Beyond Music

Experience theater, dance, and spoken word at the Pierre Boulez Saal

Beyond Music

With its intimate atmosphere and unique 360-degree deisgn, the Pierre Boulez Saal not only offers an ideal setting for a wide range of chamber music genres—it also transforms again and again into a space for special projects that blend music and various scenic elements.

This season, two productions are being developed especially for the Pierre Boulez Saal and will have their world premieres here: The Art of Being Human brings together compositions from the 16th and 17th centuries with visual art and dance. In The Queen Commanded Him to Forget, director Ofira Henig takes a novel by Lebanese author Elias Khoury as the starting point to explore themes such as war, family, remembrance, and forgetting.

As in previous seasons, the Edward W. Said Days, now in their third year, offer exciting encounters of music, words, and images in a series of concerts, lectures, and film screenings.

The Art of Being Human

The Queen Commanded Him to Forget

Edward W. Said Days