A special classical concert in Berlin. The audience are refugees and the tireless volunteers helping them to adjust to life in Germany. Simon Rattle conducted the Berlin Philharmonic.
With symphony orchestras and three opera houses, Berlin considers itself Europe's music capital. The exciting changes lacking in German politics can be found in the city's music scene, says DW columnist Gero Schliess.
In a rare joint appearance, Berlin's three major orchestras gave a concert for refugees and those coming to their aid. The event gave a new meaning to the term "welcoming culture."
There is new management and a new version of Hofmannsthal's "Everyman." With some big changes in store, it looks like the Salzburg Festival - a celebration of opera, theater and music - is at the start of a new era.
He's known for films like "Wings of Desire" and "Buena Vista Social Club," but now Wim Wenders is venturing into opera. Next year at the Berlin State Opera he'll direct a work by Bizet, conducted by Daniel Barenboim.
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