Musikfest Berlin marks the beginning of the concert season

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Musikfest Berlin marks the beginning of the concert season

Hyper creative, Musikfest Berlin will start the 2016 season with Tutuguri, a work by Wolfgang Rihm using recitations of Antonin Artaud's poem of the same name.

Over 19 days in September, 20 international orchestras will play some 27 concerts, including some 70 works from 35 different composers.

On September 3rd, under Daniel Harding, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks will play Tutuguri, a piece of dance theatre by Wolfgang Rihm based on Antonin Artaud's poem. It features a large orchestra, an ensemble of six percussionists, choir voices relayed by loudspeakers and a narrator.

This performance is the festival's contribution to the German-Mexican year 2016, which the programme further develops with the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, interpreting the Turangalîla-Symphony by Olivier Messiaen, with a Bacchianas Brasileiras-suite by Heitor Villa-Lobos.

This year's festival will also present film projects with live music. The catalogue of composers whose works will be performed at Musikfest Berlin ranges from Bach, Beethoven, Boulez and Busoni via Ligeti, Shostakovich and Richard Strauss to Richard Wagner and Galina Ustvolskaya.

Musikfest Berlin
Berliner Philharmonie
Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1
10785 Berlin

From 2 to 20 September 2016

From 15 to 90 EUR