Anniversary Concert: 40 Years Scharoun Ensemble

Happy Birthday, Scharoun Ensemble!

Scharoun Ensemble (photo: Felix Bröde)

The Scharoun Ensemble Berlin owes its existence to Franz Schubert’s Octet: forty years ago, members of the Berliner Philharmoniker founded this formation to perform this work with its beguiling melodies and dance-like charm. So Schubert’s Octet could not be left out of this anniversary concert – nor could the other composers on the programme, with whom the ensemble has developed a close relationship. There is also a special anniversary serenade for the ensemble: the world premiere of Brett Dean’s Prayer for octet and soprano. The singer is Sarah Aristidou.

Scharoun Ensemble Berlin

Christophe Horák violin

Rachel Schmidt violin

Micha Afkham viola

Claudio Bohórquez cello

Peter Riegelbauer double bass

Alexander Bader clarinet

Markus Weidmann bassoon

Stefan de Leval Jezierski french horn

Wolfram Brandl violin

Sarah Aristidou soprano

Anniversary Concert: 40 Years Scharoun Ensemble

Hans Werner Henze

Quattro Fantasie (Octet Movements from Kammermusik 1958 and Adagio 1963)

David Philip Hefti

New Work for Octet (German Premiere)

Brett Dean

Elizabeth's Prayer (Première) commissioned by the Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation

Wolfram Brandl violin, Sarah Aristidou soprano

Franz Schubert

Octet in F major, D 803

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Sarah Aristidou (photo: Andrej Grilc)