Advent Concerts: Matinee and Vivat TUM
A passion for music unites the community of our university. Students, alumni, staff members, donors and friends of all ages traditionally come together for the advent concerts.
This year, we returned to the traditional date on the First Advent with the TUM Advent Concerts: It was great to see that so many members and friends of TUM made their way to Isarphilaharmonie despite the difficult weather conditions. First the TUM Advent matinee in the morning and later in the afternoon the Vivat TUM concert united employees, students, friends and supporters, alumni, first semester students and the Friends of TUM e.V. and put us in a festive mood together. Many thanks to everyone involved - on stage, in the hall and in the background!
Welcome speech of the president Prof. Dr. Thomas Hofmann
George Gershwin: Overture Strike up the Band
Vocal music by Florence Price and others
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Florence Price: Symphony No 3 in C minor
Conductor: Prof. Felix Mayer, director of the TUM Center for Culture and Arts
Symphonisches Ensemble München (The Munich Symphonic Ensemble)
with musicologist and conductor Mary Ellen Kitchens and music journalist Dr Fanny Opitz on the life and work of composer Florence Price.
From baroque to modern, piano concertos and symphonies - the Symphonic Ensemble Munich is a close partner of TUM and performs every year at the Advent matinee in the Philharmonie im Gasteig.