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Le Salon

de Helen Buchholtz


"Le Salon de Helen Buchholtz" revives and reinterprets the idea of the "Salon" by emphasizing the character of Helen Buchholtz, her family and her activities, her entourage, her time, her birthplace of Esch-sur-Alzette and above all her music and that of her time.

Helen Buchholtz (1877 – 1953) came from an Esch family. Her father, Daniel Buchholtz was the founder of the Buchholtz-Ettinger hardware store (1853) and the Buchholtz Brewery (1894). Helen lived successively in Esch-sur-Alzette, Wiesbaden (D) and Luxembourg City. Throughout her life she composed music and left 138 works. She occupies a special place in the musical history of Luxembourg and Esch. She was co-owner of the Buchholtz Brewery. She had connections with the musical and literary world.

In the European spirit of Esch2022, the project highlights the life and work of the character of Helen Buchholtz while contextualizing this reality in relation to other countries, other times, or other social environments.

"Le Salon de Helen Buchholtz" offers a wide variety of events, including concerts, readings, conferences, screenings, educational workshops, master classes, participatory activities and artist residencies in an unexpected setting that will be set up in the spirit of the "Salon " by Christian Aschman.

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