14th MUNICH AIDS-CONCERT
May 7th 2020, 8 p.m. Prinzregententheater
Charitykonzert for the Münchner Aidshilfe
Due to the corona crisis we had to cancel 14th Aids-concert of the Münchener Kammerorchesters on May 7th 2020. Postponing the event is not possible for logistic reasons.
The aids concert 2021 will take place on April 22nd 2021 at Prinzregententheater.
Still we want to keep up our support for the Münchner Aids-Hilfe. Please donate for this years purpose or drop us a line to donate your ticket prize.
IBAN: DE73 7002 0270 0015 5585 00,
Recipient: Münchener Kammerorchester
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PURPOSE OF DONATION
Once again the MKO is donating the proceeds from the entrance fees and the raffle of the Munich Aids concert to a particularly worthy project of the Munich Aids Association: the social restaurant “Café Regenbogen” and its kitchen equipment that urgently needs to be renovated.
Café Regenbogen is more than “just” a restaurant on Goetheplatz. It has an eventful and moving history. In the early years of the AIDS crisis, when the virus was still claiming its victims, it was considered a place of retreat for those infected, the sick, their friends and relatives. Here they could meet, exchange and inform themselves. From these beginnings, over the years, a professional restaurant business has developed, which has opened to the public and whose inexpensive and tasty offers have been gladly accepted by guests of all kinds for many years. Nevertheless, Café Regenbogen has not lost its social roots: What looks like a “normal” restaurant on the outside is a social establishment on the inside. It still functions as a retreat for people with HIV/AIDS. Every year, between 50,000 and 60,000 meals are prepared here, many of which are offered at particularly reasonable prices, so that socially disadvantaged people can also visit the restaurant. These meals are financed by donations. Above all, Café Regenbogen has become an employment project for people with multiple placement barriers. Currently 54 people are being qualified for the job market there. Last but not least, Café Regenbogen has been training cooks under professional supervision for many years.
Of course such a project can only exist if the tools work. Unfortunately, this has become outdated at Café Regenbogen. At the moment the dishwashing line is causing great problems, without which the operation of a professional kitchen will collapse. The purchase of a new dishwasher and sink unit costs around 16,000 euros. This money cannot be diverted from the subsidized everyday business of Café Regenbogen, public subsidies are hardly available for such (emergency) cases.
For this reason, the Münchener Kammerorchester would like to donate the proceeds of this year’s Aids-concert to the renovation of Café Regebogen’s kitchen. Even if it sounds “technical”, it is a direct investment in people: This money will help to provide affordable meals and thus a home for those in need. It helps to educate people and return them to a regular working life. And it helps to maintain a unique social location in Munich.
PATRONAGE OF THE MUNICH AIDS CONCERT
Dieter Reiter, Oberbürgermeister der Landeshauptstadt München
Thomas Greinwald, Peter Hansen, Nicola Gräfin Keglevich, Charlotte Gräfin
von Oeynhausen, Heinrich Graf von Spreti, Max Wagner, Swantje von Werz
BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE MUNICH AIDS-CONCERT
Karin Berger, Blanca Bernheimer, Stephanie Gräfin Bruges von Pfuel, Thomas Greinwald, Peter Hansen, Sammy Hart, Christiane Hörbiger, Nicola Gräfin Keglevich, Michael Krüger, Antoinette Mettenheimer, Vivian Naefe, Charlotte Gräfin von Oeynhausen, Albert Ostermaier, Charles Schumann, Heinrich Graf von Spreti, Christian Stückl, Friedrich von Thun, Uwe Timm, Max Wagner, Swantje von Werz
The Munich Aids-Concert was founded in the 2006/07 season by the Münchener Kammerorchester and its principal conductor and artistic director Alexander Liebreich. The aim was to set a sign of solidarity in Munich and to anchor the annual Aids-Concert in the city’s musical life. With the Aides-concert the MKO, as an internationally active and renowned top chamber orchestra, is facing up to the social responsibility of a publicly funded cultural institution in its home city: all proceeds from the concert, which is under the patronage of Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter, will go directly to the Münchener Aids-Hilfe, the first institution of its kind in Germany in fighting the disease, educating the public and caring for those affected for more than 35 years.
The Aids-cconcert of the Münchener Kammerorchester has established itself as a permanent institution and outstanding concert event in the city’s concert life. The total proceeds for the Münchener Aids-Hilfe have long been in the six-figure range.
The Munich Aids-concert is not only given “pro bono” by the orchestra and the chief conductor. Also all Instrumentalists and singers of international standing such as Janine Jansen, Andreas Scholl, Daniel Hope, Sandrine Piau, Olli Mustonen, Christiane Oelze, Steven Isserlis, David Fray, Juliane Banse, Igor Levit and others have performed with the MKO without remuneration. And with that contributing to a concept in which the focus is not on short performances with classical pieces, but on meaningful programmatic combinations.
Since 2006, a committee formed on the initiative of Heinrich Graf von Spreti ensures that the Aids-concert in Munich is firmly anchored in society. The committee accompanies the orchestra’s commitment and includes personalities from cultural life such as Thomas Greinwald, Peter Hansen, Nicola Countess Keglevich, Charlotte Countess
von Oeynhausen, Max Wagner and Swantje von Werz.