For the third time, the MCO and the Berlin cultural centre Radialsystem V invite you to a "Radial Night with the MCO and Guests". The musicians perform in versatile constellations as an orchestra and in chamber music ensembles on different levels throughout the building, with a repertoire ranging from the Romantic period to contemporary compositions. Members of the audience are free to wander, listen, enjoy and create their own programme by themselves. In the main hall, works by Wagner and Schumann can be heard – partly with video projections. Together with dancers from Sasha Waltz & Guests, the musicians perform an extract from the "Dialogues" project 2013 in Kolkata/India. In one of the studios, chamber music by Strauss and Bruckner can be heard – as a "lie-down" concert or with a remix set by DJ Conrad. Those who like it even more relaxed can enjoy the concerts from the main hall as live broadcasts in the lounge atmosphere of the small hall. The long night of music comes to an end with tango arrangements and an after-show party with DJ Georg Conrad.
The former pumping station Radialsystem V, located directly on the River Spree, has established itself well beyond the borders of Berlin as an open space for dialogue between the arts, and has become an important friend and partner of the MCO. During the "Radial Night with the MCO and Guests", new concert forms are being researched together and bridges between different arts broken down. An integral part and highlight of every "Radial Night" is the collaboration between MCO musicians and dancers of the Sasha Waltz & Guests company. "I sensed a curiosity and an openness at Radialsystem that I found thrilling. It's great that there is a place for classical music where such a free spirit holds sway. I would play a concert there every night," notes MCO clarinettist Jaan Bossier. Viola player Yannick Dondelinger adds: "Here music is brought down from her pedestal. It's as if you were playing a concert for friends in your living room."
Video Clip of the first Radial Night, 5 November 2011 >>more Gallery of the second Radial Night, 9 June 2012 >>more