Recital in the Woods with Nightingales

David Rothenberg & Friends
Venue: Treptower Park
Meeting point: Fr. 09 Mai | 23 Uhr
S-Bhf Treptower Park (Exit: Treptower Park / Puschkinallee)
Ticket: 18,- € / 12,- € (Discount)
Ticket Reservation: (030) 55875829 /

Those who have grown up with H. C. Andersen will remember the nightingale in the Chinese Emperor’s garden. “The heavenly little bird […] the greatest wonder of all […] sang the best in the green wood”.[1] “When you listen to it, you are reminded of the tranquil charm of a secluded ravine, a rushing stream murmurs to you, clouds of cherry blossoms float up before your eyes. Blossoms and mist alike are within that song, and we forget that we are still in the dusty city. This is where art rivals nature. And here too is the secret of music.”[2]

At midnight of one such Spring evening in Berlin, we will head out into one of the green woods to perform a concert live with nightingales, featuring David Rothenberg on clarinet and iPad, with other musicians, human and otherwise.

David Rothenberg is a philosopher and musician from U.S.A. He is the author of “Why Birds Sing” (2005) and “The Survival of the Beautiful” (2011).

[1] Quote from “The Nightingale” by Hans Christian Andersen.
[2] Quote from a short story on Shunkin (1829-1886) and nightingale by Junichiro Tanizaki.

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Organizer: WiE KULTUR GmbH

By Lena Felde

Lena is the Treasurer of Cultura21 Germany. She is studying Cultural Sciences (Mag. Art.) at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany.