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Kissinger summer: performance by rajaton in bad neustadt

Kissinger summer: performance by rajaton in bad neustadt

Queen, sting and beatles instead of mozart, bach or wagner. No dignified hall from the imperial era, but stylish practicality of the new city hall in bad neustadt. After all, the "german design award" in 2018 excellent. No orpheus with harp in the ceiling painting, but instead a spacious foyer turns into an inviting bar. Chatting over champagne at elegant bar tables. In the hall, noble materials and rows of chairs arranged in a wedge shape, pleasantly airy, the whole row does not have to stand up if someone arrives a little late. And then the sound! Bright, clear, audibly different and a welcome gain for the kissinger summer, which is staying in this hall for the second time as a guest. "Varietas delectat, variety delights", the latin man gets to the point.

Offer for the younger generation

The ambience of the stadthalle is an invitation to give the festival one of the most welcome splashes of color that the visitors appreciate, the "class music who want to listen but are not really classical music fans. Like "rajaton. Good music in a special way. Six highly gifted singers from finland, whose unique a cappella culture has been confirmed world-class for years. This is a highly professional ensemble with impressive voices. This is not just singing, they send sounds like a big orchestra playfully light through the hall. Perfectly dubbed by an expert on the mixing desk, plus a sophisticated choreography that does not repeat itself even once. Great cinema!

The discovery of reverberation

An accompanying band plays in the background? No, everything is formulated with the voice, the chest becomes the sounding board of cuban bongos, the soprano plucks the pizzicati of the violin and the tenor rounds off sound and rhythm as a double bass. The sounds are layered, piled up, float and get lost, come back again. You hear clarinet and oboe, see saxophone and trombone before you. When have you ever heard "we can work it out"? Heard from the beatles so cleverly alienated? Rajaton also does stings "I was brougth to my senses" to a work of art.

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The association again has exciting and interesting things to say about the homeland in store

The association again has exciting and interesting things to say about the homeland in store

Herzogenaurach – the herimatverein once again has a rich annual program ready for 2015. Lectures by renowned speakers, city tours and music evenings, study trips and various city tours, including one with beer tasting, are just a few examples of the association's activities.
"At the annual general meeting in january, we can honor 25 members who have already belonged to the club for a quarter of a century", communicates the chairman klaus-peter gabelein. And adds: "the local history society continues to enjoy great popularity with its events."

Abundance of lectures
A few highlights in the calendar of events are intended to whet the appetites of non-members as well. Professors blessing and wust from the university of erlangen, for example, talk about problems with inns and beer consumption in earlier times. Once it is about "taverns and the beer consumption in the mirror of obrigkeitlicher care" (prof. Wust in february) and in march supplemented in the run-up to the 500. Return of the bavarian purity law (1516) prof. Blessing the topic "beer with a lecture on "beer socializing and beer riots in the kingdom of bavaria". The riots that occurred in herzogenaurach because of the 1 pfennig beer price increase are also addressed.
The wurzburg-based expert on franconian regional history, prof. Flachenecker, shows in april in a powerpoint show "castles in franconia", before in may the former herzogenaurach chaplain and today cathedral chaplain norbert jung from bamberg informs the less historically interested with a lecture on the current pope francis: "who is and what does jorge bergoglio, pope francis, want??"
And after the summer break, puma legend helmut fischer shows how the sports marketing business has changed in half a century in a slide show presentation. With presentations of the upper-franconian district home caretaker prof. Dippold on the "reformation and counter-reformation in herzogenaurach and in the high diocese of bamberg" and julia krieger, a member of the staff of the central franconian district local historian dr. Kluxen, about old and new customs in the run-up to christmas, with the title "halloween and klopfleinsnachte" (dumpling nights) the series of lectures comes to an end.
Numerous guided tours of the city under various aspects complement the program, with perhaps the tour in august under the aspect of "truth or lie"?" represents a special feature. It goes without saying that the local history society participates in the old town festival, holds its traditional castle moat festival on mother's day and conducts special guided tours at the summer church fair.
Of course, the company is also going on tour again. Goals are at the sog. "Imperial city festival the picturesque bad wimpfen in the tauber valley, ingolstadt with the exhibition about napoleon's reign in bavaria as well as in the region the visit of the bamberg hacker- und gartnermuseum as well as the tropfhausmuseum in hirschaid. The obligatory bicycle tour this time leads to the former fortified church in puschendorf.
And folk music will not be neglected in the new year either: georg romer with his "hornochsenband from hochstadt and the "burchgrommusikanten" from cadolzburg provide for tendency in the regular pub, the restaurant heller, in which also the "franconian carnival" takes place on carnival friday.
More details, venues and starting times of the individual events can be found in the annual program, which was sent to the members with the annual calendar and which is also available at the cultural office and in the foyer of the town hall. All events are open to the public. 
 

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An evening of emotions in the kulmbach town hall

To describe this year’s christmas concert by ljubka biagioni zu guttenberg, more than one word is needed: moving, touching, atmospheric – or simply a pleasure. In the sold-out kulmbach stadthalle, she elicited dreamlike melodies from the hof symphony orchestra, brought the powerful-voiced choir "vokalwerk nuremberg to the sound, aroused emotions in her audience and a solemn mood for the coming christmas.

"It is a great pleasure for me to spend this evening with you", said the conductor and had to shed a tear. It is always a matter of concern to her to arrange music in such a way that it reaches everyone. "Not everyone is lucky enough to have a family and a comfortable home." no big house is necessary "rather we should be grateful for every second that the dear god gives us".

Due to stress, we often do not realize that time is the most important thing, time that should be spent with children, especially in the run-up to christmas. "That’s why I read the two little christmas stories at the concert", said ljubka biagioni. From her childhood in italy, she knows advent very differently than here in germany. "Reading aloud and singing during advent is typically german, and I am grateful that I was allowed to get to know it." after all, advent is a preparation, a waiting "time for the soul".

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Joana mallwitz becomes chief conductor at the berlin concert hall

Joana mallwitz becomes chief conductor at the berlin concert hall

The internationally acclaimed joana mallwitz becomes chief conductor at the konzerthaus berlin.

The 34-year-old, currently general music director at the state theater in nuremberg, will take over as artistic director of the orchestra in the capital for an initial five seasons starting with the 2023/24 season, as the concert house and cultural administration announced on tuesday. Previously, the personnel matter had been discussed in the responsible senate of the capital city.

The first conductor in the post will succeed christoph eschenbach in two years time. The 81-year-old has held the post since 2019.

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Bad kissingen: silhouettes and music from the 1920s

It was truly a special and rousing experience that the bad kissingen state swimming pool philharmonic orchestra was invited to perform on the occasion of its "night music 2019" had invited to the max littmann hall. A gratifyingly large number of curious people came, but the auditorium should actually have been completely filled for this presentation of two milestones of 20th century german culture. The world’s first feature-length animated film by lotte reiniger, made in 1926, ten years before disney’s "snow white", and the first great film score by wolfgang zeller, then composer and conductor at the berlin volksbuhne and celebrated german film musician of the turbulent years from 1926 to 1959.

Lotte reiniger has gone down in the annals of international film, even though she has been in the public consciousness since her departure from germany in 1935 "because this hitler event didn’t suit her", had completely disappeared until the 1970s. Her lost "prince ahmed" could only be reconstructed from archives on its 100th birthday in 1999. What was available of her in germany after 1945 was a tribute in an english short film from the fund of the institut fur film und bild in wissenschaft (U), which gave the projection of her famous "die abenteuer des prinzen ahmed" (the adventures of prince ahmed) was prefixed in the littmann hall.

In it, she demonstrates her working method from sketch to silhouette with individually movable limbs and her recording technique with a permanently installed camera above a "trick table" illuminated from below. It took her three years, together with her husband and three assistants, to bring the film, which was made up of many episodes, mainly from "one thousand and one nights", to the max littmann auditorium, and 240.To compile a story consisting of 000 single shots into a 66-minute film.

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The sg rodental invites to show gymnastics

The SG Rodental invites to show gymnastics

Around 250 active gymnasts are taking part and are looking forward to showing their skills to numerous spectators. Start: 15.30 h. The gymnastics and dance retrospective begins as early as the stone age: the 5- to 9-year-old dance minis wrap up their idea of our ancestors in a show dance. The program then takes you back to the sagas and legends of the middle ages, when the gymnastics dwarfs jump over boxes or the toddlers fight their way over the obstacles in dragon country.

The boys are catapulted into space by mini tramps, while the little gymnastics witches ride back to earth on their brooms. Hairy for sure the male gymnastics team will perform on floor and box to the music of the musical "hair". The show dance "ladies will take the audience back to the wicked jazz clubs of chicago in the 1920s. In quick succession, the pop stars of the 20th century gave their best. The gymnasts of the twentieth century have a rendezvous: abba, pink floyd, michael jackson, lady gaga and beyonce provide the music for groovy performances on vaulting apparatus, in the apparatus course, on the balance beam and as dances. Not only the music, but also the way of gymnastics has changed over time. The shows "gymnastics anno dazumal", "tele-gymnastics" and "electric gym 2012 demonstrate impressively. In keeping with this, visitors to the "museum room" can view historical photos and gymnastics jerseys from the last 35 years.

Admission for adults is five euros, children pay three euros. Admission to franz goebel hall begins at 2 p.M.

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In wallenfels there were gifts also for god

In wallenfels there were gifts also for god

Christmas is the feast of love, peace, faith and – gifts. Also in the parish church st. Thomas in wallenfels gave gifts on the fourth sunday of advent. But none that you would normally put under the christmas tree at home on christmas eve. No, there were gifts of a somewhat different kind at the service. Four new altar servers began their service and, on the one hand, they made a gift to themselves by promising with joyful hearts to perform their service at the altar gladly and conscientiously, and on the other hand, they actually made a gift to god as well. Yes they gifted god with their commitment to serve him, with their commitment to "serve" with all their heart to be there for him. Father jan poja said about the altar boys that they are dignitary bearers, ministers in the service of god. But they are also altar servers and helpers at the holy mass. "You are ministers and at the same time servants for the church. But first and foremost you are christians", said the priest.

Not only service at the altar

being an altar boy in wallenfels means much more than "just" being an altar boy service at the altar, much more than "only" to be an altar boy in the altar robe a few times. No, altar boy in st. To be thomas in wallenfels means rather to be present, to participate lively in the parish. And it meant above all to be able to be there for a long time. Not just a few years, but in wallenfels you can be an altar server for 20, 30 or even 40 years. "Everyone can be there, no matter how old. We don’t have a retirement age, and that’s really an exception here in wallenfels", said father jan poja. And exactly for these reasons it was possible to present the second big gift.

The altar boys presented father jan poja with a check for 2402 euros for the renovation of the parish hall. This amount was made possible by the overwhelming attendance of the colorful evening on 27. October and the repetition on 28. October. Twice full house guaranteed the altar boys not only the praise of the whole audience, but also full coffers. With theater, music, sketches and dances, almost 50 altar boys were involved in the organization and execution of the event. Even the youngest were there and gave their best. The "senior altar boys" also had participated and so it was shown that the altar servers in wallenfels are one big family.

Led by "minipapa werner stumpf not only the minichor is always present, but the altar boys are involved everywhere during the whole year. A highlight this year was for example the victory at the ministrant day in wolfergrun/neuengrun.

Effort has been worthwhile

for the "colorful evening they had already practiced since october 2011. First it began with reading rehearsals, above all for the play, which is about the "middle ages"-altar boys"+bernhardt" performed, and then the rehearsals for all the little skits. Some of these were written and rehearsed by the young altar boys themselves. But all the effort was worth it. On behalf of the altar boys, markus haderdauer and florian weib handed over a check for 2402 euros to father jan poja.

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Songs from three cultures

"Music of the spanish renaissance sabine loredo silva (mezzo-soprano) and knut trautvetter (lute instruments) will present a concert on friday, 19. July, at 19.30 pm in the synagogue in kronach, nikolaus-ziitter-street 27. Sephardic music (from the hebrew "S’fard") is the music of the jews, who after the exile from judea (70 u. Z.) fled to spain and brought cultural exchange between jews, christians and arabs to blossom there.

The sephards were the mediators between the orient and the occident, translating the works of the great philosophers, fertilizing their religion and culture as well as that of the christians with the knowledge of the arabic world and the heritage of antiquity. The spanish king alfonso X., also "alfonso el sabio – the wise" called, made his court in the toledo of the 13. The christian city of judea became a meeting place for christians, jews and arabs at the beginning of the twentieth century and thus a unique example of the peaceful coexistence of different peoples and faiths.

The "cantigas de santa maria" – songs for the saint virgin mary – are one of the largest collections of songs of the middle ages, consisting of about 420 poems, mostly in galician-portuguese language. These songs are dedicated to alfons X. Attributed. He saw in this collection a cultural project of great importance. As a duo for voice and lute instruments, sabine loredo silva (mezzospran) and knut trautvetter (lute instruments) present a selection of songs from these three cultures, accompanied by texts and poems. Admission costs 12 euros, concessions 8 euros.

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Organizers expect thousands at anti-afd protest

organizers expect thousands at anti-afd protest

The organizers of the anti-afd protest in berlin on sunday expect significantly more participants than the afd with its demonstration "zukunft deutschland" (future germany). The party revised the number of participants significantly downward on wednesday, while the organizers of the counter-demonstrations now have "significantly more than 10.000 people" are expected. A major operation is imminent for the police.

At a press conference on wednesday, five alliances presented their protest plans: "our goal is to get so many people on the streets that the afd can’t get through," said nora berneis, spokeswoman for the "stop the hate" alliance. They expect significantly more than 10 euros at the four main demonstrations.000 people, she explained. A total of 13 counter-events have been registered. The central rally will take place from 11 a.M. On the platz der republik in front of the reichstag building; the organizers expect members of the bundestag from the SPD, the left and the greens to be there.

The route of the demonstration under the motto "as long as it bangs. Afd to leave" is still unclear. "We are in talks with the police," said a spokesman on wednesday. 14 music trucks are to parade through berlin. According to its own information, the alliance is supported by up to 150 berlin clubs. "We invite the berlin party scene to the afterhour", they declared. For this purpose, announcements are to be made before the demonstration in the participating berlin clubs to draw attention to the protest actions. At this demonstration alone, the organizers expect 14.000 participants.

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13. Bruckenau show night heated up

13. Bruckenau show night heated up

Laura was beaming, bobbing and rocking the whole evening, what her little wheelchair could do, right at the front of the stage. The 14-year-old belongs to the living inventory of the largest dance show far and wide. Even though laura is severely handicapped, she really livened up with the music and scored the 13. Dance and show night of the carnival society of bad bruckenau creates a good atmosphere.
Five and a half hours of program, 38 individual contributions and a good 350 performers – the visitors to the show night got their money’s worth. The presenters dieter seban, peter pankerl and claudio kleinhans presented a dance show at a consistently high level without much talk, even if the absolute highlights were missing this year due to the short carnival schedule.

Premiere for TSV hollstadt

the friendly clubs from thalau, haimbach, bockels and fulda-ascheberg marched in completely, partly even with their own band. The number of local performances from the surrounding area was fortunately increased, with groups from altengronau, aura an der saale, euerdorf, oberthulba, ebenhausen, volkers, grafendorf and hollstadt. For the first time the bats and chess players of TSV hollstadt were on stage. Other groups from neighboring hesse, such as SG jossa, sterbfritz, oberkalbach, bachrain, kalbach, kerzell and pilgerzell, also presented their skills.
Visibly enjoying the evening were the local regents, princess katharina and prince daniel , together with the ousted mayors brigitte meyerdierks (CSU) and adelheid zimmermann (FDP). The prince and princess were particularly pleased to present their young regular guest laura with the society’s annual medal during the evening. The societies from haimbach and ascheberg also honored the loyal carnival fan and laura thanked them in her own way: with eyes that shone with happiness and joy more than the magnificent costumes of the dancers.
"Music is her everything, with music she learns at the blind institute in wurzburg at the cognitive advancement. In the meantime, she only needs her wheelchair from time to time; thanks to the music, she can stand and walk clumsily", so the audibly proud gerlinde martin. Together with her husband franz, she adopted three siblings, including laura, who was abused as a baby.

Everything went like clockwork

even if laura cannot see the details of the dances on stage due to a visual impairment she went out of her way in every number and literally danced along in her rolli. Again and again little dancers came to watch the dances of the following garden in front of the stage and joined laura, who clearly enjoyed the attention and bravely held out until the end at midnight.
Gabi pankerl, chairwoman of the bruckau carnival society and chief organizer of the evening, is visibly satisfied: "today it was like a transfer station. Some groups came straight from a gig, got off the bus here, got on stage with us, and after the gig they were off again by bus to the next date", she praised the good coordination. "That was a great job by all participants, especially by the technical team in the background." she was also pleased that many people from bad bruckenau had found their way to the TV hall. "Thanks to the good attendance, we can now financially support the carnival procession more easily."