EUROPE: MYTH AND VISION

JÖRG WIDMANN

  • Faculty
  • Special Event

Artists

Daniel Barenboim

Conductor

Boulez Ensemble
Hanno Westphal

French Horn

Ignacio Garcia

French Horn

Christian Batzdorf

Trumpet

Bassam Mussad

Trumpet

Jaume Gavilán Agulló

Trombone

Filipe Alves

Trombone

Nimrod Haim Ron

Tuba

Astrig Siranossian

Violoncello

Alexander Kovalev

Violoncello

Claire Sojung Henkel

Violoncello

Assif Binness

Violoncello

Umut Sağlam

Violoncello

Teresa Beldi

Violoncello

Johanna Helm

Violoncello

Wolfram Brandl

Violin

Lifan Zhu

Violin

Samir Obaido

Violin

Kerem Tuncer

Violin

Yulia Deyneka

Viola

Katrin Spiegel

Viola

Sarah Aristidou

Soprano

Anne Romeis

Flute

Hartmut Schuldt

Bass Clarinet

Klaus Thunemann

Bassoon

Robert Dräger

Kontrafagott

Christoph Anacker

Double Bass

Nathalia Milstein

Piano

Dominic Oelze

Percussion

Martin Barth

Percussion

Teodoro Anzellotti

Accordion

Program

Jörg Widmann

Labyrinth IV for Soprano and Ensemble

Duration: c.: 2h 0m

Europe seems to be out of joint—European integration is being questioned in fundamental ways. Uncertainty as well as fear of migration and mounting inequality have been dominating the public discourse and have given rise to populist parties. Positive narratives are needed to remind us of the groundbreaking power of European unity and to inspire change. Jointly, science and the arts can play an important role in this process.

In this spirit, the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB), together with the Pierre Boulez Saal, celebrates its 50th anniversary with an event focusing on the idea of “Europe: Myth and Vision.” Centered around the world premiere of a new composition by Jörg Widmann, performed by Daniel Barenboim and the Boulez Ensemble, the program will also feature works of European music history from Monteverdi to Boulez. Speakers will include Federal Minister of Education and Research Anja Karliczek, Governing Mayor of Berlin Michael Müller, WZB President Jutta Allmendinger, and Maestro Barenboim. Kunstlabor S27 will present two projects involving children and teenagers from Berlin.

Starting at 9pm, The Gold Projections, an installation by American artist Joe Ramirez, will explore the search for a European identity in dreamlike film sequences.

An exhibition and short films highlighting current WZB projects will be on view in the Pierre Boulez Saal lobby.

Promoter & ticket sales

Pierre Boulez Saal | Französische Straße 33 D, Berlin, Germany
Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin / WZB | Reichpietschufer 50, Berlin, Germany

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