The German Consulate General Recommends:
The Gabe Wiener Foundation is proud to continue its free lunchtime concert series PRISM CONCERTS: The Organ Series, which plays on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 12:30 PM at Central Synagogue in NYC, is one for every music and art lover. On February 12th, German organist Matthias Süss will be playing a recital.
Matthias Süß. Born in 1957 in Aue, in the Erzgebirge, Matthias Süß received his first piano lessons at the age of 7 years. His decisive musical impulse was membership of the Dresden Kreuzchor from 1967 until 1975, under Rudolf Mauersberger and Martin Flämig. At that time, he also received organ lessons from Prof. Herbert Collum, organist at the Church of the Cross. From 1975 until 1981, Matthias Süß studied church music at the Hochschule für Musik “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” in Leipzig, under Prof. Wolfgang Schetelich. In 1980, he was a prizewinner at the VIth International Johann Sebastian Bach competition, in Leipzig. In 1981, Matthias Süß began duty as cantor and organist at the Trinity Church in Chemnitz.
In 2004 he was called to the St. Anna’s Church in Annaberg-Buchholz and as Kirchenmusikdirektor (Church Music Director) for the Church District Annaberg. Matthias Süß regularly went on concert tours within Germany and abroad, in Europe and South America, both as soloist and working together with the Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie in Chemnitz and the Erzgebirgische Philharmonie in Aue.
On the occasion of the dedication of the organ upgrade in Jastrzebia Góra, in Poland, he played a concerto together with Krysztof Penderecki. He has made numerous radio, television and CD recordings.
PRISM CONCERTS: The Organ Series is an exceptional opportunity for audiences of all ages, faiths, philosophies, and backgrounds to be invigorated, inspired, and introduced to beautiful music in a stunning and peaceful atmosphere.
Location and time:
In the Sanctuary of Central Synagogue,
On the southwest corner of Lexington Ave @ 55th Street
February 12, 2019, at 12:30pm