World premieres for the anniversary year

200 years after the premiere of "Freischütz", the Konzerthaus Berlin has commissioned and invited ten ensembles and three composers to each reinterpret the famous story of the devil's pact and the free balls in their own way.

In the week following the opening concert, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin will perform the world premiere of a composition commissioned from Johannes Kalitzke for our anniversary year as part of the Musikfest Berlin in the Great Hall. His music for Max Neufeld’s silent film “The Tales of Hoffmann” (1923) can be heard on 5 September (in cooperation with ARTE/ZDF).

The world premiere of another commissioned work was cancelled this spring during the second lockdown and is now on the programme for 26 November: the Konzerthausorchester Berlin and vision string quartet will perform Thorsten Encke’s “technología”.

Dan Tanson’s music theatre piece “SchattenGold”, a commissioned educational work, will be performed between 19 and 22 November together with Berlin schoolchildren. The piece is about devilish pacts of all kinds (suitable for children aged 10 and older). The world premiere of the last commission for an ensemble will be performed by the Verworner-Krause-Kammerorchester (VKKO) on 7 December.

  • Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds

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