Master Classes and Performances in the Boulez Saal (Berlin)
For the third consecutive year, the Pierre Boulez Saal and Thomas Hampson present Schubert Week – a week dedicated to Schubert Lieder featuring daily concerts, workshops, and conversations, all available to stream live and for free online.
From January 18 to 24, tune in daily at 8 pm Central European (2pm Eastern) for streamed concerts with a range of outstanding artists, who will answer your questions in interactive Q&A sessions following their performances. You may also join Hampson as he works with young singers in public workshops on Friday and Saturday (January 22 & 23 at 3 pm CET / 9am EST), with a concluding concert on Sunday, January 24 at 3pm CET / 9am EST.
In cooperation with the Lied Akademie of Internationales Liedzentrum Heidelberg and the Hampsong Foundation, all live streams are available free of charge and will remain accessible for 30 days. For more information about Schubert Week, please visit the Pierre Boulez Saal website.
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Pierre Boulez Saal
The goal of the Pierre Boulez Saal is to offer “Music for the thinking ear”: audiences are invited to listen actively and to experience sound with all senses, letting emotions, thoughts, and visual as well as aural impressions come together to create a complex whole. The “thinking ear” does not represent the abstract or cerebral, but rather a sort of sensuousness—not unlike “grasping” a particularly beautiful or unusual object. This extraordinary concert hall provides a space for dialogue in which music can be shared on multiple levels. Many influences—cultural, artistic, humanistic, architectural, and historical—combine to create a place where people should be able to communicate, to listen, and to understand.Visit site
Internationales Liedzentrum Heidelberg
In 2016, the Music Festival Heidelberger Frühling founded the International Song Centre (Liedzentrum), in order to present this heritage and to ensure the future of Lied. A large number of projects are united under the umbrella of the Song Centre. In the annual Lied Academy, young singers work in public master classes with the artistic director Thomas Hampson on their Lied interpretation and performance. The International Song Competition "Das Lied" selects the best young song singers and awards a cash prize. "Neuland.Lied" is a platform for new interdisciplinary Lied formats, such as "Lied.Labs." Through collaborations and partnerships with other institutions and outstanding singers, a constantly growing network has been created, which is dedicated to the Lied of the past, present and future.Visit site
General programs and articles about Schubert Week 2021:
Schubert Week @ the Pierre Boulez Saal
On the website of the Pierre Boulez Saal, you can experience expanded content for the Schubert Week, including different camera angles, song texts and translations, video portraits of the young performers, and podcasts.Visit site
Bariton Thomas Hampson:
„Es geht um das Miteinander“
Der amerikanische Bariton Thomas Hampson spricht über Donald Trump, die Kulturkrise und seine Schubert-Woche im Pierre Boulez Saal.Visit site
"Von Dichtung und Wahrheit: Schubert und seine Zeit"
"Song Becomes Flesh": Schubert and the History of the Lied
Einführungstext von: Meike Pfister
Program note by: Katy Hamilton
January 18, 2021:
SCHUBERT WEEK: IN CONVERSATION
& YOUNG SINGERS I
Program for January 18, 2021:
January 19, 2021: YOUNG SINGERS II
January 20, 2021:
THOMAS HAMPSON & WOLFRAM RIEGER
EXTRA: January 21, 2021
IDAGIO Thursdays with Thomas: Schubert Week at the Pierre Boulez Saal
In this episode, Thomas is joined by several young artists and colleagues participating in the Schubert Week at the Pierre Boulez Saal (Berlin) to discuss the great composer, his incredible catalogue of songs, and their experiences performing Schubert.