In 2019, the Kammersymphonie Berlin organizes the concert series „Berlin TRIFFT" to which international artists from four non-European regions are invited: Syria, Argentina, Korea and Anatolia. In the Chamber Music Hall of the Philharmonie Berlin, unusual connections of musical languages meet on four concert evenings across continents.
In the form of converstion concerts - moderated by the artistic director and conductor Jürgen Bruns - musicians and composers whose lives are linked to the effects of the history of the last century, their political developments or the consequences of emigration are presented in interviews - a creative attempt to document contemporary history through music and to stimulate thought-provoking impulses and changes in perspective.
Against the background of historical processes in the partner countries, exemplary compositions and artists are put into relation, whether the emigration of Beytelmann from Argentina, Akkaya's emigration from Anatolia, or Syria's refugees who arrived in Berlin from the crisis regions - such as Athil Hamdan, or the cooperation with the Tutti Ensemble Seoul on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Korean division in 2019 - as mirrors of Berlin history: all of them form lines of contemporary history that meet in the Philharmonie Berlin in the heart of cultural Europe.
Through the moderation in the concerts, the audience meets the artists and their special life experiences from their very personal point of view.
In the encounter with the European sound culture of the Kammersymphonie Berlin, the concert programmes combine to form a global musical journey that attempts to convey a common language and universal message.

BERLIN meets ...

SYRIAJanuary 21, 2019, 8 pmWorks by Bach, Iskander, Younes, Alhamwy et al.
ARGENTINAApril 01, 2019, 8 pmWorks by Haas, Beytelmann, Schreker und Ginastera
KOREAJune 01, 2019, 8 pmWorks by Eisler, Cho, Yun und Mozart
ANATOLIANovember 08, 2019, 8 pmWorks by Akkaya, Mihevc et al.
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In 2019, the Kammersymphonie Berlin organizes the concert series „Berlin TRIFFT" to which international artists from four non-European regions are invited: Syria, Argentina, Korea and Anatolia. In the Chamber Music Hall of the Philharmonie Berlin, unusual connections of musical languages meet on four concert evenings across continents.
In the form of converstion concerts - moderated by the artistic director and conductor Jürgen Bruns - musicians and composers whose lives are linked to the effects of the history of the last century, their political developments or the consequences of emigration are presented in interviews - a creative attempt to document contemporary history through music and to stimulate thought-provoking impulses and changes in perspective.
Against the background of historical processes in the partner countries, exemplary compositions and artists are put into relation, whether the emigration of Beytelmann from Argentina, Akkaya's emigration from Anatolia, or Syria's refugees who arrived in Berlin from the crisis regions - such as Athil Hamdan, or the cooperation with the Tutti Ensemble Seoul on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Korean division in 2019 - as mirrors of Berlin history: all of them form lines of contemporary history that meet in the Philharmonie Berlin in the heart of cultural Europe.
Through the moderation in the concerts, the audience meets the artists and their special life experiences from their very personal point of view.
In the encounter with the European sound culture of the Kammersymphonie Berlin, the concert programmes combine to form a global musical journey that attempts to convey a common language and universal message.

BERLIN meets ...

SYRIAJanuary 21, 2019, 8 pmWorks by Bach, Iskander, Younes, Alhamwy et al.
ARGENTINAApril 01, 2019, 8 pmWorks by Haas, Beytelmann, Schreker und Ginastera
KOREAJune 01, 2019, 8 pmWorks by Eisler, Cho, Yun und Mozart
ANATOLIANovember 08, 2019, 8 pmWorks by Akkaya, Mihevc et al.
sponsored by:
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recorded by:
Logo Deutschlandfunk Kultur

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BERLIN MEETS SYRIA

BERLIN MEETS ARGENTINA

BERLIN MEETS KOREA

BERLIN MEETS ANATOLIA

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SYRIA

BERLIN MEETS SYRIA

PROGRAMME

J.S. Bachorchestral Suite BWV 1066 in C *Ouverture
Zaid JabriGerra & Qasioun for oboe and strings
Peter FribbinsSoliloquies for trumpet and strings (wp)
Nouri IskandarOud concerto

Shalan AlhamwyReminiscenza for violoncello and strings (wp)
Kensaku ShimizuKyakurai (wp)
Mevan YounesDengvedana for buzuq and strings
J.S. Bach*Bourèe - *Bourèe II
Mohamad A. KarimTango for buzuq and strings

soloists:

Florian Grube, oboe
Sören Linke, trumpet
Athil Hamdan, violoncello
Maher Mahmoud, Oud
Mevan Younes, Buzuq
Volker Michael und Jürgen Bruns, translation and interviews

Jürgen Bruns, conductor

wp – world premiere

With „Berlin TRIFFT Syria" the new concert series of the Kammersymphonie Berlin will be opened in 2019, a unique sound experience in which European musical language and the classical modern music of the Orient meet in a colourful style. In the world premieres of the composers Schalan Alhamwy and Kensaku Shimizu they experience the current developments of the classical Far Eastern music world, but also the polyphonic music of Johann Sebastian Bach as a context that emphasizes the diversity of cultures. The outstanding musicians Athil Hamdan, Mevan Younes and Maher Mahmoud, who are renowned in their home country Syria, are invited to perform this extraordinary program together with the Kammersymphonie Berlin in the Chamber Music Hall of the Philharmonie Berlin - this is where pioneering music paths develop, symbolic of the global rapprochement of cultures! Jürgen Bruns, conductor and artistic director of the orchestra, and Volker Michael from Deutschlandfunk Kultur - who translates from Arabic - will moderate the discussion concert with the Syrian musicians, who will provide insights into their individual musical character. This concert is dedicated to the respect of two cultures that approach each other from both sides and broaden horizons through knowledge of current values.

BERLIN MEETS SYRIA
21.01.2019 – 20:00 Uhr
Philharmonie Berlin, Chamber Hall

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ARGENTINA

BERLIN MEETS ARGENTINA

PROGRAMME

Pavel Haasstudy for string orchestra (1944)
Gustavo BeytelmannMúsica urbana -three fragments for piano solo
Apronte; Amanecer; Tributo
Gustavo BeytelmannArrabal de Occidente for strings (2013-17) wp
Tango; Calmo; Rush

Franz SchrekerIntermezzo and Scherzo (1900)
Alberto GinasteraConcerto per archi op.33 (1961)

soloists:

Gustavo Beytelmann, piano
Jürgen Bruns, conductor
Amaury du Closel, moderation
Kammersymphonie Berlin

All composers of this concert are connected by fate around the loss of artistic freedom in political systems. Parallels in German and Argentina`s history can be seen in the temporal connection over almost a century, in which artists were faced with the personal decision to leave their cultural homeland.
In the 1930s, a time in which Franz Schreker lost his status in Germany and his music was called „degenerate music" by the Nazis.
Alberto Ginastera was just beginning to become successful as a composer in Argentina, only to experience a similar fate in his own country decades later. In the 70`s his works were no longer played, he was an outlaw and emigrated to Europe.
Pavel Haas was also banned from performing in 1939 and murdered in Auschwitz in 1944. The composer and pianist Gustavo Beytelman, born only one year later in Argentina, is one of the few contemporary witnesses who left Argentina at the same time as Ginastera and still lives in Paris today. Through his personal involvement in concert and moderation, the current effects on his artistic development can be described. His compositions always remained closely connected to Argentine music - especially tango. And although he now has connections to Argentina again, the reasons for his emigration are not a public political issue.
United in this concert, the composers longing for their homeland and their creatively newly developed identity from the traditions of their cultural circle become audible.

BERLIN MEETS ARGENTINA
01.04.2019 – 20:00 Uhr
Philharmonie Berlin, Chamber Hall

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KOREA

BERLIN MEETS KOREA

PROGRAMME

Hanns EislerFive Pieces for orchestra ("The 400 Million")
Young-Eun PaikSong of a Man Resting in Peace for Daegeum and orchestra

Isang YunDubble concerto for oboe, harp and chamber orchestra
Wolfgang A. MozartExsultate jubilate

soloists:

Nosang Park, daegeum
Vilèm Veverka, oboe
Maud Edenwald, harp
Suh Yeree, sopran
Jürgen Bruns, conductor and moderation
Tutti-Ensemble Seoul (Korea)
Kammersymphonie Berlin

With Hanns Eisler's „5 Orchestra Pieces" from the music for the documentary film „The 400 Million" which premiered in New York in 1939 and is regarded as the first score to be composed with the twelve-tone technique of Eisler's teacher Arnold Schönberg, the programme takes us right into the politically turbulent history of Asia. Under the direction of Joris Ivens, the struggle to defend against the Japanese invasion leads to the invention of the prototype of the „Solidarity Film". Eisler follows this strategy: from his anti-fascist attitude, he finds various possibilities to clearly express his musical solidarity.
Isang Yun, born in 1917 in Tongyeong, which still belonged to the Japanese Empire, moved to Berlin in 1957, from interest in finding a connection to contemporary international compositional developments. Yun, whose political commitment and exemplary biography are inextricably linked with his music, takes up in his double concert the old Korean history of magpies who bring people together - symbolic of the desire for the reunification of Korea.

The moderation deals with the current perspective of the young generation in retrospect on their own history and the parallels to Berlin. The question of Isang Yun, who died in Berlin in 1995 and was not allowed to return to South Korea his whole life, is also still a topical issue.
Mozart's work reinforces both, the humanistic idea and the emotional understanding of musical language through the joint concert with the Tutti Ensemble Seoul and the Kammersymphonie Berlin.

BERLIN MEETS KOREA
01.06.2019 – 20:00 Uhr
Philharmonie Berlin, Chamber Hall

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ANATOLIA

BERLIN MEETS ANATOLIA

PROGRAMME

traditional:ANADOLU RAPSODISI
GECELEYIN
KIRAT SEMAHI
Marko Muni MihevcOrient-Express 2.0 (UA)
traditional:ANADOLU ÇESITLEMESI
BIR YILDIZ DOGDU NUR ILE
KÖROGLU KOÇAKLAMASI

traditional:HAYDAR HAYDAR
TOPAL OYUN HAVASI
Marko Muni Mihevc:Orient-Express 2.1 (UA)
traditional:GÜL KURUTTUM
CEKE CEKE
IKI YAKA

soloists:

Erdal Akkaya Baglama, singing and interview
N.N. Drums, interview
Jürgen Bruns, conductor
Kammersymphonie Berlin

The program is based on arrangements of Anatolian folk music and encompasses a wide stylistic range through the combination of the Eastern Asian instrument Baglama and modernly interpreted Asian rhythm instruments with Western European string instruments. The contemporary interpretation and Erdal Akkaya's specially developed playing techniques and new instrumentation have developed stylistically into their very own form of expression.
The work „Orient-Express" by the most famous Slovenian composer Marko Muni Mihevc (*1957) is integrated into the concert programme as a kind of path along the route from west to east. This piece is a work in progress in the style of generative art, - extended in stations from Paris to Istanbul and combines European traditional music in a fascinating way with music from the Balkans and finally Turkish music. With this world premiere, a contemporary musical journey through epochs and styles succeeds, bringing different musical worlds together.
Erdal Akkaya himself will be the moderator. The artist, who lives in Germany, will talk about the specially developed forms of musical language, the meaning and approach of Persian scales to art music and Western musical instruments. About a development that radically changes a culture thousands of years old within a few decades, tries to enrich itself with the sound of European instruments and still tries to preserve it.

BERLIN MEETS ANATOLIA
08.11.2019 – 20:00 Uhr
Philharmonie Berlin, Chamber Hall

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