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Schedule for 2011:


19 February
Christuskirche Hamburg-Othmarschen, organ improvisation to silent movie “Faust” by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau (1926)

30 April
Participating in the “Organ Night” at
Heiligen-Geist-Kirche Rostock


18 June 2011
Nikolaikirche Rostock
“English Cathedral Music” - Britten “Jubilate Deo in C”, Bernstein “Chichester Psalms”, Rutter “Mass of the Children”, Choir and Children’s Choir St. Marien, Mecklenburger Kammersolisten

3 July
Marienkirche Rostock
Soprano and Organ (with Jana-Christin Walter, Music by Stanford, Vierne, Heiller, Rheinberger)


16 August
Organ Concert on both Organs of Güstrow Cathedral

20 August
Soprano and Organ (with Jana-Christin Walter) in Röbel St. Marien

21 August
“Orgel meets Jazz 2011” in Stadtkirche Schwaan
featuring Mark Sherman, New York (vib), with Andreas Pasternack (ts) and Christian Ansehl (g)

1 October
Baroque Music in St. Marien
Jana-Christin Walter (Sopran) performs solo cantatas by Händel and Bruhns, Ensemble with hist. Instruments

8 October
Baroque Music in St. Marien
Final of the Kempowski Days 2011
Vokalensemble St. Marien, Musica baltica Rostock
(Bach motet “Jesu, meine Freude” a. o.)

and eleven of the 30-minutes organ concerts in the summer series of St. Mary’s in Rostock



Schedule for 2010:


19 February
Christuskirche Hamburg-Othmarschen, organ improvisation to silent movie “Berlin, Sinfonie der Großstadt” by Walter Ruttmann (1927), together with Manuel Gera, piano

2 April
Nikolaikirche Rostock
J. S. Bach: St. Matthew’s Passion
Choirs of St. Marien Rostock, Soloists, Mecklenburger Kammersolisten, Director: KBK

16 April
Rostock, Innenstadtgemeinde
Lecture “Läuten und Lauschen” regarding bells and european traditions of bell ringing

25 April
Universitätskirche Rostock
University service with Choralchor of St. Johannis, Dir. Markus Langer, organ: KBK

June to September:
regular Organ Concerts in St. Marien Rostock

4 September
Ratzeburg, Dom
Organ Night, together with Jaroslav Tuma and Christian Skobowsky

18 September
Hamburg, St. Michaelis
Night of Organ Improvisation
together with Wolfgang Seifen, Michael Munz, Franz Danksagmüller and Manuel Gera


Schedule for 2009:

14 February:
Christuskirche Hamburg-Othmarschen, improvising the soundtrack to the silent movie “Nosferatu” by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau (1921), together with Manuel Gera (piano)

10 April:
St. Marien Rostock
“Musik zur Sterbestunde Jesu” (Longfriday Music)
with Choirs of St. Marien
Premiere of “Choralpassion nach Lukas für Chorgruppen, Sprecher und Orgel” by K.-B. Kropf

24 April:
Contributing to the “Organ Night” of the Heiligen-Geist-Kirche Rostock

May 2009:
New CD presented:
“Portrait 2009 - Die Orgel der Rostocker Marienkirche”
     Cover>>   Audio samples>>

17 June:
Organ Concert in St. Marien Rostock

24 June:
Organ Concert in St. Marien Rostock

1 July:
Organ Concert in St. Marien Rostock

5 July:
St. Nikolai Rostock:
Concert with Choirs of St. Marien and A. Dvorak’s Mass in D and Mendelssohn’s motets op. 39

8 July
Organ concert in St. Marien Rostock

15 July
Organ Concert in St. Marien Rostock

22 July
Organ Concert in St. Marien Rostock

26 July
Premiere of cantata “Daniel” for children’s choir in the Weidendom in Rostock (“weed cathedral”) (Concept by Arne Bölt, music by Karl-B. Kropf)

20 August:
Organ concert at Alten Dom, Linz (A)

26 August:
Organ concert in St. Marien Rostock

2 September:
Organ concert in St. Marien Rostock

9 September:
Organ Concert in St. Marien Rostock

16 September:
Organ Concert in St. Marien Rostock

30 September:
Concert for organ and soprano (with Jana-Christin Walter) in St. Nikolai Wismar

17 October:
Conducting St. Marien Chamber Choir with music by Felix Mendelssohn at the Mendelssohn Night in Stiftskirche Bützow

30 October:
Concert with Jana-Christin Walter (Soprano) in Stiftskirche Bützow

6/7 November:
Direction of Experts Meeting regarding the Future of the Organ of Rostock St. Marien Church


For the Summer Concerts of St. Marien Church, KBK played music by following composers:

J. S. Bach, J. Brahms, N. Bruhns, D. Buxtehude, Fr. Couperin, P. Davide de Bergamo, H. Distler, Chr. W. Druckenmüller, J. Essl, Faenza-Codex, G. Frescobaldi, A. Gabrieli, J. N. Hasse, J. H. Jimmerthal, J. Kuhnau, J. L. Krebs, J. Langlais, F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy, O. Messiaen, E. Pepping, M. Reger, J. Renner, H. Scheidemann, Fr. Schmidt, J. P. Sweelinck, M. Weckmann

Schedule for 2008:

16 February:
Christuskirche Hamburg-Othmarschen, improvising the soundtrack to the silent movie “Der müde Tod” (The tired death) by Fritz Lang

18 May:
Organ concert in the church of Ringelheim Abbey

19 May:
Broadcast of the TV documentation “Im öffentlichen Interesse” (in public interest) on N3 (North German Television 3), 23.45, Soundtrack by KBK, using the Neuenfelde Schnitger Organ

5 July:
Organ tour Buchholz, Hohen Luckow, Neukirchen

Summer concerts in St. Marien Rostock:
2 July, 9 July, 16 July, 30 July, 2. August

19 July:
Dom zu Klagenfurt (A), improvising the soundtrack to the silent movie “Der müde Tod” (The tired death) by Fritz Lang

31 July:
Organ concert at Johanniskirche Neubrandenburg

8 August:
“Nacht der Kirchen/Night of the churches” at the HanseSail 2008, Improvisations with Jürgen Volbeding at St. Marien Rostock

17 October:
Organ Concert at Heiligen-Geist-Kirche Rostock

22 August:
Organ concert at Trinity Church of Copenhagen (DK)


Schedule for 2007:

17 February:
Christuskirche Othmarschen, improvising the music for Fritz Lang’s legendary silent movie “Metropolis” (1926)

“Neuenfelder Orgelmusiken” on 1 April, 6 May und 3 June

15 June:
Improvisation concert together with Prof. Eberhard Lauer and KMD Manuel Gera in St. Marien, Hamburg

Summer 2007:
Takeover of the posts of Director of Music and Organist of St. Marien Rostock

8 September:
“Nacht der Klänge” (Night of Sounds) at St. Marien Rostock

17 October:
Presentation of the documentary movie “Im öffentlichen Interesse” (“of public interest”) in Hamburg. The movie shows the development of the Airbus runway extension conflict in Hamburg-Neuenfelde, and Kropf’s soundtrack makes extensive use of the Schnitger organ of St Pancratius church of Neuenfelde.

28 October:
Organ concert in Buchholz, Mecklenburg

(All locations in Germany if not indicated otherwise)
 

Schedule for 2006:

18 February 2006:
Christuskirche Hamburg-Othmarschen: Organ Improvisation to the movie zum Film “Modern Times” by Charlie Chaplin

2 April 2006:
Organ concert Schnitger Organ Neuenfelde

13 May 2006:
Organ Concert Gliwice/Gleiwitz, Poland

2 July 2006:
Organ Concert on Arp Schnitger’ Birthday at the Schnitger Organ Neuenfelde

Member of the jury of the 46th Improvisation Contest in Haarlem (Netherlands), Jury concert on  7. Juli in the Grote of St. Bavokerk

31 July 2006:
Organ concert in Stendal Cathedral

3 September 2006:
Organ concert “Hommage à Pachelbel” on the Schnitger Organ Neuenfelde

22 September 2006:
Taking part at the “Neuenfelde Organ Night” of the “Orgellandschaft zwischen Elbe und Weser” series

30 September 2006:
Invited to “Slovenia Organ Day”

3 December 2006:
Taking part in a concert of the “Hamburger Ratsmusik” in Neuenfelde

More Details:

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• List of compositions   open>>
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Background

If there is any “Philosophy” behind my concerts and their programs, it could be this:

Trying to match the style of the instrument with the style of the music, but also searching the contrasts ...

...mostly trying to find sort of a headline for the program, inspired by the organizer, the time in the (church) year or the instrument itself...

...as often as possible: a (spoken) introduction to the program, and improvisations on given themes, given also by the audience...

 

 

 

 

Version: 08 Oktober, 2012