CHAMBER MUSIC

Besides symphonic and family concerts, the members of the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin also perform regularly in smaller ensembles. In the 2016/2017 season this will be in the Kühlhaus at Gleisdreieck and the silent green Kulturquartier in Wedding. Chamber music provides valuable additional nuances to the musicians’ everyday work, enabling members of the RSB to stage their own appearances: it enhances the programme for both musicians and audiences in many respects.

› All seven of this season’s chamber music concerts can be found at a glance in our Concert Calendar.

CLASSIC IN THE KÜHLHAUS

For the second successive season, the RSB is producing four programmes hosted by the Kühlhaus Berlin. The venue directly adjacent to Gleisdreieck was built in 1901; for decades, it enabled merchants and traders to store their goods in cool conditions. After radical political change in Germany, the seven-storey Kühlhaus, all that remained of a once large-scale complex, was saved from demolition as an industrial monument. In 2010, its step-by-step conversion began into a charming ambience for art, concerts and events – its extraordinary atmosphere also presenting a favourable setting for classical music.
“radioeins” presenter Volker Wieprecht will be guiding listeners through the programme of “Klassik im Kühlhaus” once again in the 2016/2017 season, with his approach characterized by humor and natural curiosity. Before the concerts and in the breaks, the audience can obtain drinks and snacks at the bar; after the concerts there will be a chance to chat to the performers, as well.

Cooperation partner: Kühlhaus Berlin
Presented by: tip Berlin

SILENT GREEN KULTURQUARTIER

In its constant search for new, atmospheric settings for chamber music, the RSB made a find for the 2016/2017 season in the very heart of Wedding. The silent green Kulturquartier, originally built between 1908 and 1911 as Berlin’s first crematorium, is situated between underground stations Leopoldplatz and Wedding. The centrepiece of this listed complex of buildings is the 17-metre-high former hall of mourning with its octagonal ground plan and pyramid-shaped mansard roof. It is accessed via an inner court, also octagonal. The crematorium was closed in 2002 and the buildings put up for sale. Finally, in 2013, conversion and restoration work began to transform it into a cultural quarter, creating possibilities for brand new functions in the old spaces. Provision is made for concert audiences to purchase food and drinks in the café beside the hall, where all kinds of cultural events now take place.

Presented by: Zitty

tickets 20 €
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