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Kirill Petrenko and the Berliner Philharmoniker: Symphony No. 9

The Berliner Philharmoniker was once led by Gustav Mahler. The legendary orchestra will now play Mahler's Ninth Symphony with conductor Kirill Petrenko, especially for the Mahler Festival in The Concertgebouw on 17 May 2025 - a farewell to life and an ode to its beauty.

Kirill Petrenko and the Berliner Philharmoniker: Symphony No. 9

Dates
Sat 17 May20:15 - 22:35
Location
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam
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Kirill Petrenko and the Berliner Philharmoniker

One of the world's most legendary orchestras, the Berliner Philharmoniker, has been led by Kirill Petrenko for several years. Die Welt called him 'the world's most unknown famous conductor' upon his appointment. Petrenko hardly ever gives interviews so that he can focus on the music. Today, that music comes from a man who once also conducted the Berliner Philharmoniker: Gustav Mahler. You will hear the Ninth Symphony.

Mahler's Symphony No. 9

'Youth gone, love blown away', Mahler noted in the score of his Ninth Symphony. The Ninth treats extremes like no other work in his 'small family' of symphonies. It is a farewell to life but, at the same time, an ode to its beauty. Presence, absence, even of sounds: Mahler plays with them, with picture-perfect results. Sometimes called the 'completion of Romanticism', the symphony was the last one Mahler would complete.

Mahler Festival

From 9 to 18 May 2025, Het Concertgebouw is organizing a major Mahler Festival for the third time. After the Mahler Festivities in 1920 and 1995, all of Mahler's symphonies will be heard again in the Main Hall. Among others, they will be performed by the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Concertgebouw Orchestra, which was once conducted by Mahler himself. A selection of top soloists and choirs, led by conductors such as Iván Fischer and Jaap van Zweden, devote themselves to these monumental works. More information about the Mahler Festival can be found here.

Amsterdam 750

On 27 October 2025, Amsterdam will celebrate its 750th anniversary, marking a year-long celebration. Starting on 27 October 2024, a jubilee year full of activities for all Amsterdammers begins.

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Amsterdam 750

On 27 October 2025, Amsterdam will be celebrating its 750th birthday. During the 12-month lead-up to this momentous milestone, the city is going all out. The festival year kicks off on 27 October 2024, filled with various activities from small neighbourhood get-togethers to major cultural events

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Kirill Petrenko and the Berliner Philharmoniker: Symphony No. 9

Dates
Sat 17 May20:15 - 22:35
Location
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam
show in Google Maps