The Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival
at the Jewish Museum Berlin, 20 - 25 April 2013
From 20 to 25 April, the "Jerusalem International Chamber Music Festival" will be our guest in the Glass Courtyard at the Jewish Museum Berlin for the second time. Founded in 1998 by Elena Bashkirova, the Chamber Music Festival is one of the most important cultural events on the Israeli music landscape. Every year, international soloists and top musicians from orchestras such as the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics play together with young talents.
The Jerusalem Festival will take place in Berlin once more with six chamber concerts:
Alongside selected works by great masters such as Franz Schubert, Felix Mendelssohn, and Ludwig van Beethoven, the focus will be on wonderful composers whose works have been unjustly forgotten as a result of persecution, expulsion, and camp imprisonment. They include Gideon Klein, Pavel Haas, Hans Krása, Viktor Ullmann and Erwin Schulhoff, who were murdered by the Nazis. Also included are Mieczysław Weinberg, who was forced to flee first from the Nazis and then from Stalin’s henchmen, Alfred Schnittke, whose artistry could not develop freely in the Soviet Union even after Stalin’s death, and Olivier Messiaen, whose "Quartet for the End of Time" was performed for the first time in the Görlitz-Moys German prison camp.
Besides well-known names such as Daniel Barenboim and Dominique Horwitz as speaker, numerous artists such as Gidon Kremer, Isabelle van Keulen and members of the Berlin Philharmonic and other leading orchestras are represented at the concerts - so far only known by a small group of experts but who belong to the absolute world elite.
20 - 25 April 2013
Kindly supported by Evonik Industries AG.
Media partners: rbb Kulturradio, tip Berlin, Dussmann das KulturKaufhaus, TheaterGemeinde Berlin.
Please consult the German web pages for the festival program and information on advance ticket sales.