Beatrix Becker & Friends
20. January 2018
17:00 - 20:00
Celebrating 50 years of sister city partnerschip – Los Angeles-Berlin
Beatrix Becker: Piano, clarinet, bass clarinet, composition
Benjamin Doppscher: Guitar
Georgy Gusev: Violoncello
(more information soon): Tango dance
Music reaches people where words fail. It can tear down walls and build bridges, open hearts and create new dialogues among the musicians themselves and their audiences. Between members of different cultures, religions, genders and social groups, and among those who could see each other as nothing but foreigners – until they felt equally touched by the same music.
With her Bridges of Music, the Berlin-based musician and composer Beatrix Becker introduces this idea to a world audience. In her works she combines such diverse styles as klezmer and tango, jazz and film music, in the search of new sounds and moods, in Buenos Aires and Switzerland, in Jerusalem and New York City. She also hosts meeting rooms with great musicians (such as Giora Feidman, Noah Hoffeld, Cora Venus Lunny).
As Beatrix Becker pursued this artistic path she ever more became aware of how easy music connects different people especially in times when understanding is more necessary than ever. Bridges of Music launched an international concert in Istanbul shortly before the military coup in summer 2016. Since this formative experience Becker has committed to demonstrate the importance of communication through music via concerts and artistic workshops.
On January 20, 2018 Beatrix Becker will play piano and clarinet in a program together with the Berlin based guitarists Benjamin Doppscher and Georgy Gusev, cellist from Los Angeles. The versatile trio will create a musical tango-story telling of life passages and transformations, of endings and new beginnings, of dreams, courage, and hope. Playing with passion, Beatrix and her companions traverse tango, klezmer, flamenco and jazz vignettes. entertaining music in the best sense: refreshing, animating, and slightly airy and virtuos. They revel in the humorous sadness of klezmer, a music that has seen everything in life – mercilessly honest and beautiful human, forgiving and hopeful.