Symphony Concert - Against forgetfulness

With works by Franz Schreker, Arnold Schönberg and Dmitri Shostakovich for the benefit of the Exilmuseum i. Gr.

19:00 - 21:00
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The symphony concert is in aid of the Exilmuseum, which is being founded by a citizens' initiative led by Nobel Literature Prize winner Herta Müller and former Federal President Joachim Gauck and focuses on Nazi exile. When you buy a ticket, you can make a donation to this initiative.

approx. 2 hours 30 minutes / one interval

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19:00 - 21:00
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Franz Schreker [1878 – 1934]
Four Little Pieces for large orchestra (1932)
I. Timoroso: Lento
II. violente. Vivace
III. Incalzando: Adagio
IV. Gradevole: Allegro

Arnold Schoenberg [1874 - 1952]
Chamber Symphony No. 2 in E flat minor, op. 38
I. Adagio
II. Con fuoco

- Intermission -

Dmitri Shostakovich [1906 – 1975]
Symphony No. 5 in D minor op. 47
I Moderato
II Allegretto
III Largo
IV Allegro non troppo

In the concert, the Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Alexandre Bloch remind us that injustice also took place at our house: Conductors Fritz Stiedry, Paul Breisach and Kurt Sanderling were dismissed in 1933 and forced into exile. On the programme: works by Schreker and Schönberg as well as Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5. Between the works, which all have biographical references, Margarita Broich will read from personal documents. Former Federal President Joachim Gauck, patron of the Exile Museum, will welcome the guests and tell them more about the Exile Museum. We look forward to your visit and your donation.

You can find out more about the Exilmuseum, which is to be built at Berlin's Anhalter Bahnhof in the next few years, at:

The symphony concert is the festive conclusion of the first Berlin "Days of Exile" - a cooperation between the Körber Foundation Hamburg and the Foundation Exile Museum Berlin.


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Adventskalender im Foyer: Das 1. Fensterchen

Today in the foyer: "An American Christmas"
Favourite songs from North and South America
with Julie Wyma, Valeria Delmé and Jamison Livsey
5.00 p.m. / Rank foyer on the right
Duration: approx. 25 minutes / free admission

From the frosty north of Alaska to the southernmost tip of Chile, from Buenos Aires to New York City - the Advent season is celebrated across the entire American double continent. But there are huge differences in how Christmas is celebrated. This diversity is also reflected in the music that precedes and accompanies the festivities. While the Argentinian composer Ariel Ramírez takes up the lively rhythms of South American dances in his cantata "Navidad Nuestra" ("Our Christmas"), songs such as "White Christmas" or "I'll Be Home for Christmas" succeed in translating the contemplative into the popular in a unique way. Join sopranos Julie Wyma and Valeria Delmé and pianist Jamison Livsey on a journey through the musical realms on the other side of the Atlantic.

Julie Wyma comes from the USA and studied at the universities of Indiana, Missouri and Arizona. Numerous performances on the opera and concert stage have taken her throughout the USA and Europe. Since the 2021/22 season, she has been a member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin chorus as 1st soprano, where she not only sings in the major choral operas with her colleagues, but also takes on a solo role as La Conversa in SUOR ANGELICA. In addition to her work as a singer, Julie Wyma is also active as a singing teacher, costume designer and director.

Valeria Delmé was born in Buenos Aires and gained her first musical experience at an early age, including as a soloist in the children's chorus of the Teatro Colón. This was followed by further opera performances on various stages in Argentina and training at the Conservatorio Superior de Música "Manuel de Falla" before she began performing regularly in Germany in 2017. Valeria Delmé now sings as 2nd soprano in the chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

The pianist and conductor Jamison Livsey studied at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 2016, he conducted a premiere of TURN OF THE SCREW in Tel Aviv. He has worked as a répétiteur with conducting engagements at many opera companies, including Minnesota Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera Cleveland, Anchorage Opera, Opera in Williamsburg, Toledo Opera, Sugar Creek Symphony and Song, Pine Mountain Music Festival and Opera North. He has also appeared with these opera companies as a harpsichordist and orchestral pianist with a repertoire ranging from Monteverdi and Rossini to the present day. He has worked as a guest conductor at Opera Santa Barbara. He is also active as a Lied accompanist, including for Vivica Genaux. At the Deutsche Oper Berlin, he works as a répétiteur in the chorus.