Cameron Carpenter at Konzerthaus Berlin
A corona-empty concert hall meets Cameron Carpenter and his International Touring Organ. Cameron Carpenter’s Easter Concert on arte.tv until 12 May.
Especially in the Corona crisis, it is important to help people with culture in general and with music in particular, and to bring musical enjoyments to their homes, as a compensation in these uncertain times. The corona virus is a worldwide phenomenon that is also reflected in Cameron Carpenter’s global programme with music from many continents.
The exceptional organist Cameron Carpenter has been a guest in many major venues worldwide. However, he has a particularly close friendship with the Konzerthaus Berlin, not least because in the 2017/18 season he was Artist in Residence with the Berliner Konzerthausorchester am Gendarmenmarkt, where he also performed with his specially built organ. This instrument was the fulfilment of a long-cherished dream. The International Touring Organ (ITO), which was made according to his plans, enables him to perform at almost any place in the world – a matter of course for most instrumentalists, but a revolution for Cameron Carpenter as an organist. Carpenter played with this huge instrument in a corona-empty concert hall.