World Women's Day March 8: Song Recital by Maria Gessler, Women seen in songs thru time

Thursday, 08.03.2018 – Thursday, 08.03.2018


World Women's day concert 8 March 2018
World Women's day concert 8 March 2018 © Maria Gessler

The Consulate General of Switzerland together with the Austrian Cultural Centre is organizing on the occasion of the World women’s Day on March 8 a Song Recital by Maria Gessler. 

The Swiss soprano singer Maria Gessler will perform together with David Serebryanik at the Piano an evening full of songs. The change of the image of women in the last 200 years will be the red line thru the Recital. At the beginning of the program is Robert Schumann's song cycle "Frauenliebe und Leben" Op.42 where the image of women was still very submissive. Followed by Gustav Mahler's songs "aus dem Knaben Wunderhorn ", where the image has developed towards a more fantastic and romantic person. Then Manuel de Falla's "Siete Canciones populares" folk songs. A Simple, very pure sensations and poetic form of our Distinguish today's feelings, in essence, but very close to today's "loving and suffering image. In the last song group by Kurt Weill we finally reach the "modern woman". This also means "modern everyday life" such as a situation in the Café, dreams of a kitchen girl or who describes many stages of life "Saga of Jenny", in which we as women for long stretches to realize.

The recital is free of charge and will take place at the Austrian Cultural Forum, Köybaşı Cad. No.44, Yeniköy, Istanbul on March 8 at 19.30. To register for the Recital, please follow this link: Registration 

Location: Austrian Cultural Forum, Köybaşı Cad. No.44, Yeniköy, Istanbul