Open your ears
With „Free spaces for the independent scene“, the Konzerthaus Berlin, under the patronage of Senator for Culture Klaus Lederer, is launching an initiative that will give independent musicians and ensembles in the capital the opportunity to perform rent-free in the halls of the concert house on Gendarmenmarkt in February and March 2021 (or at a later date).
In addition to providing the premises, the Konzerthaus Berlin will support musicians and ensembles with the technical implementation of events and handle ticket sales – with all concert proceeds going to the performers. Eleven such concerts are planned for February and March. Two productions will follow in March, including an education project.
The response to the tender was overwhelming: well over 500 Berlin musicians and ensembles from the fields of baroque music, classical and contemporary music as well as jazz and world music have applied.
In addition to the artistic quality of the concert format, the expert jury’s criteria included the feasibility of the project for the respective hall. The following thirteen projects were selected by the seven-member jury:
Since the Konzerthaus Berlin has to remain closed in February and March due to the pandemic, the dates concerned will be postponed to the time after the reopening of the house in consultation with the artists.
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