Dresden: Dresden Philharmonic has changed its image a lot

This is how Dresden Philharmonic changed his profile

The Dresden Philharmonic has recognized the signs of the times, plans entirely new concert formats for 2022/23 and is becoming more digital for audiences of all ages.

Intendant Frauke Roth has ordered changes to be made to the Dresden Philharmonic: for example in concert forms and in terms of sustainability.
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The Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra has recognized the signs of the times: “Corona has shown that the connection with our city and the public is more important than ever. In order to expand these connections, we are opening new horizons,” said Artistic Director Frauk Roth on Friday at the presentation for the 2022/23 season.

Above all, the distances will be easier, faster and shorter: a smartphone will take you directly to your seat, a digital program brochure and podcast will provide information about the concert in advance, and soloists will greet the audience with a teaser on Instagram. “We’ve completely redesigned our website for this purpose and given it everything music fans of all ages, really of all ages, should know about the Philharmonie and its concerts,” says Roth. The home page as the orchestra’s “second stage” is a ticketing service, program calendar and media library with live broadcasts or films about guest artists in one place.

red socks?  why not?  Much of the public has long since changed to a casual dress code.  Philharmoniker wants to do this from time to time in the future.

red socks? why not? Much of the public has long since changed to a casual dress code. Philharmoniker wants to do this from time to time in the future.
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“At the same time, I think it is necessary to provide music at the highest level.” This is what conductor Marek Janowski stands for and his programs, as do many of the guests and philharmonic with its excellent orchestral culture.

And indeed: no other ensemble and house in the area has changed its performance, which is in fact outdated and often at odds with reality, as is always the case with the municipal orchestra – even before Corona.

With a new gastronomy, a stage in the entrance foyer and other performances, the Kulturpalast should attract more Dresden, for example

With the new gastronomy, a stage in the entrance foyer and other performances, the Kulturpalast should attract more Dresden residents and become a ‘living room’.
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It starts with the place. Hosted by the Philharmonie, the Kulturpalast will become the “Living Room of the Dresden People”, and more life is moving into it. There is also a new red stage in the entrance lobby. Young musicians introduce themselves here. You can sit at the piano and start playing. Theater rehearsals will also take place here, an orchestra will play solo or a small session will end in the evening. The cafe and bistro “Totti” on the first floor really invites all day long – with a sustainable regional show and the opportunity to sit in the foyer or on the Kulturpalast terrace with a drink and a snack. Thanks to the Barkhausen Institute, a new science room should provide the opportunity to experience research in the field of different technologies of the future first-hand, to exchange ideas and also to discuss them critically.

A lot is also happening in terms of sustainability. One hundred percent green electricity – Thanks to solar panels on the roof, this is already a reality for Kulturpalast. All LEDs will be gradually converted to LED. For more people to want to come by bike, there should be more safe bike parking spaces. In addition, the valuable resource of paper is preserved because everything that is printed is gradually becoming available digitally.

Lead conductor Marek Janowski wants to play the best acts from Beethoven to Wagner in his final season in Dresden.

Lead conductor Marek Janowski wants to play the best acts from Beethoven to Wagner in his final season in Dresden.
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New formats are likely to define entirely new dialects. This is how the “Flow!” series was launched: “Yoga and Music” as well as “Conscious Concert” aims to invite people to combine mindful listening with exercises of mindfulness and body awareness and to experience music in a new way. “The audience is brought into a calm, aware, and aware state of mind and given advice on what to look for in the following passage. No prior knowledge is required.”

The short party series “abgeFRACKt” is no less original. A younger audience who may be less familiar with classical music concerts should be reached. Shows last about an hour. A shorter act or two is played, the musicians are casual. Interesting: if you download the new Wolfgang app on your smartphone, you can recall information about the music played during the short concert.

The first “ring” in 150 years

Of course, there will still be a classic symphony concert and a big opera musical. So is the resident artist, composer and palace organist. Choir concerts, jazz, film music, chamber music and literature are also shown again. Band leader Marek Janowski will direct Wagner’s Ring des Nibelungen, which he knows very well. Philharmonie will play this sophisticated and sophisticated quadruple game for the first time in its 150+ year history. The President directs the masterpieces of Bruckner, Beethoven and Heinz. Colleagues like his predecessor Michael Sanderling give world premieres of Mahler, Mozart, and Bach.

“Kulturpalast 2.0” is about interacting, sharing, experiencing culture and being involved, says director Roth. And all this in a place that actively participates in the development of the city and its inhabitants. So don’t hesitate, give it a try and be a part of a live home! “

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