14:00 Humboldt Forum

Micro concert at Humboldt Forum Berlin

The string quartet “Vox terrae” by Enrico Palascino takes its title literally. The diverse voices of the earth and its inhabitants have their say.
The composer describes his approach: “Our earth is first and foremost home to an incredible number of creatures. Together they form a complex system where life has become possible in the most diverse places on earth. The frozen landscapes at the South and North Poles, the force of the oceans, the huge human metropolises are all beauties of the earth in their own right. They are described in the first movement of the quartet. However, nature has different ‘rules of beauty’ than mankind: a leitmotif wanders through the various places and becomes a warning call from nature… The second movement is an attempt to establish a spiritual balance between the wishes of mankind and the needs of nature. The result is a prayer where different textures alternate or search together for an answer.” (Enrico Palascino)

On-site organisation:

2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Room 220 Buildings from Oceania

Enrico Palascino
String quartet “Le voci della Terra”
1st movement: La Terra (The Earth)

2.30 pm and 3.30 pm Room 317 Northern Silk Road

2nd movement La Preghiera (The Prayer)

Please leave jackets, coats and large bags at the cloakroom or in the lockers on the ground floor before entering the Ethnological Museum on the 2nd floor. The number of seats is limited, plus standing room. In case of overcrowding we have to close the entrance temporarily.


In the anniversary season of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, chamber music ensembles of the RSB will perform for the first time at the Humboldt Forum. The musicians return to the historic venue where the RSB has performed several times in its past at the Palace of the Republic. Inspired by the collections and exhibitions, micro-concerts will be played.

The performances by RSB members will take place during opening hours, admission is free.

The programme will be announced here and on the Humboldt Forum website shortly before the event.

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