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STEGREIF.orchester

The STEGREIF.orchestra is a symphony orchestra, which has the great classics
in its repertoire. However, what is unique about these thirty young international
musicians is that they open up completely new paths to classical music for themselves and the audience. Spiced with folklore, jazz, klezmer, blues and rock, they create impressive new interpretations of well-known repertoire with performative and also visual power. STEGREIF explores new worlds of sound and constantly tries out new musical genre fusions. In doing so, the ensemble always performs without sheet music, without a conductor and without chairs. The resulting freedom creates space for improvisation and movement. The concert hall, the
The concert hall, the auditorium, the stands, everything becomes a stage and allows the audience a unique concert experience. The ensemble is under the direction of Juri de Marco and since its debut concert at RADIALSYSTEM V in October 2015 has performed in a variety of projects on different stages in Germany (including Konzerthaus Berlin, Elbphilharmonie, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival). The musicians belong to a generation of artists* who combine classical music, improvisation and jazz at the highest artistic level. Their inspiration lies in creating a new form of
their inspiration lies in developing a new performance practice that is not limited to reproduction alone, and in seeking new formats in the process.

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MOON MUSIC I: Abschied

MOON MUSIC I: Abschied

Music theater, meditation and new rituals: the first digital evening of the MOON MUSIC series with the STEGREIF.orchester and the Prinzessinnengarten Kollektiv.

Premiere on 17. January 2021.
To 18. January 2021.

Juri De Marco

Juri de Marco is the founder and artistic director of the genre-free STEGREIF.orchester in Berlin, which plays by heart and without a conductor, reinterpreting, arranging and improvising classical works. Passionate from an early age about changing the stagnant classical music scene, he studied classical horn in Berlin and jazz trumpet in Leipzig in his own unique way. Freelance, he works as a composer and presenter. Today, at the age of 28, he asks himself how music can sensitize the world for sustainability, inclusion and inner development.

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MOON MUSIC I: Abschied

MOON MUSIC I: Abschied

Music theater, meditation and new rituals: the first digital evening of the MOON MUSIC series with the STEGREIF.orchester and the Prinzessinnengarten Kollektiv.

Premiere on 17. January 2021.
To 18. January 2021.

Tobias Schwencke

Composer and pianist. Regular work at the Gorki Theater Berlin, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, among others. Productions under his musical direction and participation, among others, at the Theater an der Wien, Teatro Real Madrid, Munich State Opera. Collaboration with Herbert Fritsch, Leander Haußmann and others. Arrangement of musical works for experimental staging approaches to new concertante film music, among others for the Salzburg Festival. Recently a CD was released with his arrangement of Schubert’s Winterreise for actor Charly Hübner and the Ensemble Resonanz.

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Casting Clara

Casting Clara

Wunderkind, piano virtuoso, composer, wife of Robert Schumann, mother of eight children, professor and working almost until her death at the age of 76 – Clara Schumann. Who was this power woman of the 19th century?

Premiere on 15. August 2019.
To 20. September 2019.

Verworner-Krause-Kammerorchester

Claas Krause and Christopher Verworner
jointly conduct the Verworner-Krause-
chamber orchestra (VKKO), an 18-piece orchestra which
orchestra, which performs at international
festivals, heated clubs and established
and established concert halls, flamboyantly erodes audience
flamboyant: the VKKO won the D-Bü competition of the
2017 the D-Bü competition of the
German music academies in the category
“originality” category, in 2019 the Bavarian
Art Promotion Prize in 2019, and in 2020 the
VKKO is a fellow of the Kulturstiftung des
Federal Government.

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Ist das Zukunft oder kann das Weg?

Ist das Zukunft oder kann das Weg?

We look back on a year with various digital prototypes, with which we explored the potential of digitization and AI for music theater in the oper.digital series according to the trial and error principle. In the last Lab in 2021, we ask ourselves together with musicians, developers and the audience: What is the artistic added […]

Premiere on 15. December 2021.

Carlotta Rabea Joachim

Carlotta Rabea Joachim was born in 1995 in the Ruhr area. At the age of
she received her first composition lessons from Prof. István Nagy.
with Prof. István Nagy. She completed her junior studies at the HfM
Detmold with Prof. Martin Christoph Redel, followed by her
bachelor studies at the Folkwang UdK Essen and her master studies
with Prof. Dieter Ammann (Lucerne) and Prof. Moritz Eggert
(Munich). She won, among others, the national prize at Jugend komponiert
and the Opus One Competition of the Berlin Philharmonic.
Her ensemble, orchestral and opera works have been premiered in
have been performed at home and abroad.

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Betterplazes

Betterplazes

What would the city be without a Google campus, and what would Kreuzberg be without a few people who have little sympathy for it?

Premiere on 14. February 2020.
To 19. May 2020.

The Present

The concept of the solo vocal ensemble THE PRESENT from Berlin is to interweave early and new music in order to make both the one and the other audible in a new way and to bring unexpected connections to sound. Curious about performative forms, the ensemble is made up of soloists, musical theater performers and experts in baroque and contemporary music, united by the joy of shared sound and an interest in experimentation. Particular attention is paid to the conceptual design of the concert programs.

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The Present saves the World

The Present saves the World

The question is not, after all, what must the ideal place be for man, but rather: what can the ideal man look like for the only place in which we can live. From spring 2022, the solo vocal ensemble The Present and director Therese Schmidt embark on a search for the necessary: How do we humans need […]

Premiere on 01. April 2022.
To 03. July 2022.

Diana Syrse

Diana Syrse is a composer and singer from Mexico City. Her music is characterized by an influence of jazz, rock, fusion, traditional music from around the globe, and avant-garde as well as the use of non-Western instruments, theatrical elements, and electronics. Her focus is on musical composition for new musical theatre, opera, staged concerts, and interdisciplinary collective creations. On several occasions, her music is performed by herself in collaboration with other ensembles, choirs, and orchestras. As a singer Diana has studied bel canto, extended vocal techniques, jazz, and improvisation and specializes in exploring different approaches to the composition and interpretation of new musical theater. 

Her catalog contains works written for choirs, orchestras, ensembles, electronics, electroacoustic music, dance, opera, and new musical theatre. Her music has been performed in Europe, Canada. Latin America, the USA, Africa, and Asia. She has worked as a composer and singer with the Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Staatsoper Hamburg, VocalEssence, the Babylon Orchestra Berlin, Kinderkinder, and Túumben Paax. She has been invited to international festivals in the United States, Mexico, Germany, Holland, and Latvia. Her compositions have been performed by the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cuban National Orchestra, the Anne Arbor Symphony Orchestra, the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra, Nemian Dance Company, Dance On Ensemble, Oktopus Ensemble, among others. In the area of opera and theatre, she has worked as a composer in residence at the Kammerspiele München, Schauspiel Frankfurt, the Berliner Ensemble, and the Staatsoper Hamburg. She was also the founder and artistic director of The Breakout Ensemble in Munich.

TRICKSTER ORCHESTRA

New music, jazz, electronica, hip hop and free improvisation, classical music traditions from around the world – Trickster Orchestra weaves these diverse genres into a new, radically contemporary music with jazz at its heart. Under the direction of Cymin Samawatie and Ketan Bhatti, the orchestra uses traditional European, Asian as well as electronic instruments to create its unique musical language. The collective, which performs in changing lineups, includes some 40 outstanding musicians* and singers from almost all genres, and its music transcends traditional demarcations between genres and cultures that are now prevalent across geographical, “ethnic” and temporal orders. The Trickster Orchestra was founded in 2013 and has performed in Europe and West Asia, including at the Festival for Modern Listening Düsseldorf, Jazzfest Berlin, Silk Road Festival Baku and Modara Fest for Contemporary Music.

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Der Mann der sich ­Beethoven nannte

Der Mann der sich ­Beethoven nannte

Award-winning author Moritz Rinke, director Mathias Schönsee, and the transcultural Trickster Orchestra interweave humorous drama with the musical cosmos of Beethoven – challenging Western-White-European musical history in an un-heard-of way.

Premiere on 02. December 2021.
To 06. January 2022.

THOMAS ZAUFKE

Thomas Zaufke schrieb die Musik für u.a. BABYTALK, ELTERNABEND, LETTERLAND, GRIMM, MEIN AVATAR & ICH, KEIN PARDON, KOPFKINO (»Best Musical« beim New York Independent Film Festival), DER HASE MIT DEN BThomas Zaufke wrote the music for, among others, BABYTALK, ELTERNABEND, LETTERLAND, GRIMM, MEIN AVATAR & ICH, KEIN PARDON, KOPFKINO (“Best Musical” at the New York Independent Film Festival), DER HASE MIT DEN BERNSTEINAUGEN (German Musical Theater Award 2019 for “Best Music” and “Best Musical”, among others) and SHOOTING STAR (Los Angeles, 2019). He composed for the Neuköllner Opera, for the Berlin GRIPS Theater, the Leipzig Opera, the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus, the Landestheater Linz and the Vienna Musikverein. He writes songs and chansons for artists such as Ina Müller, Rea Garvey, Sasha, Gayle Tufts, Tim Fischer and Daniela Ziegler.

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NIKO MEINHOLD

Niko Meinhold composed for ensembles, orchestra, radio (e.g. RIAS- Bigband, NDR-Bigband), film, theater, TV and CD productions. For some time now, focus on experimental compositions and cross-genre performances. Won, among others, the Karl Hofer Prize, the German University Competition. Festival appearances and tours in 25 countries on 5 continents.

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Der Mann der sich ­Beethoven nannte

Der Mann der sich ­Beethoven nannte

Award-winning author Moritz Rinke, director Mathias Schönsee, and the transcultural Trickster Orchestra interweave humorous drama with the musical cosmos of Beethoven – challenging Western-White-European musical history in an un-heard-of way.

Premiere on 02. December 2021.
To 06. January 2022.

KETAN BHATTI

Ketan Bhatti’s work ranges from contemporary chamber music, experimental music and dance theater to electronic, hip-hop based productions. Since 2003, he has composed the music for Nuran David Calis’ theater productions with his brother Vivan Bhatti, and since 2009 for the shows of the Berlin dance company Flying Steps. 

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Der Mann der sich ­Beethoven nannte

Der Mann der sich ­Beethoven nannte

Award-winning author Moritz Rinke, director Mathias Schönsee, and the transcultural Trickster Orchestra interweave humorous drama with the musical cosmos of Beethoven – challenging Western-White-European musical history in an un-heard-of way.

Premiere on 02. December 2021.
To 06. January 2022.

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