21.01.2022 (Friday)

07:00 pm

Course in New Music (Part 3): Stories of Soldiers and Others

Lecturer: Andreas F. Staffel

The First World War was a major caesura and had a great impact on the work of composers of that time. Exemplary for this are the music theater work 'Die Geschichte vom Soldaten' (1917) by Igor Stravinsky and the opera Wozzek (1925) by Alban Berg, in each of which a soldier is the main character.

Both works will be the focus of our evening. In addition to excerpts played on the piano, historical recordings will also be heard. Furthermore, we will experience the fascination of the so-called "golden twenties" in jazz-oriented piano works by Schulhoff and Hindemith.

Admission free/donations requested

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10.12.2021 (Friday)

07:00 pm

Kurs auf Neue Musik: From Pierrot Lunaire to Sacre du Printemps. Schoenberg versus Stravinsky

The Kurs auf Neue Musik series was launched in 2012 on the initiative of composer and pianist Andreas F. Staffel. Since then, regular events have been held every year, in which the different periods of New Music history are brought closer to a colorful audience consisting of amateurs and music connoisseurs. A special interest lies in the introduction of a younger audience. Starting in 1907, the year of birth of modern music, Andreas F. Staffel, alternating with colleagues, will explain the different epochs and stylistic transformations in the past one hundred and fifteen years.

Admission free/donations requested

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26.11.2021 (Friday)

08:00 pm

Neustart Kultur - Klassik: Douze Études (1915) by Claude Debussy

Andreas F. Staffel plays Douze Études (1915) by Claude Debussy

Andreas F. Staffel | Piano

As part of the scholarship program of the German Music Council, Andreas F. Staffel plays the complete cycle of Douze Études (1915) by Claude Debussy and gives insights into his instrumentation of some of these masterpieces. The concert will conclude with C-A-D-E-B-an own homage to the important French composer.

Program

Andreas F. Staffel: CADEBES for Piano Solo (2018)

Claude Debussy: Twelve Etudes for Piano (1915)

I. For the five must-be's after Monsieur Czerny
II. For the Thirds
III. For the Quarts
IV. For Sixts
V. For Octaves
VI. For Eight Fingers

Break

VII. For the chromatic degrees
VIII. For the pleasures
IX. For the repeated notes
X. For the opposite sonorities
XI. For the compound arpeggios
XII. For the chords

Event kindly supported by the scholarship program "NEUSTART KULTUR KLASSIK" of the German Music Council.

Free entrance / Suspension allowed!

Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended by calling 030-25048799 or info@ohrpheo.de.

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12.11.2021 (Friday)

07:00 pm

"Course to New Music: I feel air from another planet

Under the motto: I feel air from another planet, works by Mahler (Tenth Symphony) and Schoenberg (Second String Quartet) will be analyzed in the first module, both on the piano and with rare sound recordings.

Lecturer: Andreas F. Staffel

Admission: free (donations requested)

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25.09.2021 (Saturday)

08:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Festival EnCounterpoints 2021 - Kelly Watson Woelffer, flute - Nikolaus Schlierf, viola - Ruben Mattia Santorsa, concert guitar

Kelly Watson Woelffer, flute
Nikolaus Schlierf, viola
Ruben Mattia Santorsa, concert guitar

Program among others: Andreas F. Staffel: Cassida Del Llanto (Trio after a poem by Garcia Lorca)

Admission (exhibition and concert)
12 € | 10 € | 7€ (Berlinpass)

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04.09.2021 (Saturday)

08:00 pm

Inobat Akhmedova | Violin und Lala Isakova-Lewin | Piano

Inobat Akhmedova | Violin
Lala Isakova-Lewin | Piano

Program among others:
Andreas F. Staffel: No. 2: Inside out, No. 4: Old Midnight and No. 6: Desert Island
from: Über kurz oder lang (7 pieces for violin and piano)

Admission free, donations requested

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20.03.2021 (Saturday)

05:00 pm

Fidan Aghayeva-Edler - PRIMAL PATTERNS

Concert announcement Fidan Aghayeva-Edler - PRIMAL PATTERNS, Portrait of Fidan Aghayeva-Edler and a Toy Piano

Fidan Aghayeva-Edler | Toy Piano

PRIMAL PATTERNS is a mini-series of concerts that take place as showcase concerts at different venues in Berlin. As part of the program, pianist Fidan Aghayeva-Edler will perform five older and three new works for Toy Piano composed explicitly for these concerts and one improvisation.

John Cage "Suite for Toy Piano" (1948)
Julia Wolfe "East Broadway" (1996)
Michael Finnissy "Sonata for Toy Piano" (2006-2007)
Dai Fujikura "Milliampere" (2010)
Fidan Aghayeva-Edler Live Improvisation
Dai Fujikura "Minas Song" (2013)
Margarete Huber "Number One" (2021) UA
Florence Anna Maunders "Primal Patterns" (2020) UA
Emily Pedersen "Caged Innocence" (2021) UA

The theme "Homeschooling/Parenting in the Lockdown" serves as a nexus for the works in the project. The performance dates will be evenly distributed throughout the spring, with performances in Weißensee, Charlottenburg, Prenzlauer Berg, and Wedding. The concert program will be streamed live at least once via Youtube and Facebook.

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26.02.2021 (Friday)

08:00 pm

Beethoven_ off_set - Interview about the work and online presentation of the third movement

Beethoven_off_set (or I take it back, the ninth symphony) by Andreas F. Staffel

Online presentation of the third movement (III. Adagio molto) of Beethoven_off_set (or I take it back, the ninth symphony) as a score video. Interviews about the orchestral piece with Fritz Schütte (journalist and author) and the participating artists.

LIVESTREAM
FRIDAY - 02/26/2021 - 8 PM
Beethoven_ off_set - Talk about the work and online presentation of the third movement

The event will be livestreamed on Youtube (https://youtu.be/f2kr-CGZwz8)
We would be happy about donations via PayPal (donate via Paypal now)!

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22.01.2021 (Friday)

09:00 pm

Preview „Elise shut up“

Preview and talk about 'Elise, shut up! The video is an interdisciplinary project by Dana Widawski and Andreas F. Staffel for the Beethoven Year 2020/2021.

Interview: Ernst Ludwig von Aster (journalist office Grenzgänger, among others Deutschlandradio, SWR2, BR24 )

The link to the livestream: https://youtu.be/WQNaLxLdTQ0

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07.01.2021 (Thursday)

01:00 am

Online release of the video trailer: Beethoven_off_set or "I take it back, the Ninth Symphony"

Video with Frank Bertram, Andreas Neufeld, Sergey Tchirkov, Julius Holtz about the creation of the forty-minute orchestral work by Andreas F. Staffel.Online release of the video trailer: Beethoven_off_set or "I take it back, the Ninth Symphony".

Video, Interviews: Frank Bertram

The link to the livestream: https://youtu.be/gt_rTXgX3SA

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30.10.2020 (Friday)

09:00 pm

EnCounterpoints 2020 - Song Recital - Hölderlin on his two hundred and fiftieth birthday

Yvonne Friedli | soprano, Andreas F. Staffel | piano - Hölderlin Liederabend

Yvonne Friedli | Soprano
Andreas F. Staffel | Piano

Program

Victor Ullmann: Hölderlinlieder for Soprano and Piano (1943)
Benjamin Britten: Six Hölderlinfragments op. 61 for Soprano and Piano
Andreas F. Staffel: 4 Diotimalieder for Soprano und Piano (1999/2020, UA)
Robert Schumann: Gesänge der Frühe for Piano (An Diotima)

The entrance is free, donations via paypal are welcome!

Due to Covid-19, unfortunately only a limited number of spectators is allowed. Unfortunately there are no seats left. The concert will be broadcasted on Youtube as a livestream.

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19.09.2020 (Saturday)

10:00 pm

EnCounterpoints 2020 - Ruben Mattia Santorsa - "Cratere"

R. M. Santorsa - © Reisa H. Boksi

Ruben Mattia Santorsa | Electric Guitar

The solo repertoire of electric guitar is enriching itself everyday. “Cratere”, the solo electric guitar concert, that takes the title from the piece by Lorenzo Troiani, is an overview on the current situation of the electric guitar and focuses on short form and pieces. A concert of solo electric guitar is a travel through thousands of sonorities madexp with just one instrument and the eletricity in one evening.

Because of Covid-19, unfortunately only a limited number of 12 people is allowed. There are only a few places left on the guest list. Registration (strongly recommended under: info@ohrpheo.de). The concert will be broadcasted on Youtube (https://youtu.be/p2Tbrai0yms) as live stream.

We would be happy about donations via PayPal (concert donation via PaPpal).

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22.05.2020 (Friday)

10:00 pm

Online: Tatjana and Andreas Neufeld - Concert for the Year of the Violin

Duo Neufeld - Tatjana and Andreas Neufeld

Andreas Neufeld | Violin
Tatjana Neufeld | Piano

From April we will offer you online concerts. The start will be made on April 23, 2020 by the duo Andreas Neufeld (violin) and Tatjana Neufeld (piano). The program includes sonatas by Brahms and Debussy as well as the world premiere of Uber short or long (7 pieces for violin and piano) by Andreas F. Staffel.

Online concert: free admission (donations welcome)

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24.04.2020 (Friday)

10:00 pm

BEETHOVEN SONGS, PIANO WORKS & CONVERSATION FRAGMENTS

Margarete Huber Soprano and Tomas Bächli Piano | BEETHOVEN-SONGS, PLAYWORKS & CONVERSATIONS FRAGMENTS

Margarete Huber soprano & Tomas Bächli piano

On the occasion of Beethoven's 250th birthday, Italian and German songs by Beethoven, a concert aria and selected piano works will be performed. You can also experience excerpts from the conversation books, fragments of his everyday life: when he could no longer hear, Beethoven used conversation books to write and communicate in everyday life. Surprisingly, these books have been preserved!

(The programme was first performed in December 2019, as part of the Beethoven Bei Uns festival)

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