Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest under Lahav Shani
© Guido Pijper

A Berliner Festspiele / Musikfest Berlin event. With the support of Aventis Foundation

  • Aventis Foundation

Concert | Musikfest Berlin 2022

Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest

Lahav Shani, conductor
Ligeti | Pijper | Mahler

An organ, three pianos and eight horns. The huge cast for Willem Pijper’s Second Symphony deterred concert producers from performing it in his own time. Which makes it all the more exciting to be able to experience this rediscovery from the Dutch symphonic repertoire now in Berlin, performed by the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest under Lahav Shani, in combination with works by Gustav Mahler and György Ligeti.

Concert Programme

György Ligeti (1923 – 2006)
Atmosphères (1961)
for large orchestra

Willem Pijper (1894 – 1947)
Symphony No. 2 (1921)
German premiere of the original version

Gustav Mahler (1860 – 1911)
Symphony No. 1 in D major (1888)
for large orchestra


Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest
Lahav Shani