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Concert Highlight: Budapest Festival Orchestra - Fischer - Karg - Kulman on May 25th

Gustav Mahler became Director of the Royal Hungarian Opera in 1888, the same year he began writing his large-scale Second Symphony. Given the many demands of his new position, he only completed it in 1894. In the last movement, Mahler set Klopstock’s poem »Auferstehung« to music for soprano and alto solos and chorus, embedding them in his overwhelming finale.

Concert Highlight: Orchestre des Champs-Élysées - Herrewege - Lonquich on May 27th

Similar to a painting-conservator, who brings the original colors of a painting back to life, the musicians of the Orchestre des Champs-Élyseés revive a composition back to its original intention. The Orchestre des Champs-Élysées is the oldest French ensemble playing on original instruments, which enjoys an outstanding international reputation.

Joyce DiDonato is the Recipient of the 2018 »Glashütte Original MusicFestivalAward«

Joyce DiDonato is one of the great opera-singers of our times. Through her programmes, the internationally celebrated mezzo-soprano likes to convey comprehensive messages of peace and humanism. Off stage, she has been a champion of social projects for many years. For her contributions to music education, Joyce DiDonato will receive the 2018 »Glashütte Original MusicFestivalAward«.