Music on the 49th: Now Where – Concert III
A Journey to Concord
Sat, 06.11.2004, 8 pm CET

Recital Henry Cowell »United Quartet«
Charles Ives String quartet No. 2
Prologue as Epilogue program and performers, see first evening

Concord: idyllic small town in Massachusetts, cradle of the American revolution and one of the seedbeds of a specific American artistic radical democracy. The author James Fenimore Cooper and also the poet-philosopher Henry David Thoreau as well as other intellectuals worked here. And from this site emanated, and still emanates, the admonition to every thinking person, to choose between comfort and truthfulness, in line with the composer Charles Ives whose name the music world, even 50 years after his death, only hesitantly includes among the great figures in the history of new music.
For several years, the event series »Music on the 49th« (overall concept Manfred Reichert) has contributed to the discussion of the hegemony claim of the western and, primarily American world in the establishment and spread of a political-civil world culture. »Jetzt wohin – Eine Reise nach Concord« aims to raise critical questions, but also create a lessening of the transatlantic gap.

Sponsored by the Culture department of the city of Karlsruhe, the Ministry for Science, Research and Art, Baden-Württemberg, and the Federal endowment for the arts
Organization / Institution
Kulturreferat der Stadt Karlsruhe ; Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg ; Kulturstiftung des Bundes