EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES 2006
CONDUCTING MASTERCOURSE IN BONN, GERMANY
October 29 - November 1, 2006
Kurt Masur will lead a conducting mastercourse in Bonn, Germany, from Sunday, October 29 until Wednesday, November 1. In this, Maestro Masur's third mastercourse of the year, he will work with six young conductors from Europe and the United States in the city of Beethoven's birth. During the several days of the course, the participants will work with the Beethoven Orchestra on his Symphonies No. 1 and No. 2, and the Leonore Overture No. 3. These works will also make up the program for the culminating concert, the evening of November 1 at the Beethovenhalle, at which the symphonies will be conducted by the students and the overture by Maestro Masur. For concert details, see the Calendar.
SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING MASTER CLASSES IN WROCLAW, POLAND
July 11-15, 2006
Kurt Masur will lead the "Second International Conducting Master Classes" in Wroclaw, Poland, Tuesday, July 11th through Saturday, July 15th. The course will cover works by Richard Strauss, Mendelssohn and Schumann. Participants will have the opportunity to work with the Wroclaw Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra in daily sessions, as well as in a gala concert on the evening of the 15th. This mastercourse is sponsored by the Foundation EuroSilesia and co-sponsored by The Academy of Music in Wroclaw, The Kurt Masur Institute and The Wroclaw Philharmonic.
Maestro Masur has returned to Wroclaw near his original home town periodically throughout his career both to perform and teach. In 2002, he conducted the Student Orchestra of the Music Academy Breslaw 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. In 2004, he led the "First International Conducting Master Classes" in Wroclaw.
For complete details, view the mastercourse web site.
MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC MASTERCOURSE
January 23-28, 2006
Kurt Masur will visit the Manhattan School of Music to lead a conducting mastercourse from January 23-28. The culminating concert with Maestro Masur and the student conductors will take place on January 27, and will feature works of Beethoven, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky. Kurt Masur developed a close relationship with the Manhattan School of Music during his tenure as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic. He has continued to maintain this relationship, returning periodically for mastercourses such as this. For details of the culminating concert, visit the Mahnattan School of Music website.