Across the border
“Berlin and I. This is a long story. The Konzerthaus is now my artistic home – and Berlin, my adopted home. The diversity and spontaneity of discussions and debates in Berlin inspire me. My grandparents also lived in this cosmopolitan city and had large family celebrations in Dahlem before escaping from the Nazis to South Africa.
Four times a year, the Werner Otto Hall will be transformed into a kind of living room at 9 pm. Like the ‘Berlin salons’ of the late 18th century – gatherings of committed people who were trying to overcome age-old barriers – I would like to invite you for 75 minutes to exchange views on current issues affecting the cultural future of our capital. My guests will be outstanding personalities from the worlds of culture and politics. I will discuss with them their relationship to music, and together, we will shape the evening musically. I look forward to meeting, greeting and exchanging with you and hope that Hope@9pm will become your new home from September 2016 onwards.”
Chief conductor Iván Fischer (14.09.2017)
Director of the Komischen Oper Barrie Kosky (07.12.2017)
Actor Sebastian Koch (01.02.2018)
The room design has been kindly supported by