23.02.2024 (Friday)

Kurs auf Neue Musik (V): About the history of Soviet music

Lecturer: Andreas F. Staffel

We experience the fascination of the first symphony of the only nineteen year old Dmitri Shostakovich and deal with some outstanding composers of the so-called silver age like Krein, Mossolov, Lourie and others.

As always, on the grand piano and explained with numerous historical examples.

Reservations at 030-25048799 or info@ohrpheo.de are recommended.

Admission free/donations requested

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09.02.2024 (Friday)

07:30 pm

Take Five

Take Five - Favorite songs by Jan Gerdes and Torsten Lund and more  (Collage: Jens Hoppe, photos: Eduardo Romero/Pexels (trcorda), paulbr75/Pixabay (single record)))

In this popular series, friends of Ohrpheo present their favorite pieces of music at regular intervals. The songs and instrumental compositions are accompanied by witty stories and questions from the audience are answered.

In the first edition in 2024, Jan Gerdes and Torsten Lund, who have known each other since their school days, present their personal favorites!

Admission free/donations welcome

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01.02.2024 (Thursday)

08:00 pm

Susanne Stock - Mein mit Schnee gefüllter Mund - Schubert's Winterreise for accordion solo

Schubert's Winterreise for accordion solo with new texts by Ruvi Simmons

Susanne Stock, accordion

A world-famous piece of music that has been heard thousands of times. No singing, just a single accordion. Not the well-known words of Wilhelm Müller, but new modern interpretations. Not sung, but recited.

Admission free/donations welcome

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26.01.2024 (Friday)

07:30 pm

Kurs auf Neue Musik (IV): Kurs auf Neue Musik (IV): Stories of soldiers and other characters

Kurs auf Neue Musik - Stories of soldiers and other characters

Lecturer: Andreas F. Staffel

The First World War was a major turning point and had a major impact on the work of composers at the time. Examples of this are the music theater work 'The Soldier's Tale' (1917) by Igor Stravinsky and the opera Wozzek (1925) by Alban Berg, in each of which a soldier is the main character.

Both works are the focus of our evening. In addition to excerpts played on the piano, we will also hear historical recordings. We will also experience the fascination of the so-called Golden Twenties in jazz-oriented piano works by Schulhoff and Hindemith.

Due to the limited number of seats, reservations are recommended at 030-25048799 or info@ohrpheo.de.

Admission free/donations welcome

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15.12.2023 (Friday)

07:30 pm

Kurs auf neue Musik (III): Stravinsky and the Ballets Russes

Kurs auf Neue Musik: Stravinsky and the Ballets Russes

About: "Le sacre du Printemps" and the "Firebird"

The world premiere of Stravinsky's epochal "Sacre" is considered one of the biggest scandals in the still young history of New Music. Together we will explore the genesis of the work and its impact.

As always, explained on the grand piano and with historical recordings.

Lecturer: Andreas F. Staffel

Admission: free (donations allowed)

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03.12.2023 (Sunday)

Christmas party and performance by the music classes

from 4 p.m.: Prelude of the individual classes
from 5 p.m.: Open Stage

Free admission

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24.11.2023 (Friday)

07:30 pm

Kurs auf neue Musik (II): I feel air from another planet

Kurs auf Neue Musik (II): I feel air from another planet (Arnold Schönberg)

From the "Second String Quartet" to "Pierrot Lunaire" - About the composer Arnold Schoenberg

We accompany the universal composer and pioneer of New Music on a fascinating journey through time. Starting with the romantic beginnings of "Transfigured Night" to the groundbreaking compositions of the early atonal phase.

As always explained on the grand piano, with historical records and film clips!

Lecturer: Andreas F. Staffel

Admission: free (donations permitted)

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20.10.2023 (Friday)

07:30 pm

Kurs auf Neue Musik (I): The Dawn of a New Century - The End of Romanticism

Due to the great demand, there is again a new edition of the "Course in New Music". Under the motto "Departure into a New Century - The End of Romanticism", works by Liszt, Wagner, Mahler, Schoenberg, Berg and Debussy, among others, will be heard. As always explained on the grand piano and with historical sound and film examples.

Lecturer: Andreas F. Staffel

Admission: free (donations requested)

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14.10.2023 (Saturday)

08:00 pm

Suzanna and Gerhard A. Schiewe in duet

On 14.10.20:00 presents the well-known chanson singer Suzanna together with the composer and accordionist Gerhard Schiewe their new tango program.

The traditional tango together with its siblings, such as the milongas and the tango valse, meet the tango nuevo of the composer and bandeonist Astor Piazolla in this varied program. An exciting and explosive mixture.

Admission free, donations allowed!

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11.06.2023 (Sunday)

04:00 pm

Ohrpheo Summer Party

Join us to enjoy musical contributions from our students, faculty, and Jan Gerdes' students! For refreshment, there will be coffee and cake. From 6 p.m. Open Stage.

Admission free

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09.06.2023 (Friday)

07:30 pm

Kurs auf Neue Musik (XVI): New Music and New Media - Outlook

Kurs auf Neue Musik (XVI): New music and new media - Outlooks

In the early nineties, newer and newer media appear on the scene out of nowhere. Digital conceptualism is born. In the last part of Course in New Music, we explore the question of how new audio-visual programs keep changing the work of composers. The specter of AI also makes the rounds.

Free admission - donations welcome!

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13.05.2023 (Saturday)

07:30 pm

Kurs auf Neue Musik (XIV) - New Music in the GDR - The Dawn of the Nineties

Kurs auf Neue Musik: New Music in the GDR - The Dawn of the Nineties

In the penultimate part of Course on New Music we deal with contemporary music from the GDR. We also deal with the question of how the situation of composers changed after the fall of the Wall. What remains of a country that no longer exists? With live music contributions and a panel discussion.

Guests: Christfried Schmidt, Ellen Hünigen, Ralf Hoyer, Helmut Zapf
Concept and moderation: Andreas F. Staffel

Free admission - donations welcome!

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20.04.2023 (Thursday)

08:00 pm

Hideki Kozakura, Japan - Piano and Live Electronics

Hideki Kozakura - Piano and Live Electronics - with the support of the STIM FORWAR FUND

Reine Liebe (2015/2019) for piano solo
Improvisation for live electronics and four-channel installation

Admission: 15 € | 10 €

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17.03.2023 (Friday)

07:30 pm

Kurs auf Neue Musik (XIII) - The Eighties - New Complexity versus New Simplicity

Lecturer: Andreas F. Staffel

While composers such as Ferneyhough and Finissey are writing increasingly sophisticated and complicated scores, especially in Great Britain, we are, on the other hand, experiencing a movement of New Simplicity in Germany, which does not shy away from the use of tonality. - Welcome to postmodernism!

With musical examples by Brian Ferneyhough, Michael Finissey, Wolfgang Rihm, Manfred Trojahn, Detlef Müller-Siemens and others.

As always with explanations at the grand piano.

Free admission - donations welcome!

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04.03.2023 (Saturday)

08:00 pm

Stephan Krawczyk - "Zwar leben wir jetzt"

Stephan Krawczyk - "Zwar leben wir jetzt" | Concert at the music studio Ohrpheo Berlin on 4.3.2023

Stephan Krawczyk - songs, texts, soliloquies

Songs and literature are the means of expression of this artist, who has been on stage for four decades and has already experienced a lot that goes beyond the everyday. Stylistically diverse, chansonesque, even South American pulsating, with his not ingratiating, but all the more insistently gentle voice, Krawczyk fans out his song world reflectively and poetically, very individual, sympathetically peculiar.

Admission: 15 € | 10 €

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