Family Concert – The Jazz Cap

Family Concert: The Jazz Cap

Little Max loves playing the viola, and music by Mozart in particular pours from his fingers. One day, he meets the old Mr. Stegnelli and suddenly hears quite a different sound – is it jazz? Our Family Concert with musicians of the Berliner Philharmoniker, emThe Jazz Cap/em, tells – in German – the funny, exciting story of Max and his encounter with a strange, exhilarating kind of music.

Martin Stegner Viola

Esko Laine Double Bass

Manfred Preis Clarinet

Raphael Haeger Piano

Helmut Nieberle Guitar

Juri Tetzlaff Narrator

Janet Kirsten Stage Design

Ein Erzählkonzert nach einer Geschichte von Helmut Nieberle

Recommended for kids aged 8 to 12

Dates and Tickets

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 3 p.m.

Chamber Music Hall

Live in the Digital Concert Hall go to broadcast

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 5 p.m.

Chamber Music Hall


Young Max is passionate about playing viola; music by Mozart in particular simply flows from his fingers. One day he meets old Mr Stegnelli and suddenly hears completely different music: an instrument that plays intricate melodies never heard before – is that perhaps jazz music? Thunderstruck, Max exclaims enthusiastically: “I’d like to be able to play like that too!” And asks himself in the same breath: “But how?” No sheet music anywhere. A secret that he can only listen to as if under a spell. The next day the old man is no longer to be heard anywhere – he has simply vanished. Only the cap he was wearing still lies there as if lost in a dream. The adventures Young Max experiences with the jazz cap are told here in music and in words.

(c) Monika Rittershaus

(c) Monika Rittershaus