The semester concert of the College Jazz Orchestra, the big band of the University of Mannheim, will take place on 21 November at 8 pm in the Klapsmühl' am Rathaus. The ensemble, led by Jochen Welsch, plays pieces from Duke Ellington to Bob Mintzer, from the jungle sound in “Sing Sing Sing” to modern jazz à la Pat Metheny. Further information
The university orchestra can be experienced on two evenings: on 26 November at 5 pm and on 27 November at 8 pm. Both events will take place in the Aula. Under the direction of Manus O'Donnel, pieces by Engelbert Humperdinck, Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven will be performed. Tickets are available at Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.de/d/germany--mannheim/uniorchester-mannheim/
On 3 December, the University Choir invites you to the St. Peter Kirche (Augartenstr. 94, Schwetzinger Vorstadt) at 5 pm. The choir will perform together with the chamber orchestra of the Mannheimer Abendakademie. The conductor is Jürgen Weisser. The main work of this concert is Ludwig van Beethoven's Mass in C major for choir and orchestra, op. 86, for mixed choir and string orchestra. This is the composer's first mass, written in 1807, long before his famous Missa solemnis, which was inspired by his teacher Joseph Haydn. The soloists are: Annabelle Hund, soprano, Alexandra Paulmichl, alto, Jarno Lehtola, tenor and Michael Roman, bass. Tickets are available in advance on 22 and 23 November in front of the Mensa and from 4 pm at the venue (regular 12 euros, pensioners 10 euros, students and pupils 6 euros).