Christmas Concert “Winter Drummerland”
02 Dec 2018
Percussionists of the Berliner Philharmoniker and Guests
Winter Drummerland (70 min.)
Sarah Willis concept, horn and presenter
Percussionists can play over 200 instruments; and when there is not one at hand, they turn their own body into a rhythm machine in “body percussion”. As George Gershwin put it, “I got rhythm”, which was the theme of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s family Christmas concert on the 1st Advent Sunday of 2018. On this occasion, the percussion section of the orchestra took centre stage. The concert, which was presented by the Philharmoniker’s horn player Sarah Willis, combined the informative with the entertaining and encouraged the audience of children and their parents to participate in the proceedings. And as Christmas is a time for cherished traditions, it just wouldn’t have been the same this year without the dancing snowflakes!