The small Austrian town of Erl is on the border to Bavaria. The new concert hall can seat more than eight hundred people and has the world’s largest orchestra pit.
More on this week's show from the Heidelberg Spring festival, featuring long-time collaborators Jörg Widmann and the Irish Chamber Orchestra with Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony.
Many German schools don't cater to foreign students. But one school in the city of Halle is trying to change that with special lessons meant to help school-age Syrian refugees learn German and continue their education.
1. New York /
2. St. Joseph, Missouri /
3. South Bend, Indiana /
4. Erle, Pennsylvania /
5. Evansville-Henderson, Indiana /
Source: National Bureau of Economic Research
Dieter Meier is a director, artist and musician. He reached a wider audience as front man and co-founder of the the synthpop duo Yello, founded in 1970.
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