14 and 15 June 2014

Festival at the Kulturforum

Cultural space – public space – art space

For the first time, all of the cultural institutions at Berlin’s Kulturforum are coming together to jointly organise a two-day festival in the interconnecting open spaces and in their buildings. The diversity of institutions gathered at this location allows for a varied programme of arts, culture, history and the present.


A place of the past and the future

The buildings and collections open themselves to the public: Visitors have the opportunity to see not only what they already know, but for two days, they will also have access to normally hidden areas, such as technical equipment, archives and depots. There will be lectures and guided tours available to visitors on the themes of the Kulturforum, the hustle and bustle at Potsdamer Platz and the adjacent residential district with its famous inhabitants before the First and Second World Wars, the utopian plans of the National Socialists and the new beginning after the Second World War. What is the Kulturforum and what will it look like in the future? Future plans and visions are presented by both the institutions and by the Senate Department for Urban Development and Environment, which has commissioned designs for the open spaces at the Kulturforum.

Concerts - Exhibitions - Guided Tours

The Berliner Philharmoniker, the Rundfunkchor Berlin and Simon Rattle make the space between the Neue Nationalgalerie and the Philharmonie into an outdoor stage. Together with 100 children from the new, Berlin-wide choir project “Vocal heroes”, they will perform Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. The Berlin music legend Klaus Doldinger brings many of his musical companions together for an open-air jazz concert. 1000 amateur singers and performers from all over Berlin will transform the Kulturforum acoustically on both days with Crowd Out, the new choral work by the New York composer David Lang. Musical programmes such as an organ walking tour with Cameron Carpenter, which will take visitors through the entire area and its individual buildings. The Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin and the Ibero-American Institute take the year 1914, the beginning of the First World War, as the theme for their exhibitions. A number of events in the fields of fashion, dance, theatre, performance, film and music complement the programme. Interactive programmes, special tours and events especially for children and young people are also offered.

The organisers

Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation

Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz

  • Staatliche Museen zu Berlin:
  • Neue Nationalgalerie
  • Kunstbibliothek 
  • Kupferstichkabinett
  • Gemäldegalerie
  • Kunstgewerbemuseum
  • Museum Europäischer Kulturen

Musikinstrumenten-Museum des Staatlichen Instituts für Musikforschung
Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut

Partner

  • Stiftung St. Matthäus
plakat
Lang-Halsey
David Lang und Simon Halsey (© Rebel Uncut)
Carpenter
Cameron Carpenter (© Michael Hart)

Tickets

Day ticket (Saturday)

16 Euro
concessions: 8 Euro (for school and college/university students over 18)
free admission: children and young people under 18.

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Day ticket (Saturday)

16 Euro
concessions: 8 Euro (for school and college/university students over 18)
freier Eintritt: children and young people under 18.

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Klaus Doldinger and day ticket (Saturday)
Standing room ticket

24 Euro
concessions: 8 Euro(for school and college/university students over 18)

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“Carmina Burana” and day ticket
Standing room ticket

24 Euro
concessions: 8 Euro (for school and college/university students over 18)

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Tickets are available at the box office of the Philharmonie, by telephone (+44 30 254 88 999) and online.

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