On May 1, 2014, Daniel Barenboim will lead the Berliner Philharmoniker in its annual Europakonzert, an event that will be broadcast live in the Digital Concert Hall, on KulturRadio, the ARD television network, and medici.tv at 11:00am CEST. The concert, which takes at the Philharmonie Berlin, opens with Otto Nicolai’s Overture to Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor and also comprises Elgar’s Falstaff Symphonic Study in c minor as well as Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.
Daniel Barenboim has been associated with the Berliner Philharmoniker for 50 years. In June 1964, he debuted with the orchestra as soloist in Béla Bartók’s First Piano Concerto under the direction of Pierre Boulez. Six years later, he conducted the orchestra for the first time and since then has regularly appeared with the Berliner Philharmoniker as a pianist and conductor.