№ 192/2009 from Jul 14, 2009
Compositions written recently by 14 North American participants of Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS) will be premiered on Wednesday, July 15, 2009. The concert in the Concert Hall of the New Synagogue in Berlin-Mitte will be directed by Professor Samuel Adler of the Juilliard School. Musicians from various Berlin universities will be playing. The program for woodwinds is called "Wind Songs – Music for Woodwinds" and starts at 7:30 p.m. Due to security controls in the synagogue, the doors will be opened at 6:30 p,m. and visitors are requested to arrive soon thereafter. There is no entrance fee.
Every year the six-week course in composition under the direction of Samuel Adler, professor at New York's Juilliard School, offers talented composers from North America the opportunity to create their own works. They receive technical guidance in weekly lessons as well as master classes taught by internationally renowned composers.
The FUBiS program was founded in 1998 as a summer school at Freie Universität, and in 2007 it was expanded to include a winter term. This year the two summer terms will run June 6 to July 18 and July 25 to August 22. The program includes German language classes at five different levels and about 30 specialized courses on various topics. The participants can earn credit points that are accepted at most of their home universities.