A particular concern of Kerstin Behnke is to revive forgotten works by female composers and to
make them known to a wider audience. Thus she conducted, for example, the world premiere of the orchestral version of Lili Boulanger’s “Hymne au Soleil,” reconstructed by the Berlin composer Oliver Korte.
Numerous premieres, the Berliner Cappella's anual composition award, and the continual
inclusion of compositions from the second half of the 20th century testify to Kerstin Behnke's interest in contemporary music.