TUM Advent Matinee and Vivat TUM in the Philharmonic Hall at Gasteig

A musical finale to the anniversary year

The 2018 Advent concerts of TUM as a musical finale of the anniversary year. (Picture: Heddergott / TUM)
The 2018 Advent concerts of TUM as a musical finale of the anniversary year. (Picture: Heddergott / TUM)

TUM’s anniversary year, Campus news

The annual Advent concerts of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) bring together students, staff, alumni and friends of the university in the Philharmonic Hall at Gasteig. This year's concerts on yesterday's first Advent also marked the end of the university' s 150th anniversary festivities.

TUM starts the Advent season with festive concerts in the Philharmonic Hall at Gasteig already for ten years now. Due to its great popularity, the event is divided into two parts: The Advent Matinee in the morning is aimed at students, staff and sponsors and the Vivat TUM in the afternoon at freshmen, alumnae and alumni.

TUM President Herrmann soloist at the organ

The musical program was provided again this year by the Munich Symphonic Ensemble under the direction of Prof. Felix Mayer and the TUM Choir, founded in 2013. TUM President Wolfgang A. Herrmann initiated the concerts in 2008 and since then has been regularly active as a soloist on the organ. During his welcoming speech, he stated that he intends to continue this tradition next year, after the end of his fifth and final term as president. The other soloists this year were TUM-Alumna Sylvia Dankesreiter at the piano, soprano Ute Ziemer, organist Friedemann Winklhofer and internationally renowned oboist Hansjörg Schellenberger, with whom Herrmann already enjoyed performing in Kelheim during their school years. Performances included works by Carl Maria von Weber, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Richard Wagner, Domenico Cimarosa, Johannes Brahms, Ludwig van Beethoven and the " festive music for the 150th anniversary of TUM" composed by Franz Hummel.

Donation proceeds go to the TUM University Foundation

The proceeds from the charity concerts go to the basic assets of the TUM University Foundation to support projects and programmes at TUM. The non-profit organization was established in 2010 by donors from business and society and has since then found many new sponsors, especially among its alumnae and alumni. Today it is one of the largest university foundations in Germany.

 

 

TUM President Wolfgang A. Herrmann as soloist on the organ. (Picture: Heddergott / TUM)
TUM President Wolfgang A. Herrmann as soloist on the organ. (Picture: Heddergott / TUM)
TUM Choir and the Munich Symphonic Ensemble under the direction of Prof. Felix Mayer. (Picture: U. Benz/ TUM)
TUM Choir and the Munich Symphonic Ensemble under the direction of Prof. Felix Mayer. (Picture: U. Benz/ TUM)
Soloist Sylvia Dankesreiter studied Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at TUM and piano at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Munich. (Picture: Heddergott / TUM)
Soloist Sylvia Dankesreiter studied Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at TUM and piano at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Munich. (Picture: Heddergott / TUM)
The internationally renowned oboist Hansjörg Schellenberger was again one of the soloists this year. (Picture: U. Benz/ TUM)
The internationally renowned oboist Hansjörg Schellenberger was again one of the soloists this year. (Picture: U. Benz/ TUM)
Soprano Ute Ziemer sings "Gloria Patri" by Domenico Cimarosa. (Picture: Heddergott / TUM)
Soprano Ute Ziemer sings "Gloria Patri" by Domenico Cimarosa. (Picture: Heddergott / TUM)
President Wolfgang A. Herrmann welcomes the guests of the Advent Matinee 2018. (Photo: U. Benz/ TUM)
President Wolfgang A. Herrmann welcomes the guests of the Advent Matinee 2018. (Photo: U. Benz/ TUM)
Hansjörg Schellenberger, Sylvia Dankesreiter, Wolfgang A. Herrmann Ute Ziemer and Felix Mayer ( l.t.r.). (Picture: Heddergott / TUM)
Hansjörg Schellenberger, Sylvia Dankesreiter, Wolfgang A. Herrmann Ute Ziemer and Felix Mayer ( l.t.r.). (Picture: Heddergott / TUM)
At Vivat TUM, the honorary title "TUM Ambassador" is awarded to top international researchers who have been guest researchers at TUM. (Image: Eckert /TUM)
At Vivat TUM, the honorary title "TUM Ambassador" is awarded to top international researchers who have been guest researchers at TUM. This year: Prof. Toshiko Takenaka, Prof. Andrzej Ludwik Sobolewski, Dr. habil. Cornelia Rumpel, Prof. Josef Rauschecker, Prof. Fuxin Liu, Prof. Gianluca Iaccarino, Prof. Iris Eisenberger, Prof. Sarah de Rijcke, Prof. Alexey Bulgakovl, Prof. Bajram Berisha (l-r) with Prof. Juliane Winkelmann, TUM Vice-President for International Alliances and Alumni (r) and TUM President Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann (l). (Image: Eckert /TUM)
Composer Franz Hummel handing over the score of the "Festmusik zum 150-jährigen Jubiläum der TUM"  Wolfgang A. Herrmann and Felix Mayer ( l.t.r.) in July 2018 (Photo: U. Benz/ TUM)
Composer Franz Hummel handing over the score of the "Festmusik zum 150-jährigen Jubiläum der TUM" Wolfgang A. Herrmann and Felix Mayer ( l.t.r.) in July 2018 (Photo: U. Benz/ TUM)