UFA Film Nights

Silent Film Classics with Live Musical Accompaniment

And – as extended Version – THE PHYSICIAN

Open Air in the Heart of Berlin

UFA Brass Der Deutschen Oper Berlin

August 23

Last year, UFA Film Nights visitors were treated to a performance by the Deutsche Oper Berlin’s JazzCombo, which provided the musical accompaniment to Ernst Lubitsch's “Die Bergkatze” (“The Wildcat”) together with Trioglycerin.

This year, the formation has been expanded to include members of the brass section of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, and will perform as “UFA Brass.”

Under the artistic direction of Manfred Honetschläger, the 19-strong ensemble will play an original composition, also by Honetschläger, to accompany F.W. Murnau’s “The Last Laugh.” 

The composer/conductor has directed the big band of the Hessian Rundfunk in cross-over programs. His compositions to date include chamber music, a jazz mass, music for stage plays, and cross-over classical projects for formations including the HR Sinfonieorchester, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and the Deutsche Oper Berlin’s orchestra and Big Band.