Open for innovation

With the ›TRIKESTRA‹ series DSO is opening itself for innovative potential of Berlin's independent music scene. The collaboration with the STEGREIF.orchester and the junge norddeutsche philharmonie is intended as a think tank for new concept concepts and new ways to make music accessible.

Besides large, renowned institutions, Berlin has a vibrant, unconventional and lively independent music scene that derives new impulses from the creative approach to tradition and on which a stronger focus of cultural support is now being placed. Whereas theatres have been opening up to the innovative potential of independent ensembles for some years now, there have been only few points of contact in classical music until now. The ‘TRIKESTRA’ project series has taken up the cause of changing this.

In cooperation with the Federal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes), the DSO is embarking on a partnership over several years with two exciting players from Berlin’s independent music scene: the STEGREIF.orchester plays without a conductor and without sheet music, full of love for the classical original, which is fearlessly and radically expanded, updated and sensually presented by all available means of improvisation, electronics and choreography. The junge norddeutsche philharmonie (jnp) is a project-based youth orchestra composed of music students that is committed to innovative event formats and the search for the “classical music concept of the future”.

In nine joint projects over three years, the three ensembles will bring together the perfection and reach of a professional orchestra, the flexibility and radical character of an independent ensemble and the spontaneity and joy of playing of a youth orchestra in constantly changing combinations, trying out new concert formats and approaches to classical music and in this way also reaching out to new audiences.

A first encounter will take place in August 2018 at the Detect Classic Festival; the official project start is then on 16 February 2019, the opening of the ‘Brahms Perspectives’ festival in the Ehemaliges Stummfilmkino Delphi. Together with members of the DSO and the jnp, STEGREIF.orchester will deconstruct Johannes Brahms’s Third Symphony and reassemble it with chamber music, jazz, world music and techno, in so doing integrating improvisation and movement in space, breaking borders between players and audience and creating – under the name #freebrahms Special Edition – a sound performance that will be very exciting to experience.

›Trikestra‹ ist a project of STEGREIF.orchester, junge norddeutschen philharmonie and Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin in cooperation with Kulturstiftung des Bundes.

Upcoming ›TRIKESTRA‹ concerts