Circular 5 | 23 Premiere in Berlin “Nahfernost“

Dear reader,

The artistic encounter between the Persian setar master and composer Elshan Ghasimi and the flautist and shakuhachi player from Bremen Dieter Weische gave rise to the wish to deepen the dialogue between these two traditions. The desire became an idea, and they developed a new format: classical Persian and Japanese music merged into “Nahfernost” [Nearfareast].

Elshan Ghasimi has written new compositions for the concert on the 30th of September in the salon of the Schwartzsche Villa. They are based on classical literature-based pieces for the individual instruments. Together, she and Dieter Weische explore the relationship between rhythmic poetry and music and playfully show the similarities and differences between these ancient musical traditions.


Concert date
30th of September 2023
8 pm (admission from 7:30 pm, box office from 7 pm)
Tickets 18 € | red. 12 €
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Large Salon Schwartzsche Villa
Grunewaldstrasse 55
12165 Berlin


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© Photo Dieter Weische