Why was Hans Scharoun important to the Berlin Philharmonic?
As an architect, Scharoun was a main proponent of organic architecture whose modern architectural works strive to create a balance and harmony between nature and architecture. For the Berlin Philharmonic, the built form establishes a balance and harmony with the music contained within.
Who was the architect of the Berlin Philharmonic?
Text description provided by the architects. Hans Scharoun is a well known German architect best known for his design of the Berlin Philharmonic concert hall in Berlin, Germany. Completed in 1963, Scharoun’s organic and futuristic aesthetic interpretation for the concert was a replacement for the previous Philharmonic that was destroyed in WWII.
How is the Philharmonie Berlin concert hall designed?
The hall is a singular building, asymmetrical and tentlike, with the main concert hall in the shape of a pentagon. The height of the rows of seats increases irregularly with distance from the stage. The stage is at the centre of the hall, surrounded by seating on all sides.
When was the Berlin Philharmonie built and when was it destroyed?
It opened on 15 October 1963 with Herbert von Karajan conducting Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. It was built to replace the old Philharmonie, destroyed by British bombers on 30 January 1944, the eleventh anniversary of Hitler becoming Chancellor.
Who was the conductor of the Berlin Philharmoniker?
Since the opening concert under the direction of Herbert von Karajan, the Berliner Philharmoniker have presented many magnificent concerts to its audiences together with great conductors and soloists.
Where can I watch the Berliner Philharmoniker concert?
Welcome the Berliner Philharmoniker into your home – on your TV, computer, tablet or smartphone. Live or on-demand from our archive. Relive the concert in the Digital Concert Hall or find out more about the project in our short documentary.
When does Sakari Oramo perform at the Berliner Philharmonie?
Sakari Oramo will… Due to a positive Covid 19 test result of the singer of the title role, the performance unfortunately cannot take place. A Covid test centre will open in the foyer of the Philharmonie Berlin, and will begin regular operations on Monday 26 April.