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"Our Songs" by Akira Takayama
Songs, poems
SAT 26 March 2022

Ideas marathon
XTOPIAS - PLAY SPACE - XPERIMENT
Small selection of works

Enthusiastenorchester
The participatory project
SUN 27 February 2022
CANCELLED!

Piano Panorama!
A day dedicated to piano music
Sat 09 April 2022

© Alte Oper Frankfurt/Salar Baygan

"Our Songs" by Akira Takayama
Songs, poems, stories
SAT 26 March 2022

What are the songs or poems that mean a lot to you personally? That you've known a long time?
That play an important part in your life, in your community, in your family? And that you enjoy singing on your own or for others?

If you can think of songs or poems like this, please get in touch. Because we are looking for people from Frankfurt and the region who would like to perform their song or poem in the concert 'Our Songs'!

The concert 'Our Songs' will take place on March 26, 2022 in the Main Hall of the Alte Oper Frankfurt. The idea for this comes from the Japanese artist and theatre director Akira Takayama. People from Frankfurt and the entire region will appear on stage and sing their songs or recite their poems in the many different languages of the city. Amateur singers are particularly welcome, as are people of every language and all generations. 

The director, Akira Takayama, has exclusively provided songs or poems that have been handed down, which - whether the performers have been living here for a very short time or for generations - build a bridge to the country of origin or family tradition, and which, because of this, show a special, biographical connection.

THE PERFORMANCE
Your contribution will be one of many in the performance 'Our Songs'. All those taking part will perform their song or poem alone and without musical accompaniment on the empty stage at the Alte Oper. The audience can listen to the concert inside the auditorium, the doors will remain open the whole time. The concert will also be streamed live online and projected on a big screen in the open air.

TAKING PART
If you want to take part in 'Our Songs', please write to us either by email or by post. Please use our registration form for this purpose. Please send us a short text about yourself and what connects you to the song or poem you wish to perform. And tell us its title in the original language, if possible with a translation into German or English.

If you would like to take part or have any questions, please write to us by January 31, 2022 using our registration form, and send it to: oursongs@alteoper.de

or to:
Alte Oper Frankfurt
'Our Songs'
Opernplatz 1
60313 Frankfurt am Main

Once you have written to us, Akira Takayama will invite you to a preliminary conversation in February 2022 at the Alte Oper. If a very large number of people come forward, it is possible that not everyone will be able to take part and we will have to make a selection. However, we will definitely get in touch with you. Participants will not be paid a fee. Travel costs may be reimbursed if we agree to do so in advance.

We look forward to meeting you!
Akira Takayama and the team from the Alte Oper Frankfurt and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm


Conditions of participation

Ideas marathon
XTOPIAS - PLAY SPACE - XPERIMENT
Small selection of works

You were able to send in your dream space in the Frankfurt of the future as part of our "Ideas Marathon", which took place on September 26 at the Alte Oper Frankfurt - we would now like to present a small selection of works here. In addition to the work of the artist Christa Witzleb from Mainz, whose colorful mythical creatures stand for a utopian coexistence of all creatures (chosen by the jury as the most interesting design), you will find, for example, ideas for new stele fields, monuments, bus stops, written ideas for the future design of the city center - as well as high praise for the Opera Square as an urban space, which seems to realize many of Frankfurt's future wishes already in the present!

Iveta Apkalna © Aiga Redmane / Michael Sanderling © Marco Borggreve

Enthusiastenorchester
The participatory project
SUN 27 February 2022

CANCELLED!

The whole is more than the sum of its parts - this also applies to making music in an orchestral association. With a new project, the Alte Oper is addressing all those who would like to bring their skills on their instrument into a music-making community and, together with others, put on an orchestra concert in the Great Hall of the Alte Oper. Whether junior or senior, whether from Kiel or Freiburg: become part of a colorful community that is united by a love of music. The conductor for the concert on February 27, 2022 will be Michael Sanderling, a well-known artist in the world of classical music, and the soloist will be Latvian organist Iveta Apkalna.

 

Piano tower © iStock.com, mrorange002

Piano Panorama!
A day dedicated to piano music
Sat 09 April 2022

A new festival format is ignited by a solo evening: from now on, "Piano Panorama" will be held once a season, when the Alte Oper Frankfurt becomes a venue for piano music in all its facets for one day. It will not only be about listening: Amateur pianists* will also have the opportunity on this theme day to receive a free public lesson from Oliver Kern, professor of piano at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts.

If you would like to participate in the project, please contact us at the following e-mail address: mitmachen@alteoper.de. We will then get back to you promptly with further information about the project.


Photo: Klaviertur © iStock.com, mrorange002