It is the mission of the American Friends to raise awareness and funds for the Gewandhausorchester so that it may continue traveling to the United States and enriching American communities with its musical excellence and unique sound

The Gewandhausorchester‘s 2014 USA Tour will feature a significant premiere: music by Johann Sebastian Bach. read more

GEWANDHAUSORCHESTER +
RICCARDO CHAILLY +
NIKOLAJ ZNAIDER

03.11.14 Houston View Details
  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) - Overture Op. 26, MWV P 7
  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64
  • Felix Mendelsohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 5 in D minor Op. 107, “Reformation Symphony” original 1st version
05.11.14 Washington DC Kennedy Center View Details
  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64
  • Anton Bruckner, Symphony No. 7 in E major (WAB 107) Premiered 30.12.1884 by the Gewandhausorchester
07.11.14 Boston Symphony Hall View Details
  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) - Overture Op. 26, MWV P 7
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Violin Concerto D major op. 61
  • Felix Mendelsohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 5 in D minor Op. 107, “Reformation Symphony”
08.11.14 Newark New Jersey Performing Arts Center View Details
  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) - Overture Op. 26 , MWV P 7
  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Violin Concerto in E minor Op. 64
  • Felix Mendelsohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 5 in D minor Op. 107, “Reformation Symphony”
09.11.14 New York Avery Fisher Hall View Details
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite No.4 in D major
  • BWV 1069 Anton Bruckner, Symphony No. 7 in E major (WAB 107) Premiered 30.12.1884 by the Gewandhausorchester
10.11.14 New York Avery Fisher Hall View Details
  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave) - Overture Op. 26, MWV P 7
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Violin Concerto D major op. 61
  • Felix Mendelsohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 5 in D minor Op. 107, “Reformation Symphony”
Audio Previews

Audio Previews

Johann Sebastian Bach, Orchestral Suite No.4 in D major, BWV 1069

Ludwig van Beethoven, Violin Concerto D major op. 61

Anton Bruckner, Symphony No. 7 in E major WAB 107

Felix Mendelsohn Bartholdy, Symphony No. 5 in D major/D minor, Op. 107

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The Gewandhausorchester‘s USA Tour

The Gewandhausorchester‘s 2014 USA Tour will feature a significant premiere: music by Johann Sebastian Bach. Despite performing a cantata by Bach every week together with St. Thomas Boys Choir in St. Thomas‘s Church in Leipzig, the Orchestra has, on its many visits to Boston, New York and Washington, never played the music of the celebrated Cantor of St. Thomas‘s.

Beethoven‘s Violin Concerto first achieved popularity 17 years after the composer‘s passing. Catalyst was a performance in Leipzig given by the 13-year-old soloist Joseph Joachim with the Gewandhausorchester under the direction of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. The concerto has since claimed its rightful place among the most pivotal works of the violin repertoire. The Gewandhausorchester first performed the concerto in the USA during its complete cycle of Beethoven‘s nine symphonies in New York in 1984.

Bruckner‘s 7th Symphony received its world premiere at the hands of the Gewandhausorchester under the baton of Arthur Nikisch in the Leipzig Opera on 30th December 1884. The symphony was soon to be heard in concert halls across Europe. The Gewandhausorchester performed the symphony in New York on its first tour to the USA and subsequently ten years later in Washington und Boston.

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Let yourself be inspired by the Gewandhausorchester

Dear friends of the Gewandhausorchestra,

As 19th Gewandhauskapellmeister in the succession of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy I am delighted that we were able to establish the American Friends of the Gewandhausorchester.

Always at the service of great music, the Gewandhaus-orchestra, founded in 1743 by Leipzig merchants, inspires with a unique sound and world-class quality, enjoying a reputation as one of the finest symphony orchestras in the world.

What we love most is making music – on the highest possible level. Traveling throughout the world and presenting our excellent repertoire means two things to us: Bringing a message to the audience as well as broadening our minds. It is always a pleasure to come to the US – the kindness, openness and interest the orchestra and our work are met with make us feel welcome and part of a great family.

Establishing the American Friends of the Gewandhaus-orchestra will help us to secure long-term funds to create a stronger US presence for the Gewandhausorchester in the future, maintaining our values of excellence, innovation and independence. By strengthening the cooperation with many renowned concert halls the American Friends will further an exciting musical and cultural exchange between the United States of America and the city of Leipzig.

Let yourself be inspired by the Gewandhausorchester, support us in our goal and sponsor the wonderful work – many thanks!

Riccardo Chailly
Gewandhauskapellmeister

Biography

Biography

Riccardo Chailly assumed the position of Gewandhaus-kapellmeister at the beginning of the 2005/2006 season. His first artistic encounter with the Gewandhausorchester was an appearance at the Salzburger Festpiele in 1986.

Born in Milan, Riccardo Chailly is in much demand in concert halls throughout the world. He took up the position of Gewandhauskapellmeister in 2005. In addition he has conducted the Berlin, Munich and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, the London and Chicago Symphony orchestras, the Cleveland Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

He made his operatic debut at La Scala, Milan and has since appeared at the Vienna State opera, the Metropolitan opera, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Bavarian State Opera, and Zurich Opera. He has also appeared as guest conductor at Salzburg´s Easter Festival Festival and the Lucerne Festival.

His repertoire ranges from the great standard works to those of the 20th century. Following positions with the London Philharmonic and Berlin Radio Symphony orchestras, and the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, he held the post of Chief Conductor of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra from 1988 to 2004. He was also Music Director of the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi from 1999 to 2005.

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Accolades & Recordings

The Gewandhausorchester CD "Mendelssohn Discoveries" was awarded prizes by two highly respected French journals, the coveted "Diapason d´Or du mois" from "Diapason" and the "CHOC du mois" from "Classica". The recording of the Schumann symphonies 2 and 4 (arr. by Gustav Mahler) and the CD of the violin concertos by Mendelssohn and Bruch with Janine Jansen received ECHO Klassik award in 2006 and 2007.

The double CD of the two piano concertos of Johannes Brahms with the soloist Nelson Freire received the Diapason d'Or de L'année and was named "Recording of the Year" in the Gramophone Awards 2007, as well as winning the category "Concert Recording". The recording was nominated for the 49th Grammy Awards. The recording of J.S. Bach's "St. Matthew Passion" (2010) was awarded the "Prix Herbert Karajan" of the "Academie National du Disque Lyrique".

The CD box of the symphonies and overtures of Beethoven (2011), received the accolade of "Editor´s Choice" from the British music journal Gramophone.

The cycle of DVDs of live concerts of the symphonies of Mahler, which was started in 2011 (2nd and 8th symphonies) will be pursued in the coming seasons (Accentus Music, in cooperation with the MDR and ARTE). 4th and 6th symphonies were already released. No. 6 was awarded "Diapason d`Or 2014". The CD box of the four symphonies of Johannes Brahms on DECCA (2013) was awarded the ICMA 2014 (International Classic Music Award).

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Legendary string sound

The Gewandhausorchester is the oldest civic symphony orchestra in the world. The enterprise was founded in 1743 by a group of 16 musical philanthropists - representatives of the nobility as well as regular citizens - forming a concert society by the name of Das Große Concert.

On taking residence in the trading house of the city‘s textile merchants (the „Gewandhaus“) in 1781, the ensemble assumed the name „Gewandhausorchester“. In 1884 the orchestra moved into a new, privately financed concert hall, which was destroyed by bombs in 1944. This hall served as the model for Symphony Hall in Boston as well as other venues. The third Gewandhaus in the heart of Leipzig was opened in 1981.

Many celebrated musicians have been appointed to the office of Gewandhauskapellmeister (Music Director and Principal Conductor), including Johann Adam Hiller, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Arthur Nikisch and Kurt Masur. Riccardo Chailly‘s tenure as Gewandhauskapellmeister began in 2005.

Music lovers worldwide revere the highly individual sound palette that distinguishes the Gewandhausorchester from all other symphony orchestras. Even in recent reviews, the “legendary string sound” is praised time and again. This unique sound identity, along with the extraordinarily rich diversity of the repertoire which the Gewandhausorchester performs, is cultivated in over 200 performances each year in the Orchestra‘s three „homes“: as concert orchestra in the Gewandhaus, orchestra of the Leipzig Opera and orchestra for the weekly performances of the cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach with the Thomanerchor in St. Thomas‘s Church. No other elite symphony orchestra dedicates itself so intensively to the performance of the music of J.S. Bach

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The Gewandhausorchester has toured the globe on a regular basis since 1916 and enjoys almost unparalleled presence in the media of radio, television, CD and DVD.

Few other ensembles have exerted such significant and enduring influence on the development of the symphonic music tradition as the Gewandhausorchester. Throughout its history, the Orchestra has consistently attracted the collaborative energies of the world‘s most eminent composers, conductors and soloists. The Gewandhausorchester performed a complete cycle of the symphonies of Beethoven during his lifetime (1825/26), as well as the first ever cycle of Bruckner‘s symphonies to be mounted (1919/20). Wagner‘s Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Beethoven‘s 5th Piano Concerto Emperor, Brahms‘ Violin Concerto and Deutsches Requiem and Bruckner‘s 7th Symphony are just a fraction of the wealth of the core symphonic repertoire to be given its first performance by the Gewandhausorchester. The Orchestra commissions and premieres new works each season to this day.

A decisive contribution to the development of the symphonic repertoire must be attributed to the celebrated Gewandhauskapellmeister, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. During his tenure from 1835 until 1847, he presided over the first performances of numerous works from his own pen, for instance the Violin Concerto, the Scottish Symphony and his Overture to Ruy Blas, as well as the world premieres of many works of other composers, including Schubert‘s C major Symphony The Great and Schumann‘s 1st, 2nd and 4th symphonies. By the introduction of new programming concepts - highly innovative for the time - Mendelssohn sharpened the Gewandhaus audiences‘ awareness of the music of times past, most notably reviving the performance of the orchestral oeuvre of J.S. Bach.

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It was on Mendelssohn‘s initiative that Germany‘s first conservatoire was founded, in Leipzig, in 1843 - the modern day University of Music and Theatre „Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“. Following the principles established by Mendelssohn himself, the Gewandhausorchester and University collaborate in the form of the Mendelssohn Orchestra Academy, offering the most talented young musicians the opportunity to hone their skills to the level required by the world‘s elite orchestras. Graduates of the Orchesterakademie receive a master‘s degree from the University.

The CD recordings which document the ever-evolving collaboration between the Gewandhausorchester and Riccardo Chailly have been decorated with the most coveted international awards, including a Golden Disc: complete cycles of the symphonies of Schumann, Brahms and Beethoven; a Gershwin album with Stefano Bollani; Bach‘s piano concertos, Christmas Oratorio, St. Matthew Passion and the Brandenburg Concertos; Brahms‘ piano concertos with Nelson Freire; Mendelssohn‘s Lobgesang und „Mendelssohn Discoveries“.

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Top-notch orchestra from Leipzig with a silky string section.

Harold C. Schonberg, The New York Times (1974)

The Gewandhausorchester has toured the length and breadth of the USA and Canada regularly for the past 40 years, giving a total of 244 concerts (including this tour) in the USA alone. The 2014 tour is the Gewandhausorchester‘s 15th visit to North America.

The other destinations in which the Gewandhausorchester will perform in 2014, New York, Boston und Washington, all featured on the first USA tour in 1974. Boston is a beloved destination in no small measure due to its concert hall, whose architects took the second Gewandhaus as inspiration when designing Symphony Hall‘s acoustics. The Gewandhausorchester has appeared at Symphony Hall eleven times to date.

The Gewandhausorchester has visited the city of Washington on ten occasions; the concert in 2014 will be the first to be conducted by Riccardo Chailly.

New York has played host to the Gewandhausorchester more often than any other city in the USA, inviting the Orchestra to give a total of 33 concerts. The nearby city of Newark received the Orchestra as its guest for the first time in 2004 (under the direction of former Gewandhauskapellmeister Herbert Blomstedt). Riccardo Chailly has since conducted two concerts in the city.

Mr. Blomstedt and the Gewandhaus gave a great performance, with the fullest range of expression. Michael Smith, Santa Barbara News Press (2001)
It was decidedly the best Beethoven in town. The Boston Musical Intelligencer (2010)

To hear this orchestra is to hear the sound of a rare musical culture

Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe (1981)

The Gewandhausorchester undertook its first concert tour of the USA in 1974. Following repeat visits in 1978 and 1981, the Orchestra returned in 1982 to perform a greater number of concerts than on any tour of the country before or since: a total of 24.

On the fifth tour, in 1984, the Orchestra gave its 100th concert in the USA, in Boston. To mark this event, the city declared the 24th October 1984 to be „Gewandhaus Day“. During this tour the Gewandhausorchester performed a cycle of all nine Beethoven symphonies in Carnegie Hall in New York. Two years later, in 1986, the Orchestra performed complete cycles of the symphonies of Johannes Brahms in Wilmington and New York.

1987 saw the Orchestra undertake the most spectacular tour in its illustrious history: 13 concerts across the USA were followed by 15 in Japan. After subsequent tours of the USA in 1989 and 1991, the Gewandhausorchester made its final guest appearances in the country under the direction of Gewandhauskapellmeister Kurt Masur in 1993.

The overall sound of this traditional-rooted orchestra was magnificent ... All in all it was a superlative concert. James Wierbicki, The Cincinnati Post (1974)
Its hard to imagine another orchestra surpassing the performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 given Sunday. Elaine Guregian, The Ann Arbor News (1981)
Reviews
Concert spellbinds audience - All of the superlatives apply to this orchestra Jacqueline McNair, The Macon Telegraph (1974)
There is flame in that high violin sound, the cellos and basses speak with a terrific “whoom”… Michael Steinberg, The Boston Globe (1974)
In the last movement of the Tchaikovsky they produced a tone of real glory that had not been heard anywhere earlier. Paul Hume, The Washington Post (1974)
Mazur (!) commanded the rapt attention of his listeners with the beautiful tone of his orchestra. Theodore C. Russell, The News and Observer, Raleigh N.C. (1978)
It was an unforgettable night, and concertgoers must have thought they had died and gone to heaven … When it was over – pandemonium. Robert and Betty Jochmans, Lincoln Journal (1978)
I can hardly see how any ensemble could improve on the orchestra’s performance. John Fidler. The Times Reading, PA. (1978)
The orchestra played splendidly … with the lower instruments particularly velvety in quality. Ellen Pfeifer, Boston Herald (1981)
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Music making of rare cumulative power.

Allan Ulrich, San Francisco Chronicle (2001)

On 12th October 2001 the Gewandhausorchester took off from Leipzig with Gewandhauskapellmeister Herbert Blomstedt on its 11th concert tour of the USA. On 14th October in San Francisco the Orchestra gave its 200th concert in the country. Debut appearances in Cerritos und Purchase followed. The Orchestra toured the USA with Herbert Blomstedt once again in 2004.

Mr. Blomstedt’s musical integrity told in the idiomatic sound his players produced in the Brahms Symphony No. 4. – warm yet clear, comfortable and well-balanced. John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune (2001)
Mr. Blomstedt and the Gewandhaus gave a great performance, with the fullest range of expression. Michael Smith, Santa Barbara News Press (2001)

It was, in a word, spectacular.

Mark J. Estren, Washington Post (2007)

Gewandhauskapellmeister Riccardo Chailly led the Gewandhausorchester on their first USA tour together in 2007. T his was followed by a repeat invitation in 2010, including the Orchestra‘s debut in the newly built Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa. 2014 sees the Gewandhausorchester‘s first appearance in Atlanta.

None of this had the automatic-pilot feel that great orchestras sometimes produce. Steven Winn, San Francisco Classical Voice (2010)
The basic sound of this orchestra is one of its glories. There’s age in it, character in it, a lovely patina. It doesn’t sound like other orchestras. Timothy Mangan, Orange County Register (2010)
The Gewandhaus played for all the world like it really meant something Keith Powers, The Boston Herald (2010)
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The high-octane, virtuosic interpretations of conventional repertory, rendered the evening anything but predictable … The drama continued in the encore: a no-holds-barred performance of Beethoven’s ’Egmont’Overture. Vivien Schweitzer, New York Times (2010)
Chailly’s reading was a no-holds-barred affair … The Gewandhaus played for all the world like it really meant something … Anyone in attendance can only hope for many more. Keith Powers, The Boston Herald (2010)
It was decidedly the best Beethoven in town. The Boston Musical Intelligencer (2010)
Chailly is a master of colour and pacing, a spellbinding storyteller. In the shapeness of their musical characterizations, the Leipzigers outclassed the Viennese Philharmonic. Alex Ross, The New Yorker (2007)
Could the performance possibly have been as good as the thunderous and prolonged applause suggest? Not just as good, but better. John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune (2007)
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This is an Orchestra that speaks with homogenity of sound and expression shared only by the world’s great ensembles. By showing art at its most tender and urgent, Chailly and the orchestra somehow made the music refer to a larger world outside itself Peter Dobrin, Philadelphia Inquirer (2007)
The audience responded with the most ecstatic ovation I have witnessed this season at Carnegie Hall. Anthony Tommasini, New York Times (2007)
Chailly and the Gewandhaus Orchestra – this is an inspired partnership; do not miss them when they return. David Weininger, Boston Globe (2007)
Chailly and his exceptionally well-drilled ensemble kept on top of it all the way, and raised the rafters of the Kimmel [Center] in a way that has not been seen in a long time. Robert Zaller, BroadStreetReview.com (2007)
The audience rapt throughout, broke into great hoots of delight at the end.” Geraldine Freedman, The Daily Gazette, Schenectady (2007)
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The Gewandhausorchester enriches communities with its unique sound

The Gewandhausorchester is one of Germany’s oldest and finest orchestras. Founded over 250 years ago, the orchestra is a prominent force in the European classical music scene. To this day, the Gewandhaus Orchestra remains true to its motto Res severa verum gaudium (True pleasure is a serious business).

It is the mission of the American Friends to raise awareness and funds for the Gewandhausorchester so that it may continue traveling to the United States and enrich American communities with its musical excellence and unique sound. The American Friends strive to promote, cultivate, and advance the American public interest in the Gewandhausorchester and the exceptional musical history of the city of Leipzig.

Contributions help to underwrite the tours to the US and provide material support to the orchestra for its activities there. Thus, the Gewandhausorchester will be able to present an increasing variety of concerts and programs to the American public, furthering the intensive musical exchange between the US and the city of Leipzig.

Acknowledgment

Many individuals have supported and assisted us along the way to launching our American Friends of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig in New York in February 2010.

In particular, we would like to thank Monika Harms, former Federal Prosecutor General of Germany, Gerhard Wegen from the law firm of Gleiss Lutz in Stuttgart; in New York, Jeffrey B. Samuels from the firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and Peter Brown from Brown Tech Legal; and the Society of the Friends of the Gewandhaus and its President, Andreas Creuzburg.

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wegen, LL.M.

Attorney-at-Law (New York)

President of the American friends

Welcome!

Welcome to the homepage of the American Friends of the Gewandhausorchester. I thank you, dear reader, for your interest in our New York-based charity and the Gewandhausorchester. The orchestra was founded over 270 years ago and it remains to be a prominent force in the European classical music scene. Due to an increasing number of tours to the United States, on February 27, 2010 in New York, appropriately at the Carnegie Hall, we inaugurated the American Friends of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Inc., in the presence of the Lord Mayor of Leipzig, E. Jung, the German Ambassador to the United States, Excellency K. Scharioth, Monika Harms (in 2010 the Federal Prosecutor General of Germany), Andreas Schulz, Gewandhausdirektor as well as the conductor Riccardo Chailly and many New York luminaries. The initial reception at Carnegie Hall was attended by more than 200 interested New Yorkers and was graced with a reception after a splendid concert at the residence of the Consular General, Dr. Freitag, where we were joined by Kurt Masur.

We look forward to appointing more American members to the Board in due course. The American Friends of the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig is conceived as a charity under New York law and we completed the filings for its preferential tax status as charity. Your donations will be spent exclusively for activities of the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig in the United States.

Do not hesitate to contact me or any other Board Member or Professor Schulz as the Gewandhaus Director or Sven C. Oehme, who serves as our contact on the ground in New York City.

Biography

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wegen

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wegen, LL.M.

Attorney-at-Law (New York)

President of the American friends

Born 1950. Bank exam 1970. Universities of Hamburg, Geneva/Switzerland, Tübingen and Harvard Law School/USA (Master of Laws 1981). Admitted in Germany 1981. With the Stuttgart office since 1983. Admitted in New York State 1983, US DC for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York 1983; US Ct. App. for the Federal District 2007; US Supreme Court 2009 and US Ct. App. for the Second Circuit 2010. Dr. iur. 1985. Admitted as Foreign Attorney, Brussels, 1987. Honorary Professor at the University of Tübingen, 1997. Partner, Gleiss Lutz. Since 2008 Chairman, Partnership Council of Gleiss Lutz.

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Peter Brown

Treasurer

Peter Brown is a lawyer in New York City, where he has practiced intellectual property and technology law for over 25 years. He is currently a senior partner in the New York office of Baker & Hostetler LLP, a national law firm of 650 lawyers. He serves as national leader of the firm’s Information Technology practice. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Center Institute, the educational division of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. Mr. Brown serves on the Counsels’ Council, a legal advisory committee coordinating pro bono legal matters for the General Counsel of Lincoln Center. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Citizens Committee for New York City, a charity devoted to community improvement. Mr. Brown is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Columbia University School of Law.

Jeffery B. Samuels

Secretary

A partner and co-chair of the Tax Department and member of the firm’s Management Committee, Jeffrey B. Samuels has a practice that covers a broad range of international and domestic transactions, including public and private M&A, the organization of investment funds, partnership and joint venture transactions, and structuring of complex real estate transactions including the formation of REITs. Mr. Samuels is a member of the New York State and City Bar Associations. He was selected for the 2005-2010 editions of Chambers USA and the 2007-2010 editions of Legal 500. He is also the author of the US chapters of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Corporate Tax 2008 and Real Estate Investment Trusts: A Global Analysis. Mr. Samuels was on the staff of the New York University Annual Survey of American Law and taught at Columbia University for several years.

Peter Brown

Treasurer

Peter Brown is a lawyer in New York City, where he has practiced intellectual property and technology law for over 25 years. He is currently a senior partner in the New York office of Baker & Hostetler LLP, a national law firm of 650 lawyers. He serves as national leader of the firm’s Information Technology practice. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Center Institute, the educational division of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. Mr. Brown serves on the Counsels’ Council, a legal advisory committee coordinating pro bono legal matters for the General Counsel of Lincoln Center. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Citizens Committee for New York City, a charity devoted to community improvement. Mr. Brown is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the Columbia University School of Law.

Jeffery B. Samuels

Secretary

A partner and co-chair of the Tax Department and member of the firm’s Management Committee, Jeffrey B. Samuels has a practice that covers a broad range of international and domestic transactions, including public and private M&A, the organization of investment funds, partnership and joint venture transactions, and structuring of complex real estate transactions including the formation of REITs. Mr. Samuels is a member of the New York State and City Bar Associations. He was selected for the 2005-2010 editions of Chambers USA and the 2007-2010 editions of Legal 500. He is also the author of the US chapters of The International Comparative Legal Guide to Corporate Tax 2008 and Real Estate Investment Trusts: A Global Analysis. Mr. Samuels was on the staff of the New York University Annual Survey of American Law and taught at Columbia University for several years.

Prof. Monika Harms

Board Member - former Federal Prosecutor General of Germany

Born 1946. Study of law in Heidelberg and Hamburg. From 1974 with the public prosecutor’s office in Hamburg, specializing in criminal business law. 1980 to District Court in Hamburg, Juvenile Court Division, in addition to Civil Division. From 1983 judge at the Tax Court in Hamburg. 1987 appointed judge at the Federal Supreme Court of Germany in Karlsruhe. 1999 appointed presiding judge at the Federal Supreme Court. Since 2006 Federal Prosecutor General at the Federal Supreme Court. Professor at the Federal Academy of Finance in Brühl, the Technical University in Dresden, and Honorary Professor at Martin Luther University in Halle-Wittenberg. Co-editor of journals on criminal business, tax, and customs law.

Burkhard Jung

Board Member

Mayor, City of Leipzig

Born 1958. 1977 – 1984 degree course at the University of Münster. 1984 – 1986 teacher training in Münster. Since 1986 teacher of German and Protestant Religion. 1989 trial appointment as practiced schoolmaster in the service of the church. 1991 secondment as school director to Leipzig Protestant School Complex to set up a primary, secondary/intermediate and grammar school. 1994 church official in the Saxon Lutheran Protestant Church. 1997 senior school director in the service of the church. 1999 elected Deputy Mayor for Youth, Social Affairs, School and Sports. 2001 – 2003 City of Leipzig Olympic Games representative. 2006 City of Leipzig FIFA World Cup representative. Since 2006 Mayor of the City of Leipzig.

Prof. Andreas Schulz

Board Member

General Director,
Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Dear Friends of the Gewandhaus Orchestra,

We are pleased and proud to announce the launch of the American Friends of the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig in February 2010. I would like to extend my special thanks to all those who have helped make this ambitious and wonderful project possible, thus opening up a “new world” to the Gewandhaus Orchestra. The founding of the American Friends is an important step in the Gewandhaus Orchestra’s future cooperation with many concert halls in the USA, and I am delighted that we are now able to give the American public a greater awareness of the unmistakable sound and unique character of the Gewandhaus Orchestra.

Andreas Schulz
General Director,
Gewandhaus zu Leipzig
Board Member American Friends

Biography

Prof. Andreas Schulz

Board Member

General Director,
Gewandhaus zu Leipzig

Andreas Schulz, born 1961, has studied musicology and literature as well as Musical Education and educational science in Hamburg.

For several years he was managing director of master classes and Festival Orchestra of Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival as well as Head of department for event management and public relations at the University of Music Lübeck.

1995-1997 he was CEO of Bremen’s concert hall „Die Glocke“. 1998 he was appointed CEO/Intendant of “Gewandhaus zu Leipzig”. His responsibilities include both the artistic management of the Gewandhaus Orchestra and the “Gewandhaus” being one of Germanys most prestigious concert halls.

Since 2001 Andreas Schulz is honorary professor for music management and cultural management at the University of Music Bremen. Further he is Lecturer of musicology at the University of Leipzig.

Amongst many other initiatives which include being co-initiator of the “Deutsche Konzerthauskonferenz” (German Concert-Hall Conference) Andreas Schulz is also co-founder of „The Management Symphony“ as well as of the Orchestra Foundation of German Economy. He is a jury member in many renowned music competitions.

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Your tax deductable donation will help support the tours of the Gewandhausorchester to the United States.

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Gewandhauseigene Veranstaltungen: Verantwortlich für die Richtigkeit der Inhalte des Spielplanes ist das Konzertbüro des GWH. Verantwortlich für die Richtigkeit der Preisangaben ist die Gewandhauskasse.

Mietveranstaltungen: Verantwortlich für die Richtigkeit der Konzerteinträge im Spielplan und ihrer Preisangaben ist der Veranstalter (Angaben zum jeweiligen Veranstalter des Konzerteintrages im Online-Spielplan ersichtlich)

Datenschutz

DATENSCHUTZ

Datenschutz-Erklärung

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Diese Website verwendet Google Analytics mit der Erweiterung „_anonymizeIp()" und daher IP-Adressen nur gekürzt weiterverarbeitet werden, um eine direkte Personenbeziehbarkeit auszuschließen.

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Google Analytics

Diese Website benutzt Google Analytics, einen Webanalysedienst der Google Inc. („Google").

Google Analytics verwendet sog. „Cookies", Textdateien, die auf Ihrem Computer gespeichert werden und die eine Analyse der Benutzung der Website durch Sie ermöglichen. Die durch den Cookie erzeugten Informationen über Ihre Benutzung dieser Website werden in der Regel an einen Server von Google in den USA übertragen und dort gespeichert.

Auf dieser Website ist eine IP-Anonymisierung aktiviert, sodass Ihre IP-Adresse von Google innerhalb von Mitgliedstaaten der Europäischen Union oder in anderen Vertragsstaaten des Abkommens über den Europäischen Wirtschaftsraum zuvor gekürzt wird. Nur in Ausnahmefällen wird die volle IP-Adresse an einen Server von Google in den USA übertragen und dort gekürzt.

Im Auftrag des Betreibers dieser Website wird Google diese Informationen benutzen, um Ihre Nutzung der Website auszuwerten, um Reports über die Websiteaktivitäten zusammenzustellen und um weitere mit der Websitenutzung und der Internetnutzung verbundene Dienstleistungen gegenüber dem Websitebetreiber zu erbringen. Die im Rahmen von Google Analytics von Ihrem Browser übermittelte IP-Adresse wird nicht mit anderen Daten von Google zusammengeführt.

Sie können die Speicherung der Cookies durch eine entsprechende Einstellung Ihrer Browser-Software verhindern; wir weisen Sie jedoch darauf hin, dass Sie in diesem Fall gegebenenfalls nicht sämtliche Funktionen dieser Website vollumfänglich werden nutzen können.

Sie können darüber hinaus die Erfassung der durch das Cookie erzeugten und auf Ihre Nutzung der Website bezogenen Daten (inkl. Ihrer IP-Adresse) sowie die Verarbeitung dieser Daten durch Google verhindern, indem sie das unter folgendem Link verfügbaren Browser-Plugin herunterladen und installieren.

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