• 22.03.Fri

Prinzip Hoffnung V: Passion

Vocalconsort Berlin

The concert forms part of the series "Principle of Hope", marking the 15th anniversary of Vocalconsort Berlin. There's a mocking aphorism that states "Hope is the last thing to die, but it dies". Has hope died out in the face of climate change, nuclear threats and catastrophes, war and hunger? To mark their 15th anniversary, one of Germany's best chamber choirs, Vocalconsort Berlin, will aim to usher hope back into the limelight in a five-part concert series. It's a cycle of musical contemplations on the nurturing and the abandonment of hope under different circumstances: from Francis Poulenc's 1943 anthem of liberty that he composed in France under occupation, to J. S. Bach's St John Passion. Thus, a musical dialogue emerges. One between the secular and the divine, between the engine of survival that is human hope and the Passion of Christ and its readings - a symbol for the religious well of hope. From Baroque to New Music, from concerts to stage productions – Vocalconsort's got it all.

  • 23.03.Sat

bunkersalon im Radialsystem

Über Arbeit, Kunst und Leben - mit Holm Friebe

Über zehn Jahre nach "Wir nennen es Arbeit" (Holm Friebe / Sascha Lobo) ist die Euphorie der digitalen Bohème jenseits der Festanstellung ein wenig verzogen. Die Frage nach dem Verhältnis von Arbeit, Leben, Kunst und Digitalität stellt sich jedoch nicht weniger. Auf dem Nährboden von Trends und ihrem Abgesang begeben wir uns mit Holm Friebe in diesen Gedankenraum kreativer Arbeit - zwischen Affirmation, Reformation und fehlenden Begriffen. bunkersalon: Mit offenen Ohren denken. Die von Ensemble Resonanz und VAN Magazin veranstaltete und von Elisa Erkelenz kuratierte Gesprächsreihe "bunkersalon" rückt mit Gästen aus Philosophie, Kunst und Wissenschaft unseren Hörsinn in den Mittelpunkt. Die Musik meldet sich dabei immer wieder selbst zu Wort und lädt dazu ein, neu über sie nachzudenken. Im Anschluss an den bunkersalon findet um 20 Uhr in der Halle des Radialsystems das Konzert "Arbeit und Struktur" mit dem Ensemble Resonanz und Birgit Minichmayr statt. Karten und weitere Informationen finden Sie hier:

  • 23.03.Sat

Arbeit und Struktur

Ensemble Resonanz and Birgit Minichmayr

"Always the same three things that pull the plug on me: the kindness of the world, the beauty of nature, little children." (Wolfgang Herrndorf) "Give me one year, good Lord, who I don't believe in, and I'll be able to finish everything." In his blog "Arbeit und Struktur" (work and structure), author Wolfgang Herrndorf, who took his own life in 2013 as a consequence of a serious illness, bears witness to a radical creativity - between madness and normality, friendship, isolation and the glow of life and the world. With Birgit Minichmayr as narrator, excerpts from his oeuvre meet with Passion music by Joseph Haydn: "The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross". With its unique programme, enthusiasm and artistic quality, Ensemble Resonanz ranks as one of the world’s leading chamber orchestras. In innovative programmes, the musicians connect classical and contemporary music, and their vivid interpretations create a special sort of resonance between the pieces, the audience and the stories told around the program. The eighteen members of the string ensemble is organized in a democratic way and workas equals, without a permanent conductor. Since the summer of 2018, the conductor, violinist and longtime friend of the Ensemble Riccardo Minasi is Artist in Residence. In Hamburg the musicians perform in two very different locations - the Elbphilharmonie and the resonanzraum St. Pauli. In the context of it's residency at the Elbphilharmonie the Ensemble also shapes the program of the new concert venue, emphasizing a vivid presentation of classical and contemporary music. The home of Ensemble Resonanz remains the resonanzraum located within a converted bunker in the heart of St. Pauli. The resonanzraum was awarded Best Club of the Year 2017 for its innovative program and received the international AIT-Award and the BDA Audience Award for its exceptional architecture. The concert series URBAN STRING was also awarded with the Innovation Award at the Classical Next Conference in 2016. Based in Hamburg, the musicians perform at various festivals and leading concert halls worldwide, captivating audiences from Vienna, Luxembourg to Amsterdam, Tokyo, Tallinn and St. Petersburg.

  • 24.03.Sun
  • 24.03.Sun

HopSkipJump - SKIP for toddlers

Family concerts for all the senses

Hop! Skip! Jump! With instruments, colourful fabric remnants and squeaking objects, five musicians conceive a three-part series of family concerts and develop a many-faceted musical experience for the entire family through sound, movement and tactile sense. From baroque to contemporary music, from children's songs and pop songs, a story emerges, where the audience is invited to join in. Silence and sound, movement and relaxation take turns and weave the different musical works together. The "HopSkipJump" series dissolves the traditional rituals of a concert and invites young and old to participate in the events. Under a colourful canvas tent, the children can touch objects, conjure up a storm with drums on the floor and hide under the cushions on the ground. Taking the role of performers, the musicians play and guide through the pieces and come into close contact with the listeners. They encourage movements and stimulate sound interventions. The audience is invited to experience a multi-faceted world of sound both sensually and acoustically. The three concerts are aimed at three different stages of early childhood development - babies, toddlers and pre-school children. In all concerts, younger and older siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends are very welcome!

  • 05.04. - 06.04.

Dreams of Electric Sheep - An utopian festival

Marc Sinan Company & Guests

What awaits us in the digital paradise? This and other questions are pursued in the second part of the festival "Dreams of Electric Sheep", the first part of which dealt with dystopic aspects of digitization, held at Radialsystem in December 2018. Over two days, the trans-media festival, in a mixture of different genres, media and disciplines, presents utopian perspectives on cyber prosthetics, online literature circles and the enchantment of virtual worlds. On the evening of the first day of the festival, author Nataly Bleuel, together with Internet experts, will once again explore central questions of digitalization in the musical theatre talk show "#WTF 3000" - followed by a party with DJ / musician Paul Frick. On the second evening, the Marc Sinan Company together with the Ensemble ConTempo Beijing will premiere the chamber opera "Der singende Kopf" (the singing head). "The singing head" is based on Ovid's epilogue to the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. The festival is complemented by workshops with CyberRäuber (Björn Lengers and Marcel Karnapke) on virtual reality as a form of narration in theatre. You can find the festival ticket here: Funded by the Capital Cultural Fund and the multi-sector funding of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Festival Ticket 28 € | reduced18 € Day Ticket each 18 € | reduced 11 € Workshop: free admission + complimentary ticket for the festival; register via


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