19:30 Haus des Rundfunks

Mensch, Musik! #6 – Return to the Unknown

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

„Heimkehr aus der Fremde“ – Overture op. 89

Bohuslav Martinů

Toccata e Due Canzoni for the Chamber Orchestra H 311

Herman Berlinski

Sinfonische Visionen
3. Satz: Adagio molto sostenuto

Ursula Mamlok

Concertino for woodwind quintet, percussion and string orchestra
3rd movement: Elegy

George Walker

Concert for Trombone and Orchestra
1st movement: Allegro

Dai Fujikura

„Entwine“ for Orchestra

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

Excerpts from „Oder soll es Tod bedeuten“ - Eight songs and a fragment after poems by Heinrich Heine,
arranged and combined with six intermezzi for soprano and string quartet by Aribert Reimann

Ruth Reinhardt


Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin


Text, Concept, Realisation

Philipp Mathmann


David Nebel


Nadine Contini


Alejandro Regueira Caumel


Hans-Jakob Eschenburg


Mohamed Gamal


Richard Scott

Modular Synthesizer

Gustavo Llano

Choreography and dance

Inka Löwendorf


Return to the Unknown – Who am I, where do I come from, where do I belong?

Questions of origin, homeland and identity connect the composers of the evening, who were expelled from their homeland (Bohuslav Martinů, Ursula Mamlok), no longer live in their country of origin (Dai Fujikura) or deal artistically with the enslavement of their ancestors (George Walker). Their symphonic and chamber music works meet electronic compositions by the British composer Richard Scott in the Haus des Rundfunks.

With an interdisciplinary performance of song, dance, speech, symphonic and electronic music, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, conducted by Ruth Reinhardt, continues its “Mensch, Musik!” series.

But not only musical styles, but also dance, song and spoken word will be interwoven: The senior physician and countertenor Philipp Mathmann, at once at home in medicine and music, interprets Mendelssohn’s Heine lieder settings in a disturbing arrangement by Aribert Reimann. The dancer and choreographer Gustavo Ilano had to leave his Colombian homeland at the end of the 1990s and also expressively presents his own life story with “Heimkehr in die Fremde”.

And the actress and speaker Inka Löwendorf lends her voice to texts about home and foreign countries.

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