14th MUNICH AIDS-CONCERT

May 7th 2020, 8 p.m. Prinzregententheater
Charitykonzert for the Münchner Aidshilfe

14. Münchener Aidskonzert
Fotos © Nikolaj Lund (Gerassiemz), Sammy Hart (Steinbacher, Schuldt), Carsten Sander (Volle), Tatyana Vlasova (Scherer), Rebecca Reid (King’s Singers)

SOLISTEN

THE KING’S SINGERS

MICHAEL VOLLE Baritone

GABRIELA SCHERER Soprano

ARABELLA STEINBACHER Violin

ALEXEJ GERASSIMEZ Percussion

CLEMENS SCHULDT Conductor

 

MAXIMILIAN MAIER Presenter

 

Ticket prices € 98,- / 74,- / 56,- / 38,-

young people’s ticket ( ≤ 28 years) € 18,-

 

Das Konzert wird live im Programm BR-Klassik übertragen.

PROGRAMME

WEELKES “As Vesta was” from “Latmor hill descending”
LIGETI Concert Romanesc
MOZART “Hai gia vinta la causa / Vedrò mentr’io sospiro'” from “Le Nozze di Figaro”
BROSTRÖM “Arena” (2.Satz)
WAGNER Aria and Duet “Wie aus der Ferne längst vergang’ner Zeit” from”Der fliegende Holländer” (2.Akt)
PIAZZOLLA “Invierno” and “Primavera” from “Four seasons of Buenos Aires”
MARTLAND “Poor Roger” from “Street Songs”
“My funny Valentine” from “Great American Songbook”
“My Lady is a tramp” from “Great American Songbook”

 

After the concert we would like to welcome you to the party with the participating artists. It will take place right after the concert in the Gartensaal, to which all guests are cordially invited.


The proceeds of the concert will be donated to the Munich AIDS-Hilfe.

In contrast to other gala events, the Munich Aids-concert is intended to appeal to the entire concert audience. Therefore we try to keep ticket prices within a reasonable range, which essentially cover the costs of the concert. All the more reason for us to appreciate donations.

 

Donation account:

IBAN: DE73 7002 0270 0015 5585 00,
BIC: HYVEDEMMXXX
Recipient: Münchener Kammerorchester

 

Veranstaltungsort ist wie in jedem Jahr das Prinzregententheater. Foto: Florian Ganslmeier

 

PATRONAGE OF THE MUNICH AIDS CONCERT

Dieter Reiter, Oberbürgermeister der Landeshauptstadt München

 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

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

 

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.

 

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DAS MÜNCHENER AIDS-KONZERT

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.

 

LAST YEAR’S AIDS-CONCERT

Kian Soltani und Clemens Schuldt © Florian Ganslmeier

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