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J.S. Bach, Cantatas BWV 60 O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort and 70a Wachet! betet! betet! wachet!
Soloists, Choir
Conducted by David Schollmeyer

Choral and orchestral works by Peter Tchaikowsky, Pawel Tchesnokow, Alexander Glasunow, César Cui und Camille Saint-Saens

Agnes Kovacs, soprano
Roxana Constantinescu, mezzo-soprano
Annelie Sophie Müller, mezzo-soprano
Linard Vrielink, tenor
André Morsch, baritone
Balthasar-Neumann-Chor
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock
More information and tickets

Choral and orchestral works by Peter Tchaikowsky, Pawel Tchesnokow, Alexander Glasunow, César Cui und Camille Saint-Saens

Agnes Kovacs, soprano
Roxana Constantinescu, mezzo-soprano
Annelie Sophie Müller, mezzo-soprano
Linard Vrielink, tenor
André Morsch, baritone
Balthasar-Neumann-Chor
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock
More information and tickets

Choral and orchestral works by Peter Tchaikowsky, Pawel Tchesnokow, Alexander Glasunow, César Cui und Camille Saint-Saens

Agnes Kovacs, soprano
Roxana Constantinescu, mezzo-soprano
Annelie Sophie Müller, mezzo-soprano
Linard Vrielink, tenor
André Morsch, baritone
Balthasar-Neumann-Chor
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock
More information and tickets

Choral and orchestral works by Peter Tchaikowsky, Pawel Tchesnokow, Alexander Glasunow, César Cui und Camille Saint-Saens

Agnes Kovacs, soprano
Roxana Constantinescu, mezzo-soprano
Annelie Sophie Müller, mezzo-soprano
Linard Vrielink, tenor
André Morsch, baritone
Balthasar-Neumann-Chor
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock
More information and tickets

Choral and orchestral works by Peter Tchaikowsky, Pawel Tchesnokow, Alexander Glasunow, César Cui und Camille Saint-Saens

Agnes Kovacs, soprano
Roxana Constantinescu, mezzo-soprano
Annelie Sophie Müller, mezzo-soprano
Linard Vrielink, tenor
André Morsch, baritone
Balthasar-Neumann-Chor
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock
More information and tickets

Choral and orchestral works by Peter Tchaikowsky, Pawel Tchesnokow, Alexander Glasunow, César Cui und Camille Saint-Saens

Agnes Kovacs, soprano
Roxana Constantinescu, mezzo-soprano
Annelie Sophie Müller, mezzo-soprano
Linard Vrielink, tenor
André Morsch, baritone
Balthasar-Neumann-Chor
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock
More information and tickets

Guided film tour (in German) of the history of flight in Bremen, with musical accompaniment.

Daniel Tilgner, film archivist
Julie Comparini, voice
Willy Schwarz, piano, accordeon and guitar
Peter Schenk, emcee

Foyer-Galerie of the Arbeitnehmerkammer Bremen
Bürgerstraße 1
28195 Bremen
More infomation (in German)

Denn für dieses Leben ist der Mensch nicht gut genug.
A Brecht-Revue

Singers Julie Comparini, Evelyn Gramel, and Manja Stephan perform compositions by Paul Dessau, Hanns Eisler and Kurt Weill with the Bremer Kaffeehaus-Orchester.
Directed by: Peter Schenk, Arbeitnehmerkammer

Free admission, reservations recommended. Tel.: 0421/830092-00

Kultursaal der Arbeitnehmerkammer Bremen
Bürgerstraße 1
28195 Bremen
More information (in German)

J. S. Bach, Cantata BWV 72, Alles nur nach Gottes Willen
Jan Dismas Zelenka, Missa Omnium Sanctorum

Margaret Hunter, soprano
Julie Comparini, alto
Henning Kaiser, tenor
Carsten Krüger, bass

Vocalensemble Harlingerland
Nordwestdeutsches Barockorchester
Conducted by Inka Drengemann-Steudtner
More information (in German)

Denn für dieses Leben ist der Mensch nicht gut genug.
A Brecht-Revue

Singers Julie Comparini, Evelyn Gramel, and Manja Stephan perform compositions by Paul Dessau, Hanns Eisler and Kurt Weill with the Bremer Kaffeehaus-Orchester.
Directed by: Peter Schenk, Arbeitnehmerkammer

Free admission, reservations recommended. Tel.: 0421/830092-00

Kultursaal der Arbeitnehmerkammer Bremen
Bürgerstraße 1
28195 Bremen
More information (in German)

"Bach weiter denken und empfinden"
Reformation Day concert with works by Bach, Hensel, and Mendelssohn

Sarah Nagel, soprano
Julie Comparini, alto
Christian Volkmann, tenor
Paul Lüschen, bass
Peer Schlechta, organ

Kantorei St. Petri
Collegium Instrumentale St. Petri
Conducted by Karin Gastell

Admission 18.00 € / 15.00 €
Box office: Touristik Westerstede, Reservix-Vorverkaufsstellen, www.reservix.de
More information (in German)

Arnold Schönberg Moses und Aron (concert performance)

Moses: Robert Hayward
Aron: John Daszak
Young Girl: Elisabeth Atherton
Young Man: Kevin Conner
Invalid Woman: Catherin Wyn-Rogers
Naked youth: Kevin Conners
Another Man: Christian Rieger
Epraimite: Oliver Zwarg
Priest: Ralf Lukas

Vocalconsort Berlin, choirmaster: David Cavelius
Enescu Choir and Orchestra, choirmaster: Ion Iosif Prunner
Conducted by: Lothar Zagrosek

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Denn für dieses Leben ist der Mensch nicht gut genug. A Brecht-Revue\

Singers Julie Comparini, Evelyn Gramel, and Manja Stephan perform compositions by Paul Dessau, Hanns Eisler and Kurt Weill with the Bremer Kaffeehaus-Orchester.
Directed by: Peter Schenk, Arbeitnehmerkammer

Free admission, reservations recommended. Tel.: 0421/830092-00

Obstwiese des Bürger- und Sozialzentrum Huchting
Amersfoorter Str. 8
28259 Bremen
(In case of rain, the concert will take place in the new hall.)
More information (in German)

Gabriel Fauré: Requiem and other works
Balthasar-Neumann-Chor
Sinfonieorchester Basel
Conducted by: Ivor Bolton
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Come, sable night

Night falls to the sounds of Renaissance madrigals and piano works by Chopin in the castle garden of Schloss Schönebeck. Forest creatures appear from the darkness as jazz and hip-hop transform the grounds into an outdoor nightclub.

Sable-Night-Ensemble:
Manja Stephan, soprano
Julie Comparini, alto
Benjamin Kirchner, tenor
Julian Redlin, bass

Jens Schöwing, piano

Electronic-Castle-Orchestra:
Thea Soti and Lo Ersare: voice, live electronics
Sebastian Gille: saxophone, live electronics
Leif Berger: drums, keyboard
Anthony Greminger: drums, drumpad

Die StelzenSippe (Kulturladen Huchting)

Concept: Peter Schenk, Arbeitnehmerkammer Bremen

Admission to the castle from 19:00, concert at 20:00
Free admission

Gartenanlage Heimatmuseum Schloss Schönebeck
Im Dorfe 3-5
28757 Bremen
In case of rain, the concerts will take place in the castle.

More information (in German)

Christoph Willibald Gluck, Iphigénie en Tauride

Thomas Hengelbrock, musical direction
Robert Carsen, stage direction
Philippe Giraudeau, choreography
Tobias Hoheisel, set and costume design
Robert Carsen and Peter van Praet, lighting design

Gaëlle Arquez, Iphigénie
Stéphane Degout, Oreste
Paolo Fanale, Pylade
Alexandre Duhamel, Thoas
Catherine Trottmann, Diane

Balthasar-Neumann-Choir
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
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Christoph Willibald Gluck, Iphigénie en Tauride

Thomas Hengelbrock, musical direction
Robert Carsen, stage direction
Philippe Giraudeau, choreography
Tobias Hoheisel, set and costume design
Robert Carsen and Peter van Praet, lighting design

Gaëlle Arquez, Iphigénie
Stéphane Degout, Oreste
Paolo Fanale, Pylade
Alexandre Duhamel, Thoas
Catherine Trottmann, Diane

Balthasar-Neumann-Choir
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
More information and tickets

Christoph Willibald Gluck, Iphigénie en Tauride

Thomas Hengelbrock, musical direction
Robert Carsen, stage direction
Philippe Giraudeau, choreography
Tobias Hoheisel, set and costume design
Robert Carsen and Peter van Praet, lighting design

Gaëlle Arquez, Iphigénie
Stéphane Degout, Oreste
Paolo Fanale, Pylade
Alexandre Duhamel, Thoas
Catherine Trottmann, Diane

Balthasar-Neumann-Choir
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
More information and tickets

Christoph Willibald Gluck, Iphigénie en Tauride

Thomas Hengelbrock, musical direction
Robert Carsen, stage direction
Philippe Giraudeau, choreography
Tobias Hoheisel, set and costume design
Robert Carsen and Peter van Praet, lighting design

Gaëlle Arquez, Iphigénie
Stéphane Degout, Oreste
Paolo Fanale, Pylade
Alexandre Duhamel, Thoas
Catherine Trottmann, Diane

Balthasar-Neumann-Choir
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
More information and tickets

Christoph Willibald Gluck, Iphigénie en Tauride

Thomas Hengelbrock, musical direction
Robert Carsen, stage direction
Philippe Giraudeau, choreography
Tobias Hoheisel, set and costume design
Robert Carsen and Peter van Praet, lighting design

Gaëlle Arquez, Iphigénie
Stéphane Degout, Oreste
Paolo Fanale, Pylade
Alexandre Duhamel, Thoas
Catherine Trottmann, Diane

Balthasar-Neumann-Choir
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
More information and tickets

J. S. Bach, Kantate BWV 173,
"Erhöhtes Fleisch und Blut" as part of church services.
Soloists, Orchestra "Laudate-Cantate"
Conducted by Ulrich Kaiser

Denn für dieses Leben ist der Mensch nicht gut genug. A Brecht-Revue\

Singers Julie Comparini, Evelyn Gramel, and Manja Stephan perform compositions by Paul Dessau, Hanns Eisler and Kurt Weill with the Bremer Kaffeehaus-Orchester.
Directed by: Peter Schenk, Arbeitnehmerkammer

Reservations: 0421/36 30 19 70

„die theo“
Lutherstraße 7
27576 Bremerhaven
More information (in German)

Johann Caspar Kerll, Missa superba
W. A. Mozart, Requiem d-Moll KV 626

Katja Stuber, soprano
Marion Eckstein, alto
Jan Petryka, tenor
Reinhard Mayr, bass

Balthasar-Neumann-Choir & soloists
Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble
Thomas Hengelbrock
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Franz Schubert, String Quartet Nr. 14
Franz Schubert, Der Tod und das Mädchen
and works by Giuseppe Verdi, Jules Massenet, Camille Saint-Saens, and others

Julie Comparini, contralto
Hanaan Al Murtada, Moritz Mießler, violin
Nicolai Engel, viola, Philipp Wessolowski, cello

Jugend-Projekt-Orchester Bremen
Conducted by Christan Schubert

Franz Schubert, String Quartet Nr. 14
Franz Schubert, Der Tod und das Mädchen
and works by Giuseppe Verdi, Jules Massenet, Camille Saint-Saens, and others

Julie Comparini, contralto
Hanaan Al Murtada, Moritz Mießler, violin
Nicolai Engel, viola, Philipp Wessolowski, cello

Jugend-Projekt-Orchester Bremen
Conducted by Christan Schubert

Music by G.F. Händel, F.I. Biber, J.S. Bach

Rabih Lahoud, vocal improvisation
Julie Comparini, contralto
Jehad Jazbeh, Hivron Mirkhan, violin

arco Orchester Bremen-Osterholz
Members of Kammerensemble Konsonanz
Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra
Freie Waldorfschule Bremen-Osterholz Choir
Directed by: Sylvia Klingler, Ilka Hoppe, Balkis Mele, David Cisternas

Admission €12 / €8 reduced. Tickets sales in the school office or at the door.

Felix Mendelssohn
Elias op. 70

Katharina Konradi, soprano
Marie-Sophie Pollak, soprano
Agnes Kovacs soprano
Wiebke Lehmkuhl, alto
Steve Davislim, tenor
Michael Nagy, baritone

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & soloists
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock
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Felix Mendelssohn
Elias op. 70

Katharina Konradi, soprano
Marie-Sophie Pollak, soprano
Agnes Kovacs soprano
Wiebke Lehmkuhl, alto
Steve Davislim, tenor
Michael Nagy, baritone

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & soloists
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock
More Info and Tickets

Felix Mendelssohn
Elias op. 70

Katharina Konradi, soprano
Marie-Sophie Pollak, soprano
Agnes Kovacs soprano
Wiebke Lehmkuhl, alto
Steve Davislim, tenor
Michael Nagy, baritone

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & soloists
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich
Conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock
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D 2018, Director: Andreas Dresen, with Alexander Scheer, Anna Unterberger, 127 min., German

Gerhard „Gundi“ Gundermann, the "singing hydraulic shovel operator" was an East German idol and the subject of Andreas Dresen's biopic. People looked up to Gundi because he was literally down-to-earth: he never gave up his day job operating heavy machinery in above-ground mines, even after he found success as a singer-songwriter. He also never strayed from his political ideals and his willingness to express them openly, which led to conflicts with the East German government authorities. So why did he, of all people, agree to spy on his friends, colleagues and band members for the Stasi?

Alexander Scheer, who sang all the film's songs himself, gives a sensitive and powerful performance as Gundi.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 5:45 pm
City46 - Kommunalkino Bremen
Birkenstraße 1
28195 Bremen
More Information and Tickets
Musikfilmfestival Website

D 2018, Director: Andreas Dresen, with Alexander Scheer, Anna Unterberger, 127 min., German

Gerhard „Gundi“ Gundermann, the "singing hydraulic shovel operator" was an East German idol and the subject of Andreas Dresen's biopic. People looked up to Gundi because he was literally down-to-earth: he never gave up his day job operating heavy machinery in above-ground mines, even after he found success as a singer-songwriter. He also never strayed from his political ideals and his willingness to express them openly, which led to conflicts with the East German government authorities. So why did he, of all people, agree to spy on his friends, colleagues and band members for the Stasi?

Alexander Scheer, who sang all the film's songs himself, gives a sensitive and powerful performance as Gundi.

Monday, February 18, 2019, 5:45 pm
City46 - Kommunalkino Bremen
Birkenstraße 1
28195 Bremen
More Information and Tickets
Musikfilmfestival Website

D 2018, Director: Andreas Dresen, with Alexander Scheer, Anna Unterberger, 127 min., German

Gerhard „Gundi“ Gundermann, the "singing hydraulic shovel operator" was an East German idol and the subject of Andreas Dresen's biopic. People looked up to Gundi because he was literally down-to-earth: he never gave up his day job operating heavy machinery in above-ground mines, even after he found success as a singer-songwriter. He also never strayed from his political ideals and his willingness to express them openly, which led to conflicts with the East German government authorities. So why did he, of all people, agree to spy on his friends, colleagues and band members for the Stasi?

Alexander Scheer, who sang all the film's songs himself, gives a sensitive and powerful performance as Gundi.

Sunday, February 17, 2019, 5:45 pm
City46 - Kommunalkino Bremen
Birkenstraße 1
28195 Bremen
More Information and Tickets
Musikfilmfestival Website

D 2018, Director: Andreas Dresen, with Alexander Scheer, Anna Unterberger, 127 min., German

Gerhard „Gundi“ Gundermann, the "singing hydraulic shovel operator" was an East German idol and the subject of Andreas Dresen's biopic. People looked up to Gundi because he was literally down-to-earth: he never gave up his day job operating heavy machinery in above-ground mines, even after he found success as a singer-songwriter. He also never strayed from his political ideals and his willingness to express them openly, which led to conflicts with the East German government authorities. So why did he, of all people, agree to spy on his friends, colleagues and band members for the Stasi?

Alexander Scheer, who sang all the film's songs himself, gives a sensitive and powerful performance as Gundi.

Saturday, February 16, 2019, 5:45 pm
City46 - Kommunalkino Bremen
Birkenstraße 1
28195 Bremen
More Information and Tickets
Musikfilmfestival Website

D 2018, Director: Andreas Dresen, with Alexander Scheer, Anna Unterberger, 127 min., German

Gerhard „Gundi“ Gundermann, the "singing hydraulic shovel operator" was an East German idol and the subject of Andreas Dresen's biopic. People looked up to Gundi because he was literally down-to-earth: he never gave up his day job operating heavy machinery in above-ground mines, even after he found success as a singer-songwriter. He also never strayed from his political ideals and his willingness to express them openly, which led to conflicts with the East German government authorities. So why did he, of all people, agree to spy on his friends, colleagues and band members for the Stasi?

Alexander Scheer, who sang all the film's songs himself, gives a sensitive and powerful performance as Gundi.

Thursday, February 14, 2019, 5:45 pm
City46 - Kommunalkino Bremen
Birkenstraße 1
28195 Bremen
More Information and Tickets
Musikfilmfestival Website

USA/UK 2018, Director: Steven Loveridge, with Maya Arulpragasam, 100 min., English/German subtitles

Mathangi »Maya« Arulpragasam alias M.I.A. was born in 1975 in Sri Lanka. Her father is one of the founders of the Tamil independence movement. At the age of nine, she and her mother flee to London. Steven Loveridge's documentary draws from 22 years of Mathangi's personal videos, showing her journey from an immigrant child "Maya" to the internationally renowned pop star "M.I.A.". Inspired by her Tamil-Sri Lankan roots, her music blends elements from hip-hop, dance hall, grime, electro,pop, funk and Asian folk music with provocative, political texts.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 8:30 pm
City46 - Kommunalkino Bremen
Birkenstraße 1
28195 Bremen
More Information and Tickets
Musikfilmfestival Website

D 2018, Director: Andreas Dresen, with Alexander Scheer, Anna Unterberger, 127 min., German

Gerhard „Gundi“ Gundermann, the "singing hydraulic shovel operator" was an East German idol and the subject of Andreas Dresen's biopic. People looked up to Gundi because he was literally down-to-earth: he never gave up his day job operating heavy machinery in above-ground mines, even after he found success as a singer-songwriter. He also never strayed from his political ideals and his willingness to express them openly, which led to conflicts with the East German government authorities. So why did he, of all people, agree to spy on his friends, colleagues and band members for the Stasi?

Alexander Scheer, who sang all the film's songs himself, gives a sensitive and powerful performance as Gundi.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 6:00 pm
City46 - Kommunalkino Bremen
Birkenstraße 1
28195 Bremen
More Information and Tickets
Musikfilmfestival Website

Russlands Wunderkinder (Part 2)
D 2000 & 2010, Director: Irene Langemann, with Elena Kolesnitschenko, Dmitri Krutogolovy, Nikita Mndoyants, Irina Tschistjakowa
98 min. each, Russian/German/German subtitles

At 8 years old, Lena, Ira, Mitja and Nikita can already play the piano better than many professional adult musicians. Part one of the two documentaries accompanies them for two years of their studies at the prestigious conservatory in Moscow, bringing to light their enormous discipline and love of music as well as their material poverty and the hardships they are willing to endure in pursuit of a musical career. Part two visits the musicians ten years later. No longer "Wunderkinder", the young pianists try to hold their own in the competitive world of adults.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 8:30 pm
City46 - Kommunalkino Bremen
Birkenstraße 1
28195 Bremen
More information and tickets
Musikfilmfestival Website

Russlands Wunderkinder (Part 1)
D 2000 & 2010, Director: Irene Langemann, with Elena Kolesnitschenko, Dmitri Krutogolovy, Nikita Mndoyants, Irina Tschistjakowa
98 min. each, Russian/German/German subtitles

At 8 years old, Lena, Ira, Mitja and Nikita can already play the piano better than many professional adult musicians. Part one of the two documentaries accompanies them for two years of their studies at the prestigious conservatory in Moscow, bringing to light their enormous discipline and love of music as well as their material poverty and the hardships they are willing to endure in pursuit of a musical career. Part two visits the musicians ten years later. No longer "Wunderkinder", the young pianists try to hold their own in the competitive world of adults.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 6:00 pm
City46 - Kommunalkino Bremen
Birkenstraße 1
28195 Bremen
More information and tickets
Musikfilmfestival Website

USA/UK 2018, Director: Steven Loveridge, with Maya Arulpragasam, 100 min., English/German subtitles

Mathangi »Maya« Arulpragasam alias M.I.A. was born in 1975 in Sri Lanka. Her father is one of the founders of the Tamil independence movement. At the age of nine, she and her mother flee to London. Steven Loveridge's documentary draws from 22 years of Mathangi's personal videos, showing her journey from an immigrant child "Maya" to the internationally renowned pop star "M.I.A.". Inspired by her Tamil-Sri Lankan roots, her music blends elements from hip-hop, dance hall, grime, electro,pop, funk and Asian folk music with provocative, political texts.

Monday, February 11, 2019, 6:00 pm
City46 - Kommunalkino Bremen
Birkenstraße 1
28195 Bremen
More Information and Tickets
Musikfilmfestival Website

With Guest: Screenwriter Laila Stieler
D 2018, Director: Andreas Dresen, with Alexander Scheer, Anna Unterberger, 127 min., German

Gerhard „Gundi“ Gundermann, the "singing hydraulic shovel operator" was an East German idol and the subject of Andreas Dresen's biopic. People looked up to Gundi because he was literally down-to-earth: he never gave up his day job operating heavy machinery in above-ground mines, even after he found success as a singer-songwriter. He also never strayed from his political ideals and his willingness to express them openly, which led to conflicts with the East German government authorities. So why did he, of all people, agree to spy on his friends, colleagues and band members for the Stasi?

Alexander Scheer, who sang all the film's songs himself, gives a sensitive and powerful performance as Gundi. Award-winning script writer Laila Stieler will attend the screening on February 10th.

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 20:30
City46 - Kommunalkino Bremen
Birkenstraße 1
28195 Bremen
More Information und Tickets
Musikfilmfestival Website

USA 1925, Director: Rupert Julian, with Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, 106 Min., English and German intertitles
Live organ accompaniment by Tim Günther

A mysterious phantom threatens to destroy the Paris Opera house unless the young understudy Christine Daaé is allowed to sing the leading role. The opera's directors relent for one night, but the company's prima donna, Carlotta, sings the role at the following performance. Enraged, the "Phantom" lets a gigantic chandelier fall into the audience, kidnaps Christine and threatens to blow up the entire building as Viscount Raoul Chagny and the Paris police chase him down.

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 18:00
Kulturkirche St. Stephani
Stephanikirchhof
28195 Bremen
More Information
Kulturkirche St. Stephani
Musikfilmfestival Website

MEX 2014, Director: Christian Keller, with Sofía Espinosa, Osvaldo Ríos, Marco Pérez, 126 min., Spanish/German subtitles

Sixteen-year-old Gloria Trevi auditions for music producer Sergio Andrade, known for "discovering" young girls with pop-star dreams. Her controversial texts and explosive hits make her a superstar, but at what price? Filmed four years before the start of the #meetoo movement, Gloria showcases the "Mexican Madonna"'s triumphs while exposing the overwhelming abuse of young women in the music industry and the culture of acceptance surrounding it.

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 6:00 pm
City46 - Kommunalkino Bremen
Birkenstraße 1
28195 Bremen
More information and tickets
Musikfilmfestival Website

F/A/P/D 2014, Director: Michael Sturminger, with John Malkovich, Veronika Ferres, Miah Persson, Kate Lindsey, Jonas Kaufman, 118 min., English/German/Italian/German subtitles

Giacomo Casanova, legendary playboy of the 18th century, spends his twilight years as a castle librarian, where memories of his younger and more virile years play out in his head as scenes from Mozart operas. Meanwhile, John Malkovich plays Casanova in a modern theater production in Lisbon. The kaleidoscopic transitions between centuries and genres illuminates the transitory nature of fame from ever-changing perspectives. Who is Casanova, when he can no longer live up to his reputation? Does he regret his former excesses, now that his fame has faded? An entertaining and thought-provoking adventure with an all-star cast of singers and actors.

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10:45 pm
City46 - Kommunalkino Bremen
Birkenstraße 1
28195 Bremen
More Info and Tickets
Musikfilmfestival Website

USA/UK 2018, Director: Steven Loveridge, with Maya Arulpragasam, 100 min., English/German subtitles

Mathangi »Maya« Arulpragasam alias M.I.A. was born in 1975 in Sri Lanka. Her father is one of the founders of the Tamil independence movement. At the age of nine, she and her mother flee to London. Steven Loveridge's documentary draws from 22 years of Mathangi's personal videos, showing her journey from an immigrant child "Maya" to the internationally renowned pop star "M.I.A.". Inspired by her Tamil-Sri Lankan roots, her music blends elements from hip-hop, dance hall, grime, electro,pop, funk and Asian folk music with provocative, political texts.

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 9:00 pm
City46 - Kommunalkino Bremen
Birkenstraße 1
28195 Bremen
More Information and Tickets
Musikfilmfestival Website

The title of Saturday's "surprise" film has to be kept secret for now. Suffice to say: of the -- to this date -- five different film treatments of this story, this version is still considered by many to be the best. The classic story of a Hollywood amour fou, a young singer's rise to fame, and the sacrifices stars make for their successes is paired with unparalleled musical numbers and production design for a film that has to be seen on the big screen to be fully appreciated.

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 6:00 pm
City46 - Kommunalkino Bremen
Birkenstraße 1
28195 Bremen
More Information and Tickets
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UK 2013, Director: Jeanie Finlay, with Gavin Bain, Billy Boyd, 93 Min., English

Rappers Gavin Bain and Billy Boyd have talent, texts and stage presence, but can't get a foothold in the hip-hop scene. Realising that their being Scottish is only thing standing between them and success, they reinvent themselves as Californian students "Silibil 'n' Brains" and promptly land a contract with Sony. Their fake accents, image and biographies fool fans and producers alike, their CDs and concert tickets sell like wildfire, and years pass before anyone finds out the truth. Years later, Bain and Boyd reflect on their choices and the consequences of being authentic in an industry dominated by illusions.

Friday, February 8, 2019, 10:45 pm
City46 - Kommunalkino Bremen
Birkenstraße 1
28195 Bremen
More information and tickets
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MEX 2014, Director: Christian Keller, with Sofía Espinosa, Osvaldo Ríos, Marco Pérez, 126 min., Spanish/German subtitles

Sixteen-year-old Gloria Trevi auditions for music producer Sergio Andrade, known for "discovering" young girls with pop-star dreams. Her controversial texts and explosive hits make her a superstar, but at what price? Filmed four years before the start of the #meetoo movement, Gloria showcases the "Mexican Madonna"'s triumphs while exposing the overwhelming abuse of young women in the music industry and the culture of acceptance surrounding it.

Friday, February 8, 2019, 8:30 pm
City46 - Kommunalkino Bremen
Birkenstraße 1
28195 Bremen
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Russlands Wunderkinder (Part 2)
D 2000 & 2010, Director: Irene Langemann, with Elena Kolesnitschenko, Dmitri Krutogolovy, Nikita Mndoyants, Irina Tschistjakowa
98 min. each, Russian/German/German subtitles

At 8 years old, Lena, Ira, Mitja and Nikita can already play the piano better than many professional adult musicians. Part one of the two documentaries accompanies them for two years of their studies at the prestigious conservatory in Moscow, bringing to light their enormous discipline and love of music as well as their material poverty and the hardships they are willing to endure in pursuit of a musical career. Part two visits the musicians ten years later. No longer "Wunderkinder", the young pianists try to hold their own in the competitive world of adults.

Friday, February 8, 2019, 6:00 pm
City46 - Kommunalkino Bremen
Birkenstraße 1
28195 Bremen
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Korla
USA 2015, Director: John Turner, 78 min., English

In the late 1940s, a mysterious musician appeared in Hollywood. His bejewelled turban, soulful stare and incredible musicianship mesmerised television audiences across America, even as he refused to speak a word during his concert appearances. Korla Pandit supposedly came from New Dehli, the son of a French opera singer and an Indian civil servant, but who was he really? Almost 30 years after his death, John Turner sought and found out the truth behind this incredible man of mystery.

With: Bente‘s Voice
NL 2012, Director: Marijn Frank, with Bente Fokkens, 30 min., Dutch/English subtitles

Eleven-year-old Bente has a beautiful voice and wants to be a pop singer. Her success on "the Voice Kids" changes her life dramatically. The further she gets, the more she wonders: Is it really worth it?

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 8:30 pm
City46 - Kommunalkino Bremen
Birkenstraße 1
28195 Bremen
More information and tickets
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Russlands Wunderkinder (Part 1)
D 2000 & 2010, Director: Irene Langemann, with Elena Kolesnitschenko, Dmitri Krutogolovy, Nikita Mndoyants, Irina Tschistjakowa
98 min. each, Russian/German/German subtitles

At 8 years old, Lena, Ira, Mitja and Nikita can already play the piano better than many professional adult musicians. Part one of the two documentaries accompanies them for two years of their studies at the prestigious conservatory in Moscow, bringing to light their enormous discipline and love of music as well as their material poverty and the hardships they are willing to endure in pursuit of a musical career. Part two visits the musicians ten years later. No longer "Wunderkinder", the young pianists try to hold their own in the competitive world of adults.

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 6:00 pm
City46 - Kommunalkino Bremen
Birkenstraße 1
28195 Bremen
More information and tickets
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Franz Schubert Stabat Mater g-Moll D 175 Sinfonie Nr. 7 h-Moll D 759 »Unfinished«

Robert Schumann Missa sacra c-Moll op. 147

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Soloists Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble Conducted by: Thomas Hengelbrock More Information and Tickets

Franz Schubert Stabat Mater g-Moll D 175 Sinfonie Nr. 7 h-Moll D 759 »Unfinished«

Robert Schumann Missa sacra c-Moll op. 147

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Soloists Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble Conducted by: Thomas Hengelbrock More Information and Tickets

Franz Schubert Stabat Mater g-Moll D 175 Sinfonie Nr. 7 h-Moll D 759 »Unfinished«

Robert Schumann Missa sacra c-Moll op. 147

Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & -Soloists Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble Conducted by: Thomas Hengelbrock More Information and Tickets

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