The purpose of this unique series is to perform concerts at places which have a special cultural history and compel through their stunning architecture in order to provide the audience with a visual experience out of the ordinary.
The Europakonzert has lead the Berliner Philharmoniker all over Europe to some of the most beautiful sceneries such as the Escorial in Madrid (1992), the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg (1996), the Vasa Museum in Stockholm (1998), St. Irene Church in Istanbul (2001), Hieronymus Monastery of Belém in Lisbon (2003), Herodes Atticus Theatre in Athens (2004), Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford (2010), and the Spanish Ridding School in Vienna (2012).
Next to its beautiful venues, the Europakonzert also features high class soloists as well as some of the best conductors worldwide and has already developed into a traditional highlight within the classical music scene.
The concert in 2013, performed at the historical Spanish Hall at Prague Castle will feature Sir Simon Rattle and Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená performing music from Ralph Vaughan Williams, Ludwig van Beethoven and Antonín Dvořák. A live transmission on May 1st will ensure that no one has to miss this formidable classical performance.
Europakonzert 2013 from the Spanish Hall at Prague Castle, Prague
LIVE TRANSMISSION on May 1st, 2013 – 11 am CET
Sir Simon Rattle, conductor
Magdalena Kožená , mezzo-soprano
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Antonín Dvořák: Biblical Songs Op. 99 (Orchestral Version by Antonín Dvořák and Vilém Zemánek)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major Op. 68 »Pastorale«
Length: approx. 90'
Produced by EuroArts Music in co-production with RBB/ARD & NHK
In order to revive former concert highlights, EuroArts lovingly restored the programs of the past and uspcaled them to HD. Experience beautiful landmarks from all over Europe, celebrated soloists and conductors as well as the brilliant Berliner Philharmoniker, each contributing to create these unique concert moments in music history! EuroArts will also release this extensive and optimized collection of the Europakonzert as a Blu-ray series.
Michael Haneke's Così fan tutte | more »
view more trailer here