IN PICTURES: March at the Goethe!
Another month of 2017 has passed by – this year is flying! Where does the time go? Anyway, we thought it was time to fill you in on what happened at the Goethe in March – maybe you were at some of the events? If you were, see if you can spot yourself in the pictures!
Career Day: Collins High School
The month kicked off with a visit from Collins High School. Students stopped by for a career day session where we talked about how learning German and speaking a second language could help them with their future careers. Students also listened to from Bauerfiend who talked about how being able to speak a second language opened so many doors for her and enabled her to come to the States.
Intercultural Workshop: Kennesaw State University
March saw us taking a trip to Kennesaw State University for an intercultural workshop with a group of students there. We spoke about the cultural differences between Germans and Americans. along with how workplaces in the two countries differ to help students to gain more perspective on what it would be like to work with or in Germany.
A Note on Opera: “Schiller, aber nicht auf Deutsch: Rossini’s ‘Guillaume Tell‘, Donizetti’s ‘Maria Stuarda‘, and Verdi’s ‘Luisa Miller‘”
March’s opera lecture saw us celebrating our new partnership with the Società Dante Alighieri by looking at “Schiller, aber nicht auf Deutsch: Rossini’s ‘Guillaume Tell‘, Donizetti’s ‘Maria Stuarda‘, and Verdi’s ‘Luisa Miller‘.” The German playwright Friedrich von Schiller was enormously influential, not just on German art but also on European art as a whole. His influence was particularly keen in the the world of opera. His plays inspired numerous works; Giuseppe Verdi himself based no less than 5 of his operas on plays by Schiller! The lecture focused on 3 totemic operas based on Schiller by Italian composers: Gioachino Rossini’s “Guillaume Tell [Wilhelm Tell], Gaetano Donizetti’s “Maria Stuarda” [Maria Stuart], and Giuseppe Verdi’s “Luisa Miller [Kabale und Liebe]. Next month we have a special edition of A Note on Opera which sees us teaming up with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. For more details and how to purchase a ticket (only 20 are available!) click here.
Joachim Herz Stiftung
Next, we welcomed a group of German apprentices to the States as they started apprenticeships through the Joachim Herz Stiftung. The group was travelling to different places throughout the states to carry out their apprenticeships with German companies that have offices over here.
A Word on Art: In Search of Noble Marbles
March saw another edition of A word on Art – this time at the Michael C. Carlos Musuem. Guests were treated to a guided tour of the ‘In Search of Noble Marbles: The Earliest Travelers to Greece” exhibit with Dr. Jasper Gaunt, Curator of Greek and Roman Art. The exhibition is make up or writings, drawings, maps and photogravures. Dr. Gaunt focused on the early German traverlers to Greece, both as directly and indirectly evidenced in the exhibit. A great afternoon was had by all!
And on top of all that we also had our regular programming like Bundesliga Soccer Breakfast (if you’re into soccer you should definitely stop by one Saturday morning!) and the March edition of the book club! Stop by and see us in April – we’d love to see you!
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