Two music projects are bringing Mexico and Germany together. Deutsche Welle commissioned a composition for Bonn’s Beethoven Fest, and the opening concert of Mexico’s Year of Germany.
Having conducted around 70 orchestras in Europe, the US, Japan and Brazil by age 36, de la Parra is an internationally known performer.
As a sought-after guest conductor and head of the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Brisbane, Australia, the Mexican-American maestra Alondra de la Parra knows that music is about communication - on every level.
At the Beethovenfest's Campus Concert, the National Youth Orchestra of Germany plays music from Mexico - including a work commissioned by DW. It's a German-Mexican performance full of surprises.
The silent movie era lasted just three and a half decades, giving way to the "talkies." Even so, many of those inaudible black and white classics, showing at the Silent Film Festival Bonn, have lost none of their appeal.
His bushy gray beard and determined look are his trademarks. Marx has long since morphed into an icon – and a marketable commodity! The image of the radical revolutionary can sell almost anything, from cars to pop music.
Torn jeans or suits, pathos or frivolity, Bernstein or Beethoven – at the Young Euro Classic in Berlin, young orchestra musicians from around the world meet to share their passion. Clapping is allowed. Just ask the MIAGI youth orchestra from South Africa.
Berlin's international contemporary dance festival pushes the edge of the envelope in 2018, pairing ballet with impressive stunts – as daring dancers and muscular acrobats cheat gravity on stage.
What went on in Berlin in the 90s? An exhibition in the city's storied "Alte Münze" has the answers.
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