1-17 Sept 2006. The Berliner Philharmonie hosts this international festival of symphonic and orchestral music with guests including the Philadelphia Orchestra with Christoph Eschenbach, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam with Mariss Jansons, the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra with Zoltn Kocsis and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with Sakari Oramo. Now in its second edition, the Musikfest Berlin, presented by the Berliner Festspiele, also dedicates six events to the work of great Hungarian composer Gyrgy Kurtg on the occasion of his 80th birthday this year. Festival highlights include the Berlin Staatskapelle conducted by Daniel Barenboim performing the European premiere of Notation VIII by Pierre Boulez (6 Sept), the world premiere of a new work by Wolfgang Rihm entitled Vigilia (7 Sept) and.a concert performance of Igor Stravinskys melodrama Persphone read by French actress Isabelle Huppert with the Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Sir Simon Rattle (9 & 10 Sept). Concerts are presented at the Berliner Philarmonie and the Kammermusiksalle of the Philarmonie. Admission Philarmonie 78-10, Kammermusiksalle 45-10. For concert times and venues see website.
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