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2024 Dresdner Musikfestspiele under the motto »HORIZONS«

Embrace the new, go beyond the well-trodden paths: The Dresdner Musikfestspiele ventures into a visionary year of discovery with the motto »HORIZONS.« In the 47th festival season from May 9 to June 9,2024, Director Jan Vogler invites us to broaden our horizons and presents a program of 60 events, which will allow the diverse musical world to blossom in 21 venues in and around Dresden.

»I am looking forward to one of the most colorful years since the festival’s foundation,« says Jan Vogler, Director of the Dresdner Musikfestspiele.

Rock icon Sting and his band will play some of his greatest hits in the Dresden Messe. And with Laufey, the festival welcomes a newcomer for her Dresden debut, who manages to reignite a love for sentimental jazz music with young audiences. A new format will be »The Night of the Young Stars,« where renowned mentors, such as Till Brönner, Sarah Willis, and Martin Grubinger, invite the next generation of musicians onto the stage. The opening concert with the Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest & Klaus Mäkelä, as well as the final event with the Czech Philharmonic & Jakub Hrůšaform the world-class classical framework for 32 lively festival days.

With 25 debuts and a total of four world premieres, the 2024 Dresdner Musikfestspiele once again proves to be a festival of immense innovative appeal. The continuation of »The Wagner Cycles«, which launched earlier this year with Richard Wagner’s »Das Rheingold«, further bears witness to this. Now follows the second part of this grand-scale dialogue between art and science with the concert production of »Die Walküre« clad in the historical sound of Wagner’s time with the Dresdner Festspielorchester and Concerto Köln under the baton of Kent Nagano.
The Dresden-based electro-pop duo Ätna will, for the first time, put together a program with the Dresdner Kapellsolisten. With Daniel Hope (violin) and Jan Vogler (cello), two outstanding soloists and artistic directors from Dresden will perform with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin under Anna Rakitina at the Frauenkirche. Further broaden the musical horizon in the coming year will world renowned musicians and orchestras, such as the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra under Manfred Honeck with Daniel Lozakovich (violin), Elena Urioste & Chineke! Orchestra, Philippe Herreweghe and the Collegium Vocale Gent as well as Abel Selaocoe & Bantu Ensemble, Stacey Kent (jazz singer), Igor Levit (piano), Jane Monheit (jazz singer), Jeanine De Bique (soprano) and Anoushka Shankar (sitar).

Ticket sales start on Monday November 23, at 10 am.