A Musical Bridge between Berlin and Copenhagen
Exchange between Collegium Musicum’s chamber orchestra and University of Copenhagen’s symphony orchestra / Partners to perform together on April 26 at 7 p.m. in the Max Kade Auditorium (Audimax) in the Henry Ford Building at Freie Universität Berlin
№ 087/2019 from Apr 08, 2019
Universität Berlin is teaming up with the University of Copenhagen’s symphony orchestra for a joint concert on April 26. The concert will include excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, selections from the score of Star Wars, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Waltz No. 2 from his second Suite for Variety Orchestra (commonly referred to as Jazz Suite No. 2), and Danzón No. 2 by Arturo Márquez. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the Max Kade Auditorium (Audimax) in the Henry Ford Building at Freie Universität Berlin. Admission is free of charge.
The University of Copenhagen’s symphony orchestra is visiting Berlin from April 24 to 28. The Collegium Musicum chamber orchestra will return the visit and travel to Copenhagen from June 7 to 10. The musical partnership grew out of a study abroad exchange. A member of the chamber orchestra in Berlin spent a year studying at the University of Copenhagen and became active in their symphony orchestra.
Collegium Musicum’s managing director Tobias Gühne noted the range of exchange activities that the musical organization undertakes. In addition to exchanges like the one with the University of Copenhagen, Collegium Musicum’s other orchestra, the symphony orchestra, participated in the European Student Orchestra Festival in 2018. Each year a different university city hosts the event. Gühne said they have been playing with the idea of hosting it in Berlin sometime.
Around 450 students and university affiliates play in the Collegium Musicum with members from Freie Universität and Technische Universität Berlin. The musicians from all different subject areas perform in one or more of the five ensembles: full choir, chamber choir, symphony orchestra, chamber orchestra, and the Berlin Uni Bigband.