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Parcival Módolo and young soloists

Guest conductor Parcival Módolo (Brazil) is back in Potsdam and will direct the Collegium musicum in its November symphony concerts. The programme features works by French and Brazilean composers, including first performances in Potsdam of the serenade for strings by Alberto Nepomuceno and "Alvorada" from "Lo Schiavo" by Carlos Gomes.


Parcival Módolo

The symphony concerts will also bring two emerging musicans to the stage: Jessyca Flemming (harp) will be heard in Claude Debussy's "Danse sacrée et danse profane" for harp and strings, and Johanna Müller (horn), student at the  municipal music school "Johann Sebastian Bach" will perform Camille Saint-Saens's romance for horn and orchestra.

Ticktes for the concerts on November 22 at 8 PM in Potsdam's Frederic church and on November 23 at 5 PM Uhr in Herz Jesu church in Berlin Zehlendorf are available in the MAZ Ticketerias, in the PNN ticket shop (Karstadt) and in the parish offices of Frederic church and Herz Jesu church respectively, as well as at www.cm-potsdam.de. 

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Two Potsdam People in Brazil

When Potsdam composer Gisbert Näther and conductor Knut Andreas travel to Brazil together, it naturally has to do something with music, more precisely with new music, recently sprung from the pen of Gisbert Näther and scheduled to be premiered on October 8 in Campinas, a city of 2.5 million inhabitants in the state of São Paulo, by the Orquestra Sinfônica da UNICAMP.

Näther's newest work, the concerto for trumpet and orchestra, was commissioned by the symphony orchestra of the University of Campinas. Recipient of numerous awards for his works, the composer travels to Brazil for the first time in his life to attend the final orchestra rehearsals, the premiere and a second performance.


Gisbert Näther

When Knut Andreas was invited by the Campinas symphony orchestra to lead the October symphonic concert as guest conductor, he proposed the premiere of a trumpet concerto by Potsdam composer Näther in Brazil, featuring Brazilean trumpet soloist Paulo Ronqui, who has already apperared two times in Potsdam, Falkensee and Eichwalde with the Collegium musicum symphony orchestra in its "Brandenburg-Brazil" series and has enthralled both audiences and the musicians.

For a number of years, the Collegium musicum symphony orchestra has promoted contacts between Brazilean and local musicians and composers. The upcoming premiere of Gisbert Näther's trumpet concerto under the direction of Knut Andreas in Brazil represents a new highlight of this cultural exchange.

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CMP needs a grand

donationAt its symphony concert on April 19, 2008, the Collegium musicum Potsdam symphony orchestra launched a fundraising drive under the motto "CMP needs a grand". Since a concert grand piano is becoming increasingly important for the orchestra’s rehearsals and concerts, donations will be collected for a time to help with the acquisition of this special (orchestra) instrument for the orchestra’s inventory. 250 Euros were collected on the first day already -– an excellent start. The donations currently amount to: 6108.23.

A heartfelt thank you to all donors!


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