IN PICTURES: May at the Goethe!

It’s that time again! Time to tell you everything that went on at the Goethe during the month of May – May! Can you believe we’re already in June? We definitely can’t! Where is this year going to? Anyway, ready to find out about May? Just read below!

Europe Day 2017: Family Day

We kicked off May by celebrating all things European for Europe Day! We’re talking 20 sample language classes in Italian, Czech, Dutch, Greek, Slovak, French and German along with many different European based puzzles and games which saw people matching flags to countries, putting together puzzles of Europe, online quizzes and things like how long you can hold a beer glass up for! We also had outdoor activities with Soccer in the Streets, a lecture on European opera and a workshop with Théâtre du Rêve before screening a series of European short films! Phew! Busy day! If you missed out make sure to stop by next year!

A Note on Opera with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Next up saw a special edition of the monthly opera program, ‘A Note on Opera.’ For this we partnered with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for the concert performance of Christoph Willibald von Gluck’s first masterpiece, his 1769 “Orfeo ed Euridice” [Orpheus and Eurydice]. A small group of guests were treated to a 1 hour private lecture with Mr. David Kerr at the Woodruff Arts Center before enjoying the performance in the main orchestra area which included the world’s leading counter-tenor, David Daniels, in the lead role of “Orfeo.” A great night was had by all!

Book Club: May 2017

As usual at the end of the month the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta book club met to discuss the latest literature they’d been reading. Running on this year’s theme of “Post Reunification Literature” the group discussed in German “Why We Took The Car” by Wolfgang Herrndorf, winner of the Leipzig Book Fair Prize. In June, the group will read and discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. If you’re interested in getting involved in the book club, email Mrs. Liesl Kii at admin@german-institute.org.

And that was May! We hope to see you at the Goethe in June – we’ve got some great events including a lecture from Prof. Dr. Michael Haspel entitled “From Martin Luther to Martin Luther King, Jr.” – it’s not to be missed!

 

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