Deutsches Haus

Deutsches Haus at NYU and the Chelsea Music Festival present the final festival talk, "Variation, Improvisation & Poetry," which will feature jazz pianist Helen Sung, poet Dana Gioia, Deutsches Haus at NYU's "Variation – Transformation – Adoration" exhibition curator Regula Rüegg, and festival artistic directors Melinda Lee Masur and Ken-David Masur. The talk, which will begin at 5:00pm, will be preceded at 4:30pm by a performance of a few Bach chorales. The evening will conclude with the opportunity to see the current exhibition, "Variation – Transformation – Adoration," at Deutsches Haus at NYU.

Exhibition information

Curated by Deutsches Haus at NYU's language instructor Regula Rüegg, the intimate summer show, "Variation – Transformation – Adoration," will feature works by the curator, as well as Terry Berkowitz, Claire Gilliam, Jeannine Guidi, Kay Hines, Silvelin von Scanzoni, Ursula Scherrer, and Sokhi Wagner. The exhibition hosts a different range of personal approaches from abstract to representation, as well as various techniques – photography, print, video, and drawing.

Chelsea Music Festival information

The Chelsea Music Festival celebrates great music by bringing together world-leading musicians and emerging artists to the international stage in the performing, culinary and visual arts. Inspired by its Chelsea roots, the Festival reflects the creativity of one of New York City's most dynamic neighborhoods. Site-specific programs span musical genres ranging from classical to contemporary to jazz. 

What began as a three-day weekend series in 2010, the Chelsea Music Festival has since established itself as a critically-acclaimed, accessible and interactive gateway to classical music in non-traditional concert spaces like art galleries, public squares and churches. Artists hail from around the world to partake in nine full days of programming complete with concerts, lectures, exhibitions, family events, and free public outreach performances. The Festival continues to innovate and foster a unique and intimate experience with the arts and its makers.

Currently in its ninth season, the festival theme this year is "Bach 333: Master of Adoration, Variation, and Transformation," inspired by J. S. Bach's 333rd birthday.


There is only a limited amount of tickets available for Deutsches Haus guests free of charge. If you would like to attend this event, please send us an email to [email protected]. Space at Deutsches Haus is limited; please arrive ten minutes prior to the event. Thank you!