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. During 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. Tickets for the »Palace Concerts« go on sale on May 8, 2017.
»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.
The 40th Dresden Music Festival takes place from May 18 to June 18, 2017.
April 30, 2017, 11 am, Kulturpalast: Dresden Festival Orchestra & Bolton
Dresden Festival Orchestra, Ivor Bolton, Conductor, Nicola Benedetti, Violin, Jan Vogler, Cello, Alexander Melnikov, Piano
September 3, 2017, 7 pm, Kulturpalast: Gewandhaus Orchestra & Herbert Blomstedt
Gewandhaus Orchestra, Horn Soloists of the Gewandhaus Orchestra, Gewandhaus Chorus, Herbert Blomstedt, Conductor, Sophia Brommer, Soprano, Marie Henriette Reinhold, Soprano, Tilman Lichdi, Tenor
September 4, 2017, 8 pm, Kulturpalast: Staatskapelle Berlin & Daniel Barenboim
Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim, Piano and Conductor
October 19, 2017, 8 pm, Kulturpalast: Simone Kermes: »Love«
Simone Kermes, Soprano, Kermes e Amici Veneziani, Boris Begelman, Conductor and Violin, Torsten Händler, Choreographer and Director, Johanna Henze, Costumes, Two Dancers
November 12, 2017, 8 pm, Kulturpalast: Violin Recital Anne-Sophie Mutter
Anne-Sophie Mutter, Violin, Roman Patkoló, Double Bass, Lambert Orkis, Piano
December 1, 2017, 8 pm, Kulturpalast: Christmas Concert: Vienna Boys‘ Choir
Vienna Boys’ Choir, Oliver Stech, Conductor
February 8. 2018, 9 pm, Kulturpalast: Wynton Marsalis & Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Trumpet and Conductor
March 1, 2018, 8 pm, Kulturpalast: Martha Argerich & Lilya Zilberstein
Martha Argerich, Piano, Lilya Zilberstein, Piano
March 11, 2018, 8 pm, Kulturpalast: Violin Recital David Garrett
David Garrett, Violin, Julien Quentin, Piano
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