Deutsche Bank – Responsibility
August 23, 2013 │ Berlin

Live broadcast of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s season opening concert

Classical music fans from around the world experienced the 2013 season opening concert of the Berliner Philharmoniker live on the Internet. Deutsche Bank presented the special event on its homepage – this year for the fifth time.

Berliner Philharmoniker season opening concert

Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker play Mozart’s last three symphonies

Under the direction of principle conductor Sir Simon Ratle, the world-class ensemble in Berlin opened the 2013/14 season with the last three symphonies of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and ended the concert with the so-called “Jupiter Symphony.”

Since 2009, thousands of classical music fans have been enjoying the season opening concert of the Berliner Philharmoniker live on the Internet, and their numbers continue to grow. Deutsche Bank makes this unique musical delight available to the web audience for free.

After the concert, Deutsche Bank and the Berliner Philharmonkiker hosted a joint reception for 900 invited guests from politics, business and culture. Jürgen Fitschen welcomed the guests and underscored the success of the cooperation since 1989. Berliner Philharmoniker General Manager Martin Hoffmann also praised the collaboration, which in addition to the Digital Concert Hall includes the Education Programme. Since 2009, more than 300,000 users have registered for the virtual concert hall. Nearly 30 concerts per season are transmitted live on the Internet, and more than 200 recorded concerts are available in the digital archive. As part of its EXPLORE CLASSICAL MUSIC! initiative, Deutsche Bank offers free access to the Digital Concert Hall to 500 educational institutions every year – worldwide.

In 2014, the partnership between Deutsche Bank and Berliner Philharmoniker will celebrate its 25th anniversary. A large celebration is planned to commemorate this achievement at the Cultural Forum in Berlin.

Begrüßung Berliner Philharmoniker Eröffnungskonzert Jürgen Fitschen

Jürgen Fitschen, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank, and Martin Hoffmann, General Manager of the Berliner Philharmoniker, welcome the guests

“The partnership between Deutsche Bank and the Berliner Philharmoniker stands for continuity, innovation, and dynamism. For nearly 25 years, we have shared a common maxim – passion to perform – to the benefit of both partners and to society as a whole.”

Jürgen Fitschen Co-Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank AG

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