Staatskapelle Berlin

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December 5 – 6, 2023


Knight Concert Hall

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Ages 8+

Due to the withdrawal of Maestro Barenboim because of health reasons, the Staatskapelle Berlin concerts originally scheduled for December 5 and 6, 2023 will not take place.

Daniel Barenboim: "It is with great regret that I need to withdraw from the Staatskapelle Berlin’s upcoming concert tour to Canada and the USA. I was very much looking forward to returning to this tour, but my health simply does not allow me to undertake the strenuous transatlantic travel and the many domestic trips required for this tour. I am thankful for everyone’s understanding and good wishes."

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Daniel Barenboim, conductor

December 5 Program:
BRAHMS Symphony No. 3
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

December 6 Program:
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

Led by the revered Daniel Barenboim, “a titan among the world’s conductors” (The New York Times), audiences will experience an orchestra “nurtured and honed in music it was born to play” (Gramophone).

In one of the most anticipated music events of 2023, Maestro Barenboim will lead the historic Staatskapelle Berlin in two evenings of monumental music: Brahms’ Symphonies 3 and 4 on December 5, followed the next evening by Beethoven’s Symphonies 5 and 6.

Beethoven’s Fifth boasts the most famous opening phrase of any symphony, four notes indelibly identified with Beethoven’s genius. That iconic musical signature launches us on an intense musical journey that leads us inexorably to a triumphant finale. The “Pastoral” Symphony, by contrast, is a radiant musical expression of Beethoven’s profound devotion to nature and his beloved countryside.

“I will never write a symphony!” Brahms promised. “You can’t imagine what it’s like to hear a giant treading behind you.” The giant was, of course, Beethoven, and, lucky for us, Brahms broke his promise and composed four. 

Daniel Barenboim has spent most of his life on a concert stage, enthralling audiences with his masterful piano-playing and conducting some of the world’s most influential orchestras, including the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, which he co-founded, and Staatskapelle Berlin, the 450-year-old house ensemble of Berlin State Opera, which he directed for 30 years and which appointed him “conductor for life.”


One hour prior to this performance, join us in the Peacock Education Center for Classical Conversations, an exciting, behind-the scenes look at this performance. Dr. Rufus Jones Jr., principal conductor with the Florida Youth Orchestra, will provide insight into the musicians, composers and history that will be heard in the concert.


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