MUSIK|SCHLAGLICHTER | Lecture by Prof. Dr. Heinz Bude

The Freundeskreis des Heidelberger Frühling e.V. is starting a new series of lectures in which personalities from politics, art and culture will be guests: MUSIK | SCHLAGLICHTER.

Entry costs € 10. Tickets are only available at the box office (from 6.30 p.m.). Admission is free for members of the memerbs of the Freundeskreis.

Please inform yourself about the current Corona regulations and our hygiene regulations before attending the concert.

About the lecture:

Societies look for a cultural self-expression so that people get an idea of ​​what is going on in society and what to hold onto. For a long time after the war this was always politically controversial in the society of the OECD world, but the fundamentals were still reasonably clear. That was as true for those up there as it was for those below, and above all for most of those who, as in West Germany or otherwise also in the GDR, thought they were in the middle-class belly.

Today, despite the paradisiacal ten years that we have experienced with Angela Merkel since the tremendous financial and economic crisis of 2008 and 2009 and the subsequent sovereign debt crisis in Europe from 2011 onwards, the impression has arisen as if we were living in a divided society that still did not understand that she was past her prime.

The populist movements of the last ten years in all western societies are united by the message that we are rushing towards an abyss with an unleashed financial market capitalism, an insane wasteful consumption and an individualistic culture of decadence, and that most of them turn a blind eye to it in their comfort situation. The questions are: “What is actually the case?”, “What must be done?” And, above all, “Who is speaking?”

In his lecture, Prof. Bude looks at an important social compass, the cultural self-expression that has recently been exposed to new socio-political developments: Since the financial and economic crisis of 2008/2009, society has seemed more divided than ever and thus a populist flare-up Influences that are also noticeable in culture, exposed.

Prof. Dr. Heinz Bude, sociologist and journalist, has held the chair for macro-sociology at the University of Kassel since 2001 and is the founding director of the Dokumenta Institute, an independent research institute for exhibition studies, in Kassel. He is known to a wide audience primarily through his numerous articles and publications in various publishers and well-known newspapers.

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Streichquartettfest | Lecture Ulrich Mosch

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€ 29 | 19 Half-day ticket including the “Quartettsatz” concert at 4 pm.

Moved to 11.30 a.m.: Streichquartettfest | Workshop Oliver Wille

Attention change: the Workshop with Oliver Wille has been moved to 11.30 a.m. Meanwhile the concert with JACK Quartet will take place at 10 a.m. (originally 11.30 a.m.)

Oliver Wille will be on stage with Wolfgang Rihm in person and immerse himself in his string quartet festival work in conversation.

Please inform yourself about the current Corona regulations and our hygiene regulations before attending the concert.

€ 29 | 19 Half-day ticket including a concert with the JACK Quartet at 10 a.m. (originally 11.30 a.m.).

Streichquartettfest | Reading by Eleonore Büning

€ 29 | 19 Half-day ticket including the concert with Adelphi Quartet & Leonkoro Quartet at 4 p.m.

Reading without intermission.

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Juergen Boos

Juergen Boos trained as a publisher at Herder Verlag (Freiburg) in the early 1980s and has degrees in both Marketing and Organisational Theory. He has held management positions at Droemer Knaur Verlag (Munich), Carl Hanser Verlag (Munich), as well as Springer Science and Business Media (today Springer Science) and John Wiley & Sons (Weinheim). He became President and CEO of the Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH (Frankfurt Book Fair) in 2005 and is President of LITPROM (Society for the Promotion of African, Asian and Latin American Literature) and Managing Director of LitCam (Frankfurter Buchmesse Literacy Campaign).

On 20 November 2013, he was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art. In January 2017, Juergen Boos received an honorary degree from the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. In February 2018, he was conferred the cultural distinction of “Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres“ (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) at the French embassy in Berlin. He is also a member of the Scientific Committee of Sheikh Zayed Book Award and a member of Akademie Deutscher Buchpreis (German Book Prize Academy).

Elizabeth Diller

Elizabeth Diller is a founding partner of Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R). Liz’s cross-genre work has been distinguished with TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” list and the first MacArthur Foundation fellowship awarded in the field of architecture. She is currently leading two cultural works significant to New York: The Shed—the first multi-arts center designed to commission, produce, and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture – and the expansion of MoMA (both opening 2019). Liz also created, directed and produced The Mile-Long Opera, an immersive choral work staged on the High Line. Most recently, DS+R was selected to design the Centre for Music, a permanent home for the London Symphony Orchestra and a new Collection and Research Centre for the V&A in London’s Olympic Park. Liz is a Professor of Architecture at Princeton University.

Mark Berry

Mark Berry was born and grew up in Yorkshire, proceeding to study and to teach at the University of Cambridge. Since 2009, he has taught at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he is Reader in Music History. Equally at home in history and musicology, ranging from the later seventeenth century to the present day, his publications include Treacherous Bonds and Laughing Fire: Politics and Religion in Wagners ‘Ring’ (Ashgate/Routledge, 2006), After Wagner: Histories of Modernist Music Drama from ‘Parsifal’ to Nono (Boydell: 2014), and Arnold Schoenberg (Reaktion, 2019). The Cambridge Companion to Wagner’s ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’, of which he is co-editor, will be published next year. Dr Berry is now starting work on a critical study of Mozart’s operas and sacred music. He also regularly writes programme notes for major international orchestras, festivals, and houses (e.g. Salzburg and Bayreuth Festivals, Teatro Real Madrid, London Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Proms), as well as speaking to academic and non-academic audiences across the world, from Seattle to Vienna. He regularly reviews concert and opera performances, as well as writing on other musical topics, for a variety of publications and websites, most of which are also published on his blog, ‘Boulezian’.

Lukas Bärfuss

Lukas Bärfuss (*1971) lives and works as a writer in Zurich. He writes novels (One Hundred Days, 2008; Koala, 2014 and Hagard, 2017) and plays (The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents, The Bus and Oil, among others) that are being staged to critical acclaim around the world. His works have been awarded the Mülheimer Dramatikerpreis (2005), the Berliner Literaturpreis (2013) and the Swiss Literature Prize (2014). He has published two collections of essays (Stil und Moral, 2015 and Krieg und Liebe, 2018). Since 2015, Lukas Bärfuss has been a member of the prestigious German Academy of Language and Literature.

Jan Assmann

Jan Assmann, Dr. phil. (born 1938) taught as full professor Egyptology at Heidelberg University from 1972 to 2003 and is since 2005 Honorary Professor of Cultural and Religious Theory at Constance. He has published on ancient Egyptian religion, literature and history, on cultural theory (“cultural memory”), history of religion (“monotheism and cosmotheism”), the reception of Egypt in European tradition, literary theory and historical anthropology. Assmann taught as visiting professor in Paris, Oxford, Jerusalem and in various universities in the USA (Rice, Yale, Chicago). He received honorary degrees from Münster, Yale and Jerusalem (Hebrew University) and is member of various German and foreign Academies.

Daniel Libeskind

An international figure in architecture and urban design, the architect Daniel Libeskind is renowned for his ability to evoke cultural memory and is informed by a deep commitment to music, philosophy, and literature. Mr. Libeskind aims to create architecture that is resonant, original, and sustainable. Born in Lód’z, Poland, in 1946, Mr. Libeskind immigrated to the United States as a teenager and, with his family, settled in the Bronx. After studying music in New York and Israel on an American-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship, he developed into a musical virtuoso, before eventually leaving music to study architecture. He received his professional degree in architecture from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1970 and a postgraduate degree in the history and theory of architecture from the School of Comparative Studies at Essex University in England in 1972.

Daniel Libeskind established his architectural studio in Berlin, Germany, in 1989 after winning the competition to build the Jewish Museum in Berlin. In February 2003, Studio Libeskind moved its headquarters from Berlin to New York City when Daniel Libeskind was selected as the master planner for the World Trade Center redevelopment. Daniel Libeskind’s practice is involved in designing and realizing a diverse array of urban, cultural and commercial projects internationally. The Studio has completed buildings that range from museums and concert halls to convention centers, university buildings, hotels, shopping centers and residential towers.

As Principal Design Architect for Studio Libeskind, Mr. Libeskind speaks widely on the art of architecture in universities and professional summits. His architecture and ideas have been the subject of many articles and exhibitions, influencing the field of architecture and the development of cities and culture. Mr. Libeskind lives in New York with his wife and business partner, Nina Libeskind.

In addition to the New York headquarters, Studio Libeskind has European partner offices based in Zürich, Switzerland.