Mann kniet an Boden
Szene aus "Der letzte Mann" Bild © Agentur
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Der letzte Mann (The last man)

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Mann kniet an Boden
Szene aus "Der letzte Mann" Bild © Agentur

The »unleashed camera« was the great sensation of the film »Der letzte Mann« by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau (camera operator: Karl Freund). Immediately in the entrance scene, the camera drives through various floors in the elevator of a hotel and then through the lobby of the hotel to its revolving door, the first uncut opening sequence in film history. In addition, the film renounces almost entirely on the familiar subtitles of the silent film. A special movie for a special musician of the Frankfurt Radio Big Band: Manfred Honetschläger. Two years ago, UFA commissioned the experienced cinema composer to recompose the music for this Murnau movie for an extended bigband cast. The concert in the hr-Sendesaal is also a worthy end credit for Manfred Honetschläger's work in the Frankfurt Radio Big Band. The reason is: »Der letzte Mann« will be his last big project before he retires in December.

Manfred Honetschläger, conductor

Friday, September 13th 2019

20.00 h

Frankfurt

hr-Sendesaal

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The concert "Der letzte Mann" (The last man) on Thursday, September 12th, has to be cancelled for organizational reasons. Tickets which are already bought, can be rebooked for Friday, September 13th, or returned. For further information, please contact: kundenbetreuung@hr.de.
Thank you for understanding,
Your Frankfurt Radio Big Band Team

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Class concerts in Hessen: Almost everything about jazz

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Musiker mit Instrumenten
Tony Lakatos Quintett Bild © Eugen Hahn

When the Tony Lakatos Quintet comes to school, it will be a very special music lesson. The different roles that musicians and instruments play in a jazz combo, how jazz improvisation works, how musicians have come to play jazz music - all these questions are explained and demonstrated by the five members of the Tony Lakatos Quintet. They play the music they love: grooving to complex, but always rousing jazz. The class concerts promise to be an exceptional alternative to everyday music lessons. Teachers receive material before the concert to prepare their classes and courses for the event. How to apply for the program please refer to the Netzwerk »Musik und Schule«.

Tony-Lakatos-Quintett:
Tony Lakatos, saxophone
Axel Schlosser, trumpet
Michael Flügel, piano
Thomas Heidepriem, bass
Jean Paul Höchstädter, drums

Wednesday, September 25th 2019
Thursday, November 21st 2019

11.00 h

tba

tba

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George Gershwin's »Porgy and Bess«

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Porträt
Bild © hr/Ben Knabe

Tony Lakatos has almost become a synonym for the tenor saxophone in the European jazz scene. He is well known for his sound from many recordings, and so Tony is also an integral part of the sound of the Frankfurt Radio Big Band. One of the most successful productions with Lakatos as a soloist is »Porgy & Bess« in the arrangements of Jörg Achim Keller, for which the Frankfurt Radio Big Band has been awarded the German »Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik«. Since legendary arranger Gil Evans and trumpeter Miles Davis released their version of »Porgy and Bess« in 1958, Gershwin's music is part of the songbook of jazz musicians. In addition, Miles Davis has released the narrative power of jazz with the sad story of the two black protagonists. Jörg Achim Keller lets the tenor saxophone retell the story - and celebrates a »triumph« with his version, according to the American journalist Bill Milkowski. »With respect for the original and a vision for fresh approaches, the gifted Hungarian saxophonist and savvy German arranger have breathed new life into a central work in American music history.« So let’s bring »Porgy and Bess« back on stage.

Tony Lakatos, saxophone
Jörg Achim Keller, conductor

Wednesday, September 25th 2019

20.00 h

Frankfurt

hr-Sendesaal

Thursday, September 26th 2019

19.30 h

Neu-Isenburg

Hugenottenhalle

Friday, September 27th 2019

20.00 h

Fulda

Schlosstheater

German version and ticket link