City Network


Prof. Monika Grütters,
State Minister for Culture and Media

The Minister of State for Cultural Affairs and Media of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mrs. Monika Grütters, Member of Parliament, has graciously agreed to assume patronage of the Telemann-Cities-Network that was founded for the preparation of the „Telemann Year 2017”. She thereby firmly supports the impressive regional and international co-operation of the ten places of residence and creative work of Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767) on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of his death.

Telemann is rooted in the Middle-German music tradition as much as Bach and Händel were but he was also influenced by other centres of musical developments. He generated a lasting influence on the European music culture with his diverse activities”, emphasizes Monika Grütters. „I am therefore very happy that the city of Magdeburg has followed my suggestion up for a co-operation between the European Telemann Cities and I therefore gladly accept the patronage of the Network”.