Following the lead of New York’s Met, London’s Covent Garden, Milan’s La Scala and Glyndebourne, the Berliner Philharmoniker are broadcasting a concert live from their home, the Philharmonie, into over 60 cinemas throughout Europe. The orchestra’s high-definition cameras will be filming the opening concert of the 2010-11 season, under their chief conductor Sir Simon Rattle and broadcasting it live at 6.45pm (CET; 5.45pm BST) on Friday, August 27.
The programme (which will be reprised at the BBC Proms a week later) comprises Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony and Mahler’s First, the start of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s cycle of all of the Mahler symphonies. British audiences can catch the concert at the Odeon Covent Garden (Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2) and at Haslemere Hall in Surrey. The concert will also be screened in cinemas in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Hungary, Latvia, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia and Spain, as well as throughout Germany. It will also be relayed to big screens in Hamburg (Spielbudenplatz), Cologne (Zentraler Platz im Mediapark) and Dresden (Freilichtbühne Junge Garde).
For full details of venues, visit the Berliner Philharmoniker’s website.