EUROPEAN VISITORS WERE TOLD ABOUT 2017
A dozen guests from several European countries visited Sønderborg on February 9 as part of the "Places" conference, which is hosted by South Denmark. Immediately upon arrival at Alsion, the guests experienced the vitality of the place. There was open house at the University of Southern Denmark, and so the "welcoming committee" consisted of an electric tractor and a myriad of students around the stands, projects and inventions.
The chairman of Sønderborg's business and cultural affairs, Stephan Kleinschmidt, co-hosted the visit to Sønderborg. He welcomed the guests to Alsion and told them about Sønderborg's candidacy for European Capital of Culture in 2017. Many of the participants came from cities that have previously been cultural capitals, so they themselves knew all about Sønderborg's valuable effort. In particular, Kleinschmidt emphasized the value of the effort with regard to ensuring future growth and development in the Sønderborg area.
Next on the program was the dinner in Alsion's "Red Box", and the clear and frosty night was lit up by the city lights. A wonderful concert completed the program, and it was referred to as "the season's best concert" in Jutland Symphony Orchestra's own program. The concert consisted of rock classics combined with lights, video and superb singers. It all took place in one of Europe's best concert halls