With musicians of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra and students of the Barenboim-Said Akademie


Yamen Saadi


Katrin Spiegel


Astrig Siranossian


Anton Kammermeier

Double Bass

Itai Navon


Europe is going through the most severe endurance test of its history—nationalism and tendencies of division are on the rise in a number of member states, and in some countries the constitutional rule of law is in danger.

Stephan-Andreas Casdorff, publisher of Der Tagesspiegel, leads a panel of artists, politicians, and journalists in a discussion on the question of “What kind of culture does Europe still retain?”

The panel discussion will be followed by a concert featuring members of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.

Admission is free. Numbered tickets are available online, at the Pierre Boulez Saal box office, and by calling +49 30 4799 7411.

This event is part of the Long Night of Ideas organized by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, presenting the entire spectrum of its cultural relations and educational activities in prominent locations in Berlin’s cultural scene, ranging from Volksbühne Berlin to the Barenboim-Said Akademie and Silent Green Kulturquartier in Wedding.

·         Claudia Roth (Member and Vice President of the German Federal Parliament)
·         Sophie Pornschlegel (Das Progressive Zentrum)
·         Ingo Schulze (Writer)
·         Albert Ostermaier (Writer)
The panel discussion will begin following a keynote by Andreas Görgen.