Berliner Philharmoniker 
Kirill Petrenko, Music Director

Symphony Hall

The magnificent Berliner Philharmoniker returns to Symphony Hall under the baton of Music Director Kirill Petrenko, revealing the intricacies and majesty of Bruckner’s monumental Fifth Symphony. Renowned for their clarity and roster-wide virtuosity, the orchestra draws out every detail of Bruckner’s writing: evocative and questioning woodwinds, spacious brass, and propulsive strings.  

Music Director Kirill Petrenko, now in his fifth season and second Boston appearance with the ensemble, continues the Berlin tradition of interpreting and championing Bruckner. For more than a century, the composer, an organist by training, has been central to the Philharmoniker’s performance and recording identity.  

Movement by movement, Kirill Petrenko and the Berliner Philharmoniker expertly build one of Bruckner’s “cathedrals of sound,” culminating in a powerful and transcendent finale that illuminates the whole mighty structure.  

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“Even at the very top of the field, playing this spectacular—this virtuosic, colorful, confident, unified and committed—is vanishingly rare.  ”

Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times

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