Due to the current situation, all events at the Pierre Boulez Saal through April 19, 2020 have been cancelled or postponed indefinitely. Any tickets already purchased may be returned.
Details on how to return tickets can be found here.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the hall soon.
Valse miniature for Double Bass and Piano Op. 1/2
Elegy and Tarantella for Double Bass and Piano
Arrangement for Double Bass and Piano
Duetto for Violoncello and Double Bass in D major
Motivy for Solo Double Bass
Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg
Sonata for Violoncello and Double Bass
Duet for Violoncello and Double Bass
Prelude and Scherzo for Double Bass and Piano Op. 32
Intermezzo and Tarantella for Double Bass and Piano Op. 9
Alfredo Carlo Piatti
Serenade for two Violoncellos and Piano
Arrangement for Violoncello, Double Bass, and Piano
The double bass serves as the musical foundation of the symphony orchestra, but it is rarely heard as a solo instrument. This season for one night, it takes center stage at the Pierre Boulez Saal in a program of chamber music. Nabil Shehata, former principal double bass of the Berliner Philharmoniker and a faculty member of the Barenboim-Said Akademie, explores the wide-ranging repertoire for his instrument together with cellist Tim Park and pianist José Gallardo. The three artists perform original works by Giovanni Bottesini and Johann Rudolph Zumsteeg as well as Shehata’s own arrangements, including of Max Bruch’s famous Kol Nidrei, originally scored for cello and orchestra.