Events | Happy Holidays! A Visit to the Brecht House in Santa Monica: Conversation & Concert

Online | December 20, 2020 | 11:00 AM

Photo: Shea Welsh

Not far from Thomas Mann House and Villa Aurora lies the former domicile of Bertolt Brecht. Here he spent four years of his exile and created important works like The Caucasian Chalk Circle or Life of Galileo. The house is now a historic landmark and has been complemented by an award-winning modern addition. Rina Welles, the current owner, has invited Claudia Gordon, director of Villa Aurora, and Nikolai Blaumer, program director of Thomas Mann House, for a visit. They engage in a conversation about Brecht's legacy and European traces in Santa Monica.  
The conversation will be followed by a concert in the garden of the house featuring international music stars such as Israeli soprano Hila Plitmann, jazz singer Michelle Coltrane, and soul legend Freda Payne. The musical program will be led by guitarist and songwriter Shea Welsh. 

The film of the conversation and concert will premiere on the Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House on December 20, 11. a.m (PT). Watch here

No admission.

Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e. V. is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.



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