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Concert in the Wild

A concert series in beautiful places of nature that features new artists in classical genres, and classical singers in new genres

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Concert in the Wild # 6

“Concert in the Wild” presents a very special one on Saturday, June 12th, 2021
Chamber music concert.

The fascinating program spans an arc from the delicate music of the baroque to classical music
on neo-romanticism and contemporary classical music with works by Abel, Bach, Chausson, Danielpour, Delibes,
Previn and Crumb. A thematic focus can be found in the title of George Crumbs
Piano masterpiece "Macrocosm". In every work in the program you will find topics from which one
could say that they articulate the connectedness, the music about time, culture, language and space
Our wonderful musicians come from some of the most renowned ensembles in Berlin and all over
Germany. The cellist Katharina Feltz and the double bass player Jesper Ulfenstedt are both active
Soloists, chamber musicians and members of the orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin. The pianist Ya-ou Xie
works as a concert pianist, conductor and one of the founding members of "Berlin PianoPercussion" Spinto soprano Leah Gordon has won numerous awards for her song-
and opera interpretations in many international opera houses and concert halls. She is happy

set out to sing Elisabeth in "Tannhäuser", which will be one of her first appearances after the pandemic
becomes. Mezzo / Contralto Jennifer Arnold is also an internationally celebrated stage veteran of opera,
Lied and chamber repertoires. She will perform the song cycle "Sweet Talk" by Richard Danielpour,
which she premiered with Yo-Yo Ma and later sang for President Clinton when she was a student
Conservatory of Music in New York City, NY.
The location of the concert is the beautiful garden of a large villa in Berlin Westend. The owner has it
Kindly allowed to use this room for open air concerts. For that very special one
Chamber music concert, a Kayserburg concert grand by Pearl River is generously available
posed. We are extremely grateful for this support and sponsorship.

We ask for a donation to support the musicians. Pre-registration is recommended

Please come by to enjoy the music and company!

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Jennifer Arnold


A graduate student at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City with a Masters degree in Music, she received the Birgit Nilsson Award Scholarship, a full scholarship, for the duration of her Masters degree and had the privilege of working with Yo-Yo Ma at the Kennedy Center Library to appear for former President Bill Clinton.
In 2003 she was nominated alongside Anna Netrebko by the international opera magazine Opernwelt as singer of the year for her portrayal of Carmen under the direction of Johannes Felsenstein.

Michael Ashton

Pianist / Korrepetitor

Michael stammt aus den USA, wo er zwanzig Jahrelang in San Francisco, Los Angeles und Las Vegas als musikalischer Leiter, Arrangeur, Dirigent und Pianist bei Produktionen wie das ständige ausverkaufte Musicals “Beach Blanket Babylon” tätig war. 1989 bereitete er zusammen mit dem “A Chorus Line” Komponist Marvin Hamlisch das Eröffnungstitels der Oscar Verleihung vor. Seit 1991 ist Michael in Hamburg tätig. Er ist aufgetreten als musikalischer Leiter und/oder Pianist in mehreren Shows im Engelsaal, Winterhüder Fährhaus, dem Theaterschiff, Schmitts, Ernst-Deutsch Theater sowie anderen Spielplätzen im Großbereich Hamburg. Er war sechs Jahre tätig als Korrepetitor bei “Cats” in Hamburg und hat als Dozent  an der Stage School, Stella Academy und Joop van den Ende Academy gearbeitet. Michael ist auch außerhalb Hamburg mit Musical Workshops sehr beschäftigt und hat u.a. in Mailand, Korea, und China mehrere solchen Workshops gemacht.

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Darren Saady


In 2003 I moved to Germany for the first time, where I took piano and lied courses at the Trossingen University of Music. It was there that my interest in opera was sparked, which inspired me to work in the opera field after my return to Australia. Then I went back to the Conservatory of Music in Sydney, where I completed my studies in opera accompaniment with Stephen Mold in 2010 with another master's degree.

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