Insights – Community Project with the Al-Farabi Music Academy

By Konzerthaus Berlin June 6, 2023


© Markus Werner

"من أجل الحب - For the sake of love" – our community project with the Al-Farabi Academy and guests told musical stories about longings and feelings of love: Arabic love songs met Mendelssohn' A midsummer nights dream..

Not a trace of stage fright

And why should you feel nervous when you are so well prepared and love to sing as much as the children from the Al-Farabi Academy? They felt right at home in our Musikclub before the concert  and were very curious to see what the Große Saal would look like with family members, and friends sitting in all the seats and everything bathed in atmospheric light!

The great evening

"Rejoice my heart and sing to it melodies of love" says Umm Kulthum's "Efrah Ya Elby". But this "Thousand and One Nights" (Alf Layla wa Layla) is not only about romantic love (Bint al Shalabiya). Longing memories of beloved places lost through war and displacement also rise up in the music. With Fairuz, one dreams oneself "for the sake of love" to a place of security, which both children and adults long for.

The artists

Huge applause for the Al-Farabi children's choirs and singer Mais Harb, the Syrian-German band SYRIAB and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin conducted by Holly Hyun Choe!

Photos: Markus Werner


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, they will be dissolved after 20 minutes.