An Evening with Herman Hesse

An Evening with Herman Hesse

Enjoy an evening of high culture and fine food featuring the literary works of Hermann Hesse at E & O Hotel’s 1885 restaurant.

Hermann Hesse is one of Germany’s greatest and most influential writers of the 20th century. He was awarded the Nobel Literature Prize in 1946. He travelled widely in Asia and even stayed at the E & O Hotel when he visited Penang in the year 1911. The evening will feature  bi-lingual (German and English) readings from Hesse’s novels and poems interspersed with music and songs from that era.
A special set menu of fine European & Asian delicacies has been prepared for this unique event.

Mecky Lauermann (German reader), Lars Kabatnik (German reader), James Lochhead (English reader)
Music: Marlene Fox (chanteuse), Philip Yeoh (pianist)
Coordinator: Cecil Rajendra
Co-arranged:  Friends of Artistes Liaison, Malaysian-German Society, E & O Hotel

Price (limited event for max. 60 persons)
Dinner incl. Wine – RM225 nett per person
Dress Code: smart casual
Table seating: 6 persons per table

Date:   October 17
Time:   19:30
Cost:   RM225
Venue:   E&O 1885 Restaurant

Eastern & Oriental Hotel, 10, Lebuh Farquhar
George Town, Penang 10200 Malaysia
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Phone:   04 222 2000 ext. 3170


Organisers:   Malaysian-German Society & Eastern & Oriental Hotel

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