Artists

Michelangelo String Quartet

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Raja Shehadeh

Lecture

Thomas Guggeis

Conductor

Students of the Barenboim-Said Akademie

Ensemble

Program

Johann Sebastian Bach

Fuga / Ricercata from the Musical Offering BWV 1079 (Arranged for Orchestra: Anton Webern)

Raja Shehadeh

Late Palestine: Struggle, Exile and Home

Ludwig van Beethoven

String Quartet in B flat Major Op. 130 and Grosse Fuge B flat Major Op. 133

Question and answer session with Raja Shehadeh 15 minutes after the end of the concert.

The festival closes with a lecture by Raja Shehadeh, author of Strangers in the House, Where the Line is Drawn, and Language of War, Language of Peace. In “Late Palestine: Struggle, Exile, and Home,” Shehadeh reflects on Edward W. Said’s notion of late style to examine how ideas of struggle, exile, and home can be understood in counterpoint during a difficult moment in “late Palestine.” Shehadeh uses his own writing as well as Raed Andoni’s award-winning film Ghost Hunting as his foil.

Performances of Webern’s orchestration of Bach’s Fuga (Ricercata) a 6 voci from A Musical Offering and Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 130 (with the Große Fuge) surround the lecture.

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.