Schubert was an Environmentalist!

Greenwich Village’s Caffe Vivaldi is eager to raise awareness for environmental issues. Pianist Emir Gamsızoğlu and two young opera singers Jessi Goebel and Megan Hafer will perform a series of Schubert recitals for environmental awareness. Because Schubert was an environmentalist!

Caspar David Friedrich's "Wanderer"

Caspar David Friedrich’s “Wanderer”

The artist’s relationship to nature was a determining character of the romantic period. In various disciplines, the works of art used nature as a reflection of the human soul. Today, with the increasing effects of the climate change we’re forced to face the disturbing reality of how we damage the environment; in other words our soul.

CLASSICAL 4 ALL is presenting concerts combining delightful songs composed by Franz Schubert under the theme of nature and water.  “Songs of Nature” and “Water Songs” will help raise awareness on our disconnected relationship with nature today. Events will also include guest environmentalist speakers (See below) who’ll inform us about the current issues and what we, as individuals can do to make a change.

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 Concerts are performed for a suggested donation of $20, that supports the artists just like Schubert’s gatherings with his circle of friends in the romantic period.

Caffe Vivaldi

Caffe Vivaldi

All four events will take place at Caffe Vivaldi, as a part of “Schubertiades – New York City” produced by CLASSICAL 4 ALL. Caffe Vivaldi is located on 32 Jones Street between Bleecker and West 4th. A,B,C,D,E and F trains to West 4th or 1 train to Christopher Street.

Sunday, June 15 & 22nd – 3:30pm
SONGS OF NATURE
Jessi Goebel, soprano
Emir Gamsizoglu, piano
Sunday, June 29th & July 6th – 3:30pm
WATER SONGS
Megan Hafer, soprano
Emir Gamsizoglu, piano

Reservations: caffevivaldi@aol.com

Guest Environmentalist Speakers :
June 15th ; Kim Fraczek from Sane Energy Project
June 22nd ; TBA
June 29th; Sane Energy Project
July 6th; TBA

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