Seasons of the Baroque – Vivaldi, Handel & Purcell

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Seasons of the Baroque is as vibrant and opulent as the golden play of colors in an autumnal forest. During the fall, Charlottenburg Palace and the glorious surrounding castle grounds, the Great Orangery, and the royal White Hall in the New Wing seem like an enchanted haven in the capital city – and the music of the Berlin Residence Orchestra awakens them to new life. Antonio Vivaldi’s masterfully interpreted Four Seasons belongs to the Baroque era’s most popular repertoire. G.F. Handel also knew how to translate the natural characteristics of water, wind and fire into an effective musical scene. Join the Berliner Residence Orchestra on this journey through nature-inspired Baroque music – including passionate arias and romantic duets sung by our vocal soloists. His Majesty Friedrich II would have been enamored by this program, and you will be too!


Festive Fall Dinner


Add the perfect final touch to your concert experience by indulging in a royal three-course meal, served by the 5-star catering team from Marriott Hotel Berlin. A table full of exquisite delicacies prepared from a selection of seasonal, local ingredients awaits you in the magnificent atmosphere of the palace.


Schedule


17:30 --- doors open to dinner (optional)
18:00 --- start dinner (optional)
19:30 --- doors open to concert
20:00 --- start concert


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Seasons of the Baroque – Vivaldi, Handel & Purcell(05.09. – 21.10.2020)


Starter

Waldorf salad, layered


Vegetarien

Waldorf salad, layered


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Main course

Lamb shoulder with red cabbage, nut “Schupfnudeln” and pear


Vegetarien

Bulgur patties with red cabbage, nut “Schupfnudeln” and pear


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Dessert

Cheesecake with different berries and caramel


Seasons of the Baroque – Vivaldi, Handel & Purcell (24.10. – 05.12.2020)


Starter

Trout smoked with pointed cabbage, lime milk and tomato jus


Vegetarien

White beans with pointed cabbage, sweet milk and tomato jus


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Main course

Duck leg confit with parsley tuber, lye dumplings fried and vinegar cranberries


Vegetarien

Butter tuber fried with lye dumplings and vinegar cranberries


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Dessert

Chocolate ganache with red wine pear, cinnamon and crumbs

Program and cast

Charlottenburg Palace

Charlottenburg Palace


Charlottenburg Palace was built in the late 17th century as a summer residence for Queen Sophie Charlotte, for whom it was named. The magnificent palace complex is surrounded by an impressive baroque garden in which the New Pavilion, the Mausoleum, and the Belvedere – which once served the court as a tea house – are located. 


Today, the grounds of Charlottenburg Palace measure 55 hectares. The original gardeners created the landscaping in a French style, but in 1786 their work was converted into an English landscape garden.

 

Today, Charlottenburg Palace not only invites Berlin residents and tourists alike to stroll through the gardens and enjoy all kinds of events, but also houses a collection of architectural showpieces, masterful paintings of the French Rococo, and other splendid works of fine art – especially from the Romantic and Biedermeier periods.

 


The Great Orangery


The Great Orangery at Charlottenburg Palace, built between 1709 and 1712, originally served as a winter home for the botanical collection of precious citrus plants. During the summer months, when the more than 500 orange and lemon trees adorned the baroque garden, the Orangery provided a magnificent venue for various festivities of the Prussian royal court. 


Following house tradition, today the opulent, light-flooded ballrooms of the Great Orangery continue to offer a festive setting for banquets, concerts and events of all kinds.

 

Former Court Theater  (Museum)


The classical, three-story court theater was built in 1788 at the western end of Charlottenburg Palace to present featured highlights for courtly festivities. 


Following destruction in the Second World War, only the building’s exterior was reconstructed. Recently reopened, the former court theater is now a contemporary, wheelchair-accessible building. 


The building holds four spacious rooms on the ground- and first floors with a total presentation area of approximately 1,200 square meters that can be used for events,.

 

New Wing (White Hall)


This self-contained, easternmost addition to Charlottenburg Palace was nearly demolished during the Second World War.


Today, the largely reconstructed New Wing contains two illustrious ballrooms, which can normally be visited only as part of a museum tour: the magnificent Golden Gallery, and the White Hall – which was personally inaugurated by Frederick the Great in 1742. 


Formerly a dining hall and now part of the museum, the White Hall flaunts royal flair and first-class acoustics.


In other rooms of the New Wing you can admire numerous works of art including classical-romantic sculptures and French painting.


Please note that the White Hall is NOT wheelchair accessible.

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