Sunday, September 23, 2007

Nietzsche's Songs in New York

My friend, the philosopher Manyul Im, alerts me to the fact that his sister, the opera singer Jeannie Im, will be performing songs written by Nietzsche in New York in October (there will also be readings from some of Nietzsche's work). Information about the event is as follows:

Wednesday, October 17 at 7:00 pm
Leo Baeck Institute / Center for Jewish History
Forchheimer Auditorium
15 West 16th Street
New York City
Admission: $ 15 - $ 10
Tickets can be bought at the box office of the Center for Jewish
History or by calling (917) 606 8200

1 comment:

Jeannie Im said...

Just want to clarify the program for the Oct. 17 concert: The bulk of the songs have texts by Nietzsche but the music is written by other composers. There are 2 pieces for which Nietzsche composed the music, and as a comparison to Nietzsche's songs, there is a set of songs written by his contemporary, Peter Gast, whom Nietzsche considered to be one of the best composers of song at the time.
There will be a short lecture at the beginning of the concert. The lecture will explore Nietzsche and his relationship with music. This lecture was originally presented this past June at the Nietzscheforum in Munich, Germany.