Special concert with a call for donations to benefit freelance musicians

Staatskapelle Berlin under the musical direction of Daniel Barenboim, with soloist András Schiff, livestreams on rbbKultur November 15th and on rbb television November 16th

On Sunday, November 15th, thanks to the support of Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb), a symphony concert by the Staatskapelle Berlin will take place in the hall of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, under the musical direction of Daniel Barenboim and with András Schiff as a soloist. The concert will be streamed live on the websites of rbbKultur, Staatskapelle Berlin, and Staatsoper Unter den Linden as a cooperation with rbb at 9 a.m. EST and broadcast on the radio from 2:04 p.m. EST. The concert will also be broadcast on rbb television on November 16 at 5:45 p.m. EST. Ludwig van Beethoven’s PIANO CONCERTO No. 4 in G Major (Op. 58) is on the program with András Schiff as pianist, as well as Beethoven’s SYMPHONY NO. 3 in Eb Major (Op. 55). In order to draw attention in particular to the difficult situation of freelance colleagues, the livestream is taking place as a benefit concert, requesting viewers to donate to the emergency aid fund of the German Orchestra Foundation in favor of freelance musicians.

General Music Director Daniel Barenboim says, “For music and culture, there has probably been little worse than this pandemic. We are experiencing a very difficult time and – what is perhaps even worse – we cannot foresee what the time will be like, how people will be shaped when it is finally over. A return to normal is very difficult to imagine, because the musical and cultural landscape will change permanently as a result of the pandemic. The survival of the rich German (and European!) cultural landscape is in great danger. What worries me most is how little importance music and culture have in today’s social discourse. Of course, health comes first, then economy. But culture also contributes to the economy, and we must not forget that people also have a spirit. “

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Save the date! On November 15th at 3 pm, the Staatskapelle Berlin, conducted by @dbarenboim and with András Schiff as soloist, will be playing a symphony concert without an audience in the Great Hall of the Staatsoper Unter den Linden, which you can experience via live stream on @rbbkultur and on our websites www.staatsoper-berlin.de and www.staatskapelle-berlin.de thanks to our partner the Berlin-Brandenburg public broadcaster, rbb! It will also be broadcast on the radio by rbbKultur from 8.04 pm and on @rbbfernsehen on November 16th at 11.45 pm. The programme includes Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, OP. 58 with András Schiff as pianist as well as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55. In order to draw attention to the difficult situation of freelance colleagues in particular, the live stream will be broadcast as a charity event, with the appeal to donate to the emergency relief fund of the German Orchestra Foundation in favour of freelance musicians. Further info can be found on our website – link in story! Photos: Staatsoper Unter den Linden / Marcus Ebener (Staatskapelle Berlin 2017), Rudy Amisamo de Lespin (Portrait Daniel Barenboim), Raphaël Faux, Rougemont (Portrait András Schiff) #staatsoperunterdenlinden #staatsoperberlin #staatskapelleberlin #danielbarenboim #andrásschiff #charity #charityevent #symphonyconcert #charityconcert #concert #beethoven #livestream #streaming #rbb #rbbkultur #rbbfernsehen #thankyou #musicians #donate #deutscheorchesterstiftung #nothilfefondsderdeutschenorchesterstiftung #emergencyrelieffund #freelancemusician

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“We are very grateful to the rbb and its general manager Patricia Schlesinger for this renewed cooperation! In March for the first lockdown, together with the rbb and the “Carmen” live stream from the empty Staatsoper, we reached an online audience of over 160,000 viewers from all over the world. We really appreciate that the rbb is such an uncomplicated and reliable partner in these difficult times, and that it helps us to keep a cultural platform. We need these audible and visible signs even more now! ” says Artistic Director Matthias Schulz.

rbb director Patricia Schlesinger: “When the places for culture have to close, we open new rooms. The rbb does it; It is the motto with which we bring cultural offers from the closed stages and cultural sites of the region to the people in Berlin and Brandenburg. We are very happy that we can do this again live from the Staatsoper Unter den Linden. With our cultural push in the program, we want to set an example by the end of November: for the culture, for the artists of our region, who accompany us with their actions in this difficult time again. You do it, we show it – and everyone can participate. “

All live events up to and including November 30, 2020 have been canceled. Tickets already purchased for events during this period lose their validity. Tickets can be exchanged, the purchase price donated or refunded. All information about the refund is available on the website. Visitors who have purchased their tickets through advance booking offices or through visitor organizations are asked to contact these offices directly. Advance ticket sales for the events in December 2020 and January 2021 are expected to begin on November 13th.

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