Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert Blomstedt

Herbert Blomstedt und Yefim Bronfman

Yefim Bronfman is a musician whose powerful, energetic playing and brilliant technique recall the great Russian pianistic tradition of the 20th century. At this concert he interprets Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto. The conductor is the charismatic Herbert Blomstedt, who will also conduct a work from his native Sweden: Wilhelm Stenhammar’s Second Symphony, a late Romantic discovery with fascinating Nordic timbres.

Program and cast

Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert Blomstedt, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano


Ludwig van Beethoven
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in B flat major, op. 19
Yefim Bronfman, piano

Wilhelm Stenhammar
Symphony No. 2 in G minor, op. 34

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May 2019

Berliner Philharmonie - Chamber Music Hall

The Berliner Philharmonie is a concert hall in Berlin, Germany. Home to the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the building is acclaimed for both its acoustics and its architecture.


The Philharmonie lies on the south edge of the city's Tiergarten and just west of the former Berlin Wall, an area that for decades suffered from isolation and drabness but that today offers ideal centrality, greenness, and accessibility. Its cross street and postal address is Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße, named for the orchestra's longest-serving principal conductor. The neighborhood, often dubbed the Kulturforum, can be reached on foot from the Potsdamer Platz station.


Actually a two-venue facility with connecting lobby, the Philharmonie comprises a Großer Saal of 2,440 seats for orchestral concerts and a chamber-music hall, the Kammermusiksaal, of 1,180 seats. Though conceived together, the smaller venue was added only in the 1980s.


By subway (U-Bahn):

Lines U2 (Bahnhöfe Potsdamer Platz or MendelssohnBartholdy-Park)

By city train (S-Bahn):

Lines S1, S2, S25 (Potsdamer Platz)

By regional train:

Lines RE3, RE4, RE5 (Potsdamer Platz)

By bus directly to the Philharmonie:

Lines 200 (Philharmonie), M48, M85 (Kulturforum or Varian-Fry-Straße),
Further bus lines: M29 (Potsdamer Brücke), M41 (Potsdamer Platz)

By car:

A limited number of parking spaces are available on the Philharmonie property. Please use the parking garages under the Sony Center and under the Potsdamer Platz Arkaden (Entrance at Reichpietschufer).

By bycicle:

A limited number of bycicle stands are available on front and behind the Philharmonie. Additional stands can be found in front of the State Library (Staatsbibliothek) across the street.

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