15:00 Haus des Rundfunks

Rapauke-Finale in the Großer Sendesaal

Final Concert of the Rapauke Series

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy

“Ein Sommernachtstraum” – Ouvertüre op. 21 und Ausschnitte aus der Schauspielmusik op. 61

“Rapauke-Suite” für Orchester über “Ein Sommernachtstraum”
(Auftragswerk des RSB, Uraufführung)

Steffen Tast


Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

Jule Greiner

Idee und Moderation

Isabel Stegner

Idee und Moderation

Heike Linke


A family dream summer

Craftsmen’s march and elves’ round dance, night song and rowdy dance – it’s incredible what can happen in a single summer night. The dream makes it possible. We know the immortal “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” overture by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, but we hardly know about all the other pieces he composed at the time as incidental music for Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.
The Spanish composer Nuria Nuñez-Hierro goes one better. She relates Mendelssohn’s ideas to the much-praised summer nights in her home country. Her “Suite for a Midsummer Night’s Dream” was commissioned by the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin and written with the support of the Spanish embassy especially for the “Rapauke” finale. Nuria Nuñez Hierro enriched the RSB’s “Rapauke” concerts for a year with small compositions. Now, on Sunday afternoon in the RSB Family Concert, the grand finale with the entire orchestra beckons – exactly two days before the summer solstice.

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