The new fellowship programme at Beethovenfest Bonn is looking for new ideas for the concert life of the future – also in the area of participation and music education. To kick off the programme, the Stegreif Orchester was asked to develop a project in which as many people as possible are offered something to participate in.
There is no better ensemble for the task than Stegreif. »The Improvising Symphony Orchestra« – the name reveals just how extraordinary the musicians are. Their artistic vision of a spontaneous approach to historical music, their joy of transition in a musical and human sense are the best prerequisites for inviting others to make music together. Because for Stegreif, there are no boundaries: they abolish the separation between audience and players in their movement concerts, they have a non-hierarchical ensemble without a conductor and hone the most virtuoso transitions between musical text and improvisation, between classical, jazz, Latin or klezmer.
»The idea of Sausen und Brausen is to show what otherwise takes place in our rehearsals. For the audience to see us on stage and ask themselves: How did that come about?« –Viola Schmitzer