The third concert in the series ALLES MÄRCHEN is devoted to Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy-tale The Nightingale.
With the children’s participation, the story will be told and musically interpreted: a fairy-tale about music’s power and magic! The Chinese emperor loves the song of the nightingale. But one day he is given an artificial, gaudily bejewelled bird which, with its virtuosic tones, displaces the genuine but relatively plain nightingale in the emperor’s favour. Only after he becomes gravely ill does the emperor recall the “genuine” nightingale – and recover his health.
Location of the Berliner Philharmonie event
Venue Information - Berliner Philharmonie
The Philharmonie lies on the south edge of the city's Tiergarten and just west of the former Berlin Wall, an area that for decades suffered from isolation and drabness but that today offers ideal centrality, greenness, and accessibility. Its cross street and postal address is Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße, named for the orchestra's longest-serving principal conductor. The neighborhood, often dubbed the Kulturforum, can be reached on foot from the Potsdamer Platz station.
Actually a two-venue facility with connecting lobby, the Philharmonie comprises a Großer Saal of 2,440 seats for orchestral concerts and a chamber-music hall, the Kammermusiksaal, of 1,180 seats. Though conceived together, the smaller venue was added only in the 1980s.