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Events in Art and Archaeology

BERLIN, GERMANY  •  Deutsches Historisches Museum  •  26 June - 1 December 2015
Covering a total area of 1600 square meters, Homosexuality_ies documents 150 years of the history, politics and culture of homosexual women and men in Germany. The exhibition shows how same-sex sexuality and non-conformist gender identities have been criminalized through legislation, pathologized in medicine and excluded from society. It traces the legislative development of Paragraph 175 of the German penal code, which made “homosexual acts” punishable by law. Paragraph 175 took effect in 1872, underwent massive harshening in the Nazi era and was retained thereafter, being definitively voided in 1994. In addition to social repression, the exhibition also addresses the liberation movements of gay men and lesbian women, movements which took on a new dynamic after the legal liberalization in the 1960s and transformed society‘s understanding of sex and gender identity.

Works by international artists such as Monica Bonvicini, Louise Bourgeois, Heather Cassils, Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Nicole Eisenman, Lotte Laserstein, Lee Lozano, Jeanne Mammen, Zanele Muholi, Henrik Olesen and Andy Warhol comment on the exhibition‘s themes in a variety of ways.

Deutsches Historisches Museum Website

Contact: Deutsches Historisches Museum
Unter den Linden 2
10117 Berlin
Tel: (49) 30 203 04 751

Events in Classical Music

Berliner Barock Solisten
BERLIN, GERMANY  •  Philharmonie  •  9 December 2015

J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor
J.S. Bach: Concerto for Oboe, Violin, Strings & Basso continuo BWV 1060R
Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in F major RV 434
Torelli: Trumpet Concerto in D major
Marcello: Oboe Concerto
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major

Berliner Barock Solisten
Albrecht Mayer, oboe
Emmanuel Pahud, flute
Reinhold Friedrich, trumpet

Berliner Philharmonie Website

Detailed schedule information:

Contact: Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1
DE - 10785 Berlin
Tel: 49 30 826 47 27

Till Fellner
Till Fellner
Berliner Philharmoniker: Till Fellner, piano
BERLIN, GERMANY  •  Philharmonie  •  5 - 7 December 2015
Mozart: Piano Concerto in C major K. 503
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

Berliner Philharmoniker
Bernard Haitink, conductor
Till Fellner, piano

Berliner Philharmonie Website

Detailed schedule information:
19h, 20h, 20h

Contact: Berliner Philharmonie
Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1
10785 Berlin
Tel: (49) 30 25488 12

Events in Opera

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Sir Simon Rattle
Photo: (c) Holger Kettner


Pelléas et Mélisande : By Claude Debussy
BERLIN, GERMANY  •  Philharmonie  •  16 - 20 December 2015

Claude Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande
Semi-Staged Performance
Peter Sellars, staging

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle, conductor


Magdalena Kožená Mezzo-Soprano (Mélisande), Christian Gerhaher Baritone (Pelléas), Bernarda Fink Contralto (Geneviève), Franz-Josef Selig Bass Baritone (Arkel), Gerald Finley Bass Baritone (Golaud), Soloist of the Tölzer Knabenchor Boy Soprano (Yniold), Jörg Schneider Bass (Doctor), Sascha Glintenkamp Bass-Baritone (Shepherd), Rundfunkchor Berlin , Nicolas Fink Chorus Master

Berliner Philharmonie Website

Detailed schedule information:

Contact: Berliner Philharmonie
Herbert-von-Karajan-Str. 1
10785 Berlin
Tel: (49) 30 25488 12

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