»How musical is Dresden?« This question was asked by the Dresden Music Festival during the last four years, calling on amateur musicians and professionals, young and old, from Saxony and elsewhere, to turn Dresden into a »Resounding City«, at the same time emphasizing tolerance and open-mindedness. The result: more than one thousand active participants at eleven different venues, and an ocean of music all over the city! In 2020 the Festival repeats its invitation to make music in every corner of Dresden, thereby sending a message of peaceful understanding between nations.
The project »Bohème 2020« now enters its fourth year. The idea of Festival Intendant Jan Vogler was to invite young creative artists of different genres and nationalities to Dresden, giving them the opportunity for free and interdisciplinary artistic work within the Dresden Music Festival.
In 2018, »Bohème 2020« features new protagonists. Four to five young creative artists will be invited to spend four weeks in Dresden – the entire duration of the Festival – to conceive actions and performances that are inspired by the contents and venues of our concerts.
MUSIK PLUS X – the education program of the Dresden Music Festival – invites you to make exciting discoveries around music, to delve into new realms of sound, to become creative yourself and to build connections with music. »MUSIX« aims to spread enthusiasm and knowledge and open up dialogues with other disciplines. »MUSIX« wants to both confront and open doors, through playful confrontation with music, new aesthetic experiences, exciting encounters and discussion, the opportunity to surprise yourself, get involved and become inspired, and through new and exciting formats.
All concert goers between16 and 30 years pay 15 € per ticket (subject to availability)! The offer is valid for all concerts of »CLASSICAL BEATS«, »EXPERIENCE« (including event as well a the corresponding fringe program) and »SOUND & SCIENCE«.
The series stands for the exciting combination of classical music and club culture. Outside the classical concert hall and in the relaxed atmosphere of the Reithalle, music from Bach to Electro are part of the program. »CLASSICAL BEATS« excites with its artists as they expand the previously fixed boundaries of classical music with their art. The series also offers a compelling interaction between space, rules and the norms of a conventional classical music concert.
Classical Beats: Kimmo Pohjonen, 9 pm, Reithalle
Classical Beats: Grandbrothers, 9 pm, Reithalle
Wheter it's a relaxing conclusion of a concert evening including the the opportunity to chat to the artists, rehearsal visits, backstage insights or workshops to prepare for an exciting evening: »EXPERIENCE« invites to unconventional encounters with classical music, the music business and the artists. The concert series combines classical music with exclusive insights into the world of the artists. With one ticket you can visit a selected concert of the Dresden Music Festival and a corresponding fringe program.
CONCERT: Wang – Vogler – Ottensamer – Danish National Symphony Orchestra – Luisi, 7.30 PM, Kulturpalast
»EXPERIENCE«: Artist Conversation with William Blank, Jan Vogler and Fabio Luisi, 6 PM, Kulturpalast (Auditorium of Central Library, 1st Floor)
CONCERT: Mertens – Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra – Koopman, 8 PM, Frauenkirche
»EXPERIENCE«: Artist Concersation with Ton Koopman about J.S. Bach, 6 PM, Crypt of the Frauenkirche
CONCERT: Beethoven Cycle: Calidore String Quartet, 4 PM, Palais im Großen Garten
»EXPERIENCE«: Fascinating background information on Beethoven and his string quartets, 2.30 PM, Palais im Großen Garten
(further concert of the Beethoven Cycle here)
CONCERT: Beethoven Cycle: Castalian String Quartet, 4 PM, Palais im Großen Garten
»EXPERIENCE4KIDS«: Playful introduction and concert attendance (for children aged 8 and up), 4 PM, Palais im Großen Garten
CONCERT: Song Recital Camilla Nylund, 7.30 PM, Palais im Großen Garten
»EXPERIENCE«: A conversation with Camilla Nylund and Helmut Deutsch about his book »Gesang auf Händen tragen«, after the concert
With the »Sound & Science« series, the Dresden Music Festival and Technische Universität Dresden set up an exciting encounter between music and science and initiate a multi-facetted dialog. There are many cross overs between these two disciplines and mutual exchange allows more and more new perspectives to open up from one world into the other.
»Sound & Science« – in cooperation with the Technische Universität Dresden
Sound & Science: Space and Sound, 4/6/8 pm, TU Dresden (Barkhausen-Bau)