Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Berlin Phil on the Web

The Berlin Philharmonic will make 33 concerts from its coming season available as webcasts in its Digital Concert Hall, beginning Aug. 28.

Simon Rattle, the orchestra's chief conductor, will lead 12 of the concerts, with others conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, Claudio Abbado, Bernard Haitink, Christoph von Dohnányi, Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta, Donald Runnicles, David Robertson and Asher Fisch. Guest artists include pianists Daniel Barenboim, Mitsuko Uchida, András Schiff and Hélène Grimaud; violinists Janine Jansen and Frank Peter Zimmermann; cellist Alisa Weilerstein; and baritone Thomas Quasthoff.

Fees for hearing the webcasts are 149 Euros (about $209) for the full series, 39 Euros (about $55) for a 30-day subscription, and 3 Euros (about $4.30) per concert.

For details, visit www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/dch