"When music falls on fertile ground..."

July 26, 2021 7:30 p.m.
Staatstheater Nürnberg

Kick-off event of the new CO2 initiative of the Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg in cooperation with the Soil Fertility Fund (Bodenfruchtbarkeitsfonds Bio-Stiftung Schweiz)

What is behind this mysterious title?
How does soil "sound"?
Can music and climate protection “fertilize” each other?

Since 2020, the Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg has been pursuing the goal of becoming CO2-neutral. In this context, a collaboration was established with one of our compensation partners, which is taking shape in public for the first time at this event.

Our cooperation with the Soil Fertility Fund goes far beyond the compensation of CO2: We use our skills and resources together to raise public awareness of caring for our soils as a social responsibility within the framework of extraordinary concert formats. The emotional power of music is the medium for us to reach and inspire people.

We will breathe life into this exciting topic with excerpts from Beethoven's “Pastorale” (version for string sextet), the wind quartet “Andalag 5” by Faroe composer Sunleif Rasmussen, informative lectures by the fund's project manager and vividly linked depictions of life in the earth.


Beethoven sextet:
Sornitza Baharova and Ingrid Bauer (violin)
Lisa Klotz and Sebastian Rocholl (viola)
Beate Altenburg and Veronika Zucker (cello)

And a wind quartet from the Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg

Mathias Forster, Dr. Ulrich Hampl, Joseph Braun (speakers)
Martin Möhler, Veronika Zucker (moderation)


There are more living things in one tablespoon of fertile soil than there are people on the whole planet. The soil carries us through life, our body is made of its materials and it feeds us all. It is itself a living being that, in interaction with plants and sunlight, makes life on our home planet, which is itself also called earth, possible in the first place. The ground is our last paradise! However, he is now dependent on us recognizing this and taking responsibility for his fertility. "(Mathias Forster)

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