Starting immediately, the Dresden Music Festival regularly invites some of the world’s leading artists and orchestras to the newly-opened Kulturpalast, presenting the new series of »Palace Concerts« outside the four-week annual festival period. Eight concerts will be presented in the 2017/18 season.
The series includes guest appearances by the Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig under the baton of Herbert Blomstedt, the Staatskapelle Berlin under Daniel Barenboim, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (trumpet) as well as performances by Anne-Sophie Mutter, Martha Argerich, Simone Kermes, David Garrett and a Christmas concert of the Vienna Boys’ Choir.
»Occasioned by the inauguration of the new concert hall inside the Culture Palace, the Dresden Music Festival has cooperated closely with the Mayor of Dresden, Dirk Hilbert, and the Dresden City Council to give birth to the new concert series ›Palace Concerts‹. The new series closes a gap, since so far, Dresden was only attractive as a city for guest performances by international stars of classical music during the Dresden Music Festival. Thus, the City of Dresden is sending a new signal, strengthening international cultural tourism to Dresden and supporting an application to become European Capital of Culture,« says Jan Vogler, Intendant of the Dresden Music Festival.
Inaugurating the new series, the Dresden Festival Orchestra will perform on April 30, 2017 as part of the opening weekend at the Culture Palace. Under the baton of Ivor Bolton, the matinee performance will feature Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with soloists Nicola Benedetti (violin), Jan Vogler (cello) and Alexander Melnikov (piano), among other works. There are only a few tickets left for this concert.
In the 2017 season the British cellist Steven Isserlis was presented the Glashütte Original MusicFestivalAward for his committment to the education of classical music. The Glashütte Original MusicFestivalAward honors achievements in classical music education and support for young artists. In 2017 it was donated by the watch-manufacturing company Glashütte Original and awarded jointly with the Dresden Music Festival for the 14th time. Please relive the greatest moments around the award and its ceremony in the film.
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