Mensch, Musik! #6 – Return to the Unknown
“Toccata e due canzoni” für Orchester
and other works
Ruth Reinhardt - Conductor
Born in Saarbrücken, conductor Ruth Reinhardt composed and conducted a children’s opera for children and young people in her home town when she was only 17. After graduating from high school, she began conducting studies in Zurich with Constantin Trinks, which she supplemented with additional training with Johannes Schlaefli in Zurich. She also took part in conducting master classes with Bernard Haitink, Michael Tilson Thomas, David Zinman and James Ross, among others. Already during her studies, Ruth Reinhardt conducted two chamber operas for children: “The Little Mermaid” by the Swiss composer Michal Muggli and “Wassilissa” by the German composer Dennis Bäsecke. After earning her Master’s degree in conducting at The Juilliard School with Alan Gilbert, Ruth Reinhardt earned conducting fellowships with the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Music Center (2015) and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra (2015-2016). She was an Associate Conducting Fellow with the Taki Concordia Program (2015-2017) and a Dudamel Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic (2017-2018). In 2018 and 2019, she also served as Assistant Conductor of the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra and with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Highlights of recent seasons include debuts with the Cleveland, San Francisco, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Orlando, Milwaukee, and Portland symphonies; the Blossom Music Center and Wolf Trap summer festivals in Virginia; and the Los Angeles and St. Paul chamber orchestras. In Europe, she has made debuts with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Tonkünstler Orchestra in Austria, the Grosses Orchester Graz, and in Scandinavia with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and the symphony orchestras in Gävle and Kristiansand, and in Germany with the Impuls Festival, the DSO Berlin, the Orchestre National de Radio France, the MDR Radio Symphony Orchestra Leipzig and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin. She will conduct the RSB for the first time in 2023.
Konzept und szenische Einrichtung
tauchgold - Konzept und szenische Einrichtung
Since 2007 tauchgold (Heike Tauch and Florian Goldberg) have been realising plays at the interface of radio and stage. Their works include social satires, historical dramas and philosophical material. However, specially composed music always plays a central role. In 2019, her stage work “Das Gläserne Meer – Ein Narratorium für Streicher und Stimmen” (The Glass Sea – A Narratorio for Strings and Voices) premiered in Munich, with a composition by Cathy Milliken based on the radio play “Metamorphoses”. For “Borrowed Landscape – A Narratorio for Piano Trio and Voices”, composer Dai Fujikura wrote the music (2022). In June 2022, tauchgold already realised the RSB’s “Mensch, Musik!”#4 project entitled “Wanderungen”. The two following “Mensch, Musik!” projects in spring 2023 will also be created together with tauchgold.
The RSB is committed to making music not just for its own sake, but explicitly for people, including those who have had little ear for classical music and symphony orchestras. To this end, the orchestra invites artists who are able to reach our senses beyond hearing with images, texts and optical visions. Directing team “tauchgold” together with students, tutors and alumni from Catalyst, a higher-education institute for creative arts and technology based in Berlin’s Funkhaus, unite creative practices, disciplines, genres visions from diverse artistic and cultural backgrounds.
Under the direction of three young conductors, the RSB will consciously step out of the “normal” concert business to raise burning questions musically.
Mensch, Musik! #5 Border Issues – an Exploration
Beethoven, Kagel, Ives, Xenakis, Wagner, Shostakovich, Vaughan Williams
Concert broadcast to the Zeiss-Großplanetarium
Moderated rehearsal – Antonello Manacorda
Antonello Manacorda & Maximilian Hornung
Adam Fischer & Dorottya Láng & Johannes Martin Kränzle
Vasily Petrenko & Siobhan Stagg
Mozart, Berg, Zemlinsky