Michelangelo String Quartet

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Raja Shehadeh


Thomas Guggeis


Students of the Barenboim-Said Akademie



Johann Sebastian Bach

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

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

Questions and Answers with Raja Shehadeh

Duration: c.: 3h 30m

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 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 (which is screened earlier in the day as part of the festival) 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.