Late Night IPPNW Charity Concert

Concert for the environment projects of the Stiftung NaturTon of the Staatskapelle Berlin

Schubert’s glasses

Schubert’s glasses

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  • Duration 1h 30, no interval

Past Dates

New Lease on Life for Moldova’s Floodplain Forests

As one of the longest established orchestras in the world, the Staatskapelle Berlin has preserved its lively sound culture for generations. The orchestra musicians want to secure not only its unique musical art but also a livable planet for the next generations. This is why the musicians founded non-profit organization NaturTon in 2009, which supports socially-minded climate and environmental projects around the world. The earnings from the “climate” concerts that have taken place to date under the patronage of Daniel Barenboim with Zubin Mehta, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Enoch zu Guttenberg and Frank Strobel have been used to support various successful environmental projects in such locations as India, Madagascar, Moldova and Berlin.

Even Claudio Abbado, who felt deeply connected to nature, pledged his support with the words: “I find your initiative not only very interesting but extraordinarily important.”

Stiftung NaturTon joined forces with violin and bow makers to found Eben!Holz e.V., whose goal is to protect and ensure the sustainable growth of the palisander wood used in building musical instruments. In the meantime, over 70 string instrument builders from all over the world have joined this initiative as members!

The earnings from this charity concert will go towards a renaturation project for floodplain forests in Moldova, which was founded by musicians together with Patricia Kopatchinskaja.

Franz Schubert [1797–1828]
Introduction and variations
on Trockne Blumen from the Schöne Müllerin
for flute and piano D 802

Franz Schubert
Octet in F major D 803 [1827]

Soloists of the Staatskapelle Berlin

Claudia Stein flute
Oliver Pohl piano

Wolfram Brandl violin
Knut Zimmermann violin
Felix Schwartz viola
Claudius Popp cello
Otto Tolonen double bass
Tibor Reman clarinet
Ignacio García horn
Holger Straube bassoon

A joint event by IPPNW-Concerts,
Berliner Festspiele / Musikfest Berlin, Staatskapelle Berlin
and Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation