What an amazing classical concert on February 11 at the Saint Peter’s Church in Midtown Manhattan celebrating the music of Schubert, Beethoven, Grieg, Sarasate, Ullmann, Alexander Liebermann and others!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: MICHAEL HEY, MAGDA GARTNER, BABETTE HIERHOLZER, ÄNEAS HUMM, ALEXANDER LIEBERMANN, HENRY MEYER-OERTEL
Review of the German Forum at concert at Saint Peter’s Church
By Meche Kroop
Friday, February 12, 2016
A PRE-VALENTINE TREAT FROM THE GERMAN FORUM
Those who love German culture (count us in!) should be aware of the exciting events programmed by the German Forum, of which Henry Meyer-Oertel is President and Babette Hierholzer is Artistic Director. This worthwhile organization gives young German-speaking artists the opportunity to perform in New York City. We have attended several of their events and have always enjoyed them immensely.
Last night we were introduced to two excellent new singers, a highly talented organist, a 20th c. Swiss composer, and a contemporary composer whose work we actually loved (surprise!); we also enjoyed a lovely cocktail hour with German delicacies. Food for the spirit and food for the body!
Most astonishing of all is the 20-year-old lyric baritone Äneas Humm whose talent surpasses his youth by a huge factor. It is a beautiful instrument with lovely overtones; the manner in which he employs it indicates a great deal of serious study. A Züricher, he is already well known in Europe. Last night was his New York debut …
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Thanks to everyone who came out to see our last classical concert at the Bruno Walter Auditorium celebrating the music of Schubert, Mozart, R. Strauss , Poulenc and others. A big applause to all German Forum artists!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: BABETTE HIERHOLZER, SEBASTIAN LAMBERTZ, LAURE BARRAS, EVA MARIA SUMMERER
Review of the German Forum at concert at the Bruno Walter Auditorium
By Meche Kroop
Thursday, November 19, 2015
We feasted on music last night when the German Forum presented a most satisfying recital at the Library for Performing Arts. (We also feasted on hors d'oeuvres and libations but we won't go there!)
With the illustrious pianist Babette Hierholzer (Artistic Director of the German Forum) accompanying two superb singers and the welcome contributions of clarinetist Sebastian Lambertz, nothing was wanting in this celebration of German music. The goal of the German Forum is to present outstanding young artists from the German-speaking world and, judging by the past couple recitals we've reviewed, they achieve this goal admirably.
President Henry Meyer-Oertel welcomed the audience and introduced the sponsors and notables in the audience as well as the young artists, and did so with grace and good humor which put everyone in the mood to have a good time. And so we did.
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Wednesday, September 16, 2015
This event was a hugely successful cabaret evening at The Cutting Room. Thanks to all of the artists and everyone in the audience!
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: SEBASTIAN STERT, WILLIAM LUDWIG, JED DISTLER, KAREN KOHLER, MAGDA-LENE REICH, WILLIAM LUDWIG, HENRY MEYER-OERTEL
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
German Forum Annual Meeting at the St. Paul’s German Evangelical Lutheran Church
Thank so much to all of the German Forum members who came out to our Annual Meeting on May 6. It was a wonderful evening with lots of good discussion. The evening was framed by two piano performances by the international acclaimed pianist Ulrich Roman Murtfeld.
|Ulrich Roman Murtfeld
This event was a hugely successful classical evening at the Saint Peter’s Church. We thank you all for your support and applause!
|FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: THEO LEBOW, TATJANA RUHLAND, KAI HENNIG (DEPUTY CONSUL GENERAL, GERMANY), BABETTE HIERHOLZER, REBEKKA REISTER, CHRISTINE SCHOENHUBER (MARKETING DIRECTOR, TOURISM MARKETING GMBH BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG), CHRISTIAN SCHMITT