ORCHESTRA OF CULTURES
THE FIRST ORCHESTRA WITH INSTRUMENTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
Founded in Stuttgart in 2010, the ORCHESTER DER KULTUREN is a one-of-a-kind intercultural orchestra that combines classical symphony and rousing rhythms with ethnic instruments and singers to create a new musical sound experience for the whole family.
The leitmotif of uniting cultures musically leads to an absolutely new, unprecedented listening experience through the combination of the most diverse instruments and timbres and opened the door for the orchestra to play worldwide.
The sincere respect for the different cultures comes into its own in the virtuoso compositions, because seemingly flowing musical transitions create a virtuoso, timelessly beautiful total work of art from various pieces of the mosaic.
The virtuosity of the musicians and the unique sound of the “ORCHESTER DER KULTUREN” is absolutely unique and shows the audience in a fascinating way what is possible when the cultures of the world meet at eye level.
The ORCHESTRA OF CULTURES consists of over 40 musicians and singers. Depending on the venue, the orchestra also performs in smaller formations of 5 or more musicians. The musical director Adrian Werum, instruments of the rhythm section and world music instruments are always present.
The orchestra is also available to accompany celebrations and exhibition openings. The orchestra’s repertoire is written by Adrian Werum. They are mostly world premieres or adaptations (“recompositions”) and new orchestrations of existing works. What all works have in common is the connection between different musical cultures.
pipa, kanun, dulcimer, alphorn, erhu, baglama, kora, oud, duduk, ney, didgeridoo, overtone singing, berimbau, bamboo flutes
Cajon, darabuka, frame drum, bongos, congas, tablas, classical orchestral percussion (timpani, mallets, tubular bells, cymbals, tam-tam, glockenspiel, xylophone, marktree, belltree, tambourine, wind machine, castanets, shaker), electric bass, double bass , electric and acoustic guitars, piano, Fender Rhodes