Our classical concerts in Berlin in May 2024
In May, the classical music season slowly draws to an end. Our four ensembles will do everything in their power to confer a worthy musical backdrop to this end. You can experience it for yourself at one of our classical concerts in May!
Our concert highlights in May 2024
Casual Concert with David RobertsonDeutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin Strauss
In keeping with the relaxed ambiance of the Casual Concert series, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, conducted by David Robertson, will perform Strauss's "Don Quixote" on this evening. In addition, there'll be satire by Oliver Kalkofe and a live act in the Lounge with the co-founder of the "Einstürzende Neubauten", Gudrun Gut.
David Robertson & Oliver KalkofeDeutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin Mahler, Boyle, Strauss
Benjamin Britten was a great admirer of Mahler; his arrangement of the second movement from his Symphony No. 3 manages to make the grandiose symphonic movements playable with a much smaller ensemble. Besides this, the orchestra will perform Ina Boyle's moving Violin Concerto, which she dedicated to her deceased mother, as well as Strauss's experiment in sound "Don Quixote".
Chamber concert KühlhausMembers and Mentors of the RSB Orchestra Academy Vaughan Williams, Klein, Barber, Suk
The musicians of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin will perform the same concert on 21 Dec. at the Kühlhaus that they'll present on 20 Dec. – never change a running system, but sometimes the venue!
King Arthur – von Rittern und ZauberernRIAS Kammerchorvertreten durch Uwe Schneider Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin Purcell
Together with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the RIAS Kammerchor Berlin will embark on a journey to the centre of the British foundation myth: Henry Purcell's "dramatick opera" "King Arthur", one of the most entertaining and at the same time most profound works of the Baroque era.
Václav Luks & Alina IbragimovaDeutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin Farrenc, Vorisek, Beethoven
In her Overture No. 1, Louise Farrenc commemorates Joseph Haydn's oeuvre, while deftly going beyond it. Jan Václav Voríšek treats Bach and Mozart in a similar way, connecting them with the style of a Chopin and Schubert. In conclusion, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin conducted by Václav Luks will play Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D major—disregarded by the critics at the time, but in the meantime one of the works played most often in the genre.
Mensch, Musik! #9 – „Coincidentally FREE“Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
You were born just by chance at the right place and at the right time to have the freedom to devote yourself freely to your love of music? You're doing just fine! How much can, must, will freedom cost? This evening in the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin's "Mensch, Musik" series revolves around the theme of freedom.
›Notturno‹ at the Pergamon PanoramaKammermusikensemble des DSO Bach, Beach, Farkas, Françaix, Ferroud, Janáček
Enjoy a nocturnal concert in the panorama of the Pergamon Museum Berlin. Besides excerpts from Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 in an arrangement for bass clarinet, members of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin will play a broad repertoire, making this evening a very special one.
»Rote Messe«c/o Anna Carewe Sheridan EnsembleRundfunkchor Berlin Rossini, Schönberg, Dallapiccola, Carissimi
"That Jesus was nailed to the cross might get overlooked in a cheerful aria", is how director Anne-Sophie Mahler describes Rossini's "Petite Messe solennelle". The Rundfunkchor Berlin will perform this curious work together with the Sheridan Ensemble in the vast industrial hall MaHalla in Berlin Schöneweide—an extravagant choral experience where extremes collide.
Dima Slobodeniouk & Seong-Jin ChoRundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin Beethoven, Sibelius, Debussy
Beethoven's 5th Piano Concerto is among the most frequently performed piano concerti in the world – and for good reason. After the "Emperor Concerto", the concert becomes maritime: besides Sibelius's symphonic poem Aallottaret (The Oceanides), the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin will perform Debussy's "La Mer", a shining example of Impressionism.
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All classical concerts of our ROC ensembles in May 2024 in Berlin
Classical concerts of the ROC in May 2024 in Berlin
Indulge yourself in an evening full of classical music with one of our ROC ensembles; it will crown a mild Berlin May evening for you. Unique composers such as Mahler, Mozart and Shostakovich gain in colour under the capable hands of our musicians and conductors, who bring them to new life.