Scholarship recipients of the RSB Orchestra Academy present themselves
Anton Webern Fünf Sätze für Streichorchester op. 5
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Divertimento für Streichorchester B-Dur KV 137
Alban Berg Drei Sätze aus der “Lyrischen Suite”, bearbeitet für Streichorchester vom Komponisten
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48
Members and Mentors of the RSB Orchestra Academy
Steffen Tast - direction
Once a year, the limelight belongs solely to the scholarship recipients of the RSB Orchestra Academy. They perform in various formations: in chamber concerts, even as soloists, then together with their mentors as a chamber orchestra. RSB member Steffen Tast rehearses this year’s program with the students and is conductor for the evening, which features at the forefront the magnificent string serenade by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. But in addition to a Mozart divertimento, the program also includes two works of the Second Viennese School, which in turn made music history: the Five Movements for string quartet by Anton Webern, which are as succinct as they are experimental in sound, and three movements from the Lyric Suite for string quartet by Alban Berg. Both works exemplify how twelve-tone technique can be conceived differently: as a sound experiment or as sound poetry. Versions of both works for string orchestra will be performed.
Steffen Tast - direction
Steffen Tast was born in 1965 in Berlin.
After studying violin at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin in 1987, he became a member of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB). In the same year, his interest in contemporary music led him to the chamber ensemble “Kammerensemble Neue Musik” Berlin (KNM).
In recent years, he has been appearing increasingly as a conductor. Initially, the focus was on working with KNM Berlin. This was followed by invitations as a conductor with the Ensemble Oriol, the Kammerakademie Potsdam, the Ensemble Modern, and the Ensemble Ascolta Stuttgart. Since 2005 he has been regularly conducting chamber orchestra concerts with members of the RSB and their orchestra academy, and also symphony concerts as part of the family- and school student concerts of the orchestra since 2014. In his home village of Klein Leppin in north-western Brandenburg, he was one of the initiators of the project “Dorf macht Oper” (“Village makes opera”) in 2005 and has since been its musical director.
Steffen Tast is involved as mentor in the orchestra academy of the RSB.
Thu 16 December 2021 - 7.30 pm Theater im Delphi (former movie theatre Delphi)