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.
The Dresden Philharmonic 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 coach Frauk Roth on Friday at the presentation for the 2022/23 season.
Above all, the tracks will be easier, faster and shorter: using a smartphone you will go directly to the seat “with three clicks”, a digital program brochure and a podcast providing information about the concert in advance, the soloists greeted the audience via Instagram teaser. “We’ve completely redesigned our website for this purpose and given it everything music-interested people of all ages, really of all ages, should discover 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.
“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And indeed: no other ensemble and house in the area has changed its performance, which is in fact outdated and often at odds with reality, as is always the case with the municipal orchestra – even before Corona.
It starts with the place. Hosted by Philharmonie, the Kulturpalast will become the ‘living room for the Dresden folks’, and more life to move into. 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 café and bistro “Tutti” on the first floor really invites all day long – with a sustainable regional show and the opportunity to sit down with a drink and a snack in the lobby or on the Kulturpalast balcony. Thanks to the Barkhausen Institute, the new space for science 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.
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,” according to director Roth, “means to interact, to engage, to experience culture and to be involved. And all this in a place that actively participates in the development of the city and its residents. So don’t hesitate, give it a try and be part of a living home!”
- Pre-sales of subscriptions and optional subscriptions begin June 7, 10 a.m. Free ticket sales begin July 4th.