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German Cultural Days in Riyadh and Jeddah 8 to 16 November

German  Cultural Days

German  Cultural Days, © German Embassy

05.11.2019 - Article

The German Cultural Days will highlight the thriving Saudi-German cultural ties and the rich and diverse cultural scene in Germany. In Riyadh, all exhibitions, concerts and film screenings take place at the King Fahad National Library. The events are open to the public every day from 5 PM to 10:30 PM.

In Jeddah, several concerts will be held at the German Consulate General (programme see http://music.gcgjed.org/).

Exhibition German architecture in Saudi-Arabia
This exhibition presents remarkable buildings, masterplans and landscaping by German architects, including the Diplomatic Quarter by AS+P, the King Fahad National Library by Gerber Architekten or the gardens and parks by Bödeker which characterize todays’ Riyadh.

Location:   Atrium in the King Fahad National Library
Date:    Opening on 8 November at 07:30 PM
Exhibition:   9 November to 16 November from 5 to 10:30 PM

Exhibition Max Planck images of science
The Max Planck society, the leading association of institutes for fundamental research in Germany presents scientifically relevant but equally beautiful images of their current research. The exhibition displays 20 images with additional background information which can be accessed through an app.

Location:   Atrium in the King Fahad National Library
Date:    Opening on 8 November at 07:30 PM
Exhibition:   9 November to 16 November from 5 to 10:30 PM

Exhibition Casa Magica
Team Casa Magica, Sabine Weissinger and Friedrich Förster, present an exhibition of visual panels and flake objects connected to an augmented reality experience which can be displayed on the smartphones of the audience using the Artivive App.

Location:   Atrium in the King Fahad National Library
Date:    Opening on 8 November at 07:30 PM
Exhibition:   9 November to 16 November from 5 to 10:30 PM

Exhibition street art
Urban art is a global phenomenon, equally present in Berlin as in Riyadh. This exhibition presents works by the German artist CREN / Michel Pietsch and the Saudi artist Talal Al Zeid.

Location:   Atrium in the King Fahad National Library
Date:    Opening on 8 November at 07:30 PM
Exhibition:   9 November to 16 November from 5 to 10:30 PM

Saudi-German peoples’ Festival  
Join us for the celebration of two historical anniversaries: 30 years fall of the Berlin Wall and 90 years treaty of friendship between Saudi-Arabia (at that time the Kingdom of Hejaz and Nadjd) and Germany. The festival’s programme will include a street-art live-performance by the German artist CREN / Michel Pietsch and the Saudi artist Turki Alromaih, an exhibition about the friendship treaty, a public discussion with Ambassador Jörg Ranau, and a concert by the German brass band Blechreiz.

Location:   Park of the King Fahad National Library
Date:   9 November
5 PM Street art live-performance
6 PM Public discussion with Ambassador Jörg Ranau
7.30 PM Concert with the brass band Blechreiz

Concert Brass Band Blechreiz
This brass band from Munich will introducing us a diverse repertoire including Bach, Händel, Wagner, modern pieces of the 20th century as well as traditional Bavarian music.

Location:   Park of the King Fahad National Library
Date:
9 November 7:30 PM
10 November 8 PM
11 November 8 PM

Jeddah: 12 November, registration under: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/munich-blechreiz-brass-german-cultural-days-jeddah-registration-78972772689

Concert Trio Adorno
This young, award-winning classical trio from Hamburg will play works for piano, violin and cello by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Shostakowitch and Felix Mendelssohn.

Location:   Park of the King Fahad National Library
Date:
12 November 8 PM
13 November 6 PM children’s concert
13 November 8 PM

Jeddah: 14 November, registration under: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trio-adorno-german-cultural-days-jeddah-registration-79541170783

Concert Saudi-German Jazz
The Johannes Bigge Trio (piano, double bass, drums) from Germany performs classical and modern jazz songs together with the Saudi vocalists Nourah and Nawaf. In addition the trio present their own compositions.

Location:   Park of the King Fahad National Library
Date:
12 November 9:30 PM
14 November 8 PM

Jeddah: 13 November, registration under: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saudi-german-jazz-session-german-cultural-days-jeddah-registration-79536707433

Concert pop group YeY
This German pop band describes their genre as ‚Organic deep house‘. They will give us a taste of electronic dance tracks combined with oriental, Mediterranean music influences.  The style is convertible; the music combines traditional and modern elements.

Location:   Park of the King Fahad National Library
Date:
14 November 9:30 PM
15 November 8 PM
16 November 8 PM

Film screenings
Screenings of German films will take place from 10 November to 16 November in the King Fahad National Library at 8 PM (Registration thru the below links).


14 November 8 PM Return to Montauk https://www.eventbrite.com/e/return-to-montauk-tickets-81205693415

15 November 8 PM Jim Knopf https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jim-knopf-und-lukas-der-lokomotivfuhrer-tickets-81279891343

16 November 8 PM Gundermann https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gundermann-registration-81906312987


Events in Jeddah
More information and Registration on http://music.gcgjed.org/
12 November Concert Brass Band Blechreiz, registration under: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/munich-blechreiz-brass-german-cultural-days-jeddah-registration-78972772689
13 November Concert Saudi-German Jazz, registration under: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saudi-german-jazz-session-german-cultural-days-jeddah-registration-79536707433
14 November Concert Trio Adorno, registration under: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trio-adorno-german-cultural-days-jeddah-registration-79541170783

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