Festival „Aus den Fugen“ ("Out of joint")

Soundtrack of a world in transition - Festival from 11 to 24 November 2024

For two weeks, the "Aus den Fugen" festival at the Konzerthaus brings together visionary works that hinge between eras, artists* responding to a world out of kilter, and formats that upset the normal concert hall routine.


“Everything possible can take place here, no stone of the classical concert is left unturned,” the press reported enthusiastically about the “Aus den Fugen” festival two years ago. In its second edition, it once again dares to use artistic means to respond to a world situation that often seems out of joint. We are unsettled by the news and the rapid pace of developments. How do we manage to get our feet back on solid ground when so much around us is shaking?

Perhaps with music as a means of resilience. Just like our former artist in residence: Patricia Kopatchinskaja, together with a hand-picked ensemble, conjures up the power of music in the face of war. The first orchestra made up exclusively of black and ethnically diverse musicians, “Chineke!”, makes its overdue Berlin debut, members of the Kyiv Symphony Orchestra close a gaping wound in music history and perform works by composers who were politically ostracized and persecuted. On the occasion of the significant anniversary celebrations of the Yad Vashem memorial, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and its chief conductor Joana Mallwitz will perform the work “Vessels of Light” by Lera Auerbach.

Time and again, we turn the course of the concert on its head, as with the organ impro battle, the voguing happening “Our People” and the concert of change at the hopeful festival finale. If something goes off the rails, you can put it back together again. Who's taking part?


Guests include Patricia Kopatchinskaja (violin), Frederick Ballentine (tenor), Kunal Lahiry (piano), Isata Kanneh-Mason (piano), Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), New Piano Trio, Kristina Reiko Cooper (cello), Kaunas State Choir, Castalian String Quartet, Vocalconsort Berlin and the Jazzrausch Bigband.


We look forward to exchanging ideas with you and many other participants before and after events at the festival bar in the Beethoven Hall.

Concerts and events


For this event, you will not receive tickets through our webshop. You will therefore be redirected to an external page of the organizer. If you have any not completed bookings on konzerthaus.de, they will be dissolved after 20 minutes.