From Russia with Soul | Vol. 4
FROM RUSSIA WITH SOUL / VOL. 4 / FINALE
Late-Night-Symphony & Party @ Musikbrauerei Berlin
21 November 2019, 21:00h
Shostakovich – Symphony No. 10, arr. Gale *PREMIERE*
Sadikova – Widmung an den Dichter Gumilyov *PREMIERE*
Joolz Gale (conductor)
Silvano Marraffa (choreography)
Kai Braithwaite (dancer)
Daniel del Valle (dancer)
Michael Fernandez (dancer)
20:00 - Doors & bar
21:00 - Symphony & dance
22:30 - DJ-Party & jam
Ensemble Mini, the critically acclaimed soloists of Germany´s top orchestras, fuses the underground club world with classical music to present the coolest event in town, the world premiere of Shostakovich’s 10th Symphony for mini-orchestra followed by DJ after-show party and jam session. A finale to the ensemble´s ground-breaking celebration of Russian music, "From Russia with Soul", the evening promises to be not just a unique experience for new audiences to classical music but a wild roller-coaster of candle-lit magic in an incredible location. The super-sonic-soloists of Ensemble Mini take the listener into a wholly new symphonic sound-world of seduction and raw emotions, thanks to Joolz Gale´s awesome new arrangement.
Written upon the death of Stalin in 1953, the 10th symphony is one of Shostakovich´s most famous due to its crazy combination of tragedy, irony and madness, some viewing the symphony as a scathing portrait of the communist dictator. What better way to parody this in today´s world of Beyonce and fake news than with a unique dance encore, exclusively choreographed for Ensemble Mini in typical acrobatic pastiche by Komische Oper dance-star Silvano Marraffa and his three trans-ballerinas.