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A Musical Journey and Two Concerts in Berlin

Collegium Musicum of Freie Universität and Technische Universität Berlin Takes Concert Trip to Prague

№ 198/2014 from Jun 02, 2014

On June 19 the Collegium Musicum of Freie Universität and Technische Universität Berlin will start out on a concert tour to Prague. About 180 members of the large choir and the symphony orchestra will go on the tour. On June 21, at the Czech Museum of Music, they will perform the Hebrides Overture by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, the 8th Symphony by Antonin Dvorak, and the Requiem by Gabriel Fauré. They will present the same program on June 27 at the Berlin Philharmonic as their final concert of the semester. Ten days prior to that, on June 17, the big band of the Collegium Musicum and the Jazz Society of the University College of London will give a concert together in the WABE cultural event center in Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin. Tickets for the final concert in the Berlin Philharmonic cost 12 euros and may be ordered by phone (Tel.: +49 30 838-54047) or email. info@collegium-musicum-berlin.de.

The Collegium Musicum is composed of members of Freie Universität and Technische Universität Berlin. Currently, more than 400 students and other members of the two universities perform in one or more of the five ensembles: full choir, chamber choir, symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, and the Berlin Uni Bigband. At the end of each semester there is a final concert in the Berlin Philharmonic Hall. These performances are a semi-annual highlight for the members of the full choir and the symphony orchestra as well as the audience. This year, a total of 280 choir and orchestra members will perform in the concert at the Philharmonic.

The London Jazz Society is the leading music group of the University College London Union in England. Its members are students from various disciplines who share a love for jazz. The big band and the jazz choir will be performing in the WABE concert. The Berlin Uni Bigband is the most recent addition to the Collegium Musicum. Founded in 1999, it was the first big band at any of the Berlin universities. The first director of the big band was Prof. Alfons Wonneberg, from 2001 until 2003 it was Arnold Hänsch, and as of October 2003, it has been Martin Gerwig. The band has the classic lineup of five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones, and a rhythm section.

Time and Location

Bigband Meeting: London-Berlin

  • Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 8 p.m., tickets for 8 euros (reduced, 5 euros)
  • WABE, Danziger Straße 101, 10405 Berlin; tram stop: Winsstr. (M10)

End-of-semester Concert at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall

  • Friday, June 27, 2014, 8 p.m., tickets for 12 euros
  • Philharmonie Berlin, Main Concert Hall, Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1, 10785 Berlin; S-Bahnhof: Potsdamer Platz (S1, S2, S25)

Further Information

Bernhard Wyszynski, Managing Director, Collegium Musicum, Email: info@collegium-musicum-berlin.de