This Friday's opening concert in the Berlin Philharmonic's 2010-11 season will be shown live in cinemas across Europe. More than 30 screens in Germany will carry the high-definition broadcast of the orchestra's performance of Mahler's Symphony no.1 and Beethoven's Symphony no.4, conducted by Simon Rattle. The concert will also be broadcast in cinemas in Budapest, Riga, Warsaw, Moscow, London and Madrid, and other cities in 11 European countries.

The Berlin Philharmonic launched its Digital Concert Hall - a video platform on its website designed to broadcast live performances – in December 2008, but this is the first time that the orchestra has partnered with cinemas across Europe.