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Weimar Berlin - Cabaret

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

In its satire, kitsch, sensuality, eroticism, freedom and excess, Berlin’s underground cabaret scene is the embodiment of Weimar culture.

Esa-Pekka Salonen opens the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Weimar Berlin series with a theatrical cabaret programme of music and song, including songs by Kurt Weill and his contemporaries.

It features an operatic sketch with an unusual structure by Paul Hindemith: a tragedy which is then replayed sung in reverse, resulting in a happy ending.

Leading the cabaret line is multi Tony Award-winning singer Audra McDonald, a star of American stage, screen and concert platform.


Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
Audra McDonald soprano


Programme includes: -
Hindemith: Hin und Zurück (Back and forth) - operatic sketch
-: and songs by Kurt Weill, Hans Eisler and Ernst Krenek

Dates & times

9 Jun 2019
Approximate run time: 150 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Royal Festival Hall


£12 - £58
Booking fee: £2.50 (Members £0.00)

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Book multiple Philharmonia Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount.
3 – 5 events (10% discount)
6 – 8 events (15% discount)
9 – 11 events (20% discount)
12 – 14 events (25% discount)
15 or more events (30% discount)
These discounts are not available on Premium seats or for the following concerts: Moscow Nights (25 Oct 2018), Philharmonia Orchestra – Christmas with King's College Choir (13 Dec 2018), Philharmonia Orchestra – Christmas at the Movies (16 Dec 2018), Philharmonia at the Movies (14 Feb 2019) and Music of Today: Wu Wei Artist Portrait (5 Apr 2019).