In the third year of its existence, the open-air project “Beauty against Violence” invites you to a public concert with scenes from the opera “L’incoronazione di Poppea” by Claudio Monteverdi on 15 July 2020 from 8:30 pm on the small Bürgerplatz in Schöneberg (Eisenacher Str. 4-5, corner of Fuggerstraße). Everybody is welcome, the admission is free.
As in previous years, the organizers, the foundation “Forum der Kulturen zu Fragen der Zeit”, initiated by Prof. Dr. Rudolf Prinz zur Lippe, who died last year, and the gallery owner Pascual Jordan (Werkstattgalerie), together with the Tempelhof-Schöneberg District Office, would like to give a positive charge to a square in the city that has fallen into disrepute in recent years due to crime, and counteract the violence with the beauty of art and culture. In the culture-poor pandemic times, the event also wants to be a prelude to the cultural reawakening in the city.
Pascual Jordan explains the concept, also in the spirit of co-initiator Rudolf Prinz zur Lippe: “Between the great Cabaret Eldorado and Erwin Piscator’s theatrical awakening, the beautiful old quarter (Schöneberg, editor’s note) once carried us so much of the cosmopolitan spirit of Berlin. Even now, known and unknown people live here, who have a sense for the questions of our time and the vastness of this world, committed to the arts, politics and the problems of our present. There is this nice little square on a street corner waiting to become a rendezvous for such awareness, from time to time. Many things have been done for it. Inviting rounds of seating, a generous flower bed and already in the evening …
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Image caption: Beauty against violence 2019, Serenade Concert, Photo: via Werkstattgalerie