Next Week at the Goethe: A Note on Opera & European Science Café

It’s set to be another busy week at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta with not one but two events taking place! Never mind winding down towards the holidays, something is always happening here! So, we thought we’d tell you all about what’s going on so that you can click tat registration button and get your name on the list.

A Note on Opera: “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg”

Join us for our 5th “A Note on Opera” for an exploration of what George Bernard Shaw described as “The broadest smile in the German language”: Wagner’s only comedy, “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.”

Looking at the opera within its original 1867 context, we will hear it afresh, free of the 20th-century mis-appropriation that burdened it. “Die Meistersinger” is more than just some of Wagner’s greatest music; its embrace of all humanity makes it perhaps the most joyful, life-affirming work in any operatic tradition. The presentation will be in English.


Here’s what you need to know:

When: Monday, December 8th, 2014
Where: Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Admission: $10 for members, $20 for non-members

So what are you waiting for? Click here to register yourself for what’s set to be another fab “A Note on Opera” class!

In addition to this, our teacher Mr. David Kerr, will lead a group to attend the Met’s HD broadcast of its new “Meistersinger” production on Saturday, December 13, 2014Beginning at 12:00pm at the Regal Hollywood 24 on I-85 north at the Shallowford Road exit. Everyone is welcome to join, movie tickets are the responsibility of the individual.

European Science Café: “Global mobility and response to Ebola Virus Disease – a view from the CDC”

This event is expected to be very popular, given the current ebola situation in Africa.

Ebola graphicThe Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Atlanta, the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta and the Atlanta European Science Café are pleased to present the next Science Café Lecture, “Global mobility and response to Ebola Virus Disease – a view from the CDC,” by Katrin S. Kohl, MD, PhD of the Center for Disease Control.

The current outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in three West-African countries is the largest known Ebola outbreak in history. Since the start of the outbreak in December 2013, there have been about 13,700 confirmed cases among the approximately 22 million persons in the three affected countries.

Unlike the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, which spread to 29 countries in 8 months, and the 2009 influenza pandemic which spread to 122 countries within 6 weeks of emergence, to date there have been only 4 importations of Ebola Virus Disease in 4 countries leading to 23 additional cases outside the three countries with widespread transmission. Screening of travelers leaving the three West-African countries with widespread transmission has in place since August 2014, and screening of travelers to the U.S. has been put into place in October 2014.

This presentation will provide an overview of the border response activities to infectious diseases in the 21st century.

About the Speaker:
Katrin Kohl.jpegDr. Katrin Kohl is the Deputy Director of the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She has been involved in outbreaks with the potential for international spread ranging from multidrug resistant tuberculosis, pandemic influenza to now the Ebola outbreak. The focus of her division is to look at global mobility and preventing the importation of infectious diseases to the United States.

Here’s what you need to know:

When: Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
Where: Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta Auditorium
Time: 6pm
Admission: Complimentary

Click here to register and get your name on the list!

See, we knew you’d be interested in these events, you can thank us later!
We look forward to seeing you there!



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