The Berlin Philharmonic will visit Sydney for the first time in November to perform four concerts featuring works by Haydn, Brahms, Mahler, Rachmaninov and Berg.
Widely regarded as the best orchestra in the world, the renowned performers are the latest in the Opera House’s World Orchestra Program, which commenced with the first ever visit to Australia by the Vienna Philharmonic in 2006.
Opera House CEO Richard Evans said the concerts represent a crucial investment in the creative and cultural offering of Sydney.
“We fulfil our goal of enriching the region’s cultural landscape and ensuring our audiences
can see and hear some of the best international artists the world has to offer,” he said.
The orchestra will be led by chief conductor Sir Simon Rattle, who was appointed in 2002. He joins a long line of famous conductors to have taken the helm, including Hans von Bülow, Wilhelm Furtwangler, Herbert von Karajan and Claudio Abbado.
The Berlin Philharmonic’s Sydney Opera House season runs November 16–20. Tickets are on sale in May.

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