Deutsche Bank Presents a Free Webcast of the Berliner Philharmoniker performing Brahm's Symphonies 3 & 4 - Nov 9

Webcast precedes Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle’s U.S Tour November 11-24 featuring Brahms’s symphonies in concert

Deutsche Bank will present a free webcast of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle performing Brahms’s Third and Fourth symphonies on Monday, November 9 at 8.00 p.m. EST on its website, www.db.com. The webcast celebrates the start of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle’s U.S. tour that begins at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday November 11, and the recent release of the Brahms symphonies on CD.

In addition to three concerts at Carnegie Hall November 11-13, the orchestra will perform in Boston (Nov. 15), Chicago (Nov. 16), Ann Arbor (Nov. 17), San Francisco (Nov. 20 & 21) and Los Angeles (Nov. 23 & 24). All concert programs feature Brahms symphonies with the third and fourth symphonies being performed in New York (Nov 13), Boston and Ann Arbor .

To register for the free webcast, visit www.db.com and click on the link to the webcast on the homepage. For more than 20 years now, Deutsche Bank has been the exclusive partner of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Deutsche Bank’s generous support makes the orchestra’s groundbreaking Digital Concert Hall project possible and has also enabled the orchestra to set up an innovative education project, Zukunft@BPhil.

Meanwhile, the Berliner Philharmoniker’s 2009-10 Digital Concert Hall season continues on Saturday, October 31 when Sir Simon Rattle leads the orchestra in Brahms’s Symphony No. 2 and Arnold Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 1, two other works that will be performed on the orchestra’s U.S. tour. The concert begins at 7:00 p.m. Berlin time (1:00 p.m EST/10:00 a.m PST) and will be webcast live at www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/dch Tickets are 9.90 euros, approx US$15.

Brahms’s second symphony and the Schoenberg chamber symphony will be performed in New York (Nov 12), Chicago (Nov 16), San Francisco (Nov 21) and Los Angeles (Nov 24). Full program and tour details follow.

The Berlin concert program on Oct 31 also includes Hans Krása’s Symphony for mezzo-soprano and small orchestra featuring soloist Eva Vogel. The concert is the ninth Berliner Philharmoniker concert to be webcast through the Digital Concert Hall this season. Over the season, 33 concerts will be webcast live from the Berlin Philharmonie and later become available on the site’s video archive.

Launched in January 2009, the Digital Concert Hall employs state-of-the-art technology that sets new standards in online dissemination of audio-visual content. Five HDTV cameras record the concerts, operated by remote control from a studio in the Philharmonie. Flash H.264 encoding ensures an excellent high-definition image, and audio is provided in AAC format with a data transfer rate of up to 320 kbit/s, achieving quality similar to a CD.

Access to the Digital Concert Hall is available by a subscription to the complete season (149€, approx US$220), a 30-day subscription (39€, approx $58) or individual concert tickets (9.90€, approx $15). Individual works are also available starting from 3€ (approx $4.40). Students receive a 30% discount. All subscribers receive access to archived concerts from the Digital Concert Hall’s first season in addition to the 2009-10 season. All tickets are available online at www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/dch with payment able to be made by credit card or through PayPal.

Berliner Philharmoniker & Sir Simon Rattle U.S. Tour November 11 to 24

Wed, Nov 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

BRAHMS Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25 (arr. Schoenberg)
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1

Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

Evelyn Herlitzius, soprano

SCHOENBERG Chamber Symphony No. 1
SCHOENBERG Erwartung
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

BRAHMS Symphony No. 3
SCHOENBERG Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene, Op. 34
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

www.carnegiehall.org, 212.247.7800

Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 3:00 p.m.
Symphony Hall, Boston , MA

BRAHMS Symphony No. 3
SCHOENBERG Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene, Op. 34
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

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Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
Symphony Center , Chicago , IL

WAGNER Prelude to Die Meistersinger
SCHOENBERG Chamber Symphony No. 1
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

www.cso.org, 312.294.3000

Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor , MI

BRAHMS Symphony No. 3
SCHOENBERG Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene, Op. 34
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

www.ums.org, 734.764.2538 or 800.221.1229

Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco , CA

BRAHMS Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25 (arr. Schoenberg)
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1

Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco , CA

WAGNER Prelude to Die Meistersinger
SCHOENBERG Chamber Symphony No. 1
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

www.sfsymphony.org, 415.864.6000

Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles , CA

BRAHMS Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25 (arr. Schoenberg)
BRAHMS Symphony No. 1

Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles , CA

WAGNER Prelude to Die Meistersinger
SCHOENBERG Chamber Symphony No. 1
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

www.laphil.com, 323.850.2000

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