For their first Open House since 2019, the Pierre Boulez Saal and the Barenboim-Said Akademie invite audiences to take a look behind the scenes—and to join the Kronos Quartet, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, for a look ahead to the future of the string quartet. Over the course of the day, students of the Barenboim-Said Akademie and the “Hanns Eisler” School of Music will perform a selection of the 50 new compositions for string quartet commissioned by the Kronos Quartet as part of its “50 for the Future” initiative. The members of the quartet will work on these pieces with the young ensembles during their weeklong residency in Berlin. An exhibition throughout the building tells the story of the Kronos Quartet.
A full day with Jörg Widmann to listen, watch, and discover. On April 27, 2019 visitors from Berlin and abroad explored his work from many different perspectives in all parts of the building.