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Shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War, the southern French composer Darius Milhaud composed a film score with medieval echoes. Music is played, celebrated and juggled for the Provençal King René of the House of Anjou. The seven movements illustrate a series of colourful, historicising images. They show the king’s retinue (Cortège), a morning serenade (Aubade), the jugglers at the court festival and “La Moussinglade”. You can watch jousting (Joutes sur l’Arc) at the tournament and the king’s hunt (Chasse à Valabre) around a hunting lodge. The day ends with a nocturnal love song (Madrigal nocturne).

These musical images enter into a dialogue with two rooms in the Ethnological Museum on the 2nd floor: In the Cameroon grasslands there are over 200 royal houses with carved door beams and thrones. In the Mesoamerican room are the stelae of Cotzumalhuapa, on which scenes of courtly ball games and human sacrifice can be seen.


2 pm and 3 pm  room 216 Colonial Cameroon

Darius Milhaud
“La cheminée du roi René” – Suite for  wind quintet op. 205

2.30 pm and 3.30 pm room 207 Mesoamerica

André Jolivet
Cinq Incantations pour flûte seule, Pour une communion sereine de l’être avec le monde

James Tenny
“Timbres” for 4 instruments

André Jolivet
Cinq Incantations pour flûte seule, Pour que la moisson soit riche qui naîtra des sillons que le laboureur trace

Micro Concert #3 s part of a series of concerts in which RSB musicians engage into a dialogue with the exhibitions. The Humboldt Forum and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin are jointly organising the Micro Concerts on Museum Sundays until June 2024 – as part of the RSB’s 100th anniversary. Further Dates:

Sun, April 7, 2 – 4 p. m.

Sun, June 2, 2 – 4 p. m.



Rudolf Döbler was born in Achern (Ortenau) in 1966. He studied with William Bennett and John Wright at the conservatories in Freiburg and Karlsruhe. His first engagements took him to the philharmonic orchestras in Dessau and Hagen as principal flute. Since 1993 he has been deputy principal flute with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. Parallel to his orchestral activities, from 1995 to 1997 he was a member of the ensemble musikFabrik NRW, one of the leading German ensembles for contemporary music. He is a member of the “14 Berliner Flötisten” and the ensemble 7211. Together with the Dutch flautist Robert Pot, Rudolf Döbler has been teaching advanced amateurs and professionals in masterclasses since 2002. He has been artistic director of the festival QUERWIND Flötentage Staufen since 2009. Rudolf Döbler has felt the need to inspire people with music ever since he has been on stage. His moderations of his own chamber concerts, his experience as a children’s concert moderator and his commitment as a school representative of the RSB bear witness to this. Since 2005, he has been coordinating, organising and designing workshops and rehearsal visits for Berlin schools and kindergartens.


Rudolf Döbler
© Bettina Stöß

Anne Mentzen was born in Braunschweig in 1981, where she received her first piano lessons at the age of five. She began horn lessons at the age of nine and was trained by Theodor Wiemes, principal horn of the Hanover Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, from 1998. From 2000, she studied horn at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main and at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig, where she graduated with distinction. Anne Mentzen has won several national prizes both on the horn and the piano, including at the “Jugend musiziert” competition. In 1999, in addition to the first national prize, she was honoured with a special prize from the Hanover Artists’ Association and in 2000 with the Lower Saxony Prize for “outstanding achievements in the cultural field”. She has also received scholarships from Volkswagen Bank (1999), the Richard Wagner Association (2000) and the Gustav Mahler Academy (2002, 2005). Anne Mentzen has been a horn player with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin since 2006. Here she plays in various chamber music formations, such as the ensemble “Samtblech”.


Anne Mentzen
© Bettina Stöß

Barbara Pfanzelt was born in Marktoberdorf in the Ostallgäu region. After completing her training as a precision mechanic, she first studied elementary music education and then switched to majoring in clarinet with Thomas Holzmann and Maximilian Krome at the Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg. After a short time, she was accepted into the Academy of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Erfurt Theatre and was also able to gain valuable orchestral experience as a trainee and substitute in orchestras such as the German Radio Chamber Orchestra, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, the Thuringian Symphony Orchestra and the Coburg and Regensburg theatres. In 2018, she was an academy student at the renowned Ensemble Akademie Freiburg of the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and Ensemble recherches. Since September 2021, Barbara Pfanzelt has been studying in the class of Prof. Martin Spangenberg and Prof. Ralf Forster at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin and plays on a temporary contract with the Munich Symphony Orchestra.


Barbara Pfanzelt
© Janina Laszlo

Gudrun Vogler has been oboist and cor anglais player in the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin since 2002. From 1988 to 1992 she was principal oboist at the National Theatre in Weimar. As a two-time winner of the ARD competition in chamber music with the wind quintet “Kammervereinigung Berlin”, she recorded CDs with them on renowned labels and performed extensively throughout Germany and later internationally. From 1992 to 2019, she was a member of the specialised ensemble for contemporary music “KNM Berlin”, with whom she performed in Buenos Aires, Tokyo and Taipei, among other places. She has also been involved in music education at the RSB since 2015. As a music ambassador in the classroom, she shares her enthusiasm for classical music with young people in schools. She has worked in various teams to develop concepts for children’s and youth concerts. In addition to concertante chamber music activities in various formations and genres, she has been a successful and regular member of the soloist formation “Date for three” since 2016.


Gudrun Vogler
© Bettina Stöß

Sung Kwon You was born in Seoul in 1988. He received his first bassoon lessons at the Seoul Arts High School with Kim Beong Yeab. He has been studying at the Universität der Künste Berlin with Eckart Hübner since 2005. He has won prizes at several competitions in his home country and attended masterclasses with Eckart Hübner, Klaus Thunemann and Marc Trénel. Sung Kwon has already worked as a substitute at the Konzerthaus Berlin and with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin. In 2009, the then 21-year-old became a permanent member of the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin as principal bassoonist. He is also a regular chamber musician and soloist in Korea.


Sung Kwon You
© Bettina Stöß

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