Orchester im Treppenhaus


Orchester im Treppenhaus, by Katrin Ribbe
Orchester im Treppenhaus, by Claudia Pahl
  • event type:Classical:NEXT 16 showcase
  • date:26 May 2016
  • time:23:30 CEST
  • city/area:Rotterdam
  • venue:De Doelen, Entrance Hall Schouwburgplein (ground floor)
  • country:Netherlands
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts


A Re-Staged Showcase, formatted by Steven Walter of Podium Festival

Moritz Ter-Nedden - Violin
Josephine Nobach - Violin
Ruth Kemna - Viola
Clara Grünwald - Violoncello
Kristina Edin - Double Bass
Christine Köhler - Flute
Sebastian Wendt - Bass Clarinet
Pedro Freire - Trumpet
Mikael Rudolfsson - Trombone
Rubén Durá de Lamo - Tuba
Dominik Schad - Drums
Moritz Wappler - Percussion
Thomas Posth - Conductor

An Orchester im Treppenhaus programme is not like your average chamber concert. They play music for partying, music for a festival or a rave.

Rather than acting like a traditional prim-and-proper chamber orchestra, Orchester im Treppenhaus (‘Staircase Orchestra’) take cues from acts like Hot Chip and LCD Soundsystem. Their instrumentation can switch from smooth, string-laden interludes to raucous, Charles Mingus-like blasts of horn and percussion.

An Orchester im Treppenhaus performance is an invitation to get out on the floor and dance along; it’s a nod to the iPod generation raised on myriad styles and flavours of music. It’s a musical feast, with the appetiser, main course and dessert all served at once.