, the cheapest option is to use the Lippupalvelu box office.

VENUE TICKET SALES

Venue box offices open one hour before the event start time.

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HELP PROTECT THE BALTIC SEA

You can help conserve the Baltic Sea by adding a donation to your ticket price. Your donation will be paid in full to the WWF.

 

Information subject to change.

Time


SAT 17.11. / 19:00
Tickets: 135 – 110 – 85 – 40 €Buy ticketsLippupalvelu service fee from 2,50 €