7 Berlin orchestras shout out for diversitymain
For the first time in their history, seven large Berlin orchestras join forces to give a concert for an open and diverse society. On 24 March at 4:00 pm, musicians from the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, the Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin will perform together at the Konzerthaus Berlin under the theme “Unisono für Vielfalt – Konzert für eine offene Gesellschaft” (In Unison for Diversity – Concert for an Open Society).
Marie Jacquot will conduct the concert; actor Matthias Brandt will serve as host.
The musical programme reflects the diversity of the orchestra members and of society, with compositions from Turkey, the Czech Republic, Argentina, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and other countries, with works ranging from Brahms’s Hungarian Dances to Dukas’s La Péri and Astor Piazzolla’s Libertango to Tōru Takemitsu’s Signals from Heaven and Ulvi Cemâl Erkin’s Köçekçe Suite.
In this way, the orchestras advocate respect, tolerance and diversity, not only within their own ranks, but in German society as a whole.