Performance Monday, March 7, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Zankel Hall
It’s a top-notch evening of music by three giants of the Baroque era: Bach, Handel, and the wildly prolific Telemann. The highly acclaimed Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin has been delighting audiences for almost 30 years with its energetic, sensitive performances of this repertoire.


  • Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin


  • TELEMANN Overture in F Minor, TWV55: f1
  • BACH "Brandenburg" Concerto No. 5
  • BACH Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Major, BWV 1042
  • HANDEL Concerto Grosso in F Major, Op. 6, No. 2
  • TELEMANN Concerto for Flute and Recorder in E Minor, TWV 52: e1

  • Encore:
  • RAMEAU Entrée pour les Guerriers from Dardanus


  • Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

    Founded in East Berlin in 1982 and recognized today as one of the world's leading chamber orchestras, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, or Akamus, enjoys an unprecedented history of success. The ensemble, which performs regularly in Europe's leading musical centers, has toured Asia, North America, and South America. Throughout 2011, Akamus plays concerts and operas in nine European countries, while also making its third tour to the United States and its debut in China.

    Ever since the reopening of the Berlin Konzerthaus in 1984, the ensemble has enjoyed its own concert series in Germany's capital, and since 1994 has been a regular guest at the Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden and at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music. Each year, Akamus gives approximately 100 concerts, ranging from small chamber works to large-scale symphonic pieces, and performs under the artistic leadership of its concertmasters Midori Seiler, Stephan Mai, Bernhard Forck, and Georg Kallweit.

    Numerous guest conductors and soloists have worked with the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin as well. For more than 25 years, its partnership with Belgian countertenor and conductor René Jacobs has produced many celebrated opera and oratorio productions. Most recent of these is the release of the recording of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte. The ensemble has also worked with conductors Marcus Creed, Daniel Reuss, Peter Dijkstra, and Hans-Christoph Rademann, as well as with Cecilia Bartoli, Andreas Scholl, Sandrine Piau, and Bejun Mehta. Akamus has extended its artistic boundaries to work with modern dance company Sasha Waltz & Guests for innovative productions of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Pascal Dusapin's Medea. With its visually dramatic performance of 4 Elements / 4 Seasons, a "staged concert," Akamus has cemented its international reputation for being a creative and innovative ensemble.

    The international success of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin is highlighted by well over one million recordings. Recording exclusively for Harmonia Mundi France since 1994, the ensemble's CDs have earned many international prizes, including the Grammy Award, the Diapason d'Or, the Cannes Classical Award, the Gramophone Award, and the Edison Award. For its DVD production of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas with Sasha Waltz & Guests, Akamus received the German Record Critics' Award in 2009. For its recording of Telemann's Brockes-Passion, the ensemble was awarded the MIDEM Classical Award 2010 and the Choc de l'Année.

    Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

    Georg Kallweit, Violin
    Kerstin Erben, Violin
    Thomas Graewe, Violin
    Elfa Kristinsdottir, Violin
    Stephan Mai, Violin
    Uta Peters, Violin
    Clemens-Maria Nuszbaumer, Viola
    Stephan Sieben, Viola
    Jan Freiheit, Cello
    Walter Rumer, Bass
    Christoph Huntgeburth, Flute and Recorder
    Anna Fusek, Recorder
    Christian Beuse, Bassoon
    Michael Freimuth, Lute
    Raphael Alpermann, Harpsichord
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Telemann Overture-Suite for Strings and Basso continuo in G major, TV 55, “La Bizarre” (I. Overture)
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Harmonia Mundi

This performance is part of Baroque Unlimited.