A Festive Concert in the Lecture Theater
The Collegium musicum of the TU Chemnitz are going to play Grieg, Mozart, Saint-Saëns and Bottesini on November 19, 2016
Many universities across Germany offer an orchestra, but there are only a few that can look back on a more than 50 years long lasting tradition: one of them is the Collegium musicum of the Technische Universität Chemnitz. Under the musical direction of Michael Scheitzbach, the orchestra is currently preparing for their next big musical event: the festive concert will take place in the lecture theater N115 of the TU’s central lecture and seminar building, Reichenhainer Str. 90, at 5pm on November 19, 2016. They offer a varied program of musical works from artists such as Edvard Grieg, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Camille Saint-Saëns, Aram Chatschaturjan, Giovanni Bottesini, and Edward Elgar. Gained as a soloist is Philip Nelson of the Royal College of Music London on the double bass.
Admission tickets can be purchased in advance for 10 Euro (reduced: 7 Euro) at the bookshop Universitas, the Tourist Information, and in the evangelic bookstore Max Müller. Tickets can also be ordered via eMail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No matter if pupil, student, or pensioner the university’s orchestra brings together various musicians of different origin and age and contributes to the cultural life of the TU and the city of Chemnitz.
Over five decades the ensemble travelled to various European cities – even Japan –, successfully took place in orchestra competitions, and organizes regularly academic events since its founding. Numerous famous listener of science, economy, and politics have already attended, including the long-time president of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso or Her Royal Highness Princess of Thailand Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
For those interested in the history of the orchestra’s works, active participation, funding of the orchestra or the current concert program can visit the website of the Collegium musicum. The orchestra is always happy to welcome new musicians, especially trumpet player, violinists, and double bass player at the moment. By the way: the next festive concert is supported by the city of Chemnitz and the Freundesgesellschaft der TU Chemnitz.
(Author: Lars Meese, Translation: Alissa Hölzel)