On May 19, the Chamber Orchestra Vienna – Berlin will perform in Eldborg, invluding one of the most talented musicians of the Vienna- and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
In the eyes of the audience and the international music critics likewise, there are only two orchestras competing for the leading position: Vienna- and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. In such a situation, the differences between the two ensembles tend to be emphasized: smooth elegance and nobleness of the Viennese, captivating and passionate Berliners, velvety string sound being the virtue of the one, brilliant wind soloists the virtue of the other orchestra.
Under such conditions, it doesn’t seem inappropriate to celebrate the creation of the‚ Chamber Orchestra Vienna – Berlin’ as a sensation. However, at a closer look, several important common traits can be noticed: the decade-long cooperation with conductors like Wilhelm Furtwängler, Herbert von Karajan, Claudio Abbado (both Directors of the Vienna State Opera and chief conductors of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) and Sir Simon Rattle has left its imprints on both orchestras, in addition to the year-long association with a nearly identical list of common guest conductors. As result, they treasure a refinement of playing, in combination with enormous flexibility and a specific beauty of sound, which makes them unique even in regards to the highly virtuoso American top orchestras.
We welcome the Chamber Orchestra Vienna – Berlin to Harpa in May 2017. Tickets are now will be available on Friday, January 13th at 10 am. More information here.