Five young musicians from Germany will present the music of maestros Mozart and Beethoven besides music of the 20{+t}{+h}century of Luciano Berio and Claude Debussy in the opening concert of ‘Germany and India 2011-12 – Infinite opportunities' at the Music Academy in Chennai on September 23.

After the musicians of wind quintet 5 Beaufort of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonia, Christoph Haberer's virtuoso percussion aided by computer-aided/live-triggered electronics will be performed on September 26 and MERCK Philharmonic orchestra on October 4 at the same venue.

Focussing on the major cities, the German Year in India programme would last for the next 15 months, said Stefan Weckbach, Consul General, Germany. Talking to reporters, he said the relationship between the two countries would be explored at various levels. Karl Pechatscheck, Director, Goethe Institute, Chennai, said the relationship between the two countries was on the basis of shared values and mutual trust as Germany viewed India as an innovative and creative partner. The programmes over the next 15 months would cover politics, business, education and culture with focus on city spaces and targeting the urban, English-speaking city residents in the age group of 20 to 45.