Get to know our different concert formats and projects.
The series "Right in the Middle" has existed since 2014 – and the name can be taken literally! Pick your favourite spot in the midst of the orchestra and experience music up-close and personally. Several times per season, we offer you this special change of perspective in the Great Hall – true to our motto: Right in the thick of things, not just on the sidelines. The series has even made it into the New York Times.
The series "2 x hören" (Hear it Twice) presents fascinating works from classical music as well as newer music in an original way. Listen to the selected piece with fresh ears – without an introduction or programme booklet. Only afterwards will our presenters give you important information about the work, which is then repeated.
In 2016, the Konzerthaus Berlin launched the “Virtual Konzerthaus”, a three-year project focusing on virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and educational gaming: a comprehensive, state-of-the-art system for making music accessible to the public. Since May 2018, the project has presented five digital installations in the vestibule. In the free exhibition, visitors become acquainted with the architecture and history of the concert hall through the app “Konzerthaus Plus”. One can also take a seat in the midst of the Konzerthausorchester with VR glasses. The project is being conducted in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Berlin and is funded by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund).
One component of the digital exhibition is the world’s first interactive string quartet in augmented reality. After scanning the playing cards with the app “Konzerthaus Plus”, the Konzerthaus Quartet musicians appear and perform the beginning of Franz Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden”. The cards can be changed at will, allowing visitors to also listen to an individual instrument.
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