Photo: © Westin Grand

Music for Hotel Bars

The concert series "Music for Hotel Bars" commissions composers to write music especially for a hotel bar of their choice in Berlin. The challenge for the composers, all of whom come from the genre of New Music, is to craft what might be provocatively called 'functional music' in an artistically satisfying manner. In his previous works the American composer Mark Barden dealt with the soundscape of social spaces. For his evening in the series, Barden explores this approach further in a composition for the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop in the hotel bar of the Westin Grand. The concierge recommends a city attraction, a striking figure descends the grand marble staircase to the piano, string music floats and interweaves in the seven-storey atrium. more 

Photo: FORT DA I–III © Alice Z Jones

FORT DA I–III

Kaleidoskop goes romantic – in series! Don't ask questions, and don't stop playing. In the concert series "FORT DA I–III" Franz Schubert, Sebastian Claren, César Franck, Philip Glass, Giacinto Scelsi, Theodor W. Adorno and Giuseppe Verdi meet Philipp Enders, copy & waste and Rashad Becker. RADIALSYSTEM V turns into a playground where you will hear splutters, stammers and scratches, and where you will indulge in the sweet sound of strings. First and foremost, it’s all about the music and the sensual, fragile, complex and touching ways in which it leads our thoughts into the unspeakable. more 

Photo: RETURNING HOME © Sebastian Mayer (excerpt)

Kaleidoskop in Korea

Kaleidoskop has been invited by the Tongyeong International Music Festival in South Korea. We will present our new music theatre piece "RETURNING HOME" – directed by Ludger Engels – based on Claudio Monteverdi's "Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria" and Korean Gagok. The premiere will take place on March 30, 2018 at Tongyeong Concert Hall. On April 03 Kaleidoskop will perform the concert programme "Passages" with works by Christoph Herndler, Isang Yun, Francisco Guerrero-Marín and others. more 

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Photo: Ernstalbrecht Stiebler © Barbara Fahle

Kaleidoskop at CTM festival

Kaleidoskop developed the concert program "inside/out" in close collaboration with Ernstalbrecht Stiebler – live on February 4 at the Academy of the Arts as part of the CTM festival. Next to world premieres by Ernstalbrecht Stiebler, Dieter Schnebel and Walter Zimmermann, Rashad Becker will present two new electronic pieces. more 

Rashad Becker at “inside/out”

Berlin-based musician and composer Rashad Becker will present his new works "Extension I nach E. S." and "gleichschaltung" withing the framework of the concert "inside/out" on February 04 at the Academy of the Arts. more 

Tickets for “inside/out” now available!

Tickets for our collaborative concert "inside/out" with Ernstalbrecht Stiebler and Rashad Becker on 4 February, 7:00 pm at the Academy of the Arts are now available! more 

The Invisible Cinema

Inside the Invisible Cinema, with its all black design, at the Austrian Film Museum the reality of the movie theatre room steps back in favour of the cinematic fiction and its carrier – the white screen. The concert "Les Vers Luisants" deals with the French composer and theorist Michel Chion and the relicts of his musique concrète. Under the direction of the Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop the empty screen of the film museum shows how diverse it can be: It talks, it sounds, it lights up – with music, film and texts by Morton Feldman, Peter Ablinger, Sebastian Claren, Mark Andre, Michel Chion, Ludwig van Beethoven, Gérard Grisey and Morgan Fisher. more 

Kaleidoskop at Maschinenhaus

Inspired by the Wagnerian ideal of Gesamtkunstwerk and The Artwork of the Future in the 21st Century, Ron Sadoff und Tae Hong Park present a New York University concert on June 1, 2017 at the Maschinenhaus of Berlin's Kulturbrauerei. The concert will feature Berlin's Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, performing works by Henry Purcell, Jennifer Walsh and Peter Ablinger – highlighted by compositions by NYU Steinhardt Professors Tae Hong Park and Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Wolfe. more 

Bajazzo Road Opera LIVESTREAM

"Bajazzo Road Opera" streaming live now here: https://www.facebook.com/SolistenensembleKaleidoskop/ more 

Bajazzo Road Opera ticket presale

The presale of tickets for "Bajazzo Road Opera" by Ludger Engels, Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop and Thomas Mahmoud at Kudamm Karree / Emmaline (Kurfürstendamm 206-209, 10719 Berlin) has started. Tickets are now available from the KALEIDOSKOP-TICKETSHOP. more 

Admission to Bajazzo Road Opera

Admission to "Bajazzo Road Opera" is via the fire lane (German: Feuerwehrzufahrt) right next to the Komödie am Kurfürstendamm (Kurfürstendamm 206). After the second barrier you will find a freight elevator and a staircase marked "TREPPE O" to your left. more 

ЗМЕЯ – The Riot Of Seduction at Klarafestival in Belgium

Kaleidoskop has arrived in Belgium and rehearses the new production "ЗМЕЯ – The Riot Of Seduction", a cooperation with the Italian theater company Fanny & Alexander under the direction of Luigi de Angelis. The premiere will take place on March 17 at Concertgebouw Bruges as part of the Klarafestival. Further shows are schedules for March 19 at deSingel in Antwerp. more 

To do something for love: DADADADAAAAA

In tennis the zero is called 'love' which goes back to the term 'to do something for love'. 10 years of love for music are now behind Kaleidoskop and Andromeda. With "DADADADAAAAA" we will be celebrating our joint anniversary on September 24 and 25 at RADIALSYSTEM V. Tickets for the shows are available here. more 

Presale: Jeder Hase ein Künstler

The presale of tickets for our new project in cooperation with Anna Iskina Arts Management "Jeder Hase ein Künstler. Eine Beuys Fabel" by Tom Patchett and Georg Nussbaumer has started. Tickets for the premiere on October 20 and the following shows on October 21 to 23 are available from now on. more 

Black Hole Premiere

On Thursday, February 25 the time will finally come! Kaleidoskops' new production "Black Hole" in cooperation with Martin Eder within a scenic realisation by Bianca van der Schoot and Suzan Boogardt celebrates its premiere at Berlin's Sophiensaele. There are still tickets left for the performances on February 26, 27 and 28. more 

Change of artistic direction

The new year brings changes to the artistic direction of Kaleidoskop. After five energetic and successful years as artistic director of the ensemble, Daniella Strasfogel has stepped down from her post, and will be succeeded by Tilman Kanitz. She began her tenure as artistic director in cooperation with Michael Rauter in 2011. She will remain a core member of the ensemble. more 

Orfeo in Berlin

On September 18 "Orfeo" finally comes to Berlin! Our co-production with the Ruhrtriennale can be experienced until October 4 at the Martin-Gropius-Bau of Berliner Festspiele. more