EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES 2002-2004
CONDUCTING MASTERCOURSE IN DETMOLD
September 6-9, 2004
Kurt Masur will lead a conducting mastercourse in Detmold, Germany, from September 6-9. The mastercourse will culminate in a concert, led by both Maestro Masur and the student conductors, in the university concert hall. Click here to view a special collection of articles about the mastercourse, or here for a selection of photos.
IN RESIDENCE AT TANGLEWOOD
July 6-16, 2004
Kurt Masur will be in residence at Tanglewood from July 6-16. During this time he will be coaching and teaching conducting fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center, as well as leading rehearsals of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. On July 12, Maestro Masur and the conducting fellows will lead a concert of the TMC orchestra at Seiji Ozawa Hall. During this time the maestro will also conduct two concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, including opening night at Tanglewood on July 9th.
FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING MASTER CLASSES IN WROCLAW, POLAND
June 23-27, 2004
Maestro Masur will lead the "First International Conducting Master Classes" in Wrocław, Poland, Wednesday, June 23rd through Sunday, June 27th. The course will cover works by Schumann, Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Miroslaw Gasieniec. Participants will have the opportunity to work with the Wrocław Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra in daily sessions, as well as in a gala concert on the evening of the 26th. This mastercourse is sponsored by the Foundation EuroSilesia.
CONCERT OF INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTORS ACADEMY OF THE ALLIANZ CULTURAL FOUNDATION
- For further information, vistit the mastercourse web site.
May 21, 2004
On May 21 at 7:30 PM, the participants in the inagural year of the International Conductors Academy of the Allianz Cultural Foundation will conduct the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a concert at Royal Festival Hall. This concert comes after a year of work under the guidance and mentoring of Maestros Kurt Masur and Christoph von Dohnanyi. The program will feature academy participants Alan Buribayev, Joana Carneiro, and Luke Dollman conducting Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Brahms.
The academy was created to allow a small number of young conductors the opportunity to work closely with Maestros Masur and Dohnanyiand to work with their respective London-based orchestras, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonia Orchestraover the course of an entire artistic season. For further information on the academy, click here.
CONDUCTING MASTERCOURSE IN TOKYO
April 27-30, 2004
Kurt Masur will lead a conducting mastercourse at the Tokyo University for Arts and Music (TUFAM), from April 27-30. The mastercourse will culminate in a concert on May 1 in the Sogakudo center. The program for both the mastercourse and concert will be Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 and Dvorak: Symphony No. 8
CONDUCTING MASTERCOURSE IN NEW YORK
March 8-12, 2004
Maestro Masur will return to the Manhattan School of Music to lead a week-long conducting mastercourse, Monday, March 8th through Friday, March 12th. The course will cover works by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, and Richard Strauss, and will culminate in a concert Friday evening led by the student conductors and by Maestro Masur. This mastercourse continues Kurt Masur's ongoing dedication to the next generation of players and conductors, as well as to the conservatories of New York.
- For further information, click here.
- To read coverage of this mastercourse featured in the Wall Street Journal, click here.
- To view photos and letters to Maestro Masur from mastercourse participants, click here.
PARIS CONSERTAVORY MASTERCLASSES
November 8-9, 2003
Maestro Masur will lead orchestral masterclasses at the Paris Conservatory November 8 and 9 from 11:00AM-2:00PM and 3:30-6:30PM. On the 8th the program will be: Beethoven: Egmont Overture; Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas Overture; Schumann: Genoveva Overture. On the 9th: Brahms: Symphony No. 4.
SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN MUSIK FESTIVAL
August 25-Spetember 1, 2003
Kurt Masur will lead the youth orchestra of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in four concerts at the end of August. The youth orchestra will perform in Hamburg on the 25th, Greifswald on the 30th, Berlin on the 31st, and Leipzig on September 1st.
SAO PAOLO, BRAZIL
July 28-August 3, 2003
Maestro Masur will visit Brazil, leading masterclasses and conducting the orchestras of Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro. The masterclasses, held in Sao Paolo, will take place on July 29th and 30th, and August 1st. The program covered will be Beethoven: Egmont Overture; Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 and Strauss: Don Juan.
IN RESIDENCE AT TANGLEWOOD
July 1-13, 2003
During this time Maestro Masur will lead conducting masterclasses, will work with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and will also conduct performances of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
VERBIER STUDENT CONCERT AND MASTERCLASSES
Maestro Masur returns to the Verbier Festival in the Swiss Alps this summer to lead a concert of Kancheli, Sibelius and Shostkovich, and to give a masterclass of three sessions for young conductors. For more information please visit the festival's web site.
LECTURE ABOUT THE MUSIC OF LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN IN TAIPEI
June 29, 2002
During the New York Philharmonic's Asian tour in June 2002, Maestro Masur will be giving a lecture on the music of Ludwig van Beethoven to young students from 14-19 years old. The lecture will take place on June 29, 2002 from 10:3011:30AM in the Small Hall of the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Taiwan.
That evening Maestro Masur will lead the New York Philharmonic's performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 that will be broadcast live on giant screens via closed circuit TV outside the concert hall. On previous tours when the Maestro's concerts have been shown outside the National Concert Hall in Taipei, audiences of almost 20,000 have gathered in front of the giant screens to watch the concerts.
STUDENT CONCERT IN BRESLAW
April 22, 2002
In April 2002, Maestro Masur returns to his home town region to prepare a concert with the Student Orchestra of the Music Academy Breslaw that will take place at 8:00 PM on April 22, 2002 at the Breslaw Philharmonic Hall. On the program are Beethoven's First Symphony and Brahms' First Symphony. The concert is organized as part of the Breslaw Music Festival "The Understanding" which Maestro Masur helped create in 1991 to create a bridge of understanding between German and Polish people.