musicians from across europe – music without borders


18 & 19 May - Literary salon exiles

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This program brings together various texts by writers who lived in exile over the past one hundred years. James Joyce, Thomas Mann, Salman Rushdie, Paul Celan and Syrian poet Adonis will be featured.

Colourful music by composers who shared their fate, among them Kareem Roustom, Bela Bartók, Arnold Schönberg and Kurt Weill.

New European Ensemble is supported by Fonds Podiumkunsten (from 2017) and the city of The Hague