IN PICTURES: October at the Goethe!
Fall is always a busy time of year for us here at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta and this year has definitely been no exception! We packed so much into October we thought you definitely needed a rundown on what happened!
Bach Concert and Partnership Celebration
We kicked off the month in style with a Bach concert to celebrate our new partnership with the Bach Society of Atlanta. Around 100 people came to the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta to watch Dr. Erin Ellis perform J.S. Bach’s Suite for Cello in G Major. A great time was had by all! It was so good to see the two communities coming together – we’re excited to see where this new partnership will lead us!
Georgia Tech German Day Career Fair
Next up, we went to our partners at Georgia Tech University for their German Day Career Fair. We got to talk to students about the various options and routes learning German can take you down in your future career. It was great to get our into the student community and to partner with Dr. Bettina Cothran and her language program once again.
A Note on Opera: “Don Giovanni”
Our monthly A Note on Opera lecture was a big hit in October – nearly 30 people packed into classroom 1 to learn more about “Don Giovanni.” Our teacher Mr. David Kerr did a great job breaking the opera down and explaining the various components. Next month we’ll be looking at Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” – join us on Monday, November 9, 2015 – you can register and secure your place by clicking here.
Paderborn Cathedral Choir Concert
It was a great turnout for a fantastic concert by the Paderborn Cathedral Choir. People packed into the Cathedral of Christ the King to see the concert which ended with a standing ovation!
Movie and a Cocktail: The Legend of Paul and Paula
Our movie series, ‘Germany in the 20th Century through the films of Germany’s greatest directors,’ continued this month with the screening of Heiner Carow’s “The Legend of Paul and Paula.” The film was introduced by Dr. Jan Uelzmann, Assistant Professor of German in the School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Insitute of Technology. A question and answer session followed the film with Dr. Uelzmann and guests enjoyed our signature cocktail “Pfirsichbowle” – a peach and white wine punch. Our next film is “Germany in Autumn [Duetschland im Herbst]” where you can sample a “Danger Cocktail!” To register, click here.
Big German Career Day – Mit Deutsch Karriere machen!
We continued our Big German Career Day – Mit Deutsch Karriere machen with trips to Grayson High School and Shiloh High School. Throughout the course of the day, we spoke to nearly 70 students about how learning German can help them in their future careers. We told them about the various different study abroad opportunities available to them and about how they are in a prime location for careers that require German speakers. It’s great to get out into the community and talk to the students!
ACG Speaker Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner speaks to students
In cooperation with the American Council on Germany Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner went to Emory University and Kennesaw State University to talk to students about TTIP – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
AATG Immersion Workshop
Towards the end of October, we hosted the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) as part of our Treffpunkt Goethe program. They held a 3-day immersion workshop in our auditorium – teachers from all over the U.S. came to the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta to participate in the event.
Stand-Up Comedian Michael Mittermeier
We ended the month in style when German stand-up comedian Michael Mittermeier came to perform at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta. We had a full house and a waiting list for this event and Mr. Mittermeier didn’t disappoint! There was plenty of laughs and a fantastic evening was had by all!
Alongside all of this we also had our regular events like our monthly book club where the participants discussed ‘Der Turm’ Uwe Tellkamp and our Bundesliga Soccer Breakfast that takes place every Saturday morning between 9:30 and 11:30am during the Bundesliga soccer season.
And things aren’t looking like slowing down in the near future either! Tomorrow we have our 17th Annual European Wine Tasting (if you haven’t got your tickets yet, click here) followed by the opening of our Bismarck Exhibition next Friday (to register for this event, click here) along with many more things along the way!
We hope you enjoyed October here at the Goethe – we know we did!
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