About the Event
Immerse yourself in the stunning architecture of Berlin's breathtaking Kleiner Saal at Konzerthaus Berlin for the ultimate concert set to awake your understanding of classical music.
The clarinettist Irith Gabriely, celebrated as the 'Queen of Klezmer', toured Europe's large and small concert halls for decades and won numerous prizes. She impresses with a stylistically confident, broad repertoire and is also committed to mediating between the most diverse musical styles and monotheistic religions, performing together with Christian, Islamic and Jewish interpreters. With Peter Przystaniak, her pianist, composer and arranger, the 'Queen of Klezmer' has founded a new quartet.
'Colalaila classic' plays in a classical line‐up with Irith Gabriely on the clarinet, Norman Reaves on the violin, Stefan Welsch on the cello and Peter Przystaniak on the grand piano and enchants with its musical intensity and spirited performance. The repertoire ranges from klezmer, classical and jazz to their own compositions. Each individual musician is an outstanding soloist and contributes to a unique overall sound through his or her stirring playing. In addition, Irith Gabriely, as usual, tells Hasidic stories and thus gives an authentic insight into Jewish life. Through expressive playing, 'Colalaila classic' manages to create an emotional connection to the audience and to inspire the listeners in every concert.
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.