Pascual Jordan, gallery owner of the Werkstattgalerie, and the artist and philosopher Rudolf zur Lippe are hosting a serenade concert entitled “Beauty against Violence” under the open sky on July 25th 2018.
Image above: Courtesy of Werkstattgalerie – a summer vernissage of the gallery
Arias by Handel and Purcell will be performed in the middle of a public square in Schöneberg. Admission is free. Organized in cooperation with the Stiftung Forum der Kultur on questions of the time.
Between the great Cabaret Eldorado and Erwin Piscator’s theatre departure, our beautiful old quarter (around Nollendorfplatz in Schöneberg, editor’s note) once carried so much of Berlin’s cosmopolitan spirit. Even now, people who are known and unknown live here, who have a sense for the questions of our time and the vastness of this world, engaged in the arts, in politics and in the problems of our present.
This pretty little square of a street corner is waiting to become a rendezvous for such consciousness from time to time. Some things have been done for it. Inviting rounds of sitting, a generous flower bed and already in the evening the light in the young trees. But in recent years this beautiful little garden has been darkly occupied by criminal activity and is considered dangerous.
We demand it as a space of free development for real encounters. In former times the common consciousness of the citizens in such places was set in stone by martial or artistic monuments. We let music speak for the fact that here, as everywhere in this country and far beyond, everything is at stake that we and others would like to make out of the precious life – in traditional and new forms of life to be created. In the freedom to experience this together with friends and strangers.Pascual Jordan and Rudolf zur Lippe
Soloists: Sara Gouzy (soprano) and Thomas de Vries (baritone)
Musical direction: Victor Garcia Garcia, Impulsia Ensemble
A project by Pascual Jordan in cooperation with the Foundation Forum of Cultures on questions of time.
Wednesday, July 25th 2018
Beginning 9 pm
on the square Eisenacher Straße / corner Fuggerstraße