News from Berlin
Festival at the Kulturforum Berlin: Cultural Space, Public Space, Art Space
May 23rd, 2014
News from Berlin - On June 14th and 15th, for the first time, all of the cultural institutions are coming together at Berlin’s Kulturforum to set up a two-day festival in their interconnecting open spaces and in their buildings. The diversity of the institutions allows for a wide program of arts, culture, music, history and architecture.
The buildings and exhibitions are open to the public for two days and visitors have the possibility to access normally hidden areas, such as the rooms where technical equipment, archives and depots are located.
The program is full of events: concerts, exhibitions, an open-air stage, a theatre project, vocal concerts, an architecture exhibition with diverse artists coming from Germany, United Kingdom, USA amongst others.
The highlight event is is to be by the Berliner Philharmoniker: the Rundfunkchor Berlin and Simon Rattle will transform the space between the Neue Nationalgalerie and the Philharmonie into an outdoor stage and together with 100 children from the new Berlin-wide choir project “Vocal heroes”, they will perform Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.
The Berlin music legend Klaus Doldinger will bring his musical companions together for an open-air jazz concert. Furthermore, 1000 amateur singers and performers will transform the Kulturforum acoustically with Crowd Out, the new choral project by the New York composer David Lang. There will be a “organ walking tour” with the American organist Cameron Carpenter, who will lead visitors through the entire area and its individual buildings. Students of the Orchestra Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker will play amongst the collections of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin with the intent to encourage visitors to look at the art pieces with a different perspective.
You can find the entire program of this two-days festival here: http://www.berliner-philharmoniker.de/en/concerts/calendar/details/21285/
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