Giveaway & Live Broadcast

The same procedure as every year – but not quite, after all this year’s concert at Waldbühne Berlin marks Sir Simon Rattle’s final concert as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Naturally, the concert has been sold out far in advance. But fear not, EuroArts managed to secure 1x2 of these much sought-after VIP tickets* for you!

Look forward to a colorful and sparkling farewell with works by Gershwin, Fauré, Khatchaturian and Respighi. Mezzo soprano Magdalena Kožená, Sir Simon’s wife, guest-stars this evening singing excerpts from Joseph Canteloube’s “Chants d’Auvergne”.


To enter our drawing pot, EMAIL us your NAME and TELEPHONE NUMBER with the SUBJECT LINE "Waldbühne 2018" at win [at]**. The sweepstake ends on June 21 at 3 p.m. CEST and the lucky winner will be promptly informed by phone.

Amongst all participants we will also give away

The winners of the two DVD boxes will be informed via email in a timely manner.


2018’s concert at the Waldbühne brings not only the Berliner Philharmoniker’s concert season 2017/18 to an end, but also bids farewell to Sir Simon Rattle in his capacity as the orchestra’s chief conductor. In his 16-year-long tenure, Sir Simon has helmed the traditional season closing event a total of seven times. At the end of his second season with the Berliner Philharmoniker in 2004, he made his first appearance at Waldbühne as the orchestra's chief conductor for a program full of Tchaikovsky's finest works. The 2004 Tchaikovsky program was followed by a "French Night" in 2005 and "Rhapsodies" in 2007. "Russian Rhythms" with Yefim Bronfman followed in 2009, before Sir Simon returned to the Waldbühne in 2013 to prove that even Ludwig van Beethoven’s hallowed Ninth Symphony suits Berlin's amphitheater. Two years later, the conductor and orchestra took their audience on a journey through Hollywood's most beloved film scores. For Sir Simon's final concert at Waldbühne Berlin, audiences may - among others - look forward to Ottorino Respighi's "Pini di Roma", a four-movement tone poem for orchestra depicting pine trees in four locations in Rome at different times of the day. 

Sir Simon Rattle’s final Waldbühne concert as the Berliner Philharmoniker’s chief conductor will be broadcasted live on 3Sat, DCH, and Mezzo at 8:15 p.m. CEST.

The concert will be available on DVD and Blu-ray in October 2018.

*Prize includes VIP concert tickets only. Any additional expenses are the winner’s sole responsibility.
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