Autumn will once again be artful and diverse: with a wide-ranging programme of readings, concerts and a photography exhibition, the Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg will return from its summer break.
Fig. above: My Mother posing for me, 1984, © The Estate of Larry Sultan, Courtesy Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne
The opening is dedicated to a topic that probably moves and concerns everyone. Blick in die Zeit – Alter und Altern im photographischen Porträt (Looking at Time – Age and Ageing in Photographic Portraits) is the title of an exhibition that brings together over 170 photographic works from more than one hundred years to create a comprehensive representation of ageing in photographic art. The works by Christian Borchert, Helga Paris, August Sander and Cindy Sherman, among others, come largely from the holdings of the Photographic Collection / SK Stiftung Kultur of Sparkasse KölnBonn, which has been supplemented by loans from national and international collections. The exhibition opens on 9 September. On 28 October, there will be a special guided tour with the gerontologist Prof. Dr. Clemens Tesch-Römer on age and ageing as well as on the representation of old people in media and culture. The exhibition Entlang der Oder (Along the Oder) with picture series by students of the Ostkreuz School of Photography will be on display until 29 October.
After the open-air concerts in the Schlosspark in early summer, fine chamber jazz comes to the Schinkel Church in the autumn programme. On 22 September, the trio of the wonderful pianist and composer Martin Tingvall, which has remained unchanged for over twenty years, will be guests. He will be followed on 5 November by the Fusion Trio of the American Jeff Lorber, also a great keyboard artist, a master on the Fender Rhodes and a pioneer of smooth jazz.
Performances by well-known German-speaking actors have a permanent place in the programme of Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg. On 1 October, Maria Schrader and Matthias Brandt will begin with a reading from the correspondence between Maria Casarès and Albert Camus, which provides insights into an eventful time around the middle of the last century and is above all a testimony to the deep love of two special people at that time. On 7 October, a reading with Jutta Hoffmann from the autobiographical novel Der heutige Tag: ein Stundenbuch der Liebe (Today: A Book of Hours of Love) by Helga Schubert also deals with a special form of love. In it, the author describes with great sensitivity an everyday life shaped by the care of her husband, who suffers from dementia. With his new literary-musical solo programme A Night in Venice, Ulrich Tukur returns on 20 October not only to Neuhardenberg, but also to the lagoon city where he was at home for a long time. And on 16 December, when most people are already exhausted from too much pre-Christmas ideal-world simulation, Boris Aljinovic brings a little satirical refreshment to some false mawkishness with Hinterhältige Weihnachtsgeschichten from Loriot to Helmut Qualtinger and from Jonathan Franzen to John Updike.
Lars Kraume’s film adaptation of the play Heisenberg by Simon Stephens entitled The Uncertainty Principle of Love will be shown on 28 October in the Great Hall of Neuhardenberg. Afterwards, the main actors Caroline Peters and Burghart Klaußner as well as the producer Stefan Arndt will talk about their film in a panel discussion.
Finally, two concerts are dedicated to classical music. In the MeisterschülerMeister series, the Schloss Neuhardenberg Foundation is hosting young, highly talented up-and-coming musicians for the third time this year. From 19 to 23 September, the Hope Music Academy will once again invite a master class of violinist Daniel Hope for concentrated work at Schloss Neuhardenberg, which, as always, will focus not only on musical training but also on career planning. In the course of the workshop, a programme will again be created, which will be performed by all students and teachers together in the final concert on 23 September. On 2 December, the now world-renowned vocal ensemble amarcord will come to the Schinkel Church with a concert of Advent motets and international Christmas carols from Trinidad & Tobago, Finland and Nigeria, among others.
The grounds of Schloss Neuhardenberg lend events an extraordinary, Prussian-classicist setting. The entire ensemble of castle, Schinkel church and one of the most beautiful landscape parks in Germany with an upscale hotel and various gastronomic facilities is also suitable for conferences, celebrations or relaxing breaks from everyday life.
Schloss Neuhardenberg is managed by the Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg, a subsidiary of the German Savings Banks and Giro Association. Since its first programme launch in May 2002, it has been responsible for all activities at Schloss Neuhardenberg.
Along the Oder
The Ostkreuz School of Photography as a guest at Schloss Neuhardenberg
Exhibition until 29.10., Foyer Great Hall, Small Orangery and Hotel Foyer
Guided tour of the exhibition with participating students
Sun, 29 Oct, 4 pm
Looking into Time – Age and Ageing in Photographic Portraits
An exhibition of the Photographic Collection/
SK Stiftung Kultur of the Sparkasse KölnBonn
Exhibition from 9.9. to 17.12., Exhibition Hall
Opening 9.9., 3 p.m.
Guided tour of the exhibition 10.9., 4 p.m.
Guided tour of the exhibition by experts
with the gerontologist Clemens Tesch-Römer 28 Oct, 2 p.m.
Concert, 22.9., 8 pm, Schinkel Church
Hope Music Academy
Concert, 23.9., 3 p.m., Schinkel Church
Write without fear and much
Maria Casarès and Albert Camus
A love story in letters 1944 – 1959
read by Maria Schrader and Matthias Brandt
Reading, 1 October, 5 p.m., Great Hall
A Night in Venice
Concert, 20 Oct, 8 p.m., Schinkel Church
The Uncertainty of Love
A film by Lars Kraume
with Burghart Klaußner, Caroline Peters and Carmen-Maja Antoni
Caroline Peters, Burghart Klaußner and Stefan Arndt in conversation with Petra Gute.
Film and discussion, 28 October, 4 p.m., Great Hall
Jeff Lorber Fusion Trio
Concert, 5.11., 7 p.m., Schinkel Church
Mary went through a’ thorn forest
Advent motets and international Christmas carols
Concert, 2.12., 5 p.m., Schinkel Church
There used to be more tinsel
Insidious Christmas Stories
read by Boris Aljinovic
Reading, 16 Dec, 5 p.m., Great Hall.
Advance tickets for the events will go on sale on 29 August 2023 at 10am.
Information and tickets
Ticket service at 033476-600-750 (daily 10am-6pm) or at schlossneuhardenberg.de
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Stiftung Schloss Neuhardenberg
Exhibition Hall | 9 September to 17 December 2023
Opening | Saturday, 9 September, 3 p.m.
Exhibition Hall: Admission: € 5,- / reduced € 3,-
Opening: free admission