Berliner Philharmoniker’s webcast concert attracts more than 4,500 music lovers
Music fans from around the world experienced the 2015/2016 season opening concert by the Berliner Philharmoniker live and free on Deutsche Bank’s website on August 28.
This was the seventh year that the Bank provided live broadcast of the annual concert. Under the direction of principal conductor Sir Simon Rattle, the world-class orchestra ensemble performed Benjamin Britten’s “Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge” and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 4 in C minor in Berlin.
Following the concert, Deutsche Bank and the Berliner Philharmoniker hosted a joint reception in Berlin for 900 guests from the world of politics, business and the arts. In his welcome speech Deutsche Bank Co-CEO Jürgen Fitschen underlined the five-year-extension to the over 25 year-long-partnership: “The exclusive and long-standing bond shared by the orchestra and the Bank is unique anywhere in the world. Both partners stand for innovation, dynamism and social engagement.” Martin Hoffmann, General Manager of the Berliner Philharmoniker, also praised the close and successful collaboration.
The strong co-operation between Deutsche Bank and the Berliner Philharmoniker has brought about initiatives such as the orchestra’s Education Programme and the Digital Concert Hall. Since its launch in 2009, more than 600,000 users have signed up to the virtual concert hall. About 40 concerts per season are broadcast live, and more than 300 recorded concerts are available in the archive.
“The exclusive and long-standing bond shared by the orchestra and the Bank is unique anywhere in the world. Both partners stand for innovation, dynamism and social engagement.”
Digital Concert Hall
More than 600,000 users
have registered since the launch of the Digital Concert Hall. Each season, the viewers worldwide can enjoy some 40 live-stream concerts in first-class audio- and video standards.