In June and September 2019, the Philharmonia Orchestra presents a series of concerts and events exploring the culture of the Weimar Republic, between 1919 and 1933 in Germany. The Orchestra has asked Gavin Plumley to be its series advisor for the project, acting in a dramaturgical role to create insight events, films, talks and discussions about the concerts and the wider context of the music performed.
As part of his work for the series, Gavin will present a collection of short documentaries, which are being filmed on location in Berlin, Dessau and Weimar. He will also be leading a discussion with the BFI’s Margaret Deriaz about interactions between film and music in Germany during the 1920s and 30s, talking to historian Philipp Blom about the period, presenting a musically-illustrated introduction to Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto on stage at the Royal Festival Hall and hosting an insight day, exploring all aspects of Weimar Culture. Gavin is also writing feature essays and programme notes for the series magazine. Click here for more information about Gavin’s forthcoming appearances. Or click here for more information about the Philharmonia Orchestra’s series.