Neukoelln's Little Stage is a neighborhood music club where the next generation music scene is paying its dues. You'll find everything from new electronic rock, singer-songwriter, gypsy music to of course freestyle and new jazz.
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The Staatsoper's Daniel Barenboim is directing a production of the opera, Lulu. Barenboim, Musical Director, commissioned the conductor and composer, David Robert Coleman, to rework the final act for a premiere production by Andrea Breth.
La Monte Young, a founding figure of minimalist music, had his European premiere of "The Dream House," a collaboration with lighting designer Marian Zazeela at the Villa Elisabeth as part of Berlin's MaerzMusik last week.
Leoš Janácek's "Jenufa," currently playing at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, is a work of great psychological complexity despite its naturalist setting of Moravian peasant life.
"Music Fund," an initiative from Ictus Ensemble in Brussels and Oxfam, gives support to music schools and trains repair technicians of musical instruments in developing countries and conflict areas. Hundreds of instruments are collected in Europe each year and redistributed.
Berlin's Rundfunkchor has a new production of "Human Requiem," a nod to Brahms' "German Requiem," at the Radialsystem. It sets out to transcend the traditional stand-and-deliver choral format.
Berlin's Ultraschall Festival for new music premiered this weekend with a program dedicated to reviving classics of the avant-garde while exploring new roads in the European music scene.
The Deutsche Oper, for its "premiere production" of the opera Pecheurs de Perles, presented a concert performance that allowed the company to maintain its high standard for leading soloists.
Kirsten Harms' 2008 production of "Tannhäuser," which was revived last season, took the stage again this month. The opera boldly challenges the subjugation of the feminine principle. Kirsten Harms' "Tannhäuser" at the Deutsche Oper is saved from aesthetic failure by its compelling music.
This month's music tip features Peter Bonev, one of Bulgaria's most acclaimed bagpipe players. Bonev will be performing this Thursday at Haus der Sinne in Prenzlauer Berg.
Hungarian conductor and composer, Ivan Fischer, made a guest appearance with the Berlin Philharmonic this past Friday. He is preparing to step in as music director of Berlin's Konzerthaus next season.
The C3 Festival returned for its second iteration this past weekend. The festival hopes to provide a platform for today's post-classical, neo-contemplative, electronic spiritual movement.