Composer Sven Helbig presents his weekly radio show “Schöne Töne” for the second time live on stage in the Großer Sendesaal of the Haus des Rundfunks in Berlin. Join the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, violinist Noa Wildschut, composer Mario Batkovic and conductor Ralf Sochaczewsky for an extraordinary sonic adventure featuring music by Jon Hopkins, John Tavener, Johann Sebastian Bach, Sven Helbig, Jean Sibelius, Mario Batkovic, Anton Bruckner, Johannes Ockeghem and more. Sven Helbig will present the evening just like in his radio show, telling stories from his almost endless treasure of musical stories, effortlessly letting music from 6 centuries become a musical mix of the present.
The Haus des Rundfunks, which opened in 1931, was added to the list of Berlin’s architectural monuments. The architecturally and broadcasting-historically significant building is unique in Europe.
Mixing classical and contemporary sound, composer Mario Batkovic seeks to explore the sonic possibilities of his instruments, without effects or loops, rather through a mutualist symbiotic relationship between man and instrument. Challenging, hypnotic and grandiose; Batkovic’s symphonic vision is unique and he has received widespread critical acclaim, including Rolling Stone magazine who voted his self-titled debut album in the Top 10 ‘Best Avant Albums of 2017’.
“Batkovic is a minimalist, culling mesmerizing melodies and sounds” – Rolling Stone
Dutch violinist Noa Wildschut is only 21 years old, but has already gained her place in the international classical music scene. Aged 7 she made her debut in the Main Hall of The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam at the “Night of the Promising” and is now regularly invited for recitals and solo performances with orchestras around the world. Noa won numerous awards at a young age, including the first prize at the Iordens Violin Competition in The Hague and the Concertgebouw Young Talent Award 2013 to name just a few. Noa plays a 1750 violin by Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, previously performed on by violinist Joshua Bell, generously loaned by a patron through the Tarisio Trust.
“A miracle of musicality, original, spontaneous, always free” – Süddeutsche Zeitung
Schöne Töne Live
Haus des Rundfunks | Masurenallee 8-14 in 14057 Berlin