Orchestra rehearsal of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

The Unknown Berlin group met at the Haus des Rundfunks to see a rehearsal of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSB) on 20 December 2017. David Drop, the seconnd violin and the speaker of the orchestra board gave a brief overview of the orchestra and its history. He also spoke passionately about the long-term educational projects such as Schoolkids in Concert (SIK).

Then the new chief conductor and artistic director, Mr. Vladimir Jurowski, led the ensemble and directed the orchestra of the ballet performance The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky that was performed at the Berlin Philharmonic on 23 December 2017. In contrary to a dress rehearsal where everything seems to be perfect, the individual section of the production were meticulously refined. It was fascinating to observe the conductor and the musicians working together.