The terrible war in Ukraine has us all very concerned. Numerous Rotarian relief actions are trying to alleviate the unending misery of the suffering people. But we also want to follow our long-standing tradition to address the urgent social and cultural problems in Munich with a benefit concert.
We would like to invite you, your partners and many of your friends and families to the joint summer benefit concert of the Rotary Clubs Munich-International and Munich-Hofgarten.
On Monday, June 20, 2022, at 7 p.m., in the Hubertussaal │ Schloss Nymphenburg
(Admission from 6:30 pm)
The concert will be followed by a reception.
Our Rotarian friends Yaara Tal from the Rotary Club Munich-International and Kevin Conners from the Rotary Club Munich-Hofgarten together with Andreas Groethuysen and other excellent musicians will take us into the wonderful musical world of Beethoven and Brahms.
Israeli pianist Yaara Tal and her German partner Andreas Groethuysen form one of the world's leading piano duos and perform in the world's most prestigious venues. A particular hallmark of Tal & Groethuysen is the creativity in the design of their programs, in which neglected treasures of the repertoire - for two pianos as well as for one piano four-hands - are given new prominence. An essential part of the international success of the duo Tal & Groethuysen is also the exclusive cooperation with the record company SONY CLASSICAL, which has produced over 45 albums in the last thirty years. Of these, a large part was awarded prizes. Among others, the duo has received the "Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik" eleven times, the "Cannes Classical Award", the ECHO Klassik five times, and most recently the Opus Klassik 2021. In addition, the duo Tal & Groethuysen is the recipient of the prestigious annual prize of the Klavierfestival Ruhr 2022.
Tenor Kevin Conners studied at the Eastman School of Music in New York and at the Salzburg Mozarteum. In 1988 he became a member of the opera studio of the Bavarian State Opera and two years later joined the ensemble here. Guest engagements have taken him to the Teatro alla Scala in Milan as Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte), to the Berlin State Opera as Pedrillo (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) and to the Zurich Opera House as Vitek (Die Sache Makropulos). He has been a Bavarian Kammersänger since 2005. At the Bavarian State Opera he has impersonated many dozens of roles. In the 2021/22 season he can be seen on the stage of the Bavarian State Opera as Dr. Cajus (Falstaff), Pang (Turandot), Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte) and Spoletta (Tosca) and as Bob Boles (Peter Grimes), among others.
This year we would like to support the following projects with the proceeds of the evening, which will be donated to the Rotary Deutschland Gemeindienst e.V.:
Project 1: The Munich Korbinian Kitchen
More and more people in precarious living situations are literally "on the street". Many of them cannot afford a warm meal. In order to close this supply gap somewhat, Caritas Munich offers a daily supply of a simple hot meal and drinks for homeless and needy people under the working title Food Truck. The project is a cooperation of St. Bonifaz, the station mission, the meeting center D3, the volunteer centers, the social department (especially the offices for housing and migration) and other providers of homeless and homeless assistance. In addition, there is close cooperation with the Münchner Tafel, which supports the Munich Korbinian Kitchen with fresh fruit and additional baked goods, depending on capacity.
Further information on the Munich Korbinian Kitchen at:
Project 2: StartStark in Munich-Riem - Potential analysis as a strength-oriented introduction to successful career orientation.
In the youth center of StartStark gGmbH in Munich-Riem, offers and solutions are created for children, young people and families in a district with special social challenges. For these young people, the transition from school to a successful professional life is accompanied. The potential analysis acts as part of the school's career orientation program and increases young people's interest in their own strengths. In addition, we will support the equipment of a media campus. The Corona crisis has shown the deficits that occur here, especially among these families, and which jeopardize learning success.
Further information on StartStark is available at:
Project 3: The Orlandus Lassus Foundation
The aim of the foundation, which was established in 2006 by the Club München-International, is to support highly talented students of music at the Munich University of Music and Theatre who are in need of financial assistance. The Orlandus Lassus Foundation is run by voluntary commitment and the lowest possible administrative expenditure. As a result, donations reach the Foundation's scholarship recipients in full. Over the past several years, the Foundation has been able to support 25 students with one-year scholarships and awarded numerous special grants to other young musicians. Especially now in Corona times, the Foundation's mission is more important than ever!
For more information about the Orlandus Lassus Foundation, visit
You decide which project you would like to support, but you are welcome to consider all projects. Please participate with generous donations, which are welcome to start with 50 €, but even more welcome to accept higher amounts. We ask you to be generous.
Please bring your families, relatives and friends in large numbers and let's have an unforgettable evening together while doing good. We are very much looking forward to seeing you.
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