On Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 8:30 p.m. in the “Manolis Skouludis” hall of the Venizeleio  Odeio ( Conservatory )  of Chania, a great concert will be given by two renowned musicians, the German pianist GERHARD FOLKERTS and the Canadian-Greek mezzo-soprano FRANCES PAPPAS in singing.

The concert is a co-organization of GEOTHE-ZENTRUM CHANIA (Geothe Center of Chania) with the Venizeleio conservatory, kindly dedicated to the 100 years since its establishment and to its contribution to our city in general. The Board of Directors of the conservatory warmly thanks all the contributors of the event.

Entry for the public is free.

“Living without fear” is the title of the musical evening organized on Saturday, November 4 by the Goethe-Zentrum Chania (Goethe Center of Chania) in collaboration with the Venizeleio Conservatory of Chania. The concert is a tribute to the 100th anniversary of its establishment.

Living without fear

Bertolt Brecht and Hanns Eisler

Frances Pappas – Voice

Gerhard Folkerts – Piano

The great collaboration between the poet Bertolt Brecht and the composer Hanns Eisler lasted almost thirty years.

Like Brecht, Eisler understood political thought as man’s awareness of his situation. Similarly, the content of their projects is determined by the historical conditions of their time.

The program, designed by Gerhard Folkerts, contains texts and songs, performed by Greek-Canadian soprano Frances Pappas, written during the period of the Weimar Republic, exile in Denmark and the USA. and after 1948.

The music and lyrics highlight the burning timeliness of our own complex times as well.

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