Kikki Géron (photo Marco Borggreve)

Round and Pointed

Sat 22 Mar 2025 14:15 - 16:30
Sat 22 Mar 2025
14:15 - 16:30
  • Sat 22 Mar 2025
    14:15 - 16:30
    Grote Zaal


Music from Hanns Eisler and others


Brecht Trio:
Kikki Géron vocals
Leo van Lierop accordion
Tom Löwenthal piano

A thought-provoking story 

Brecht’s 1932 play Die Rundköpfe und die Spitzköpfe (‘The Round Heads and Pointed Heads’) offers a chillingly prescient depiction of how easily a society can collapse into chaos and violence. In the play, Bach sets people with round heads against those with pointed heads. Hanns Eisler composed the music. Kikki Géron and the musicians present a thought-provoking story in this theatrical concert.

Kikki Géron, programmer: ‘At the time, Jewish people were the victims of extreme right-wing thinking. But today, too, we like to point fingers at others. For instance, nowadays it seems acceptable to talk about refugees as fortune seekers. So, unfortunately, Brecht’s story is still relevant today.’