photo: Sebastian Runge, Konzerthaus, Großer Saal
Do you like France? The question may seem a bit odd, but I always feel like people either love France or they don’t like it at all. I think the country is beautiful, the language very sexy and I loooove French movies because they are often hilariously funny and inspiring. But, I wouldn’t call myself a connoisseur of French music – not yet. Sure, I think mostly everyone heard from Louanne and I am very proud that I almost know all the lyrics of her song. But that’s mostly it – and that may be changed at the Festival Frankreich at Konzerthaus Berlin starting tomorrow. Learn more about it after the jump.
photo: Sebastian Runge, Konzerthaus, Musikclub
From February 19-28, 2016, the festival for will bring a lot of classical music, as well as jazz and chansons from France right to the middle of Berlin at the Konzerthaus at Gendarmenmarkt. The Konzerthaus is absolutely worth a visit, since the building and all of its different stages are incredibly stunning and these festive atmosphere creates a wonderful combination with the beautiful music.
photo: Sebastian Runge, Konzerthaus, kleiner Saal
If you like your breakfast with a side of French music you should visit the Petit Déjeuner Musical where you can enjoy your fresh croissant with butter and jam and live music from France, while dreaming of warmer days on the Cote d`Azur. It takes place in the mornings of February 22-26 from 8:30-10:30h at the Musikclub of the Konzerthaus and is free of entry.
To extend your knowledge of classical music you should listen to the world-renowned stars of this genre such as Marc Minkowski, the orchestra Les Siècles or the harpist Xavier de Maistre.
If you are more into Jazz you shouldn’t miss the shows of Ibrahim Maalouf, Vincent Peirani and Émile Parisien. And even the little ones can get their fun time on February 21 and listen to a performance of “Carneval des animaux”. Get the full program here.
Momo Kodama, photo: Marco Borggreve; Ibrahim Maalouf, photo: Denis Rouvre