Master Class in the New Synagogue

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Final Concert of Composition Class in Freie Universität Berlin’s International Summer and Winter School on July 9, 2014

№ 243/2014 from Jun 27, 2014

On July 9, 2014, students in the International Summer and Winter University of Freie Universität Berlin (FUBiS) will be performing in the concert hall of the New Synagogue at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be the conclusion of the six-week composition class taught this year for the tenth time during the FUBiS summer term. New compositions for voice and piano will be premiered under the theme "New Songs – Neue Lieder." The course is taught by the American composer and professor of composition, Samuel Adler, who is the recipient of numerous prestigious music awards. The concert is free. Advance reservations are requested.

The 14 participants in the composition course receive weekly private lessons and attend master classes taught by notable composers. Samuel Adler, who regularly runs the FUBiS composition classes, taught until recently at the Juilliard School in New York, one of the leading music conservatories and drama schools in the United States. The young musicians can also take a conducting course by Emily Freeman Brown, the musical director and conductor of the Bowling Green Philharmonia and the Opera Theater of Bowling Green State University in Ohio. This year the students' assignment was to set a poem to music as a composition for soprano or baritone and piano.


Admission to the concert is free, but advance reservations are requested. Tel.: +49 30 838-73471, Email:

Time and Location

  • Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 7:30 p.m.; Visitors are asked to allow extra time due to the security checks at the entrance to the New Synagogue. The doors open at 6:30 p.m.
  • Concert Hall in the New Synagogue, Oranienburger Straße 38/30, 10178 Berlin

Further Information

Kyra Gawlista, Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS), Tel.: +49 30 838-73447, Email:

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