“Nachtcafé thrills at the Goethe Centre”
“Last week Friday, the Goethe Centre auditorium was transformed into a 1920s coffee house. As part of the German Weeks programme, the salon orchestra Nachtcafé performed to a crowd of more than one hundred enthusiastic concert goers. Due to the massive success of the first concert and popular demand, a second concert will be hosted on Wednesday, April 29th at 19h15” the centre said in a statement to announce the second performance.
The public was invited to a nostalgic journey back in time, which led them to many different destinations of the 1920s. Among others, the programme comprised “Herbst” by Astor Piazzolla, Bertold Brecht’s “Lied von der Moldau”, sailor songs or pieces played on the Bajan, which one could also expect to hear at Montmartre. The Goethe Centre Courtyard proved to be the ideal venue, as people could have a glass of wine and socialize in a cozy atmosphere during the performance break.
Jana Kühn, chansonnier and actress is the voice of Nachtcafé and is responsible not only for the singing but for entertaining as well. Strings, piano, percussion and the previously mentioned Bajan, are also part of the ochestra. The Cello-player, Frieder Rohn was familiar to the majority of the audience as he worked as a doctor in Windhoek for over 20 years. Nowadays, the part-time musician lives in Schwerin.
Next on the tour calendar was Swakopmund on the Saturday, 18 April. The next performance is this Friday, 24 April at the Wronsky Hall in Omaruru. On 29 April, the ensemble will be back at Goethe Centre, which seems likely be sold out once more.
“If you missed out of the first concert, then it will definitely be worth coming, as there is no telling when the orchestra will be coming to Namibia next” said the Goethe Centre.
Tickets are still available but going fast. Tickets can be obtained at the Goethe Centre in Windhoek Central next to the Supreme Court.