Concerts for Families

phil to discover

... in the Finnish forests


Sunday | 11/05/2023
11:00 am Start of Concert
Konzertsaal im Kulturpalast, Dresden
Floor Plan
9 € for young people
6 € for Dresden-Pass

About the Concert

A thousand lakes and vast forests. That's how one imagines Finland, and that's also how the music of the great Finn Jean Sibelius is supposed to sound - many say and think. But is that true at all? What about music can sound like a landscape at all? Or is it possible that we have the wrong film playing in our "head cinema" to the beautiful sounds?  In any case, Sibelius composed large parts of his Second Symphony in warm, sun-drenched Italy. So Malte and Phili have to make quite an effort to find answers to these difficult questions. But maybe they will get help from the Norwegian conductor Tabita Berglund?


Jean Sibelius
Symphony No. 2 in D major (1902)


Tabita Berglund
Malte Arkona
Michael Kube
Victoria Esper
Voice Phili
Dresdner Philharmonie


Tabita Berglund

Hailed as “one of Europe’s greatest promises” (Helsingin Sanomat), Tabita Berglund is one of to-day’s most exciting, talented young conductors who is fast gaining a reputation for her alert, char-ismatic and inspiring style which elicits “exceptional music-making” (The Arts Desk).

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Malte Arkona

Malte Arkona is known to a wide audience as an actor, dubbing artist and TV presenter. He has proven that he is a true master of vocal acrobatics in the radio play for the ARD series Babylon Berlin and in the dubbing of the series Modern Family (Prof. Arvin Fennerman), among others. As host of the popular shows Tigerenten Club and Die beste Klasse Deutschlands he became popular with young and old.

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Victoria Esper

Victoria Esper brings the meerkat Phili to life with her voice at our family concerts. She enjoys stimulating the children's imagination and, together with Malte Arkona and the Dresden Philharmonic, contributing to a lively music education. Her CV includes a Master's degree in Vocal Performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York and various performances as a singer, actress, presenter and speaker at home and abroad.

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Dresdner Philharmonie

Top class!
That is the claim of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra stands for concerts at the highest artistic level, musical education for all ages and looking beyond the musical horizon. Guest performances on almost every continent and collaborations with guests from all over the world have established the reputation of the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra in the international classical music world.  

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