Michelangelo String Quartet

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Teju Cole


Paul McNamara


Thomas Guggeis


Kerem Tuncer


Samir Obaido


Katrin Spiegel


Teresa Beldi


Nathalia Milchtein



Arnold Schönberg

Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte op. 41 for String Quartet, Piano and Narrator

Teju Cole

A Quartet for Edward Said

Ludwig van Beethoven

Streichquartett a-moll op. 132

Question and answer session with Teju Cole 15 minutes after the end of the concert.

In “A Quartet for Edward Said,” Teju Cole, author of Open City, Known and Strange Things, and Blind Spot, presents an interweaving of the personal and the political in four cities in which he has felt Said’s presence: Ramallah, Beirut, New York, and Berlin. His lecture is framed by performances of Schoenberg’s Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte and Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 132.

All lectures will be in English with simultaneous German translation. Headphones will be provided. A valid photo ID (or €50) must be given as a deposit.

Under 30 = €15 per event.
Register for the Youth Program for your visit to the Edward W. Said Days.

The program of the Edward W. Said Days will be complemented by the documentary Selves and Others, a film of Edward W. Said’s final interview. Screenings will take place on all three days of the festival at 5pm in the Mozart Auditorium of the Barenboim-Said Akademie. Admission is free but tickets are required and can be reserved by phone at +49 30 4799 7411 or at the box office. Space is limited.