Kirill Petrenko forced to cancel concerts in February 2023 – The premiere of the commissioned work by Miroslav Srnka now postponed

Chief conductor Kirill Petrenko has to undergo routine follow-up surgery due to a previous foot injury. As a result, he has unfortunately been forced to cancel his concerts with the Berliner Philharmoniker in February 2023. This affects both the subscription concerts as part of the Biennale of the Berliner Philharmoniker from 9 to 11 February 2023 and the Family Concert on 12 February 2023.

The Berliner Philharmoniker and Kirill Petrenko are very grateful to Daniel Harding for agreeing to take over these concerts. While the programme of the Family Concert will remain unchanged, there is an alteration regarding the commissioned work in the concerts from 9 to 11 February.

The originally planned premiere of Miroslav Srnka’s Superorganisms, a work dedicated by the composer to Kirill Petrenko and the Berliner Philharmoniker, will now be rescheduled for one of the next seasons. Instead, we will hear The Oceanides by Jean Sibelius and Benjamin Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes.

The complete programme is as follows:

Jean Sibelius: The Oceanides op. 73
György Ligeti: Lontano for large orchestra
Benjamin Britten: Four sea interludes from Peter Grimes
György Ligeti: Atmosphères
Claude Debussy: La Mer

website Berliner Philharmoniker