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For their first Open House since 2019, the Pierre Boulez Saal and the Barenboim-Said Akademie invite audiences to take a look behind the scenes—and to join the Kronos Quartet for a look ahead to the future of the string quartet.

TAG DER OFFENEN TÜR: Pierre Boulez Saal Berlin
TAG DER OFFENEN TÜR: Pierre Boulez Saal Berlin © Peter Adamik

Over the course of the day, students of the Barenboim-Said Akademie, the “Hanns Eisler” School of Music, and the Berlin University of the Arts will perform a selection of the 50 new compositions for string quartet commissioned by the Kronos Quartet as part of its “Fifty for the Future” initiative, which was launched for its 50th anniversary. The members of the quartet will work on these pieces with the young ensembles during their weeklong residency in Berlin.
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Participating artists
Kronos Quartet
David Harrington
John Sherba
Hank Dutt
Sunny Yang
Pierre Boulez Saal