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Festive Concert in the Lecture Hall Building

Collegium musicum of the TU Chemnitz presents orchestral works by Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorák and Strauss

Across Germany, many universities possess an orchestra. However, very few of these ensembles can look back on more than 50 years of tradition. The Collegium musicum of the TU Chemnitz can. At the moment, the orchestra is preparing for their next big musical event under the leadership of Michael Scheitzbach: On November 21st, 2015 at 5:00 p.m., a festive concert will take place in the foyer of the Lecture Hall Building on the campus of the TU Chemnitz, Reichenhainer Straße 90. Attendees will be offered a colorful program including works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Antonín Dvorák und Richard Strauss. Benedikt Euler, hornist and member of the Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie orchestra of Chemnitz, will be featured as soloist. Tickets are available in advance for 10 euros (reduced: 7 euros) in in the Buchhandlung Universitas, in the Chemnitz Tourist Information Office and in the Evangelische Buchhandlung Max Müller. You can also order tickets via cmc@tu-chemnitz.de.

From schoolchildren to university students and even retirees, the university orchestra’s musicians unite various ages and cultural backgrounds, and therefore make an important contribution to the cultural life of the TU and the city of Chemnitz. In the last five decades, the ensemble has traveled to many European cities and even Japan, has successfully participated in numerous orchestra competitions and has regularly organized university events since its founding. At these performances, various notable representatives of science, industry and politics have been in the audience. Among these is the longtime President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso or Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand.

Anyone interested in the ensemble’s history and orchestral achievements over the last five decades, active involvement, becoming a patron of the orchestra or the entire concert program can find more information on the homepage of the Collegium musicum. The orchestra gladly welcomes new players. At this time, trumpeters, violinists and contrabassists are especially sought after. Incidentally: the next festive concert is sponsored by the city of Chemnitz and the Freundesgesellschaft of the TU Chemnitz.

(Author: Mario Steinebach, Translation: Sarah Wilson)

Katharina Thehos

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