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The German Academic Exchange Service and
its United States DAAD Alumni Association present:

Sound Understanding

A Gala Concert

featuring Germany's Music Stars of Tomorrow

The Recipients of the
German Academic Exchange Service
2002 Music Award

A musical journey featuring
classical, contemporary and jazz music
from the 19th to the 21st century.


Carnegie Hall. Monday, May 19, 2003
Weill Recital Hall
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Tickets (concert only): $25 in advance/ $35 at door

Tickets (Concert and Gala Dinner Reception at Carnegie Hall: 8:30 p.m.): $200

RSVP by May 5: email: gaedeke@daad.org, Tel: (212) 758 3223
or fax online form (Word doc) to: (212) 755 5780


Under the auspices of
Dr. Johannes Rau
President of the Federal Republic of Germany


Program:

Carl Christian Bettendorf (1973)
Fanfare for 2 Trumpets (2003)

Volker Goetze, trumpet, Jan-Philipp Kacza, trumpet


Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908)
Carmen Phantasy op. 25 (1883)

Annedore Oberborbeck, violin, Joshua Cullen-Carrozza piano


Geronimo Gimenez (1854-1923)

From the zarzuela La Tempranica (1900) the aria of Grabié:
La tarántula é un bicho mú malo…

Charles Edward Ives (1874-1954)

Songs my Mother taught me (1895)
The Children's Hour (1895)
The Greatest Man (1895)
Ann Street (1895)

Maria Rebecca Stöhr, mezzo-soprano, Joshua Cullen-Carrozza piano


Hans Thomalla (1975)

Reisebeschreibung (Nr. 1) für zwei Gitarren (1996)
Travelogue (No.1) for two Guitars

Daniel Lippel, guitar, Pablo Sainz Villegas, guitar


The German Academic All Stars (2003)
New compositions by:
Sandra Hempel, Martin Hornung, Jesse Milliner,
Benedikt Reidenbach, Daniel Buettner, and Volker Goetze

Sandra Hempel, guitar; Daniel Buettner, bass; Volker Goetze, trumpet; Martin Hornung, piano; Jan-Philipp Kacza, trumpet; Jesse Milliner, piano; Max Wild, reeds; Benedikt Reidenbach, guitar; special guest: Jochen Rückert, drums


Maria Rebekka Stöhr and the German Academic All Stars
New York New York

 

Program Chairs:
Dr. Henry Kissinger, Former U.S. Secretary of State
Prof. Günter Blobel, 1999 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, DAAD Alumnus
Dr. Gunter Pleuger, Permanent Representative of Germany to the UN, DAAD Alumnus
Bernhard von der Planitz, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany
Garrick Utley, Chairman, German American Council on Germany


Introduction:
Dr. Christian Bode, Secretary General, German Academic Exchange Service
Dr. Gunter Pleuger
Garrick Utley

We would like to thank Lufthansa and the German National Tourist Office for their support.

 


The Artists

Guitarist Sandra Hempel was born in 1972 in Pinneberg, Germany. After studies in Hamburg and Amsterdam she now is in her second year of a DAAD grant to study in the graduate jazz program at Queens College, Copeland School of Music.

Violinist Annedore Oberborbeck was born in 1982 in Hannover, Germany. Already awarded with several prizes Ms. Oberborbeck holds a DAAD grant to study with Dorothy Delay at Juilliard School.

Mezzo-soprano Maria Rebekka Stöhr was born in 1979 in Tübingen, Germany and currently holds a DAAD grant to study under the guidance of distinguished Professor Virginia Zeani at Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington.

Bass player and composer Daniel Büttner was born in Bad Neustadt, Germany in 1978. Already graduated from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in 1999 and from the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne in 2002 he is currently holding a DAAD grant to study jazz performance and composition at New York University.

Trumpetist Volker Goetze was born in 1972 in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany. From 1994 to 2002 he studied with Markus Stockhausen and Friedemann Immer at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne. He currently holds a DAAD grant to study with Michael Mossman at the Queens College, Copeland School of Music.

Pianist Martin Hornung, was born in 1975 in Mönchengladbach, Germany. Recorded already with several bands in Germany he is currently recipient of a DAAD grant to study jazz piano at Queens College, Copeland School of Music.

Trumpetist Jan-Philipp Kacza was born in 1976 in Osnabrück, Germany. After studies at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart and at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg he is currently holding a DAAD grant to study with Michael Mossman and Gerry Dial at the Queens College, Copeland School of Music.

Guitarist Benedikt Reidenbach was born in 1979 in Trier, Germany. As a teenager he already visited the Conservatoire de Musique de Luxembourg to study guitar with Jacques Pirotton. After extending his knowledge at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne and the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam, Netherlands he came to Boston in 2002 on a DAAD grant to study at the Berklee College of Music.

Composer Hans Thomalla was born in 1975 in Bonn, Germany. From 1994 to 1999 he studied composition with Hans Zender at the Hochschule für Musik in Frankfurt. He received various awards and grants and is currently pursuing a DMA program in composition as a fellow of the DAAD at Stanford University.

Reed player Max Wild was born in 1977 in Essen, Germany and grew up living with his family in Zimbabwe, Africa. In 2001 he received his Bachelor of Music from the Guildhall School of Music in London and holding a DAAD grant he is currently pursuing a Masters of Music degree at Queens College, Copeland School of Music.

Alumnus Carl Christian Bettendorf was born in 1973 in Hamburg, Germany. He studied composition with Hans-Jürgen von Bose and Wolfgang Rihm in Munich and Karlsruhe. In 2001 he received a DAAD grant to study with Tristan Murail and pursue a doctorate at Columbia University.


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