About the Event
Immerse yourself in the stunning architecture of Berlin's breathtaking Konzerthaus Berlin for the ultimate concert set to awake your understanding of contemporary music.
No composer and lyricist has shaped German and international cabaret like Friedrich Hollaender. On the occasion of his 125th birthday, the Berlin Vocaphoniker have created their very special revue, which presents a musical cross‐section of the master's vast oeuvre.
What would Marlene Dietrich be without the songs of 'big, little Fritz' (Charlie Chaplin)? Many other stars of German and international entertainment also sang his songs: Blandine Ebinger, Claire Waldoff, Heinz Rühmann, Comedian Harmonists and later Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Brian Ferry, Milva, Eartha Kitt and even the Beatles! Join us on a journey through time that takes us from the Berlin cabaret of the Golden 20s to film music in Hollywood, back to post‐war Berlin and then to the 50s and 60s, where we pick up on themes from this era. From tango, swing, waltz to boogie woogie, musically there is something for (almost) every musical taste — spiced with witty and sometimes bitterly ironic lyrics.
The Konzerthaus Berlin is a concert hall situated on the Gendarmenmarkt, the most beautiful square in the city. Built in 1821, the structure initially served as a theater. Severely damaged in the Second World War, it was rebuilt as a concert hall in 1977, with a neoclassical interior, and changed its name to reflect its new function in 1994. Consistently numbered among the top five concert halls in the world, the Konzerthaus hosts around 500 performances every year, ranging from symphony and chamber concerts featuring international stars to new music and children's concerts.