RSB programmes at the Haus des Rundfunks

In 18 events, the RSB presents a varied programme on the stage of its main rehearsal venue in the Haus des Rundfunks with moderated rehearsals, family and school concerts, concerts in the “Concert for All” series and two new formats – the radioeins narrative concerts and Jazzik.

Moderated rehearsals

Our moderated rehearsals welcome music lovers of all ages and those who want to become one. The 90-minute programmes provide exciting insights into the rehearsal process and the works themselves. This season, Italian conductor Antonello Manacorda takes us through Charles Ives’ The Unanswered Question, conductor Ruth Reinhardt and percussionist Vivi Vassileva introduce us to John Corigliano’s work “Conjurer” and with RSB principal conductor Vladimir Jurowski we gain interesting insights into Arnold Schoenberg’s Theme & Variations op. 43b and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 10 Adagio.

Family and school concerts

The RSB’s family and school concerts once again promise an exciting and varied concert programme for children of primary school age in the 24/25 season. Singing Christmas is a symphonic way to ring in the Christmas season, Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations is a musical puzzle and the film music concert is a cinema for the ears. The programme includes works by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, John Rutter, Edward Elgar, Hans Zimmer and many more.

Performers include conductor Johannes David Wolff, Steffen Tast, Andreas Fellner, the Rundfunk-Kinderchor, the Voca choir and presenters Juri Tetzlaff and Malte Arkona, who are well-known from children’s television.

The inclusive “Konzert für Alle” series

Three further concerts in the inclusive “Concert for All” series complement the programme at Haus des Rundfunks and enable people with and without cognitive impairments, as well as people with and without hearing impairments, to participate in the concert programme.

Participants in the three concerts, in which Steffen Tast and Catherine Larsen-Maguire will take to the podium, are choreographer Andrew Greenwood, performers from the Thikwa Theatre and Sign language performer Jan Sell.

The radioeins storytelling concerts

World literature – told with sound. In the radioeins storytelling lounge, actress and author Meike Rötzer tells in her own words what she has previously gleaned from the rich sources of world literature.  Now this format is being expanded with the RSB to include a musical component. On two evenings, we will immerse ourselves in the worlds of Thomas Mann’s “The Magic Mountain” and Virginia Wolff’s “Orlando” in the radioeins narrative concerts. Valentin Uryupin and Susanne Blumenthal will host the programmes.

The new “Jazzik” series

Mehldau meets Bach. Glass meets Stravinsky. Ozone meets Berstein. In the new “Jazzik” series, the RSB fuses jazz, classical and minimal music. Lyrical, jazz and rhythmic elements are skilfully combined in three varied programmes. Conductors Duncan Ward, Brad Lubman and Clark Rundell will lead through the programmes. Jazz pianists Makoto Ozone and Brad Mehldau will perform their own piano concertos with a large orchestra.

Moderated rehearsal with Vladimir Jurowski © Robert Niemeyer