Pre-Concert Lectures

Did you know that Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 only got its sobriquet “Eroica” as a substitute, after the composer retracted the original title “Bonaparte” including the dedication to Napoleon, disillusioned after the latter crowned himself Emperor? Did you know that Messiaen, the nature-loving “Frenchman from the mountains”, studied birds and actually set authentic bird voices to music, for piano solo and piano and orchestra? That his Turangalîla Symphony derives its title from a Sanskrit term? That George Enescu was known as a famous violin virtuoso during his lifetime, rather than a composer? That the score of his “Pastoral Fantasy” was only performed once, in 1899 in Paris, and will now have its German premiere at Young Euro Classic 2017, performed by the Moldovan National Youth Orchestra almost 120 years after its first airing?

You will learn many fascinating and often surprising background facts from musicological experts in our twelve pre-concert talks – always delivered with a personal note. Alternatively, you can listen in on the dress rehearsal of the National Youth Philharmonic of Turkey and/or attend a panel discussion between conductor Cem Mansur, composer Sinem Altan and our artistic director Dr. Dieter Rexroth.

Enjoy an enriching start to your concert evening and listen to the young musicians on stage with a “knowing ear”.

We look forward to welcoming you to our pre-concert talks – see you there!

Friday, 18 August 2017

Pre-Concert Lecture
7 pm, Konzerthaus Berlin, Werner-Otto-Saal
Dr. Dieter Rexroth, Artistic Director, Young Euro Classic
Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Pre-Concert Lecture
7 pm, Konzerthaus Berlin, Werner-Otto-Saal
Dr. Dieter Rexroth, Artistic Director, Young Euro Classic
National Youth Orchestra of Germany

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Pre-Concert Lecture
7 pm, Konzerthaus Berlin, Werner-Otto-Saal
Dr. Dieter Rexroth, Artistic Director, Young Euro Classic
I, Culture Orchestra

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Pre-Concert Lecture
7 pm, Konzerthaus Berlin, Werner-Otto-Saal
Dr. Dieter Rexroth, Artistic Director, Young Euro Classic
International Tchaikovsky Youth Orchestra Jekaterinburg

Friday, 25 August 2017

Pre-Concert Lecture
7 pm, Konzerthaus Berlin, Werner-Otto-Saal
Anne Kussmaul, Music Educator
Baltic Sea Philharmonic

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Pre-Concert Lecture
7 pm, Konzerthaus Berlin, Werner-Otto-Saal
Dr. Dieter Rexroth, Artistic Director, Young Euro Classic
Choir and Orchestra of the Elisabeth University of Music Hiroshima

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Pre-Concert Lecture
7 pm, Konzerthaus Berlin, Werner-Otto-Saal
Anne Kussmaul, Music Educator
Moldovan National Youth Orchestra

Monday, 28 August 2017

General rehearsal open for public
16:15-17:15 pm, Konzerthaus Berlin, Großer Saal
Part of the series „Democracy lab“ of the National Youth Philharmonic of Turkey – admission free

Discussion: „Musical and cultural identity in times of struggle“
18:30-19:30 pm, Konzerthaus Berlin, Werner-Otto-Saal
With Cem Mansur, composer Sinem Altan and Dr. Dieter Rexroth
National Youth Philharmonic of Turkey

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Pre-Concert Lecture
7 pm, Konzerthaus Berlin, Werner-Otto-Saal
Dr. Dieter Rexroth, Artistic Director, Young Euro Classic
Asian Youth Orchestra

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Pre-Concert Lecture
7 pm, Konzerthaus Berlin, Werner-Otto-Saal
Anne Kussmaul, Music Educator
Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra

Friday, 01 September 2017

Pre-Concert Lecture
7 pm, Konzerthaus Berlin, Werner-Otto-Saal
Anne Kussmaul, Music Educator
Jovem Orquestra Portuguesa

Saturday, 02 September 2017

Pre-Concert Lecture
7 pm, Konzerthaus Berlin, Werner-Otto-Saal
Anne Kussmaul, Music Educator
Orchestre Français des Jeunes

Sunday, 03 September 2017

Pre-Concert Lecture
7 pm, Konzerthaus Berlin, Werner-Otto-Saal
Anne Kussmaul, Music Educator
Cuban-European Youth Orchestra