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With the "Days of Exile", Berlin commemorates the people who were expelled or murdered by the National Socialists. In the closing concert, the Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Sir Donald Runnicles remind us that this injustice also took place at this house.

The fates of Fritz Stiedry and Kurt Sanderling, among others, will be brought to life with biographical material and music.


Franz Schreker [1878 – 1934]
Four small pieces for large orchestra (1932)
I. Timoroso: Lento
II. Violent. Vivace
III. Incalzando: Adagio
IV. Gradevole: Allegro

Arnold Schönberg [1874 – 1952]
Chamber Symphony No. 2 in E flat minor, op. 38
I. Adagio
II. Con fuoco

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Dmitri Shostakovich [1906 – 1975]
Symphony No. 5 in D minor op. 47
I moderate
II Allegretto
III Largo
IV Allegro non troppo

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Additional information
The symphony concert is in aid of the Exilmuseum, which is being founded by a citizens' initiative led by Nobel Literature Prize winner Herta Müller and former Federal President Joachim Gauck and focuses on Nazi exile. When you buy a ticket, you can make a donation to this initiative.

Flyer with more information about Exilmuseum [download pdf]
Participating artists
Alexandre Bloch (Dirigent)
Margarita Broich (Lesung)
Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin (Orchester)