A successful Opening Season

Outstanding concerts and artists inaugurated the Pierre Boulez Saal

Peter Adamik

The Opening Season 2017

The opening season of Berlins new concert hall featured an impressive lineup of world-class musicians—from Martha Argerich and Daniel Barenboim to Lisa Batiashvili, Gidon Kremer, Jörg Widmann, Emmanuel Pahud, and Sir Simon Rattle, to Naseer Shamma and John McLaughlin, among many others. Explore our online archive with complete details of all concerts to revisit extraordinary and inspiring artistic encounters.

Our Academy Concerts with students of the Barenboim-Said Akademie also drew enthusiastic audiences, and 3,000 guests visited the Pierre Boulez Saal for our Open House with music by Elliott Carter.

We would like to thank you, our audiences of this inaugural season, all donors and supporters who helped bring this unique project to life, and the Federal Government of Germany, which will continue to support the Barenboim-Said Akademie and Pierre Boulez Saal in the years to come.