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
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.