August 28, 2009

Successful world premiere: 4,000 classical music fans to watch the Berliner Philharmoniker perform the season’s opening concert live on Deutsche Bank’s homepage

At 7 p.m. this evening, 4,000 classical music fans from around the world will see the Berliner Philharmoniker perform their first concert of the season. The performance will be broadcast free of charge in excellent audiovisual quality on Deutsche Bank’s homepage.

Starting on August 7, 2009, Deutsche Bank invited music lovers to sign up for this unique concert experience on its Internet site The initial online registration for 2,000 listeners was taken up almost immediately, so the bank raised the figure by another 2,000, which met with the same overwhelming response. Yesterday, the bank was therefore forced to close the online registration ahead of time.

This means that in addition to the 2,400 people in the audience at the Berlin Philharmonic Concert Hall tonight, nearly twice as many classical music fans from all over the world will be watching live through the Internet. Sir Simon Rattle will be conducting an exciting program with Berlioz’s Symphone fantastique and Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra as well as a premiere piece of a work by Kaija Saariaho, a Finnish composer.

Online access to the concert will be made possible by the Digital Concert Hall, which will be launching into its second season tomorrow. Since the beginning of this year, classical music fans from around the world have been able to enjoy the Berliner Philharmoniker’s music in the comfort and convenience of their own homes. Deutsche Bank is the exclusive sponsor of the Digital Concert Hall, but has also provided its support to the Berliner Philharmoniker for more than 20 years now and made the award-winning educational project Zukunft@BPhil possible.

Additional information is also available from:

Deutsche Bank Press Department

Dr. Klaus Winker  +49 (0)69 910-32249

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