Pianist Kirill Gerstein, violist Amihai Grosz, cellist Steven Isserlis and violinist Daishin Kashimoto will perform at the Berliner Philharmoniker’s “Together for Humanity” benefit concert on 20 December at 4PM CET. The event calls for the release of all Israeli hostages and the protection of the Palestinian and Israeli civilian population.

The proceeds will go to three important projects: the Israeli “Abducted and Missing Families Forum” and its “Bring Them Home Now” initiative; and two peace organisations in Israel and Palestine: “Women Wage Peace” and “Women of the Sun”, which work together for lasting peace between the two peoples.

Steven Isserlis will perform Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E flat Major, Op. 44 with Martha Argerich, Christian Tetzlaff, Guy Braunstein and Gerard Caussé; and the first movement from Bloch’s From Jewish Life with Iddo Bar-Shai.

Daishin Kashimoto and Amihai Grosz will perform Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s “, or should it mean death:”, “I see you every night in my dreams” and “Why are the roses so pale?” arranged for soprano and string quartet by Aribert Reimann. Grosz will also perform Bruch’s Kol Nidrei, Op. 47 with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Chief Conductor Kirill Petrenko.

Kirill Gerstein will perform Brahms’s Trio in E flat Major, Op. 40: 3rd movement – Adagio mesto with Tetzlaff and Stefan Dohr; and Mahler’s “Song of the Persecuted in the Tower” from Des Knaben Wunderhorn with Thomas Hampson.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit: berliner-philharmoniker.de

Photos: Kirill Gerstein – Marco Borrgreve; Amihai Grosz – Edith Held; Steven Isserlis – Jean Baptiste Millot;  Daishin Kashimoto – Asahi Kasei

Kirill Gerstein is represented in association with Enticott Music Management.