About the Event
Immerse yourself in the stunning architecture of Berlin's breathtaking Philharmonie Berlin for the ultimate concert.
This evening imagines an encounter between Edith Piaf and the Belgian chansonnier Jacques Brel. Songs, texts and dialogues give an insight into the psyche of these famous and infamous personalities. At first glance, it seems to be a meeting of two opposites, for Brel sings of hatred and resistance. But the music unites these contrary souls into a harmonious unity.
Jaques Brel once wrote a chanson for Edith Piaf when she was already terminally ill. 'Je m'en remets à toi', which means 'I rely on you'. The two never met in reality, but this concert asks the question: what if…?
Asita Djavadi as Edith Piaf and Dietmar Horcicka as Jacques Brel are back in Berlin after their great successes in recent years. Together with their long‐time colleague and musical director Jan Röck at the piano, they will whisk you away into the world of love, sadness and happiness.
The Philharmonie is a concert hall opened in 1963 in West Berlin. It is considered the musical heart of the German capital, as well as the new urban centre after the fall of the infamous Berlin Wall. Its distinctive bright yellow exterior and unusual tent‐like shape quickly made it a city landmark. The surprising design and architecture were initially viewed negatively by many, but the Philharmonie is now considered a model for concert halls worldwide. The architect, Hans Scharoun, aimed to design a concert hall in which the focal point — the musicians on the concert platform — is equally visible from every seat, an aim that gave rise to the hall's unusual shape. Since its inauguration, the Berliner Philharmonie has hosted numerous concerts, often featuring acclaimed soloists and conductors.