Scientific Conference: "Music makes politics. Politics make music"
A cooperation project of the German-Russian Museum Berlin-Karlshorst and the Academy for Political Education in cooperation with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.
The evening before his assassination, Bavarian Prime Minister Kurt Eisner attended a concert by the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra. This is just one example from the history of this Munich orchestra, in which music and power crossed with time.
The conference is an important part of the 2018/19 season of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, which is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. The event wants to deconstruct the seemingly apolitical character of music and reflect on the relationship between music and power. We not only look at the instrumentalization of music through power and politics in the truest sense of the word, but also at the hierarchies within the orchestra, where the conductor with his baton holds an almost absolutist power in his hands, according to which the entire ensemble orientates itself.the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and its history will be the focus of the event to a special degree. During a concert, the ensemble will also show that you can talk about your own history not only with words, but also with music.The timbres from the Empire to the Federal Republic of Germany provide an insight into the connection between music and history.
location & access
airport Tegel (TXL)
airport Schönefeld (SXF)