Events | Spiritual Standards

Los Angeles | March 27, 2013 | 7:30 PM

The State of Sachsen-Anhalt and the German Consulate General present

Spiritual Standards
Featuring Markus Burger & Jan von Klewitz

The most well-known chorals and hymns stand as the foundation for one of the most exciting musical projects of the 1990s. Critically acclaimed German jazz performers saxophonist Jan von Klewitz and pianist Markus Burger blend modern improvisation with the art of interpreting baroque music while preserving its integrity.

Actor Eric Braeden and actor/director Louis Fantasia will read selected texts (in English and German) from the writings of medival philosopher and mystic Meister Eckhart, and Lutheran pastors Martin Niemöller and Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Both Martin Niemöller and Dietrich Bonhoeffer were staunch opponents of the Hitler dictatorship. Whereas Niemöller spent 7 years in Nazi prisons and was liberated in 1945, Bonhoeffer was arrested in 1943 and executed 23 days before Germany’s surrender.

Markus Burger and Jan von Klewitz have toured this program through Germany, Switzerland, Ukraine, Lithuania, France, Poland and the U.S. They are the winners of the coveted 2000 Bach Award of the city of Erfurt.

Eric Braeden is a Film, Television, Emmy and People’s Choice Award winner and arguably the most popular actor in a day time series, watched internationally by huge audiences.

Author, actor, director Louis Fantasia is Chair of General Education at the New York Film Academy and director of "Shakespeare at the Huntington" at the Huntington Library.  He has directed more than 150 plays and operas worldwide.

Spritual Standards is part of the LutherDecade, a 10-year build-up to 2017, the 500th anniversary of the reformation.

Reception following the program.

Admission: Free of Charge

RSVP required: Please call 310.573-3603 or write an email to

Location: 520 Paseo Miramar, Los Angeles, CA 90272

Street parking is available on Los Liones Drive. Shuttle service begins at 6:30 pm and will start from Los Liones Drive, off Sunset Boulevard two blocks North-East of Pacific Coast Highway. Please do not park on the Topanga State Park Lot!

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