It was a Special Edition of our Casual Concert series last Tuesday. And what a treat it was! Five of our most gifted students rehearsing and performing jointly with three professional musicians of the Berliner Symphoniker.
It all started at 1.30 in the afternoon with three hours of intense rehearsals of works by Handel, Bach, Haydn and two contemporaries of our time, György Kurtág and La Monte Young, followed by the concert itself: There, they were on stage forming a real chamber orchestra of 4 violins, 2 clarinets and 2 cellos producing a sound quality out of our school world – yet right within! Applause to Karen Lang (violin), Benjamin Walbrodt (cello) and Alexander Glücksmann (clarinet) from the Berliner Symphoniker, as much as to our students Florence, Tara, Sung-Il (violins), Sung-Eun (cello) and Alex (clarinet).
Next week’s Casual Concert, on March 8 is going to be a true ear opener. Three members of the Berliner Symphoniker are coaching our Mixed Ensemble (9th-11th Grade) to perform works by Handel, Bach, Haydn and György Kurtág, a contemporary composer who is celebrating his 90th birthday this year. In the concert at 5 p.m. the Symphoniker will present the results, jointly on stage with our BCS musicians. Don’t miss this highlight!
The countdown is on! There are about two weeks left to prepare your act for the Berlin Cosmopolitan School Talent Show. Auditions are on March 17 and those acts selected to be in the Talent Show will perform at the Grüner Salon one month later, on April 17. You go, girls and boys!
Poster BCS Talent Show
A check of EUR 10.000,00 was presented to our Music Department during our Primary Assembly on Friday, January 29.
Two representatives of Berliner Sparkasse, Mr. Germolus and Mr. Broy, had the opportunity to listen to “Twinkle, twinkle little star” and “Spanish Dance” played by our primary international student string orchestra with the recently purchased string instruments.