Hoch’s und Harvard

Gemeinsames Chorkonzert

Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum
Chor der Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachussetts
Leitung: Andrew Clark
Solistenensemble und Chor des Dr. Hoch's Konservatorium - Musikakademie
Leitung: Olaf Katzer
J. S. Bach, Ernst Toch,
Paul Hindemith, Percy Grainger u. a.
Freitag, 3. Juni 2011, 19:30 Uhr
Frankfurt am Main: Dr. Hoch's Konservatorium, Clara Schumann Saal


Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum und Chor des Dr. Hoch's Konservatorium
unter der Leitung von Olaf Katzer


Olaf Katzer und Andrew Clark

Good Evening, ladies and gentlemen, members of the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum and their director, Andrew Clark. On behalf of the Hoch Conservatory, our students, teachers, and the singers of our Conservatory Choir and Soloist Ensemble, it is indeed an honour that you are here, and we are very happy to welcome you to Frankfurt and the Hoch Conservatory!

We hope that you will have a wonderful time in Frankfurt as well as in other German cities, and that you will take home many happy memories of your visit to Frankfurt, the Hoch Conservatory, and of tonight's joint concert.

This is one famous institution visiting another! Harvard University, in the new world, is quite a lot older than the Hoch Conservatory in the much older Europe. We are, however, the seventh oldest conservatory of music in Germany and about the tenth oldest in Europe.

Both institutions are famous and have long, illustrious histories. Both have long lists of famous students and teachers. Their meeting together this evening is an important cultural event and also one of friendship between our two countries, between two cities: Frankfurt am Main and Cambridge, Massachusetts, and between musicians from many different cultures and places. Perhaps lifelong friendships will have been made!

We thank you that you first approached us for a joint concert. After years of planning on both sides, the concert is finally taking place! I wish you all a wonderful musical evening!

(Begrüßung von Mario Liepe, Direktor des Konservatoriums. Text: Edmund Brownless)