Full wind sounds with chamber music works from Berg, Brahms, Berio and Dvořák.
crescendo2022: aufge f ühlt
Under the motto aufgefühlt, the UdK Berlin is holding its music festival crescendo for the second time in pandemic times. Nowhere else is music as touching as in an analog concert; listeners and musicians get in touch again, experience the sound - the vibrating air together in the concert hall. The festival breaks through the digital barrier of the stirring times and we are amazed at what emerges: top-class chamber music formations with professors, students and guests as well as interdisciplinary concert formats weave their way through the diverse program. In the opening concerts, professors from the university will present chamber music in a wide variety of instrumentations. We celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Institute of Old Music, see inaugural concerts by two newly appointed professors of guitar and piano, celebrate the instrument of 2022, the "drumset", with the percussion class, hear works by avant-garde composer Bernd Alois Zimmermann, and marvel at the young talents of the Julius Stern Institute and the State and Cathedral Choir. Excursions into early music, pop and jazz (musical and big band) and new music (ensemble ilinx) guarantee further impulses for the analog concert experience. The music, its interpreters and the concepts are as diverse as they are interesting, offering musical entertainment at the highest level and for every taste over the course of two weeks.
With a few exceptions, the concerts will take place in the concert hall of the University of the Arts Berlin and with free entry, live, on site and in color - to be felt. The Symphony Orchestra of the UdK Berlin, conducted by Steven Sloane, closes the festival on the big stage. It will perform Mahler's 3rd Symphony in the Philharmonie's Great Hall on June 19.
crescendo 2022 celebrates the regained freedom with filled halls, where musicians and listeners experience the music together, feel it and get goose bumps. Be there - and feel with us!
Chamber music works by impressionist masters such as Jongen, Jolivet, Debussy and Ravel.
Roundtable with musical contributions ont the occasion of the 200th anniversary fo the Institute for Church Music. Free entry.
The program will be adjusted to current events.
Interdisciplinary lecture-concert celebrating the inauguration of the new professor Lucas Blondeel with works by Debussy and visuals by visual artist Toon Leën with images from various art collections and photo archives.
In their lecture filled with sound samples from the Singakademie zu Berlin and the Rundfunkchor Berlin, new Visiting Professor of Choral Conducting Stefan Parkman and Prof. Kai-Uwe Jirka focus on two significant Passion works of the 20th century: the St. Mark Passion (1975) by Christfried Schmidt and the St. Matthew Passion (1949) by Ernst Pepping.
Schostakowitsch's piano trio op. 67 is put in a dramaturgical context with Lieder from Franz Schubert and a short story of the pianist Daria Tudor. The event discovers the possible emotions of Schostakowitsch while composing the trio - scarred by the death of a dear friend and the inner conflict of the composer in a totalitarian system, which sought to dictate to him artistic and political regiment loyalty.
Concert of the instrument of the year "Drumset" with the students of the percussion class of Simone Rubino.
Beginning concert of the new guitar professor Marc Tamayo with pieces of J. S. Bach, F. Schubert, N. Paganini, Y. Nakanishi and A. Barrios Mangoré.
With Jazz into the weekend: the Big Band of the Berlin jazz institute strikes up.
Jens Peter Maintz, celebrated cellist and winner of numerous prestigious competitions, initiates students into his art and musical understanding in a public master class.
Teachers of the UdK Berlin and guests perform selected pieces from the exceptional avantgardist of the 1960s.
Pre-colleges students of the Julius-Stern-Institut perform with students of the Szkoła Muzyczna Łowiecka from Wrocław/ Breslau solo and chamber music with pieces from Wojciech Kilar and W. A. Mozart.
Female composers in the focus - intercurricular concert with seldomly preformed solo- and chambermusic works, composed by women.
Scholars of the Paul-Hindemith-Gesellschaft in Berlin e.V. perform chamber music pieces.
Ensemble ilinx brings up the questions of ensemble communication, the idea of what a true collaboration is and most importantly the role of the performer in the process of composition and creative interpretation. Performed will be pieces of established composers such as Cornelius Cardew and Vinko Globokar, as well as the newest creations from Kai Kobayashi and students from the UdK composition department.
A erruption of emotions with dance, acting and singing with students of musical/ show course.
Make music that go into your ears, hands, feet and heart with xylophone and drums, lots of singing and body percussion lead by primary school music student teachers.
Four Mozart piano concerti - interpreted by four exceptional concert exam student of the UdK Berlin and accompanied by the ensemble Young Berlin Soloists und their musical director Luka Hauser.
Ensembles of the Krzyzowa Music Festival and the renowned violinist and artistic director of the festival Viviane Hagner, former student and junior professor at the UdK Berlin present chamber music from various centuries.
Gustav Mahler clarifies in his statement about his third symphony that the feeling is the focus of making music and its sensation: "I am telling you, sometimes I feel eerie at some parts and it seems to me as if I did not make them." (translated form German) Suitably, this symphony ends the weeks of intense music making in the context of crescendo 2022.