The Orania.Concerts Events Calendar

The Orania.ConcertsConcerts with great artists living in Berlin.

  • Wednesday

    7 Dec

    2022

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    Orania.Piano

    Daniel Stawinski
    From Lecuona to Latin Jazz -
    a tribute to Cuban piano music

    Orania.Stage

    For over 100 years, the piano has been at the forefront of Cuban music. Illustrious composers and pianists such as Ernesto Lecuona, Chucho Valdes, Ignacio Cervantes and many more contributed to the typical Cuban piano sound through their classical works as well as through modern Latin Jazz playing. Daniel Stawinski takes you on an inspiring journey through the history of Cuban piano, presenting elegant contradanzas from the 19th century, the lively Afro-Cuban Dances by Ernesto Lecuona and fiery Latin Jazz improvisations.
  • Thursday

    8 Dec

    2022

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    Orania.Piano

    Benedikt Jahnel
    Celebrating Keith Jarrett

    Orania.Stage

    In this unique Orania.Berlin solo piano evening, ECM artist Benedikt Jahnel celebrates the art of one of his greatest musical heros: legendary pianist and composer Keith Jarrett. Jarrett’s musical career spans over 50 years with such influential solo performances as The Köln Concert, La Fenice or The Melody At Night With You. The cornerstones of Jarrett’s legacy are extended piano improvisations, partially based on original works but also often free “from silence to silence”, and interpretations of masterpieces from the Great American Songbook.

    Jahnel will follow in Jarrett’s footsteps, making references to both these worlds. "Jahnel has a rich classical tone that is intimate and deep. Pastoral beauty." (G. Harris, Jazz Weekly, USA ‘17); "... his playing felt almost hypnotic." (J. Shahid, Dawn Islamabad, PAK ‘19).
  • Saturday

    10 Dec

    2022

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    Orania.Grooves

    Robert Keßler Trio & Friends
    Jazzin‘ & Groovin‘

    Orania.Stage

    Robert Kessler is a guitarist and composer whose music combines contemporary, groovy jazz with blues, rock and funk. Together with his trio and exciting guests, Kessler will present songs from his current studio albums "Bloodline" and "Little People" as well as completely new compositions at Orania.Berlin. An evening full of energy, groove, soul, jazz, explosive enthusiasm and charm.

    Anyone who has never met the guitarist Robert Kessler will be able to get connnect very closely through his songs. He tells us a lot about his children, his neighborhood, his world view. Kessler is a tireless sound researcher who does not content himself with searching, but only accepts what he has found. He pays homage to each individual note in the same way as he does to the people around him. His melodies and compositions are exciting, moving, multi-faceted and instantly instill a sense of familiarity.
  • Tuesday

    13 Dec

    2022

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    Orania.Piano

    Simon Anke
    Shades of Blue -
    the Piano’s got the Blues

    Orania.Stage

    The blues leads us out of our deepest valleys back into life. Not as a shining star in the firmament, but as a warm flickering old light bulb, powerful and timeless. Can the blues heal wounds? It definitely can soothe pain. In its own way, simple and beautiful, archaic and artistic. And always with both feet on the dusty ground of human nature.

    As a sought-after sideman on stage and in the studio, Berlin-based pianist and composer Simon Anke accompanies artists such as Jocelyn B. Smith, Keimzeit, Tina Tandler and the Babelsberg Film Orchestra. Since 2016, he has also been a pianist on The Voice Of Germany. The love for the blues overtook Simon Anke as a teenager and never let go. His program includes roots blues and boogie woogie as well as Eric Clapton and Tom Waits songs.
  • Wednesday

    14 Dec

    2022

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    Orania.Piano

    Béla Meinberg
    plays the music of Irving Berlin & Jerome Kern

    Orania.Stage

    Jerome Kern and Irving Berlin were two of the great composers to whom we owe a number of beautiful melodies from musicals and films. Both born in the 1880s, they lived through the heyday of Broadway in the 1920s and 1930s. Irving Berlin wrote well-known songs like "Cheek to Cheek", "How deep is the ocean?" or "White Christmas". Jerome Kern contributed songs such as "All the things you are" and "I'm old fashioned" to the Great American Songbook. Kern co-wrote many songs with lyricist Oscar Hammerstein, while Berlin was one of the few to write music and lyrics himself. The latter has also managed to reach the proud 101 years old. This evening is dedicated to the pieces by two composers, which have touched and fascinated me again and again for many years.
  • Thursday

    15 Dec

    2022

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    Orania.Piano

    Carly Quiroz
    plays música sudamericana

    Orania.Stage

    Based in Berlin since 2008 and with solid experience in different musical styles, the Argentine pianist and composer returns to his roots and invites us tonight to share a musical journey through the varied colors of South American music, interpreting a repertoire that ranges from the classics of folklore to contemporary compositions.
  • Saturday

    17 Dec

    2022

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    Orania.Voices

    Alfred Mehnert
    & the Berlin Metropol Rhythm Group
    with featured vocalists

    Orania.Stage

    The languages change and so do the genres. From the very beginning we travel through the musical decades together with this orchestra. The Kreuzberg neighborhood is the home of today's ensemble. Their version of "Nächte in Kreuzberg" (original "Night in Tunesia") presents Berlin as a melting pot, where all its facets can be seen on the streets and in the bars, if you only open wide your eyes, ears and soul. The variety of the different musical guests is just as colorful.
  • Tuesday

    20 Dec

    2022

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    Orania.Piano

    Marque Lowenthal
    Odd Stories from the American Songbook

    Orania.Stage

    Marque Lowenthal, pianist from Boston, USA, known especially through his many years of work with Lyambiko, will be playing various songs, jazz standards and original music in primarily odd meters ---- 3/4, 5/4, 7/4, etc. for all you rhythm counters out there! Odd meters tend to create a different type of hypnotic groove and feeling. Discover more at www.lyambiko.com and www.marlomusic.net!
  • Wednesday

    21 Dec

    2022

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    Orania.Piano

    Kenny Berkel
    plays the music of Fats Waller

    Orania.Stage

    Kenneth Berkel was born in Berlin in 1996. He started playing the piano at the age of 6. With only 10 years he explored the world of Jazz. He graduated at one of Germany’s most popular music schools C. Ph. E. Bach. Afterwards he studied Jazz-Piano at Jazz- Institut Berlin. Kenneth Berkel lives in Berlin where he works as both a Pianist and Composer/Arranger. He is part of the Big Band der Deutschen Oper Berlin as well as the Orchester der Bad Hersfelder Festspiele and already played for the President. Kenneth is playing concerts all over Germany and Europe. He has got a scholarship by Y. Menuhin Live Music Now Berlin since 2018.

    At the Orania.Berlin Solo Piano series he presents the music of Pianist/Composer Thomas “Fats” Waller, who had a great influence on Jazz music of the 1920s and 1930s. Primarily known for his legendary Stride-Piano, Waller composed world famous songs such as “Honeysuckle Rose” and “Ain’t Misbehavin’”. However, Kenneth Berkel not only introduces Waller’s greatest hits but also some of his rather unknown compositions.
  • Thursday

    22 Dec

    2022

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    Orania.Piano

    Agita Rando
    Nordic Inspirations

    Orania.Stage

    Whether through affinities or personal origins, whether through light, earth, water or cultural individuality, a particular Nordic colouring has evolved within the international language of Jazz, both easily recognisable and yet difficult to precisely define.

    This evening, Latvian-born pianist Agita Rando will play compositions by 'Nordic' jazz musicians, arrangements of the traditional "Dainas", Latvian folk songs as well as some of her own compositions that follow these inspirations.
  • Friday

    23 Dec

    2022

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    Orania.Acoustic

    Rolf Zielke & Topo Gioa
    Latin Percussion

    Orania.Stage

    Pianist and composer Rolf Zielke’s music is a reflection on Contemporary Jazz, Latin and Brazilian Jazz, and music of the ‘Middle East’. ‘Technically he knows all the tricks...the man from Berlin presents himself as a pianist who is able to surprise the overcrowded trio-genre with a fresh, new sound.’ (Jazz thing) ‘The listener experiences piano-jazz of the highest order.’ (Jazzpodium)

    Rolf Zielke will present two different piano-percussion-duos at the Orania.Berlin. He will perform with Argentinian Percussionist Topo Gioia as well as Turkish Percussionist Mustafa Boztüy. On piano and percussion, they create a high quality of musical unity with a breathtaking drive that transcends the boundaries of jazz rhythm conventions. These three outstanding musicians have been members of the international Jazz Scene for many years.
  • Saturday

    24 Dec

    2022

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    Orania.Piano

    Marque Lowenthal
    More than Xmas

    Orania.Stage

    Look forward to discovering Christmas melodies that have been artistically weaved into improvisations by American born pianist Marque Lowenthal. A joyous evening of Jazz with a hint of Xmas intended to make the people merry awaits you. During the Christmas holidays, we invite you to our Piano Specials under the Orania.Berlin tree with festive interpretations from Northern Europe, South America and the USA.
  • Sunday

    25 Dec

    2022

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    Orania.Piano

    Agita Rando
    Winter Music

    Orania.Stage

    This evening, Latvian-born pianist Agita Rando plays music for the time 'in between the years' at a warm fireplace. Contemplative yet colourful improvisations on old and newer Christmas songs and winterly music from Sweden, Finland, Latvia and Germany. During the Christmas holidays, we invite you to our Piano Specials under the Orania.Berlin tree with festive interpretations from Northern Europe, South America and the USA.
  • Monday

    26 Dec

    2022

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    Orania.Piano

    Carly Quiroz
    Merry & Bright

    Orania.Stage

    The Argentinian pianist and composer, who has been living in Berlin since 2008, will take you on a journey through different musical styles with festive song interpretations from all over the world. There's bound to be a visit to his South American roots to make you forget the cold Berlin winter. This is the last evening of our Christmas Piano Specials.
  • Tuesday

    27 Dec

    2022

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    Orania.Piano

    Johannes von Ballestrem
    A tribute to Thelonious Monk

    Orania.Stage

    Thelonious Monk (1917-1982) is an iconic figure in jazz and highly regarded for his contributions to jazz, being regarded as one of the co-founders of bebop. He is one of five jazz musicians to have been covered on the cover of Time magazine.

    Tonight, Berlin pianist Johannes von Ballestrem will explore Monk’s particular style of playing piano and dive into his repertoire, ranging from stride piano to bebop and containing well known compositions such as „Round Midnight“, „Well you needn’t“ and “Blue Monk”.
  • Wednesday

    28 Dec

    2022

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    Orania.Piano

    Lionel Haas
    plays the music of Stevie Wonder

    Orania.Stage

    One of the top living legends has inspired generations of musicians worldwide and defined high conceptual standards for them. This comes as no surprise - Stevie Wonder's music contains a tremendous treasure of songs with instant recognition potential and it touches the heart of every listener.

    Pianist Lionel Haas presents a series of selected Stevie songs and gives them his personal musical touch.
  • Thursday

    29 Dec

    2022

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    Orania.Piano

    Declan Forde
    Tribute to Cole Porter

    Orania.Stage

    When it comes to American culture, few people have had as much of an impact as Cole Porter. He was the Broadway musical hit machine, producing classics Fred Astaire could dance to. One of the best-known and most widely acclaimed composers of the 20th century, he created some of the most famous and beloved tunes in the English language, such as B. I've Got You Under My Skin, Night and Day and Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love.

    Declan Forde is a pianist from Scotland who has lived in Berlin since 2014. His unique approach to jazz has captivated audiences in Berlin and beyond, establishing him as one of the leading jazz pianists of his generation.
  • Friday

    30 Dec

    2022

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    Orania.Acoustic

    Tino Derado meets Robby Geerken

    Orania.Stage

    Tino Derado and Rob Geerken have been playing together for 20 years now, in countless constallations and situations. From the very beginning they shared their mutual passion for Jazz Forms and polyrhythmic concepts of the Caribbean and Latin America; the "Latin Tinge". Now they are happy to do so in a new Duo setting and the intimate surroundings of the Orania.Berlin. They will be playing their renditions of Tino Derado originals and Jazz Standards.
  • Saturday

    31 Dec

    2022

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    Orania.Voices

    Silvester Menu & Live Music

    Matti Klein, grand piano
    Jennifer Kothe, vocals

    Orania.Stage

    THE X-BERG DUCK IS ALREADY ON THEIR WELL-DESERVED HOLIDAY. HENCE WE DECIDED TO ASSEMBLE A VERY SPECIAL MENU WITH LIVE MUSIC FOR NEW YEARS EVE. YOU CAN ORDER BETWEEN 6 AND 9 PM. AT 11 PM WE WILL SEND YOU OFF WELL FED AND WATERED TO START YOUR PARTY NIGHT.

    A Steinway grand piano, a microphone, two exceptional artists and unplugged covers of favorite songs from three universes. It takes no more but also no less to blend jazz, soul and pop with songs from Duke Ellington to Burt Bacharach and Marvin Gaye to Feist, into a seemingly timeless journey of sound. After an average of over 150 concerts per year with their own internationally touring bands, Jennifer Kothe and Matti Klein are especially looking forward to closing a this year with a very spirited duo evening.
  • Sunday

    1 Jan

    2023

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    Orania.PianoSeries

    Matti Klein

    Matti Klein, a brilliant jazz pianist, and a master of vintage keys (Wurlitzer, Fender Rhodes, analog synthesizers), is a founding member of the German jazz cult band Mo’Blow. As a favorite soloist and sideman in Berlin, Matti Klein has had the pleasure of playing with extraordinary musicians such as Nils Landgren, Allan Harris, David. T. Walker and Gunther Hampel. Since 2013 he acts as musical director and keyboard player for worldwide performances with the Brazilian soul-jazz icon Ed Motta. His passion for keys of all kinds sparked the idea for his current soul-jazz project „Matti Klein Soul Trio“, a unique groove assembly of vintage keys, bass clarinet/sax and drums.
  • Friday

    6 Jan

    2023

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    Orania.Acoustic

    Matti Klein meets Tayfun Schulzke

    Orania.Stage

    The impromptu yet delicately honed musical symbiosis between Matti Klein on the Steinway grand piano and Tayfun Schulzke on a variety of percussion instruments from around the world seems to emerge from only one source. The two have been connected by a musical friendship for many years, which is celebrated this evening with a selection of jazz pop and soul classics as well as improvisations. A soulful evening, sometimes joyful and sometimes thoughtful, just like life outside of Orania.Berlin’s windows.

    In addition to studio work (e.g., Seeed), Tayfun Schulzke can also be heard as a percussionist with renowned artists such as Meret Becker, Culcha Candela or Jan Delay and at international festivals. Matti Klein became known as a founding member of the popular German jazz-funk band Mo'Blow and tours internationally with his equally celebrated Matti Klein Soul Trio as well as the Brazilian soul icon Ed Motta.
  • Saturday

    7 Jan

    2023

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    Orania.Voices

    D.$ahin & Band

    Orania.Stage

    D.$AHIN is an allrounder in a world of specialists. The Berlin based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is proof that one does not need to commit to one thing, as she embarks on a musical journey that combines an earthy blend of R&B and indie-rock-pop with her soulful, reassuring voice. Originally from Istanbul, D.$AHIN came to Germany in the early 1990's with her family as refugees and was granted asylum and eventually citizenship as a teenager. Growing up between the two worlds of traditional Turkish music and western pop music shaped her instincts as a singer early on.
  • Friday

    13 Jan

    2023

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    Orania.Acoustic

    Rolf Zielke & Topo Gioa
    Latin Percussion

    Orania.Stage

    Pianist and composer Rolf Zielke’s music is a reflection on Contemporary Jazz, Latin and Brazilian Jazz, and music of the ‘Middle East’. ‘Technically he knows all the tricks...the man from Berlin presents himself as a pianist who is able to surprise the overcrowded trio-genre with a fresh, new sound.’ (Jazz thing) ‘The listener experiences piano-jazz of the highest order.’ (Jazzpodium)

    Rolf Zielke will present two different piano-percussion-duos at the Orania.Berlin. He will perform with Argentinian Percussionist Topo Gioia as well as Turkish Percussionist Mustafa Boztüy. On piano and percussion, they create a high quality of musical unity with a breathtaking drive that transcends the boundaries of jazz rhythm conventions. These three outstanding musicians have been members of the international Jazz Scene for many years.
  • Saturday

    14 Jan

    2023

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    Orania.Voices

    Alfred Mehnert
    & the Berlin Metropol Rhythm Group
    with featured vocalists

    Orania.Stage

    The languages change and so do the genres. From the very beginning we travel through the musical decades together with this orchestra. The Kreuzberg neighborhood is the home of today's ensemble. Their version of "Nächte in Kreuzberg" (original "Night in Tunesia") presents Berlin as a melting pot, where all its facets can be seen on the streets and in the bars, if you only open wide your eyes, ears and soul. The variety of the different musical guests is just as colorful.
  • Friday

    20 Jan

    2023

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    Orania.Acoustic

    Tino Derado meets Robby Geerken

    Orania.Stage

    Tino Derado and Rob Geerken have been playing together for 20 years now, in countless constallations and situations. From the very beginning they shared their mutual passion for Jazz Forms and polyrhythmic concepts of the Caribbean and Latin America; the "Latin Tinge". Now they are happy to do so in a new Duo setting and the intimate surroundings of the Orania.Berlin. They will be playing their renditions of Tino Derado originals and Jazz Standards.
  • Saturday

    21 Jan

    2023

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    Orania.Grooves

    Matti Klein & Friends

    Orania.Stage

    The groove lives in his fingers, soul in his roots, funk in his heart.

    Matti Klein became known as a founding member of the popular German jazz-funk band Mo'Blow and tours internationally with his equally celebrated Matti Klein Soul Trio. He has also worked in the studio with Nils Landgren, Sarah Connor and Herbert Grönemeyer, is on the road as musical director and keyboardist with Brazilian soul icon Ed Motta and has been Artistic Director of Orania.Berlin since 2019.

    Joined by former, present, and future companions, all of them all-stars of the Berlin music scene, he assembles a different high-end band line-up for one grooving, soulful session on the Orania.Stage every month.
  • Friday

    27 Jan

    2023

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    Orania.Acoustic

    A Brazilian evening
    with Rossano Snel and José Aurélio

    Orania.Stage

    Drawing inspiration from the Brazilian instrumental music from the 60s and 70s, the duo plays original songs and classic tunes from João Donato, Tom Jobim and Deodato.The two Brazilian musicians also use their influences to improvise on danceable vamps, mixing house and disco music with latin flavours.

    It's brazilian and latin music to dance, flirt and listen to.
  • Saturday

    28 Jan

    2023

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    Orania.Grooves

    Robert Keßler Trio & Friends
    Jazzin‘ & Groovin‘

    Orania.Stage

    Robert Kessler is a guitarist and composer whose music combines contemporary, groovy jazz with blues, rock and funk. Together with his trio and exciting guests, Kessler will present songs from his current studio albums "Bloodline" and "Little People" as well as completely new compositions at Orania.Berlin. An evening full of energy, groove, soul, jazz, explosive enthusiasm and charm.

    Anyone who has never met the guitarist Robert Kessler will be able to get connnect very closely through his songs. He tells us a lot about his children, his neighborhood, his world view. Kessler is a tireless sound researcher who does not content himself with searching, but only accepts what he has found. He pays homage to each individual note in the same way as he does to the people around him. His melodies and compositions are exciting, moving, multi-faceted and instantly instill a sense of familiarity.