Berlin: the shining metropolis of classical music with several world-class orchestras, three opera houses and iconic concert halls, but Berlin is also the habitat in which classical music secures its survival and future. The city attracts classical artists like no other cultural metropolis in the world who are inspired by the idea that the classical concert needs new performance concepts and formats if it is to survive in the long term. Artists who put all the parameters of the classical world to the test and redefine: what alternative concert venues are there? How do contemporary modern programs sound? The film shows how lively, dust-free and imaginative young musicians convey their music. Their concerts are sold out and the audience is thrilled.
At the centre of the film are musicians like Joolz Gale and his "Ensemble Mini" who are known for their chamber music arrangements of the great symphonies of Mahler, Bruckner and Co.
We also take a look at The Stegreif Orchestra which is a symphony orchestra that has the great classics in its repertoire. The young musicians play by heart with improvised choreographies and serve every conceivable genre: Folklore, jazz, klezmer, blues, rock, etc. with the result of impressive new interpretations of well-known classics.
Alexeij Gerassimez is one of the most renowned and successful drummers of the classical music scene. He masters dozens of percussion instruments from all over the world and is a passionate sound seeker. He develops gripping rhythmic landscapes from all conceivable everyday objects - from cooking pots to found objects from scrap yards, combining Bach to Tchaikovsky to Pink Floyd.