Showcase Festival

Classical:NEXT presents artists and ensembles from around the world that push the boundaries and extend the horizons of art music.

The Showcase Festival features a live concert series of artists and productions across different formats, providing a unique opportunity to experience a number of performances in a short amount of time.

The Festival is comprised of Daytime and Evening Showcases, Club Showcases and DJs with performances at the Innovation Award ceremony.

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8 Pipers for Philip Glass – Erwan Keravec
France
Erwan Keravec is a highland bagpiper, composer and improviser.
bl-duo
Singapore
I am a composer and pianist: my music is largely concerned with the physicality of performance and its related conceits.
Ensemble Gamut!
Finland
A fresh, experimental collective of early music and folk music specialists, who are constantly searching for new ways to perform e
Ensemble Interactivo de la Habana
Cuba
The group’s sonic universe is at once crafted and expansive, and defies genre categorization
FREE THE FRANZ / Chaos String Quartet feat. István Grencsó
Hungary/Austria
István Grencsó – Saxophone; Susanne Schäffer – Violin; Eszter Kruchió – Violin; Sara Marzadori – Viola; Bas Jongen – Cello
Gabriele Leite
Brazil/USA
Representing Brazilian classical music in the prestigious under 30 list of Forbes Brasil magazine Gabriele Leite is a young Brazil
Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble
Northern Ireland
Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble is a world class group of musicians based in Belfast, dedicated to the performance of modern and contemp
Laura Farré Rozada
Spain
Laura Farré Rozada is an award-winning pianist and mathematician, deemed a ‘Rising Star’ by BBC Music Magazine and a ‘New Talent’
Ligeti Quartet
UK
The quartet named themselves after the Hungarian composer György Ligeti (1923-2006), inspired by his kaleidoscopic musical outlook
Mario G. Cortizo
Spain
I am a restless musician: a percussionist, composer and sound creator specialising in classical, contemporary and world music.
Oorkaan Ensemble
The Netherlands
Oorkaan presents her own ensemble, with four multi-talented, sparkling young musicians of international top level.
Quartet Diminished
Iran/Canada
Established by Ehsan Sadigh in 2013 – Quartet Diminished tends to create musical moments based on its members individual and colle
SDLW
Germany
Tamara Stefanovich – piano, Christopher Dell – vibraphone, Christian Lillinger – drums, Jonas Westergaard – double bass
Stef Van Vynckt
Belgium
A young Belgian harpist specialising in contemporary classical music.
Xani
Australia
Musician, improviser, collaborator, singer, songwriter and principally an electric violin player

Around Classical:NEXT in Berlin

ALL TIMES IN CENTRAL EASTERN SUMMER TIME (CEST)

Fri, 10 May 2024

Time
Location
Artists
Programme
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19:00
Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Beat Furrer: Violetter Schnee
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19:30
Komische Oper (Schillertheater)
W.A. Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro
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20:00
Philharmonie Berlin
Berliner Philharmoniker
Kirill Petrenko, conductor
Bedřich Smetana: Má vlast (Mein Vaterland)
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20:00
Konzerthaus Berlin
Academy of St. Martins in the Fields
Julia Fischer, violin and conductor
Works of Beethoven, Bartok and Schubert
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Sat, 11 May 2024

Time
Location
Artists
Programme
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19:00
Staatsoper Unter den Linden
W.A. Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
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19:30
Staatsballett Berlin (Tischlerei)
Next Generation
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19:30
Komische Oper (Schillertheater)
Jerry Herman / Harvey Fierstein:
La Cage aux Folles
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20:00
Philharmonie Berlin
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Andris Poga, conductor
Lili Boulanger: D’un soir triste
Henri Dutilleux: Tout un monde lointain
Hector Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
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Sun, 12 May 2024

Time
Location
Artists
Programme
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11:00
Bode-Museum (Gobelinsaal)
Members of Staatskapelle Berlin
Museum Concert VIII
Works of Gioachino Rossini
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15:00
Staatsballett Berlin (Tischlerei)
Next Generation
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16:00
Komische Oper (Schillertheater)
W.A. Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro
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18:00
Staatsoper Unter den Linden
G. Puccini: Madama Butterfly
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18:00
Pierre Boulez Saal
JACK Quartet
Carrot Revolution: works of Ruth Crawford Seeger, Morton Feldman, Gabriella Smith and more
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19:00
Staatsballett Berlin (Tischlerei)
Next Generation
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20:00
Konzerthaus Berlin
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
Tarmo Peltokoski, conductor
Richard Strauss: Vier letzte Lieder
Dmitri Schostakowitsch: Sinfonie Nr. 10
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Fri, 17 May 2024

Time
Location
Artists
Programme
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as of 15:00
Musikbrauerei
1781 collective
Labyrinth performance (free for delegates)
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19:00
Staatsoper Unter den Linden
W.A. Mozart: Don Giovanni
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20:00
Philharmonie Berlin (Kammermusiksaal)
Karajan-Akademie der Berliner Philharmoniker
Kirill Petrenko, conductor
Works of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Jörg Widmann
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20:00
Philharmonie Berlin
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Václav Luks, conductor
Louise Farrenc: Overtüre Nr. 1 e-Moll op. 23
Jan Václav Vorišek: Symphonie D-Dur op.23
Ludwig van Beethoven: Violinkonzert D-Dur
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Sat, 18 May 2024

Time
Location
Artists
Programme
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19:00
Philharmonie Berlin
Berliner Philharmoniker
François-Xavier Roth, conductor
Vito Žuraj and Anton Bruckner
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19:30
Komische Oper (Schillertheater)
Jerry Herman / Harvey Fierstein:
La Cage aux Folles
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20:00
Staatsballett Berlin
Ouverture
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Sun, 19 May 2024

Time
Location
Artists
Programme
Ticket & Info
18:00
Staatsoper Unter den Linden
W.A. Mozart: Don Giovanni
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18:00
Komische Oper (Schillertheater)
W.A. Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro
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20:00
Philharmonie Berlin
Berliner Philharmoniker
François-Xavier Roth, conductor
Vito Žuraj and Anton Bruckner
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20:00
Philharmonie Berlin (Kammermusiksaal)
Kammerakademie Potsdam Antonello Manacorda, conductor Kirill Gerstein, piano
Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (Ouvertüre)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Konzert für Klavier und Orchester
Robert Schumann: Symphonie Nr. 3 Es-Dur
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About Showcases

What is a showcase?

The Classical:NEXT Showcases are selected by an international jury of experts to present a wide range of high-quality artists and productions in every category from early to contemporary, traditional to experimental. Soloists and small ensembles as well as large ensembles, opera productions or musical theatre projects can be presented through a showcase concert.

These four late-night showcases offer the chance to see outstanding NEXT artists perform at Holzmarkt 25 in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere, together with Classical:NEXT DJs on Wednesday and Thursday night.

The Opening Artists perform at the Opening Ceremony of Classical:NEXT, kicking off with a gala that showcases the NEXT music of a specific country.

The Pop Up Stage presents artists and projects outside of the usual concert setting in a relaxed, interactive atmosphere.

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