Classical Music and Dinosaurs

The Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin is eager to try alternative venues for their chamber music series. Thursday night’s concert took place in the main hall of Berlin’s Natural History Museum. The imaginative programming of Baroque and 20th-century chamber works was quite literally overshadowed by the world’s biggest dinosaur skeleton: a 13.27 metre-high brachiosaurus.

It makes for a refreshing change when classical music is performed in less conventional (and often less stuffy) settings. But the novelty of being surrounded by dinosaurs was not enough to offset the venue’s drawbacks. The steady hum of air conditioning meant that meaningful moments of silence could never really be silent. And the hall’s especially resonant acoustic meant that every murmur, fidget and shuffle from a single audience member could be heard by all.

DEU, Deutschland, Berlin, 04.12.2014, Museum für Naturkunde, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Stipendiaten der Orchesterakademie, [(c) Kai Bienert, Borkumstr.10, 13189 Berlin, Tel: 030 4719696, Mobil: 0171 5418507, Email:,,  Bankverbindung: Deutsche Bank 24, BLZ: 10070024, KTO: 2067650, IBAN: DE83100700240206765000, BIC(SWIFT):DEUTDEDBBER, Finanzamt Berlin Pankow/Weissensee, StNr.:35/229/00156, UST-ID:DE137081101,NUTZUNG NUR GEGEN HONORAR UND COPYRIGHTNENNUNG!WWW.FREELENS.COM/CLEARING/] [#0,26,121#]

Photo: Kai Bienert

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