On October 31, the final day of German American Heritage Month, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier attended a historic joint concert featuring Leipzig’s renowned Gewandhausorchester and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the first of its kind featuring two world-class orchestras on a single stage. The event marked the official end of the Year of German-American friendship with a night filled with music by Heiden, Strauss, and Schönberg.
This year, Kansas City journalist Anne Marie was given the opportunity to take part in the “Goethe Close-Up” exchange program. Sponsored by the Goethe-Institut and Wunderbar Together, the project gives cultural journalists working in print, online, and radio media the opportunity to swap work places with journalists from another country for three to four weeks.
Mississippi. An Anthropocene River takes the concept of the Anthropocene – the period of history during which humans have been the dominant influence on climate and the environment – into the field. The project, organized by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin and the Max Planck Institute, investigates the Mississippi River as an exemplary landscape of global environmental change.
Berlin’s foremost contemporary dance choreographer Sasha Waltz & Guests traveled to the United States to showcase two outstanding productions on both the East and West coasts this year as a part of Wunderbar Together.
President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to Attend a Joint Concert by the Gewandhausorchester and the Boston Symphony Orchestra
On October 31, Wunderbar Together will celebrate the official end of the Year of German-American Friendship with Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier with a joint concert by the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester and the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Boston. This concert, the first of three, will be the first time that the two orchestras will perform together on stage.