“Si­lent” Films Brought To Life

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In the 1920s, Ger­many had a thriv­ing si­lent film in­dus­try, pro­duc­ing hits like Nos­fer­atu (1922) and The Cabi­net of Dr. Cali­gari (1920). One man is do­ing his part to en­sure those clas­sic movies re­main ex­cit­ing even to to­day’s con­tem­po­rary au­di­ences: Stephan Graf von Both­mer is a si­lent film mu­si­cian who cre­ates live mu­si­cal ac­com­pa­ni­ment for those black-and-white movies, stag­ing his screen­ing-meets- con­cert events in grand lo­ca­tions. This month, he’ll be at Win­ter­garten Va­ri­eté to pro­vide thrilling pi­ano ac­com­pa­ni­ment to

a 1927 cin­e­matic master­piece that de­picts a day in the life of the Ger­man cap­i­tal. Be­cause the film has no dia­logue, it’s suit­able for non- Ger­man speak­ers, too. 9 March at 8pm. www.stumm­filmkonz­erte.de


Part of the Phil­har­monie, this ad­di­tional con­cert hall presents daily con­certs of cham­ber mu­sic. Ev­ery Tues­day, it also fea­tures a free con­cert at lunch time. 2 Mar: Tenor Ian Bostridge and pi­anist Lars Vogt per­form works by Ives, Brahms, and Schu­mann. 13 Mar: Sharoun En­sem­ble Ber­lin and their guests play Bach, Kurtág, Schu­mann, Dean, and Mart­inu. 15 Mar: Fam­ily con­cert. 15 Mar: The Ber­liner Barock Solis­ten play Fasch, Hän­del, Tele­mann. 22 Mar: Sir An­drás Schiff ( pi­ano) per­forms Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart and Schu­bert. www.ber­liner- phil­har­moniker.de. Her­bert-vonKara­jan-Str. 1. T: 030.254880. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3


This charis­matic 1821 con­cert hall is the base theater of the Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester, but other orches­tras and soloists grace its stage reg­u­larly. 1 Mar: Bach’s St. John’s Pas­sion. 5 Mar: The Wind En­sem­ble of the Konz­erthaus Cham­ber Orches­tra in con­cert. 6, 7 Mar: The Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester Ber­lin, cond. Ki­ta­jenko, with Elis­a­beth Leon­skaja ( pi­ano). 9 Mar: Die Deutsche Kam­mer Phil­har­monie Bre­men and the Junge Deutsche Phil­har­monie. 1315 Mar: The Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester Ber­lin, cond. Stenz, with so­prano An­nette Dasch. 18 Mar: The King’s Singers. 20, 21 Mar: The Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester Ber­lin, cond. Fischer. 29 Mar: The Konz­erthau­sor­ch­ester Ber­lin, cond. Zacharias. www.konz­erthaus.de. Gen­dar­men­markt. T: 030.203092330. U Hausvogteiplatz. E3


The iconic con­cert venue is home to the ac­claimed Ber­liner Phil­har­moniker, cur­rently led by Sir Simon Rat­tle, but also hosts other stel­lar en­sem­bles and soloists. Free lunch con­certs ev­ery Tues­day at 1pm. Check web­site for pro­gram. 1 Mar: The Rund­funkSin­fonieorch­ester Ber­lin, cond. Marek Janowski, per­form Scri­abin and Ravel. 2 Mar: The Yomi­uri Nip­pon Sym­phony Orches­tra, cond. Syl­vain Cam­brel­ing, per­form Ives, Bartók, and oth­ers. 4– 6 Mar: The Ber­liner Phil­har­moniker, cond. Haitink, per­form Beethoven’s Con­certo for Vi­o­lin and Orches­tra op. 61 and the 6th Sym­phony. 10–12 Mar: The Ber­liner Phil­har­moniker, cond. Run­ni­cles, per­form Mes­si­aen, De­bussy, Du­ru­flé. 15 Mar: Spe­cial con­cert: Al­ban Berg II: with Baren­boim, Yefim Bronf­man, Pin­chas Zuck­er­man. 25 Mar: Orchestre Phi­lar­monique de Ra­dio France, cond. Chung, per­form Tchaikovsky and Ber­lioz. 29 Mar: The Ber­liner Sym­phoniker, cond. Lior Sham­badal and Sch­mitt- Leonardy at the pi­ano per­from mu­sic by We­ber, Grieg, Brahms. 28, 29 Mar: The Deutsches Sym­phonie Orch­ester Ber­lin, cond. Sokhiev, with Thibaudet at the pi­ano, per­form Shostakovich, Khacha­turian, the Brahms. www.ber­liner- phil­har­moniker.de. Her­bert-vonKara­jan-Str. 1. T: 030.254880. S+U Pots­damer Platz. D3

Rund­funk Sin­fonie Orch­ester Ber­lin

In­ject­ing new ex­pres­sion into 19th- and 20th­cen­tury clas­si­cal works un­der the lead of Marek Janowski, the old­est Ger­man ra­dio orches­tra with its 103 mem­bers has won a place in the top tier of Euro­pean con­cert orches­tras. The orches­tra per­forms in var­i­ous lo­ca­tions, of­ten in­clud­ing the Phil­har­monie and the Konz­erthaus. 1 Mar: The Rund­funk-Sin­fonieorch­ester Ber­lin, cond. Marek Janowski, per­form Scri­abin and Ravel

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