RSB Chamber Concert

RSB Chamber Concert

RSB Chamber Concert
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
March 22, 2018 | 19:30

Tickets: https://www.shop.rsb-online.de

This concert is for the fun of it! Dániel Ember, solo horn player of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, has put together a colorful, entertaining program together with many colleagues from the 2017/2018 orchestra.

Naturally, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s eponymous “Ein Musikalischer Spaß” – sextet for two violins, viola, double bass and two horns should not be missed, among others such as Luciano Berio’s “Call” (St. Louis Fanfare) for brass quintet Kerry Turner’s “Casbah of Tetouan” for five horns, Paul Hindemiths Overture to the “Flying Dutchman” – as played at sight by a second-rate concert orchestra at the village well at 7 o’clock in the morning – Leonard Bernstein’s “Dance Suite” for Brass Quintet and Francis Poulenc’s Sonata for Horn, Trumpet and Trombone.

The concert will be recorded by Deutschlandfunk Kultur.

Florian Dörpholz / trumpet| Patrik Hofer / trumpet| Edgar Manyak / trombone| Georg Schwark / tuba | Dániel Ember / horn | Anne Mentzen / horn |Ingo Klinkhammer / horn | Uwe Holjewilken / horn | Frank Stephan / horn | Juliane Manyak / viola Rodrigo Bauzá / viola| Lydia Rinecker / Viola | Georg Boge / violoncello| Axel Buschmann / double bass

Presented by tip Berlin. A concert with Deutschlandfunk.


The Einstein of Sex

The Einstein of Sex

The Einstein of Sex
Livingstones Kabinet & Schwanzen Sängerknaben
Musical Performance
April 5-7, 2018 | 20:00

As part of the program to mark the 150th anniversary of Magnus Hirschfeld, the Copenhagen-based theater company Livingstones Kabinet and the well-known Danish queer vocal group Schwanzen Sängerknaben present the critically acclaimed music theater piece The Einstein of Sex.

The Einstein of Sex is a through-composed musical performance-lecture; a new polemic about human sexuality, gender and how we deal with these concepts. The show moves freely between styles and genres, with richly dark humour and a formal theatrical style to explore the nature of sexual intolerance and homophobia. The visual language draws on Hirschfeld’s bizarre collection of photographs and illustrations. The sexual atmosphere of Weimar Berlin is contrasted with present-day attitudes to sexuality.

The show also tells the story of sexologist/queer rights campaigner Magnus Hirschfeld (1868-1935), who founded the ‘Institut für Sexualwissenschaft’ in Berlin in 1919 and was known in the US press as ”The Einstein of Sex”. A group of freethinkers meets at Hirschfeld’s institute and fights for sexual freedom and the rights of homosexuals at the end of the 19th century. As early as 1897, the institute advocated the suspension of anti-gay criminal laws. Today, Magnus Hirschfeld is worshiped as a forerunner of the rights of the LGBT community.

“epic…a jewel…” (Politiken)
“a triumph” (CPH Culture)
“a performance at the highest, most ingenious international level” (Information)

A collaboration with the authors Sven Omann (aka Wanda Liszt) and Bent Jacobsen of the Schwanzen Sängerknaben.

Artistic Director: Nina Kareis | Composer/Writer: Pete Livingstone | Set design: Dorte Holbek | Choreography: Adelaide Bentzon | Sound design: Erik Christoffersen | On stage: Amia Miang, Pete Livingstone, Nina Kareis, Ole Håndsbæk Christensen, Brian Grønbæk, Bent Jacobsen, Molly Kareis Livingstone




Freiheit (Freedom)
Theatre | World Premiere | German & Arabic with English surtitles
April 13-15, 2018 | 20:00

A search for the terms and possibilities of freedom, by and with Syrians living in Berlin.

While the western world finds itself in a historical crisis and the spread of anti-liberalism is on the rise, many asylum seekers perceive the confrontation with their hoped-for freedom in Germany as too much, disappointment or even as prison.

What exactly are we looking for, when we search for freedom? What do I need to create and maintain freedom? How closely related are loneliness and freedom?

FREIHEIT creates a theatrical and musical space though a joint artistic examination of these questions and of the multitude of complex and sometimes contradictory perspectives. This space takes a look at the societal and individual pressure points and seeks to incite a new shared way of thinking about future possibilities of freedom.

FREEDOM has been developed directly from the realities faced by everyone involved and is a living expression of, as well as an intimate witness to the internal changes that occur during the process of integration for asylum seekers and for long time residents.

Ensemble: Alaa Naser, Arwa Azouz, Diana Kadah, Hares Alraad, Mohammad Ali, Mohamad Muzayek, Ramadan Hamoud, Zakaria Mohammadia | Artistic Director: Magdalena Scharler | Komposition / Sound Design: Simon Detel | Set design Anne-Simone Vogt | Costum Design: Alina Völker | Video Design: Valentin Brotbek | Cut: Sascha Gerlach | Technic: Gordon Dyballa | Assistance to the director: Fiorina Brotbek | Support: Muhamad Nanaa, Zena El Abdullah

A production of syn:format e.V. in collaboration with Bürgerstiftung Berlin, ufaFabrik Berlin, Michael Tschechow Studio Berlin.

Supported by Stiftung ErlebnisKunst, Stiftung Pfefferwerk, Stiftung Evidenz.


Barock Lounge

Barock Lounge

Barock Lounge
Lautten Compagney
April 17, 2018 | 20:00

Baroque and electronics: The Lautten Compagney has been successfully combining the old and new for years. In Minimals, Baroque patterns coincide with music by Philipp Glass and Michael Nyman. Connected by live electronics, time and space are overcome, different styles from different times merge together.



La Traviata

La Traviata

La Traviata
Puccini’s Toaster
April 20, 2018 |19:30
April 22, 2018| 17:00

La Traviata (Die Kameliendame) originally composed by Giuseppe Verdi is the most-performed opera in the entire repertoire –and the fourth of Puccini’s Toaster’s innovative productions at Theater im Delphi.

The boasts Verdi’s glorious music throughout the raucous party scenes and high-stakes gambling, to the intimate scenes of self-sacrifice and mortality. Violetta is at the heart of the piece: a terminally ill courtesan who is asked to make the sacrifice of renouncing her love for Alfredo. The opera poses the question: how much further will this fallen woman be made to fall?

Puccini’s Toaster bring their signature style: a classic repertoire piece newly conceived and interpreted, with the performers and the space at the heart of this conception and the audience immersed in the action of the piece. A casual opera-going atmosphere – the bar stays open! – and musicianship of the highest quality: the inaugural performance of the newly established Kreuzberg Kamerata, and a cast of international Berlin-based soloists. www.puccinistoaster.com