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Written Arts Program, Music Program, and German Studies Program present
With Distinguished German Writer Uwe Kolbe
and Tenor Rufus Müller (reading the English voice)
Uwe Kolbe is an eminent poet, essayist, writer of prose, and translator. His first volume of poetry, “Hineingeboren,” (“Born Into”) appeared in East Berlin in 1980. The increasingly critical nature of his writing led to a ban on publication in the GDR soon after. During the early 1980s, he edited the illegal journal “Mikado.” Eventually, he was permitted to travel abroad and lived between Hamburg and East Berlin. Until 2003 he was Director of the "Studio Literatur und Theater" at the University of Tübingen. He was a writer-in-residence at the University of Austin and at Oberlin College. Uwe Kolbe is author of eleven books of poetry. His latest collection of essays, “Vineta’s Archives” (2012), was awarded with the prestigious Heinrich-Mann-Award by the Academy of Arts Berlin.
The English-German tenor Rufus Müller, Associate Professor of Music at Bard College, has had a distinguished career in opera, oratorio, and recital. He has performed and taught, and coached throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. He has worked under Franz Welser-Möst, Gustav Leonhardt, Frans Brüggen, Ivan Fischer, René Jacobs, and other eminent conductors. CD recordings include performances in Bach’s St. John Passion under John Eliot Gardine, and Mozart’s The Magic Flute under Roger Norrington.
For more information, call 845-758-7363, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Bard Hall