Yale Club of Germany logo

6 June 2006

 < Previous Issue

Next Issue > 




Reminder: Yale chamber ensemble to
perform in Berlin this Thursday, June 8

Hindemith EnsembleJust a reminder that the Hindemith Ensemble of Yale, a new nine-member chamber group formed last year that unites musicians from across the University’s schools, will present a free concert at 7 p.m. this Thursday evening, June 8, at the European College of Liberal Arts (www.ecla.de), Breite Straße 38 in 13187 Berlin-Pankow.

The program consists of Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet in A, K. 581; Hindemith’s Octet; and Variations for an Odd Band, a new piece by Timothy Andres (Yale College ’07) specially commissioned for the Hindemith Ensemble. Following the concert, there will be a reception with refreshments which will be open to the ECLA community and all Yale guests. To view a poster announcing the concert and the reception, click here.

The Hindemith Ensemble is making its first-ever international tour this month, performing in nearly a dozen different locales across Germany. The group takes its name from the renowned 20th century composer Paul Hindemith (1895-1963), a German who emigrated to the United States just before World War II and taught at the Yale School of Music from 1940 to 1953. Its members are double bassist Cameron Arens (Yale College ’07), composer and pianist Timothy Andres (Yale College ’07), clarinetist Rebecca Doggett (Yale College ’06), violinist Jooyeon Kong (Yale School of Music), cellist Hannah Collins (Yale College ’06), violinist and violist Owen Dalby (Yale College ’06), horn player Michael Alpert (Yale College ’07), bassoonist Elizabeth Schurgin (Yale College ’07), and violist Yi Ping Yang (Yale School of Music).

Other performances by the Hindemith Ensemble that are open to public include:

  • Mannheim, Sunday 11 June: at the Musikhochschule Mannheim, 11 a.m.
  • Heidelberg, Tuesday 13 June: at the Universität Alte Aula, 7:30 p.m.



Monthly get-together in Frankfurt June 23

StammtischThe Yale Club’s next 4th-Friday-of-the-month Stammtisch in Frankfurt will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 23, at the wine pub Fidelio Weinkeller (Bockenheimer Landstraße 1-3, tel. 069 725758). This is a short walk from the S-Bahn’s Taunusanlage station (one stop from Frankfurt Hauptbanhof on any S-Bahn line) or the U-Bahn’s Alte Oper station (on the U6 and U7 lines). If you’re driving, Fidelio is diagonally southwest across the intersection from the Alte Oper, and there are several parking garages nearby.

As always, no sign-up is required. Just come and enjoy a relaxing hour or two — and perhaps have a bite to eat if you’re hungry — with Yale friends new and old. Questions? Send an e-mail to Laura Sudhaus (Yale College ’88).




AYA invites interested alumni and friends
to dinner and opera in Munich on July 15

Die Entführung aus dem SerailEveryone in the Yale Club of Germany — especially those who live in Munich or who might be planning a visit there in mid-July — is cordially invited to join in an evening of opera and fine dining being organized by the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA) next month. On Saturday evening, July 15, an AYA-sponsored tour group will be visiting Munich to attend a performance of Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio) at the Bayerische Staatsoper, with an accompanying private dinner at the Restaurant Spatenhaus an der Oper, Residenzstrasse 12. The group will have begin dinner with an appetizer at 5 p.m., walk over to the National Theater for the opera at 6 p.m., then return to the restaurant at 9 p.m. for the main course and dessert.

The AYA is inviting any interested Yale alumni and friends to join the group for this special evening. There are still places available at the dinner, but reservations must be made by this coming Monday, June 12 (details below). Cost for the dinner will be €50, which may be paid in cash at the restaurant. As for tickets at the opera itself, the AYA has reserved a block of superb seats (parquet rows 1 and 2 near the center, at €125 each), but at last report these tickets had all been spoken for. If you’re interested in joining, though, let the AYA know when you sign up for the dinner, and they’ll notify you if any of these seats become available through cancellations. Otherwise, you may order tickets for the opera directly from the Bayerische Staatsoper’s website.

To reserve your place(s) at the dinner, and/or to indicate that you’d like to be placed on the waiting list for any of the AYA group tickets at the opera performance, please send an e-mail to Steve Victor of the AYA. Be sure to give Steve the names of everyone you’re signing up for, since the group will have name tags at the dinner.

The visiting AYA group will consist of 22 alumni and friends, including its Yale faculty leaders: the distinguished composer and former Yale School of Music dean Ezra Laderman, and professor emeritus John Cook of the Yale Divinity School’s Institute of Sacred Music.




Yale Club of Germany representatives
visit Salem College to strengthen ties

Salem CollegeOver two days last week, professor Cyrus Hamlin of Yale’s departments of German and Comparative Literature and Yale Club of Germany president David Ilten visited the prominent German college preparatory school Schule Schloss Salem, commonly known as Salem College, at the invitation of the school’s new headmistress, Ingrid Sund. Located 200 km south of Stuttgart on the Bodensee near the border between Germany and Switzerland, the school enrolls boys and girls aged 10–19 and is considered one of the most prestigious boarding schools in Europe. It has often been attended by German and European nobility, such as Prince Philip of Great Britain and Queen Sofia of Spain.

The school covers three campuses in close proximity: the Lower School at Schloss Hohenfels, the Middle School at Schloss Salem, and Salem International College (the Upper School) near Überlingen. David and Cyrus toured all three campuses in detail, especially the new facilities for the sciences. Susanne Lemke, Salem’s director for marketing and public relations, was also one of the hosts of the visit and explained many aspects of the school. Cyrus himself had attended Salem in 1952 as an exchange student from Phillips Exeter and was very pleased to see the positive developments which had taken place since then. Further details on the school are available at its website.

Salem students regularly apply to Yale, and at least three current members of the Yale Club of Germany are Salem graduates. One of the purposes of the visit was to strengthen ties between Salem and the Yale Club, and to provide the school with more information about Yale and its application process. We are hoping to present a Yale Book Award at the school later this year.



Yale Club of Germany

David Ilten (Yale College ’60)
Tel. 069 622680 (Frankfurt)

Treasurer/Alumni Schools Committee
David MacBryde (Yale College ’64)
Tel. 030 8229625 (Berlin)

Laura Sprague Sudhaus
(Yale College ’88)
Tel. 06198 501700 (Eppstein)

Newsletter/Mailing List
Bob Bonds (Yale College ’71)
Tel. 06122 95590 (Wiesbaden)

Membership: If you are an alumnus of any Yale school or a friend of Yale, you are automatically considered a member of the Yale Club of Germany. Welcome!

Mailing list: To add your name to the Yale Club’s mailing list, to change your address, or to notify the Club that you’re leaving Germany and should be removed from the list, please click here to let Laura and Bob know. You can also ask them who else is in your area, since they try to keep track of Yalies throughout Germany.

Interviews: The Yale Club is always looking for alumni to interview local high-school students who are applying to Yale College. If you would like to help out or learn more, please click here to e-mail our ASC director, David MacBryde.

Yale Book Award: If you interested in presenting the Yale Book Award at a high school in your area, click here to let David Ilten know.

Yale Club of Germany Prize: We are in the “quiet phase” of a long-term program to raise at least €20,000, with an eventual goal of €100,000, to endow this award for presentation to exceptional high school students in Germany who have been accepted to Yale. If you are interested in learning more about how you can contribute to this worthy effort, please click here to let David Ilten know.

Contributions: The Club does not assess dues, but asks its members to make an modest annual contribution (€20 suggested, but any amount is welcome) to help fund Club activities such as the Yale Book Award. To contribute, please arrange a bank transfer (Überweisung) to the Yale Club’s account. (For those of you new to Germany, this is the standard method for making payments here — as common in Germany as writing a check in the U.S.) Account details:


Bank (Kreditinstitut des Begünstigten):

Degussa Bank, Frankfurt


Bank Number (Bankleitzahl, or BLZ):



Payee (Begünstigten):

Yale Club e.V.


Payee’s Account Number
(Konto-Nr. des Begünstigten):

22 1278

If you have questions or need a receipt for the Finanzamt, please contact our Treasurer, David MacBryde (contact details above).