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Program

Sun 06 Feb

Special Concert

Peter Rösel: 77th Birthday Concert

Originally, Peter Rösel planned to celebrate his 75th birthday at the Kulturpalast. Due to the pandemic, the great…

Special Concert

Peter Rösel: 77th Birthday Concert

Originally, Peter Rösel planned to celebrate his 75th birthday at the Kulturpalast. Due to the pandemic, the great pianist from Dresden now celebrates his 77th - with a wonderful Mozart program: The richly orchestrated Concerto for Piano and Orchestra K. 467 was written by Mozart within four weeks of completion of its predecessor, K. 466, which will also be performed on this occasion. Both works are among the great Viennese concerti Mozart wrote for his own performances. A program tailored to Peter Rösel, whose »outstanding work [is] distinguished by a continuous, competent and intense exploration of Wolfgang Amadé Mozart’s piano works«, as the Saxonian Mozart Society pointed out when it awarded him its Mozart Prize in 2016.

Program booklet one-sided (3.6 MB – in German only)
Program booklet double-sided (8.2 MB – in German only)

Peter Rösel – Piano
Dresdner Kapellsolisten
Helmut Branny – Conductor

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerti for Piano and Orchestra No. 20 in D-minor K. 466 and No. 21 in C-major K. 467
  • 16:30
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
none available

Sun 06 Feb

Special Concert

Peter Rösel: 77th Birthday Concert

Originally, Peter Rösel planned to celebrate his 75th birthday at the Kulturpalast. Due to the pandemic, the great…

Special Concert

Peter Rösel: 77th Birthday Concert

Originally, Peter Rösel planned to celebrate his 75th birthday at the Kulturpalast. Due to the pandemic, the great pianist from Dresden now celebrates his 77th - with a wonderful Mozart program: The richly orchestrated Concerto for Piano and Orchestra K. 467 was written by Mozart within four weeks of completion of its predecessor, K. 466, which will also be performed on this occasion. Both works are among the great Viennese concerti Mozart wrote for his own performances. A program tailored to Peter Rösel, whose »outstanding work [is] distinguished by a continuous, competent and intense exploration of Wolfgang Amadé Mozart’s piano works«, as the Saxonian Mozart Society pointed out when it awarded him its Mozart Prize in 2016.

Program booklet one-sided (3.6 MB – in German only)
Program booklet double-sided (8.2 MB – in German only)

Peter Rösel – Piano
Dresdner Kapellsolisten
Helmut Branny – Conductor

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerti for Piano and Orchestra No. 20 in D-minor K. 466 and No. 21 in C-major K. 467
  • 19:00
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
none available
Hélène Grimaud & Jan Vogler

Thu 24 Mar

Benefit Concert with

Hélène Grimaud & Jan Vogler

A special chamber music evening with a subsequent film premiere awaits the audience when Hélène Grimaud and Jan Vogler,…

Benefit Concert with

Hélène Grimaud & Jan Vogler

A special chamber music evening with a subsequent film premiere awaits the audience when Hélène Grimaud and Jan Vogler, two absolutely exceptional artists, take to the stage together once again. The concert at Volkswagen’s Gläserner Manufaktur, the place where the artists’ musical friendship began 18 years ago, celebrates the power of music with an outstanding program. Works by two great romantic composers – and close friends – will be performed in the first half of the concert: Robert Schumann’s »Fantasy Pieces« and Johannes Brahms’ Cello Sonata in E minor. An intriguing contrast is Dmitri Shostakovich’s Opus 40, which he wrote for his cellist friend Viktor Kubatzki and which proved a great international success.

Hélène Grimaud – Piano
Jan Vogler – Cello
Nikolai Ardey – (Head Volkswagen Group Innovation) Moderation

  • Robert Schumann: Fantasiestücke (Fantasy Pieces) for Cello and Piano Op. 73
  • Johannes Brahms: Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano in E minor Op. 38
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor Op. 40

After the concert, the music documentary «Opus 19» (director: Andrew Muscato) featuring Hélène Grimaud and Jan Vogler will be screened for the first time.

This event is a benefit concert for a musical institution in Ukraine.

PRESENTED BY VOLKSWAGEN

  • 19:30
  • Gläserne Manufaktur von Volkswagen
none available

Sat 07 May

Filmvorführung und Publikumsgespräch

»New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization«

Es war eine zufällige Begegnung am Flughafen, aus der sich eine enge Künstlerfreundschaft zwischen der Hollywoodlegende…

Filmvorführung und Publikumsgespräch

»New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization«

Es war eine zufällige Begegnung am Flughafen, aus der sich eine enge Künstlerfreundschaft zwischen der Hollywoodlegende Bill Murray und dem Cellisten und Festspielintendanten Jan Vogler entwickelte. Die Musik-Dokumentation folgt den beiden nach Athen, wo sie das Publikum 2018 mit ihrem gemeinsamen Programm »New Worlds« auf der 2000 Jahre alten Bühne des Odeons des Herodes Atticus verzauberten.Mit ihrer musikalisch-literarischen Show zeigen Bill Murray, Jan Vogler (Violoncello), Mira Wang (Violine) und Vanessa Perez (Klavier), dass große Kunst keine Grenzen kennt. Die Weltpremiere des Projektes fand 2017 bei den Dresdner Musikfestspielen statt, darauf folgten umjubelte Tourneen durch die USA, Australien und Europa, wo der US-Regisseur Andrew Muscato die vier Künstler nach Griechenland begleitete. Seine einfühlsame Dokumentation blickt hinter die Kulissen des Ausnahmeprojekts und bannt den einzigartigen Auftritt in Athen auf die Leinwand. Im Mittelpunkt stehen neben der Freundschaft der beiden Protagonisten die zeitlosen musikalisch-literarischen Reflexionen über Liebe, Hoffnung und Schmerz, welche in Texten von Ernest Hemingway, Walt Withman oder Mark Twain und der Musik von Bach bis George Gershwin und Van Morrison in der Show eindrucksvoll zum Leben erwachen.

»New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization«
englische Originalfassung mit deutschen Untertiteln
USA, Griechenland 2021 | 102 min
Regie: Andrew Muscato
Darsteller: Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends
Dokumentarfilm

Im Anschluss findet ein Publikumsgespräch mit Jan Vogler statt

  • 20:00
  • Programmkino Ost
none available

Sun 08 May

Filmvorführung und Publikumsgespräch

»New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization«

Es war eine zufällige Begegnung am Flughafen, aus der sich eine enge Künstlerfreundschaft zwischen der Hollywoodlegende…

Filmvorführung und Publikumsgespräch

»New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization«

Es war eine zufällige Begegnung am Flughafen, aus der sich eine enge Künstlerfreundschaft zwischen der Hollywoodlegende Bill Murray und dem Cellisten und Festspielintendanten Jan Vogler entwickelte. Die Musik-Dokumentation folgt den beiden nach Athen, wo sie das Publikum 2018 mit ihrem gemeinsamen Programm »New Worlds« auf der 2000 Jahre alten Bühne des Odeons des Herodes Atticus verzauberten.Mit ihrer musikalisch-literarischen Show zeigen Bill Murray, Jan Vogler (Violoncello), Mira Wang (Violine) und Vanessa Perez (Klavier), dass große Kunst keine Grenzen kennt. Die Weltpremiere des Projektes fand 2017 bei den Dresdner Musikfestspielen statt, darauf folgten umjubelte Tourneen durch die USA, Australien und Europa, wo der US-Regisseur Andrew Muscato die vier Künstler nach Griechenland begleitete. Seine einfühlsame Dokumentation blickt hinter die Kulissen des Ausnahmeprojekts und bannt den einzigartigen Auftritt in Athen auf die Leinwand. Im Mittelpunkt stehen neben der Freundschaft der beiden Protagonisten die zeitlosen musikalisch-literarischen Reflexionen über Liebe, Hoffnung und Schmerz, welche in Texten von Ernest Hemingway, Walt Withman oder Mark Twain und der Musik von Bach bis George Gershwin und Van Morrison in der Show eindrucksvoll zum Leben erwachen.

»New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization«
englische Originalfassung mit deutschen Untertiteln
USA, Griechenland 2021 | 102 min
Regie: Andrew Muscato
Darsteller: Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends
Dokumentarfilm

Im Anschluss findet ein Publikumsgespräch mit Jan Vogler statt

  • 11:15
  • Programmkino Ost
none available
Jan Lisiecki

Wed 11 May

Opening Concert: Lisiecki – Dresden Festival Orchestra – Spinosi

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Opening Concert: Lisiecki – Dresden Festival Orchestra – Spinosi

Program booklet one-sided (3 MB – in German only)
Program booklet double-sided (7,4 MB – in German only)

The Dresden Music Festival opens its season of »MAGIC« with a concert by its own Dresden Festival Orchestra, which celebrates its ten-year anniversary in 2022. The 45th Festival launches with a performance by the ensemble playing historical instruments and inviting listeners on a vivacious, resounding musical voyage into the time of the First Viennese School. With Mozart’s overture to »Die Zauberflöte« and his last Symphony, the famous »Jupiter« Symphony, the program includes two highly popular works by this beloved composer. The central spotlight of the evening shines on Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, another brilliant representative of the era. The solo part will be played by the young pianist Jan Lisiecki, a long-standing Festival favourite who will give his debut on the pianoforte. Together with the conductor Jean-Christophe Spinosi, an eminent specialist in historically informed performance practice, the performers will offer a magical evening of music!

Jan Lisiecki – Pianoforte
Dresden Festival Orchestra
Jean-Christophe Spinosi – Conductor

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to the Opera »Die Zauberflöte« (»The Magic Flute«) K. 620
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 E flat major Op. 73
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 41 C major K. 551 »Jupiter«

OPENING OF THE FESTIVAL OF THE STATE CAPITAL OF DRESDEN

  • 19:30
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
  • Tickets from March 7, 2022
none available
Brentano String Quartet

Thu 12 May

Additional Concert

Brentano String Quartet & Jan Vogler

Program booklet one-sided (3 MB – in German only)Program booklet double-sided (7,4 MB – in German only) The meeting of…

Additional Concert

Brentano String Quartet & Jan Vogler

Program booklet one-sided (3 MB – in German only)
Program booklet double-sided (7,4 MB – in German only)

The meeting of cellist Jan Vogler and the high-carat American Brentano String Quartet is a high-carat musical liaison – the Dresden Music Festival audience witnessed this fact last year during the Festival’s streaming sessions. Apart from Franz Schubert’s unique String Quintet, which was only published posthumously, the program features Beethoven’s Op. 135, his last quartet. In it, the composer offers not only an artful summary of the genre up to this point, but also set the words »Muss es sein?« (»Must it be?«) to music, with a wink.

Brentano String Quartet:
Mark Steinberg – Violin
Serena Canin – Violin
Misha Amory – Viola
Nina Maria Lee – Cello

Jan Vogler – Cello

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in F-major Op. 135 »Der schwer gefasste Entschluss« (»The Difficult Decision«)
  • Franz Schubert: Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Celli in C-major Op. posth. 163 D 956

KINDLY SUPPORTED BY ESTEL EUROPE GMBH

  • 19:30
  • Palais im Großen Garten
none available
Brentano String Quartet

Fri 13 May

Brentano String Quartet & Jan Vogler

Program booklet one-sided (3,2 MB – in German only)Program booklet double-sided (7,7 MB – in German only) The meeting…

Brentano String Quartet & Jan Vogler

Program booklet one-sided (3,2 MB – in German only)
Program booklet double-sided (7,7 MB – in German only)

The meeting of cellist Jan Vogler and the high-carat American Brentano String Quartet is a high-carat musical liaison – the Dresden Music Festival audience witnessed this fact last year during the Festival’s streaming sessions. Apart from Franz Schubert’s unique String Quintet, which was only published posthumously, the program features Beethoven’s Op. 135, his last quartet. In it, the composer offers not only an artful summary of the genre up to this point, but also set the words »Muss es sein?« (»Must it be?«) to music, with a wink.

Brentano String Quartet:
Mark Steinberg – Violin
Serena Canin – Violin
Misha Amory – Viola
Nina Maria Lee – Cello

Jan Vogler – Cello

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet in F-major Op. 135 »Der schwer gefasste Entschluss« (»The Difficult Decision«)
  • Franz Schubert: Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola and 2 Celli in C-major Op. posth. 163 D 956

KINDLY SUPPORTED BY ESTEL EUROPE GMBH

  • 19:30
  • Palais im Großen Garten
none available
Sächsisches Vocalensemble

Fri 13 May

Cooperation Concert

Sächsisches Vocalensemble

In 2022 we celebrate the 350th anniversary of Heinrich Schütz’s death. During the anniversary of this great musician,…

Cooperation Concert

Sächsisches Vocalensemble

In 2022 we celebrate the 350th anniversary of Heinrich Schütz’s death. During the anniversary of this great musician, who spent decades as kapellmeister at the court of the Elector of Saxony and is considered the most important representative of the early baroque era, the Sächsisches Vocalensemble juxtaposes his »Geistliche Chormusik«, published in 1648, with works by Hugo Distler at the Annenkirche. Distler was so fascinated by the way in which Heinrich Schütz reinforced the content of the words of the Bible through the manner of his setting that he began composing in the same spirit, thereby renewing 20th-century sacred music.

Sächsisches Vocalensemble
Matthias Jung – Conductor

  • Works by Hugo Distler and Heinrich Schütz

IN COOPERATION WITH SÄCHSISCHES VOCALENSEMBLE E. V.

THIS EVENT IS PART OF THE EUROPEAN YEAR OF COMMEMORATION SCHÜTZ22

  • 19:30
  • Annenkirche
none available
Anna Meredith

Fri 13 May

Classical Beats: Anna Meredith

Program flyer (0.9 MB – in German only) The British composer, producer and performer Anna Meredith is among the most…

Classical Beats: Anna Meredith

Program flyer (0.9 MB – in German only)

The British composer, producer and performer Anna Meredith is among the most promising discoveries in hotspot London. Her music, which has been heard equally at the »BBC Last Night of the Proms«, in classical concert halls, at pop festivals and clubs and during »body percussion flashmobs« at British motorway service areas, transcends genre boundaries, landing somewhere between contemporary classical music, artful pop, techno and experimental rock. In 2016 Meredith, a musicologist by training and the recipient of numerous awards, released her first LP of electronic music, receiving the distinction »Scottish Album of the Year«, among others. At the Reithalle, the versatile artist and her band present their second album, »FIBS«, which has been hailed by experts as »Technicolor maximalism«.

Anna Meredith – Vocals, Electronics, Clarinet and Percussion
Jack Ross – Guitar and Vocals
Sam Wilson – Percussion and Vocals
Tom Kelly – Tuba and Vocals
Maddie Cutter – Cello and Vocals

  • London Sounds: »FIBS«
Anna Meredith

Anna Meredith [Vocals, Electronics, Clarinet and Percussion]

  • 21:00
  • Reithalle Dresden – Strasse E®
none available
James Ehnes

Sat 14 May

James Ehnes & Andrew Armstrong

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James Ehnes & Andrew Armstrong

Program booklet one-sided (3.3 MB – in German only)
Program booklet double-sided (7.8 MB – in German only)

The Canadian James Ehnes is not just a fascinating musical personality with a huge community of fans, but one of the few artists equally at home on the violin and the viola, playing both with virtuosity. Thus, at the Palais im Großen Garten, he presents not only the First Violin Sonata by Robert Schumann, which the composer wrote for the violinist Joseph Wasielewski – who, incidentally, went on to write Schumann’s biography – but also two sonatas by Johannes Brahms: Opus 120/1, originally composed for clarinet and piano, of which Brahms himself published a version for viola as well, and the First Violin Sonata, which oscillates between flowering intimacy and gentle melancholy. As Brahms’ contemporaries noticed, its three movements are imbued with an enchantment all their own.

James Ehnes – Violin and Viola
Andrew Armstrong – Piano

  • Robert Schumann: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in A-minor Op. 105/1
  • Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Viola and Piano in F-minor Op. 120/1
  • Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in G-major Op. 78 »Regenlied« (»Rain Song«)
  • 19:30
  • Palais im Großen Garten
none available
Vincent Meissner Trio

Sat 14 May

Jazz im Zentralwerk: Vincent Meissner Trio

Program flyer (0.6 MB – in German only) Born in 2000, pianist Vincent Meissner is one of the most promising and…

Jazz im Zentralwerk: Vincent Meissner Trio

Program flyer (0.6 MB – in German only)

Born in 2000, pianist Vincent Meissner is one of the most promising and intriguing young talents on the German jazz scene. After attending Dresden’s Special Music School, he is currently studying with Michael Wollny at the Leipzig Academy of Music and Theatre. As a soloist, but also with his trio, he has won numerous awards; with this trio he has now released his debut album, »Bewegtes Feld«, on the renowned label ACT. On it, infinite joy of music-making meets experimentation and a unique sense of melody. From wild and boisterous to melancholy and balladesque, its sound is typical Vincent Meissner, who is all about honesty in music, as are his trio colleagues. Works from their CD will be the main focus when the young jazz pianist and his colleagues make their Festival debut at the Zentralwerk.

Vincent Meissner Trio:
Vincent Meissner – Piano
Josef Zeimetz – Bass
Henri Reichmann – Percussopm

Vincent Meissner Trio

Vincent Meissner [Piano]

  • 20:00
  • Zentralwerk (Main Hall)
none available
Riccardo Chailly

Sun 15 May

Chen – Filarmonica della Scala – Chailly

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Chen – Filarmonica della Scala – Chailly

Program booklet one-sided (3.4 MB – in German only)
Program booklet double-sided (9.6 MB – in German only)

A native of Milan, Riccardo Chailly is no stranger to Saxony. The great Italian conductor, who was chief conductor of Leipzig’s Gewandhaus Orchestra from 2005 to the 2015/16 season and whose repertoire ranges from Bach and great classical symphonic works to contemporary music, now brings the orchestra of his new home institution, Milan’s legendary La Scala, to Saxony, presenting a brilliant program: after the famous Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, interpreted by the Australian-Taiwanese star violinist Ray Chen, the Italian guests invite the audience into the fascinating sonic world of Gustav Mahler’s First Symphony, whose opening notes seem to emerge as if from a fog.

Ray Chen – Violin
Filarmonica della Scala
Riccardo Chailly – Conductor

  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E-minor Op. 64
  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D-Major

6:30 pm Pre-Concert Talk (Kulturpalast, event space of the Central Library, 1st Floor)

PRESENTED BY THE OSTSÄCHSISCHE SPARKASSE DRESDEN

  • 19:30
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
none available
Raul Midón

Sun 15 May

Raul Midón

Program flyer (0.7 MB – in German only) Hailed by »People« magazine as an »eclectic adventurist«, Raul Midón is among…

Raul Midón

Program flyer (0.7 MB – in German only)

Hailed by »People« magazine as an »eclectic adventurist«, Raul Midón is among the most characteristic and sought-after voices in the USA. Twice nominated for a Grammy, the singer-songwriter and guitarist has worked with famous colleagues such as Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers, but also Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg. With soulful voice and breath-taking guitar technique, the musician, blind from birth, has found an enthusiastic audience all over the world. For his concert at the Alter Schlachthof, he has selected titles from earlier albums and songs from his latest, eleventh CD, »The Mirror«, of which he says: »In my texts and music my goal is to be as honest as I can be with myself. I am very happy to have an audience all over the world which values me and my music and which I can take on a new journey with this album.«

Raul Midón – Vocals, Guitar and Percussion

Raul Midón

Raul Midón [Vocals, Guitar and Percussion]

  • 20:00
  • Alter Schlachthof
none available
Sol Gabetta

Mon 16 May

Opening Cellomania 2.0

Sol Gabetta & Bertrand Chamayou

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Opening Cellomania 2.0

Sol Gabetta & Bertrand Chamayou

Program booklet one-sided (3.3 MB – in German only)
Program booklet double-sided (8.4 MB – in German only)

Cellomania 2.0, the summit of world-famous cellists at the Dresden Music Festival which has expanded in range since its last incarnation, begins with a songful Mendelssohn Soirée. The Argentinian cellist Sol Gabetta, whose incomparable career began about 20 years ago, joins the French-born pianist Bertrand Chamayou in sonatas by Mendelssohn and compositions for cello and piano by contemporary composers that are worth discovering. Robert Schumann wrote about the great romantic composer’s Opus 45: »This sonata is the purest music, valid in and of itself, which ever left the hands of a great artist.« The mature Mendelssohn is represented in this program with his Second Cello Sonata in D-major.

Sol Gabetta – Cello
Bertrand Chamayou – Piano

Mendelssohn Soirée

  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 in B-flat-major Op. 45
  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in D-major Op. 58
  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: »Lieder ohne Worte« (»Songs Without Words«, selection, arranged for cello and piano)
  • Works by contemporary composers

GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY THE SPARKASSEN-VERSICHERUNG SACHSEN

  • 19:30
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
none available
José Cura

Mon 16 May

José Cura & Dresdner Kapellsolisten

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José Cura & Dresdner Kapellsolisten

Program booklet one-sided (2.6 MB – in German only)
Program booklet double-sided (7 MB – in German only)

After his celebrated concert in 2018, the great Argentinian tenor José Cura returns to the Dresden Music Festival to impress the audience with his many talents as a singer, composer, arranger and conductor. In a colourful program, the musician pays tribute to the enchantment of his homeland, uniting songs from Argentina with his own compositions. The audience encounters not only the poet Pablo Neruda and his wife, but also a very personal work by José Cura, the »Concierto para un resurgir« written during the coronavirus pandemic. Together with the Dresdner Kapellsolisten he invites the audience to an emotional journey to his musical and biographical roots.

José Cura – Singer, Composer/Arranger and Conductor
Barbora Kubíková – Guitar
Christine Hoppe – Narrator
Dresdner Kapellsolisten (Conductor: Helmut Branny)

  • José Cura: »Si muero, sobrevíveme« (based on songs by Pablo Neruda)
  • José Cura: »Concierto para un resurgir« for Guitar and Orchestra
  • Argentinian Songs
Tschaikowsky- Konservatorium Moskau

Tue 17 May

Cellomania 2.0

Prize Winners’ Concert Of The 2019 »Tchaikovsky Competition«

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Cellomania 2.0

Prize Winners’ Concert Of The 2019 »Tchaikovsky Competition«

Program booklet one-sided (3.7 MB – in German only)
Program booklet double-sided (8.5 MB – in German only)

The Dresden Music Festival is delighted to once again welcome the winners of the »International Tchaikovsky Competition« in the cello category – this time as part of Cellomania 2.0. The competition is considered the world’s most important musical contest, inviting the best young musicians to test their mettle. At the Palais im Großen Garten, a venue possessed of a special enchantment, the 2019 cello prize winners – Santiago Cañón-Valencia, Zlatomir Fung and Anastasia Kobekina – will give samples of their abilities and glimpses of their demanding repertoire and enjoy a reunion with Jan Vogler, who served as a »Tchaikovsky Competition« jury member for the second time.

Santiago Cañón-Valencia – Cello
Zlatomir Fung – Cello
Anastasia Kobekina – Cello

Jean-Sélim Abdelmoula – Piano
Julien Quentin – Piano

  • Works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Luigi Boccherini, George Crumb, Claude Debussy, Thierry Escaich, Domenico Gabrielli, Alexander Glasunow, Leo Ornstein, Damián Ponce de León, Yuri Shaporin, Igor Strawinsky and Francisco Tárrega
Jan Lisiecki

Wed 18 May

Piano Recital Jan Lisiecki

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Piano Recital Jan Lisiecki

Program booklet one-sided (3.6 MB – in German only)
Program booklet double-sided (8.4 MB – in German only)

Since Jan Lisiecki – now a regular and welcome guest of the Dresden Music Festival – made his Festival debut at the age of 16, he has been at home on the world’s great stages. The Music Festival is delighted that the pianist returns to Dresden in 2022, ten years after his first appearance here. His program, a selection of etudes and nocturnes by Chopin, is as impressive as it is challenging, reflecting Lisiecki’s love for the music of this composer. About the nocturnes, which he recently recorded for CD, he says: »These remarkable pieces invite you to think and feel whatever you want. There’s no ›correct‹ response to them, other than the one you’re experiencing.« And what concert venue would be more suitable than the Palais im Großen Garten, a place that invites indulgent revery like few others?

Jan Lisiecki – Piano

  • Frédéric Chopin: 12 Etudes Op. 10, 11 Nocturnes from Op. 9, 15, 27, 32, 48, 62 and Op. posth.
Jan Lisiecki

Jan Lisiecki [Piano]

  • 19:30
  • Palais im Großen Garten
none available
Patricia Petibon

Wed 18 May

Series ORIGINAL SOUND

Petibon – La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel – Marcon

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Series ORIGINAL SOUND

Petibon – La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel – Marcon

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Together with the French soprano Patricia Petibon, La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel is led by Andrea Marcon in fireworks of emotions and affectations at the Frauenkirche, taking the audience deep into the enchanting worlds of baroque and classical music. Works by composers such as Mozart, Gluck, Handel and Rameau, who knew every trick in the book of musical drama, allow the artists to make their listeners laugh, languish and love. La Cetra, one of the world’s leading baroque orchestras, and Patricia Petibon, celebrated for her interpretations of French and Italian music of the 17th and 18th centuries, guarantee a fascinating and vivid evening of musical enchantment.

Patricia Petibon – Soprano
La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel
Andrea Marcon – Conductor

»La Traversée«

  • Works by Christoph Willibald Gluck, Georg Friedrich Händel, Stefano Landi, Biagio Marini, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Henry Purcell, Jean-Philippe Rameau and Antonio Vivaldi
Iveta Apkalna / Daniel Müller-Schott

Thu 19 May

Cellomania 2.0

Daniel Müller-Schott & Iveta Apkalna

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Cellomania 2.0

Daniel Müller-Schott & Iveta Apkalna

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A highly unusual combination of instruments – cello and organ – is the focus when Daniel Müller-Schott and Iveta Apkalna perform at the Martin-Luther-Kirche. The cellist, a sought-after musician around the world, has a great passion for discovering unfamiliar works and expanding the cello repertoire. Together with the Latvian organist Iveta Apkalna – a leading proponent of her instrument, who performs not only solo organ recitals, but also with great international orchestras – he unfolds a broad range of works by Camille Saint-Saëns, Pēteris Vasks, Robert Schumann and others, almost all originally composed for this rare combination of instruments.

Daniel Müller-Schott – Cello
Iveta Apkalna – Organ

Cello and Organ

  • Works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Gabriel Fauré, Alfrēds Kalniņš, Camille Saint-Saïns, Robert Schumann and Pēteris Vasks
  • 19:30
  • Martin-Luther-Kirche
none available
Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica

Thu 19 May

Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica

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Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica

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As the violinist, artistic director and founder of Kremerata Baltica, Gidon Kremer is one of the most innovative musicians of his generation – and known for his impressively uncompromising attitude. In 2022 he celebrates his 75th birthday and his Kremerata Baltica its 25th – a double anniversary which we celebrate with a special concert. The first part pays homage to Astor Piazzolla, one of Kremer’s favourite composers, while the second part is inspired by another one of the musician’s great loves: circus. Thus, the Schauspielhaus becomes the venue for a chamber music show featuring the musicians alongside the clown Robert Wicke, of Circus Roncalli fame, inspiring awe, curiosity and laughter. The show is accompanied by film scores by Mieczysław Weinberg, a composer whose ongoing rediscovery is largely due to Kremer’s efforts.

Gidon Kremer – Violin and Leader
Andrei Pushkarev – Vibraphone
Kremerata Baltica
Robert Wicke – Clown

  • Works by Artūrs Maskats, Astor Piazzolla and Mieczysław Weinberg

KINDLY SUPPORTED BY THE FOUNDATION »ART AND MUSIC FOR DRESDEN«

Isata & Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Fri 20 May

Cellomania 2.0

Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason

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Cellomania 2.0

Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason

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The Kanneh-Mason siblings hail from a family of musicians in which each of the seven children has learned to play an instrument to professional concert level. Sheku and his sister Isata have proven shooting stars on the classical scene. The young cellist was named »BBC Young Musician of the Year« in 2016 and added an »OPUS CLASSIC« award in 2018 as Young Artist of the Year. He came to worldwide attention when he performed during the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Isata Kanneh-Mason studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She became the winner of the »Leonard Bernstein Award« in 2021 and also received an »OPUS CLASSIC« award. At the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, the virtuoso siblings present themselves to the Dresden audience with a demanding and versatile program.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason – Cello
Isata Kanneh-Mason – Piano

  • Frank Bridge: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D-minor H 125
  • Benjamin Britten: Sonata for Cello and Piano in C-major Op. 65
  • Karen Khachaturian: Sonata-Fantasy for Cello solo
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D-minor Op. 40
  • 19:30
  • Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
none available
Apocalyptica

Fri 20 May

Cellomania 2.0

Apocalyptica

Program flyer (0.7 MB – in German only) The Finnish band Apocalyptica is the figurehead of »Symphonic Metal«, making it…

Cellomania 2.0

Apocalyptica

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The Finnish band Apocalyptica is the figurehead of »Symphonic Metal«, making it quite typical of its homeland, where classical music is as popular as the hard-rock-inspired genre. The impressive success story of this unusual ensemble started with a spontaneous idea when four cello students at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki got together in 1993 to play their favourite Metal songs. In the meantime, the formation, which occasionally performs with a singer as well, enjoys cult status and counts not just perennial Metal classics, but also its own compositions among its repertoire. This concert brings out the rock side of the instrument as part of Cellomania 2.0.

Apocalyptica:
Eicca Toppinen – Cello
Perttu Kivilaakso – Cello
Paavo Lötjönen – Cello
Mikko Sirén – Drums

Apocalyptica

Apocalyptica

  • 20:00
  • Junge Garde
none available
Kent Nagano

Fri 20 May

Cooperation Concert

Dresden Philharmonice & Kent Nagano

Kent Nagano conducts a program perfectly tailored to the acoustics of the Frauenkirche: Bruckner’s Sixth, written…

Cooperation Concert

Dresden Philharmonice & Kent Nagano

Kent Nagano conducts a program perfectly tailored to the acoustics of the Frauenkirche: Bruckner’s Sixth, written between 1879 and 1881, whose complete performance the composer did not live to hear, is known for its flowing, fluid structure, making it the most untroubled of his symphonies. The strata of sound in Ives’ composition »The Unanswered Question«, first written in 1906 and revised during the 1930s, are layered over a chorale; the muted trumpet motif asks the »eternal question of existence«. In his opera »Stilles Meer«, first performed in Hamburg in 2016, the Japanese composer Toshio Hosokawa voices the grief over the victims of the 2011 tsunami and the Fukushima atomic catastrophe.

Dresden Philharmonic
Kent Nagano – Conductor

  • Charles Ives: »The Unanswered Question«
  • Toshio Hosokawa: Intermezzo from the Opera »Stilles Meer« (»Silent Sea«)
  • Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 in A-major WAB 106

IN COOPERATION WITH THE DRESDEN PHILHARMONIC

  • 20:00
  • Frauenkirche
  • Tickets from March 7, 2022
none available
Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden & Christian Thielemann

Sat 21 May

Cooperation Concert

Staatskapelle Dresden & Christian Thielemann

In his »Lyric Symphony« Op. 18 for soprano, baritone and orchestra, first performed in 1924, Alexander Zemlinsky joined…

Cooperation Concert

Staatskapelle Dresden & Christian Thielemann

In his »Lyric Symphony« Op. 18 for soprano, baritone and orchestra, first performed in 1924, Alexander Zemlinsky joined together seven poems by the Bengal »Nobel Prize« winner Rabindranath Tagore, which were not originally written in context, but selected by Zemlinsky to form a visually impressive tale. In Julia Kleiter and Christian Gerhaher, the Staatskapelle and its chief conductor Christian Thielemann have two outstanding fellow performers for this late romantic masterpiece. Tempestuous excitement also characterizes Mendelssohn’s Third Symphony, written after a journey to Scotland and widely considered his greatest achievement in the symphonic field.

Julia Kleiter – Soprano
Christian Gerhaher – Baritone
Staatskapelle Dresden
Christian Thielemann – Conductor

  • Alexander von Zemlinsky: »Lyric Symphony« for Soprano, Baritone and Orchestra Op. 18
  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 3 in A-minor Op. 56 »Scottish«

IN COOPERATION WITH THE STAATSKAPELLE DRESDEN

Christian Poltéra / Wolf Wondratschek

Sat 21 May

Cellomania 2.0

Christian Poltéra & Wolf Wondratschek

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Cellomania 2.0

Christian Poltéra & Wolf Wondratschek

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The adventurous story of a cello, as told by the instrument itself: it travelled around the world several times, playing for kings and ordinary citizens in cathedrals, palaces and modern concert halls. Named for the infamous virtuoso Mara, whose escapades enthralled the 18th century public, it looks back on 300 years of eventful history. Wolf Wondratschek recounts the fascinating time travel of the cello built by Antonio Stradivari in 1711. »His story is an oath of love: for art,« Fritz Raddatz wrote in his review. The author’s own reading is complemented by Chistian Poltéra brilliantly playing the »Mara« cello itself, accompanied by the young Taiwanese pianist Hu Jung.

Christian Poltéra – Cello
Wolf Wondratschek – Author and Narrator
Hu Jung – Piano

»Mara« – Die Geschichte eines Stradivari-Cellos

  • Musical reading featuring works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Witold Lutosławski, Giovanni Mara and Robert Schumann
  • 20:00
  • Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
none available
Kian Soltani

Sat 21 May

Cellomania 2.0

Kian Soltani & Ensemble Shiraz

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Cellomania 2.0

Kian Soltani & Ensemble Shiraz

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Born into a Persian family of musicians in 1992, Kian Soltani is one of the most exciting cellists of his generation. Individuality, depth of expression and a charismatic stage presence have made him a sought-after soloist on the world’s concert stages. The programme at the Kleiner Schlosshof takes the musician back to his cultural roots. Together with Ensemble Shiraz, founded by Khosro Soltani – Kian Soltani’s father – he plays traditional Persian music, arrangements and compositions by both father and son, as well as works by Hossein Behroozinia. The instruments include the tombak, a Persian drum, and an Asian fiddle. Kian Soltani too will intermittently trade his Stradivari cello for a Persian spike fiddle, the kamancheh.

Kian Soltani – Cello and Kamancheh

Ensemble Shiraz:
Khosro Soltani – Ney and Duduk
Hossein Behroozinia – Oud
Sepideh Raissadat – Vocals and Setar
Mohammad Ghavihelm – Daf and Tombak

Cello and Traditional Persian Music

  • Arrangements and compositions by Hossein Behroozinia, Khosro Soltani and Kian Soltani
  • 20:00
  • Residenzschloss (Kleiner Schlosshof)
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Paavo Järvi

Sun 22 May

Cellomania 2.0

Vogler – Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra – Järvi

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Cellomania 2.0

Vogler – Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra – Järvi

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Antonín Dvořák produced an absolute evergreen in his Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B-minor, first performed in London in 1896, of which Brahms is reported to have said: »Why did I not know that one could write a cello concerto like this?« Thus, this work was a must in a festival edition dedicated particularly to the enchantment of the cello! It will be interpreted by Jan Vogler, who has studied the genesis and performance practice of this famous concerto many times and from many perspectives. At the Kulturpalast, he is accompanied by the venerable Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, which subsequently dedicates itself to Beethoven’s Eighth Symphony – both under the baton of its conductor laureate, Paavo Järvi.

Jan Vogler – Cello
Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Paavo Järvi – Conductor

  • Antonín Dvořák: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B-minor Op. 104
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F-major Op. 93

10 am Pre-Concert Talk (Kulturpalast, event space of the Central Library, 1st Floor)

»EXPERIENCE4KIDS« for children aged 10 and up: playful introduction and attendance of the second half of the concert (meet at 10:45 am at the Kulturpalast, event space of the Central Library, 1st Floor, Tickets: 8 €). Please register in advance by emailing besucherservice@musikfestspiele.com

  • 11:00
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
none available
Jean-Guihen Queyras

Sun 22 May

CANCELLED

Music Lounge: Jean-Guihen Queyras

PLEASE NOTE CONCERT CANCELLED: Due to illness cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras cannot perform the concert. Already purchased…

CANCELLED

Music Lounge: Jean-Guihen Queyras

PLEASE NOTE CONCERT CANCELLED: Due to illness cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras cannot perform the concert. Already purchased tickets can be exchanged. For a change please select from an other concert of the series »Cellomania 2.0«. To refund your ticket(s) please click here.

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The fact that the cello is ideally suited to jazzy notes as well as classical ones is demonstrated by the Frenchman Jean-Guihen Queyras, whose artistic attitude is characterized by curiosity and broad variety. The musician, once a close collaborator of Pierre Boulez, considers an unpretentious and direct approach to music essential. Together with his fellow musicians, the cellist, who is renowned for his impeccable technique and clear tone, presents compositions in a jazzy guise, all of which allow glimpses of their classical models. Here music becomes a melting-pot, a virtuoso mixture of both styles – the audience may look forward to an exceptional evening, part of the moderated format of the Music Lounge.

Jean-Guihen Queyras – Cello
Raphaël Imbert – Saxophone
Pierre-François Blanchard – Piano
Sonny Troupé – Percussion
André Sittner – Moderator

»Invisible Stream«

  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Sarabande from the Suite for Cello solo No. 5 in C-minor BWV 1011
  • John Coltrane: »Alabama«
  • Works by Raphaël Imbert and improvisations inspired by works by Prokofiev, Schubert, Wagner et al.

Music & Talk

Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker

Mon 23 May

Cellomania 2.0

The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic

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Cellomania 2.0

The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic

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An institution turns 50! The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic, who have been delighting audiences worldwide with their virtuosity, sheer enjoyment of playing and fiery programs, first got together in 1972 for a radio production of Julius Klengel’s »Hymnus« for twelve cellos. This was the spark that led to the founding of an ensemble of this unique combination. Of course this famous formation is essential for a summit meeting of cellists, especially when it is celebrating its own anniversary! The Festival congratulates the 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic on their big birthday and looks forward to one of the highlights of Cellomania 2.0.

The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic

  • Works by Brett Dean, Claude Debussy, Astor Piazzolla et. al.

KINDLY SUPPORTED BY THE SPARKASSEN-VERSICHERUNG SACHSEN

Die 12 Cellisten der Berliner Philharmoniker

The 12 Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic

  • 19:30
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
none available
Prof. Dr. Stefan E. Schmidt

Mon 23 May

Sound & Science: »Visual Music«

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Sound & Science: »Visual Music«

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Music enchants and evokes images in our listening mind. In a lively, cross-genre presentation, the musicologist Friederike Wißmann and the mathematician and musician Stefan E. Schmidt present music for the eyes at the German Hygiene Museum. Visual music has not only an aesthetic aspect, but can contribute actively to our understanding of music. Which visions result when we listen to music, and what music arises when we see images? Using images and a game of silhouettes, the artist Franziska Leonhardi will even make music interesting for the hearing-impaired. Gabriele Groll explains how the visualization of music by films featuring animated colours and graphic designs has become an artistic genre of its own, starting with abstract film in the 1920s and continuing with digital visual music in our present times. A magical evening of art and science!

Prof. Dr. Friederike Wißmann – Professor of Musicology at the Rostock Academy of Music and Theatre
Prof. Dr. Stefan E. Schmidt – Professor of Methods of Applied Algebra at the Technical University in Dresden, Music Theorist and Musician
Gabriele Groll – Research Associate at the Rostock Academy of Music and Theatr
Franziska Leonhardi – Visual Artist and Church Musician
Stefan E. Schmidt & Company

  • Moderated Perambulatory Concert

PART OF »SOUND & SCIENCE« – A COOPERATION WITH THE TU DRESDEN

Prof. Dr. Stefan E. Schmidt

Mon 23 May

Sound & Science: »Visual Music«

Program flyer (0.6 MB – in German only) Music enchants and evokes images in our listening mind. In a lively,…

Sound & Science: »Visual Music«

Program flyer (0.6 MB – in German only)

Music enchants and evokes images in our listening mind. In a lively, cross-genre presentation, the musicologist Friederike Wißmann and the mathematician and musician Stefan E. Schmidt present music for the eyes at the German Hygiene Museum. Visual music has not only an aesthetic aspect, but can contribute actively to our understanding of music. Which visions result when we listen to music, and what music arises when we see images? Using images and a game of silhouettes, the artist Franziska Leonhardi will even make music interesting for the hearing-impaired. Gabriele Groll explains how the visualization of music by films featuring animated colours and graphic designs has become an artistic genre of its own, starting with abstract film in the 1920s and continuing with digital visual music in our present times. A magical evening of art and science!

Prof. Dr. Friederike Wißmann, –Professor of Musicology at the Rostock Academy of Music and Theatre
Prof. Dr. Stefan E. Schmidt – Professor of Methods of Applied Algebra at the Technical University in Dresden, Music Theorist and Musician
Gabriele Groll – Research Associate at the Rostock Academy of Music and Theatre
Franziska Leonhardi – Visual Artist and Church Musician
Stefan E. Schmidt & Company

  • Moderated Perambulatory Concert

PART OF »SOUND & SCIENCE« – A COOPERATION WITH THE TU DRESDEN

Tue 24 May

Cellomania 2.0

Marie-Elisabeth Hecker & Pablo Ferrández

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Cellomania 2.0

Marie-Elisabeth Hecker & Pablo Ferrández

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With Marie-Elisabeth Hecker and Pablo Ferrández, two outstanding cellists of the younger generation enter the Festival stage. »Pop-idol magnetism, superb technique and exhilarating musicality reveal a sure star in the making«, the »Los Angeles Times« wrote about the Spaniard, while the stage presence and expressive profundity of Marie-Elisabeth Hecker has been praised as »heartbreakingly sad and unerringly beautiful« (»DIE ZEIT«). In addition to the two cello sonatas by Brahms, who achieved considerable mastery of this instrument himself, each cellist contributes a work from their homeland: while Hecker goes back to her roots with the »Five Pieces in Folk Style« by Schumann, who was born in Zwickau like her, Ferrández gives voice to the Spanish soul in de Falla’s famous »Suite populaire espagnole«.

Marie-Elisabeth Hecker – Cello
Pablo Ferrández – Cello
Martin Helmchen – Piano
Julien Quentin – Piano

Brahms and Souvenirs from Home

  • Robert Schumann: »Five Pieces in Folk Style« Op. 102
  • Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 1 in E-minor Op. 38
  • Johannes Brahms: Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in F-major Op. 99
  • Manuel de Falla: Manuel de Falla: »Suite populaire espagnole« (arranged for Cello and Piano by Maurice Maréchal)
Johannes Moser

Wed 25 May

Cellomania 2.0

Gluzman – Moser – Korobeinikov

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Cellomania 2.0

Gluzman – Moser – Korobeinikov

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The myriads of atmospheres the cello can evoke in chamber music settings are demonstrated impressively in the works the high-carat trio consisting of Vadim Gluzman, Johannes Moser and Andrei Korobeinikov has selected for this evening. From Shostakovich’s Opus 8, which he composed when he was only 17, the distinctive lamenting motif of the cello is most likely to stick in the listener’s memory. Opus 67, written much later, begins with the icy rigidity of the theme of a funeral march, played by the cello with a mute and flageolet notes. And while the Trio Op. 99 by Franz Schubert is memorable for its lyrical and melancholy cantilenas, the »Mozart-Augenblicke« by Ukranian composer Valentin Sylverstrov reflect his individual and poetic tone. Sheer versatility!

Vadim Gluzman – Violin
Johannes Moser – Cello
Andrei Korobeinikov – Piano

  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano No. 1 in C-minor Op. 8
  • Franz Schubert: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano No. 1 in B-flat-major Op. 99 D 898
  • Valentin Silvestrov: »Mozart-Augenblicke« for Violin, Cello and Piano
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano No. 2 in E-minor Op. 67
  • 19:30
  • Palais im Großen Garten
none available
Barbara Yelin und die Ü-Klasse der Grundschule an der Weilerstraße München, nach einem Märchen von Gerdt von Bassewitz

Thu 26 May

Children's Concert: »Peterchens Mondfahrt«

Program flyer (2.5 MB – in German only) First staged in 1912 as a fairy-tale play, the story of the adventures of the…

Children's Concert: »Peterchens Mondfahrt«

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First staged in 1912 as a fairy-tale play, the story of the adventures of the May beetle Herr Sumsemann, who flies to the moon with the human children Peter and Anneliese to recover his lost leg, appeared in book form in 1915. »Peterchens Mondfahrt« (»Little Peter’s Trip to the Moon«) by Gerdt von Bassewitz turned into a perennial classic of German children’s and youth literature, and several film and theatre versions of it proved highly successful. The Munich Chamber Orchestra and its conductor Clemens Schuldt recount the story with the voice and newly composed music of Ali N. Askin, whose musical spectrum ranges from contemporary compositions to club tracks, works for the stage and spoken drama and award-winning film scores, and who lends this old tale a new and contemporary voice.

Munich Chamber Orchestra
Clemens Schuldt – Conductor
Ali N. Askin – Narrator and Composer

  • Ali N. Askin: »Peterchens Mondfahrt«. Based on a fairy-tale by Gerdt von Bassewitz. Including pictures by Barbara Yelin and the »Ü-Klasse« of the Weilerstraße Elementary School, Munich. In cooperation with »Fränzchen«, the Children’s and Youth Programme of the Museum Villa Stuck

PRESENTED BY THE OSTSÄCHSISCHE SPARKASSE DRESDEN

  • 11:00
  • Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
  • 12 EUR
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Barbara Yelin und die Ü-Klasse der Grundschule an der Weilerstraße München, nach einem Märchen von Gerdt von Bassewitz

Thu 26 May

Children's Concert: »Peterchens Mondfahrt«

Program flyer (2.5 MB – in German only) First staged in 1912 as a fairy-tale play, the story of the adventures of the…

Children's Concert: »Peterchens Mondfahrt«

Program flyer (2.5 MB – in German only)

First staged in 1912 as a fairy-tale play, the story of the adventures of the May beetle Herr Sumsemann, who flies to the moon with the human children Peter and Anneliese to recover his lost leg, appeared in book form in 1915. »Peterchens Mondfahrt« (»Little Peter’s Trip to the Moon«) by Gerdt von Bassewitz turned into a perennial classic of German children’s and youth literature, and several film and theatre versions of it proved highly successful. The Munich Chamber Orchestra and its conductor Clemens Schuldt recount the story with the voice and newly composed music of Ali N. Askin, whose musical spectrum ranges from contemporary compositions to club tracks, works for the stage and spoken drama and award-winning film scores, and who lends this old tale a new and contemporary voice.

Munich Chamber Orchestra
Clemens Schuldt – Conductor
Ali N. Askin – Narrator and Composer

  • Ali N. Askin: »Peterchens Mondfahrt«. Based on a fairy-tale by Gerdt von Bassewitz. Including pictures by Barbara Yelin and the »Ü-Klasse« of the Weilerstraße Elementary School, Munich. In cooperation with »Fränzchen«, the Children’s and Youth Programme of the Museum Villa Stuck

PRESENTED BY THE OSTSÄCHSISCHE SPARKASSE DRESDEN

  • 16:00
  • Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
  • 12 EUR
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Lange Nacht des Cellos 2018

Thu 26 May

Cellomania 2.0

Lange Nacht des Cellos

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Cellomania 2.0

Lange Nacht des Cellos

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Anyone who attended the first edition of Cellomania in 2018 knows the musical fireworks such a large convocation of top cellists can spark, and this year’s »Long Night of the Cellos« promises nothing else. Experienced world stars are joined by rising artists of the younger generation, offering the audience at the Kulturpalast a sumptuous bouquet of different works from the solo and chamber music literature. They are all united by the fact that they were written for this versatile, sonorous and simply enchanting instrument: the cello.

A Summit Meeting of World Class Cellists, part of the Cellomania Festival:
Nicolas Altstaedt, Santiago Cañón-Valencia, Pablo Ferrández, Zlatomir Fung, David Geringas, Marie-Elisabeth Hecker, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Anastasia Kobekina, Harriet Krijgh, Mischa Maisky, Ivan Monighetti, Edgar Moreau, Johannes Moser, Daniel Müller-Schott, Miklós Perényi, Kian Soltani, Jan Vogler, Pieter Wispelwey – Cello

Julien Quentin – Piano

Samuel Hasselhorn

Thu 26 May

Song Recital Samuel Hasselhorn

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Song Recital Samuel Hasselhorn

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The idyllic Castle Wackerbarth outside the city of Dresden once again offers a wonderful setting for outstanding young musicians. The baritone Samuel Hasselhorn is among the rising vocalists of his fach. He won the »Queen Elisabeth Competition« in 2018, the international vocal competition »Das Lied« in Heidelberg in 2017 as well as the »Young Concert Artists Auditions« in New York in 2015; from 2018 to 2020 he was an ensemble member at the Vienna State Opera. He regularly appears on other great opera and concert stages. At the Dresden Music Festival, the artist leaves his calling card with a romantic program he performs together with the renowned Bulgarian pianist, song accompanist and teacher Doriana Tchakarova.

Samuel Hasselhorn – Baritone
Doriana Tchakarova – Piano

»Stormy Night«

  • Works by Carl Loewe, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Richard Wagner and Hugo Wolf

IN COOPERATION WITH »LIED IN DRESDEN«, A CONCERT SERIES OF THE DRESDEN MUSIC ACADEMY CARL MARIA VON WEBER

KINDLY SUPPORTED BY SCHLOSS WACKERBARTH

Before the concert, Schloss Wackerbarth offers a three-course menu inspired by the Festival motto, including 0.2 l quality wine produced by Schloss Wackerbarth and a 0.25 l glass of mineral water (41 €). Reservations via booking this concert or via the Dresden Music Festival’s Visitor Services; for further information please call +49 (0)351 - 895 50.

  • 19:30
  • Schloss Wackerbarth
  • 35 EUR
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Mischa Maisky

Fri 27 May

Cellomania 2.0

Maisky – Munich Chamber Orchestra – Schuldt

Program booklet one-sided (3.1 MB – in German only)Program booklet double-sided (8.2 MB – in German only) Mischa…

Cellomania 2.0

Maisky – Munich Chamber Orchestra – Schuldt

Program booklet one-sided (3.1 MB – in German only)
Program booklet double-sided (8.2 MB – in German only)

Mischa Maisky, who was taught by cello legends Mstislav Rostropovich and Gregor Piatigorsky, is one of the greatest cellists of our times. Celebrated on stages worldwide, the musician is »at home where people love classical music, understand and enjoy it«. For his performance at the Kulturpalast, this admirer of the romantic repertoire has chosen Tchaikovsky’s Nocturne in D-minor, Bruch’s »Kol Nidrei« and Saint-Saëns’ First Cello Concerto – popular works of the era inviting the audience to luxuriate in their sumptuous sound. He collaborates with the Munich Chamber Orchestra under its chief conductor Clemens Schuldt, who will offer Mendelssohn’s »Italian« Symphony, one of the most frequently performed compositions of the period, pulling out all the romantic stops.

Mischa Maisky – Cello
Munich Chamber Orchestra
Clemens Schuldt – Conductor

  • Piotr Tchaikovsky: Nocturne in D-minor Op. 19/4
  • Max Bruch: »Kol Nidrei«. Adagio for Cello and Orchestra based on Hebrew Melodies Op. 47
  • Camille Saint-Saëns: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1 in A-minor Op. 33
  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony No. 4 in A-major Op. 90 »Italian«
  • 19:30
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
  • 65 / 50 / 40 / 30 / 20 EUR
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Dresdner Kammerchor

Sat 28 May

Cooperation Concert

Dresdner Kammerchor

Johannes Brahms loved ancient music. He studied the »old masters« such as Palestrina, Bach and Schütz intensively, and…

Cooperation Concert

Dresdner Kammerchor

Johannes Brahms loved ancient music. He studied the »old masters« such as Palestrina, Bach and Schütz intensively, and they influenced his own compositions, especially in his sacred works. This love is also reflected in the programme of the Dresden Chamber Chorus: in an imaginary »through-composed« mass, sacred motets by Brahms enter into a fascinating dialogue with renaissance and baroque works which the composer studied and conducted with the Wiener Singverein himself. Even at the time, his goal was to introduce the audience to musical treasures almost entirely forgotten during Brahms’ lifetime.

Dresdner Kammerchor
Hans-Christoph Rademann – Conductor

»Brahms and the Old Masters«

  • Works by Johann Rudolph Ahle, Johannes Brahms, Giovanni Gabrieli, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Heinrich Schütz

Please note that the pre-concert talk at 4 pm has been cancelled.

IN COOPERATION WITH THE DRESDNER KAMMERCHOR

  • 17:00
  • Annenkirche
  • Entfällt
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Joana Mallwitz

Sat 28 May

Cellomania 2.0 | Cooperation Concert

Capuçon – Dresden Philharmonic – Mallwitz

Kurt Weill composed his Symphony No. 1, in which traces of Mahler, Schoenberg and Strauss are discernible, at the age of…

Cellomania 2.0 | Cooperation Concert

Capuçon – Dresden Philharmonic – Mallwitz

Kurt Weill composed his Symphony No. 1, in which traces of Mahler, Schoenberg and Strauss are discernible, at the age of 21. Brahms, on the other hand, was occupied for a very long time with his own First Symphony. »You have no idea how people like us feel, continuously hearing such a giant [Beethoven] marching behind us,« he wrote in a letter. And thus, the work was only premiered after 20 years of preparation, in 1876. In it, Brahms presents himself as a romantic innovator. Tchaikovsky loved Mozart. He himself called the theme for his concert variations for cello a »rococo theme«. This colourful program is conducted by the exceptional artist Joana Mallwitz; the soloist in the »Rococo Variations« is Gautier Capuçon, praised for his musical expressivity and great virtuosity.

Gautier Capuçon – Cello
Dresden Philharmonic
Joana Mallwitz – Conductor

  • Kurt Weill: Symphony No. 1 »Berlin Symphony«
  • Piotr Tchaikovsky: »Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra« in A-major Op. 33
  • Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C-minor Op. 68

6:30 pm Pre-Concert Talk (Kulturpalast, event space of the Central Library, 1st Floor)

IN COOPERATION WITH THE DRESDEN PHILHARMONIC

  • 19:30
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
  • Tickets from March 7, 2022
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Ute Lemper

Sun 29 May

Ute Lemper

Program flyer (0.6 MB – in German only) For 30 years, Ute Lemper has been celebrated from London’s West End to Broadway…

Ute Lemper

Program flyer (0.6 MB – in German only)

For 30 years, Ute Lemper has been celebrated from London’s West End to Broadway for her unparalleled performances, her original compositions and appearances in musicals and plays. She made her name interpreting works by Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, but also Marlene Dietrich, Édith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Léo Ferré, Jacques Prévert and Nino Rota. For her Dresden Music Festival concert, the singer has selected another outstanding programme: in 2021 the great tango master Astor Piazzolla would have celebrated his 100th birthday, and Ute Lemper pays homage to his life’s work. Together with her ensemble, the exceptional singer travels to 1950s Paris, tracing the footsteps of Tango Nuevo in the French capital.

Ute Lemper – Vocals
Víctor Villena – Bandoneon
Cyril Garac – Violin
Vana Gierig – Piano
Remy Yulzari – Bass

  • »Astor Piazzolla meets Ute Lemper«
Ute Lemper

Ute Lemper [Vocals]

  • 11:00
  • Semperoper
  • 65 / 50 / 40 / 30 / 20 / 8 EUR
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La Folia Barockorchester

Sun 29 May

Cellomania 2.0 | Series ORIGINAL SOUND

Altstaedt – Moreau – Wispelwey – La Folia Barockorchester

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Cellomania 2.0 | Series ORIGINAL SOUND

Altstaedt – Moreau – Wispelwey – La Folia Barockorchester

Program booklet one-sided (4.1 MB – in German only)
Program booklet double-sided (8.2 MB – in German only)

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, the second son of the famous baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach, was celebrated during his lifetime as the »great Bach« in the musical centres of Europe, intermittently achieving greater fame than his father. In keeping with his creed »All playing must come from the soul«, the three cello concertos from his pen are masterworks from the age of Sentimentalism, clothing the development from baroque affectations towards an individual tone in a virtuoso palette of sound. In the concert, three celebrated cellists of three generations, Nicolas Altstaedt, Edgar Moreau and Pieter Wispelwey, will each perform one of the works, inviting the audience to a musically inspiring evening within the unadorned beauty of the Annenkirche.

Nicolas Altstaedt – Cello
Edgar Moreau – Cello
Pieter Wispelwey – Cello
La Folia Barockorchester
Robin Peter Müller – Violin and Leader

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Concerto for Cello, Strings and Basso continuo in A-minor Wq 170
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Concerto for Cello, Strings and Basso continuo in B-flat-major Wq 171
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Concerto for Cello, Strings and Basso continuo in A-major Wq 172

»EXPERIENCE4KIDS« for children aged 10 and up: a playful introduction to the concert, followed by attendance at the second half of the concert (meet at 2:45 pm outside the church, tickets: 8 €). Please register by emailing besucherservice@musikfestspiele.com

KINDLY SUPPORTED BY THE PRINTING HOUSE THIEME MEISSEN

Neue Jüdische Kammerphilharmonie Dresden & Michael Hurshell

Sun 29 May

Cellomania 2.0 | Cooperation Concert

Herold – New Jewish Chamber Philharmonic – Hurshell

Keeping the musical heritage of forgotten or persecuted Jewish composers alive is an important part of the mission of…

Cellomania 2.0 | Cooperation Concert

Herold – New Jewish Chamber Philharmonic – Hurshell

Keeping the musical heritage of forgotten or persecuted Jewish composers alive is an important part of the mission of the New Jewish Chamber Philharmonic. The ensemble’s fourth Festival appearance once again gives the audience a glimpse of this special repertoire. Thus, Ernest Bloch composed a sonorous dialogue between a string quartet and an orchestra in his Second Concerto grosso. Weinberg is a composer whose works are experiencing a well-deserved renaissance these days: the concert features not only his Second Symphony, but also his Concertino for Cello and Orchestra. This original version of his Cello Concerto Op. 43 was only rediscovered in 2016 and is performed here by Friederike Herold, one of the most talented junior students ath the SächsischensLandesgymnasium für Musik »Carl Maria von Weber« in Dresden.

Friederike Herold – Cello
New Jewish Chamber Philharmonic Dresden
Michael Hurshell – Conductor

  • Ernest Bloch: Concerto grosso No. 2 B. 84
  • Mieczysław Weinberg: Concertino for Cello and Orchestra Op. 43 bis (original version of the Cello Concerto)
  • Mieczysław Weinberg: Symphony No. 2 Op. 30 for String Orchestra

IN COOPERATION WITH THE NEW JEWISH CHAMBER PHILHARMONIC DRESDEN

Sun 29 May

Cellomania 2.0

B. Skride – Liviabella – Vukčević – Krijgh – L. Skride

Program booklet one-sided (2.6 MB – in German only)Program booklet double-sided (8.2 MB – in German only)The young Dutch…

Cellomania 2.0

B. Skride – Liviabella – Vukčević – Krijgh – L. Skride

Program booklet one-sided (2.6 MB – in German only)
Program booklet double-sided (8.2 MB – in German only)

The young Dutch cellist Harriet Krijgh is celebrated by critics and audiences alike for her songful, expressive playing. Apart from solo appearances around the globe, she is also a passionate chamber musician. For her Cellomania 2.0 concert, she has chosen high-carat musical partners: Baiba and Lauma Skride, Hans Liviabella and Ivan Vukčević. The program of this extraordinary meeting of artistic minds at the Palais im Großen Garten includes two outstanding works of chamber music literature: Dvořák‘s last, and perhaps most personal String Quartet in G-major, and Tchaikovsky’s only Piano Trio, dedicated to his friend Nikolai Rubinstein.

Baiba Skride – Violin
Hans Liviabella – Violin
Ivan Vukčević – Viola
Harriet Krijgh – Cello
Lauma Skride – Piano

  • Antonín Dvořák: String Quartet No. 13 in G-major Op. 106
  • Piotr Tchaikovsky: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in A-minor Op. 50
Thomas Adès

Mon 30 May

Ólafsson – London Philharmonic Orchestra – Adès

Born in London in 1971, the composer and conductor Thomas Adès, whose catalogue of works contains a varied bouquet of…

Ólafsson – London Philharmonic Orchestra – Adès

Born in London in 1971, the composer and conductor Thomas Adès, whose catalogue of works contains a varied bouquet of musical styles and genres, is considered one of the most intriguing personalities on the international music scene today. Now he gives his first major concert in Dresden with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducting not only Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, widely considered a veritable drama of the soul, but also two compositions of his own: the world premiere of a suite inspired by his 2004 opera »The Tempest«, and the seven-part »In Seven Days« for piano and orchestra, a resounding, at times almost overwhelming »creation account«. The soloist of the evening is Víkingur Ólafsson from Iceland, whom the British »Gramophone« magazine has lauded as a »breath-takingly brilliant pianist«.

Víkingur Ólafsson – Piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Thomas Adès – Conductor

  • Thomas Adès: Suite based on the Opera »The Tempest« (world premiere, commissioned by the Dresden Music Festival)
  • Thomas Adès: »In Seven Days« for Piano and Orchestra
  • Piotr Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F-minor Op. 36

6:30 pm Pre-Concert Talk (Kulturpalast, event space of the Central Library 1st Floor)

PRESENTED BY THE OSTSÄCHSISCHE SPARKASSE DRESDEN

  • 19:30
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
  • 95 / 75 / 55 / 30 / 20 EUR
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Motivvariante

Tue 31 May

Cellomania 2.0

Master Course Concert

The new edition of Cellomania would not be complete without its master courses. Three of the most renowned cellists and…

Cellomania 2.0

Master Course Concert

The new edition of Cellomania would not be complete without its master courses. Three of the most renowned cellists and cello teachers, David Geringas, Ivan Monighetti and Miklós Perényi, will once again pass on their unique store of experience to the younger generation. The courses will be open to the public, and interested parties are welcome to look the master cellists and their students over the shoulder at the Music Academy. During the final concert at the Palais im Großen Garten, selected participants will present the musical fruits of this special musical workshop to the Festival audience. At the same time, this event completes this year’s cello festival, which illuminated the cello in all its facets and potentials.

Participants of the Master Courses

The concert program, the concrete dates of the master courses from May 27 to 31 and information on how to register can be found at www.musikfestspiele.com/cellomania2.0

IN COOPERATION WITH THE DRESDEN MUSIC ACADEMY CARL MARIA VON WEBER

KINDLY SUPPORTED BY THE ASSOCIATION OF »FRIENDS OF THE DRESDEN MUSIC FESTIVAL E. V.«

  • 19:30
  • Palais im Großen Garten
  • 25 / 15 EUR
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Sir Simon Rattle & Magdalena Kožená

Tue 31 May

Kožená – Staples – Chamber Orchestra of Europe – Rattle

They are one of the most high-profile musician couples on the international concert podium: conductor Sir Simon Rattle…

Kožená – Staples – Chamber Orchestra of Europe – Rattle

They are one of the most high-profile musician couples on the international concert podium: conductor Sir Simon Rattle and his wife, mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená. In Mahler’s moving late work »Das Lied von der Erde«, which strikes a virtuoso balance between a song cycle and a symphony, this dream team joins the British tenor Andrew Staples and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, founded by Claudio Abbado. While Mahler’s monumental music is audibly marked by the private blows the composer had to endure during the last years of his life, the »Metamorphosen« Strauss composed at the age of 81, whose first sketch, dated 1944, still bore the title »Trauer um München« (»Grief for Munich«), are full of the melancholy of farewells. A concert of moving intensity, performed by an outstanding group of musicians.

Magdalena Kožená – Mezzo-Soprano
Andrew Staples – Tenor
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Sir Simon Rattle – Dirigent

  • Richard Strauss: »Metamorphosen« for 23 Solo Strings TrV 290
  • Gustav Mahler: »Das Lied von der Erde« (»The Song of teh Earth«). Symphony for Contralto, Tenor and Orchestra (arranged for chamber orchestra by Glenn Cortese)

6:30 pm Pre-Concert Talk (Kulturpalast, event space of the Central Library 1st Floor)

Budapest Festival Orchestra & Iván Fischer

Wed 01 Jun

Budapest Festival Orchestra & Iván Fischer

In 2019 the French-born pianist Alexandre Kantorow had his international breakthrough when he won the first prize and…

Budapest Festival Orchestra & Iván Fischer

In 2019 the French-born pianist Alexandre Kantorow had his international breakthrough when he won the first prize and the grand prix at Moscow’s »Tchaikovsky Competition«. Accompanied by the Budapest Festival Orchestra under its charismatic founder and chief conductor Iván Fischer, he now appears in Dresden in Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2, a work the composer himself understood as a »symphonic concerto« in one movement. The Hungarian orchestra will then justify its reputation as one of the leading ensembles in the world in Gustav Mahler’s Fourth Symphony. The latter was written between 1899 and 1901; its final movement includes the magical setting of the »Wunderhorn« poem entitled »Das himmlische Leben«.

Alexandre Kantorow – Piano
Jenő Lisztes – Zimbal
Mirella Hagen – Soprano
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Iván Fischer – Conductor

  • Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 C sharp minor (Version for Orchestra)
  • Franz Liszt: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in A mjor
  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G-major

6:30 pm Pre-Concert Talk (Kulturpalast, event space of the Central Library 1st Floor)

  • 19:30
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
  • 75 / 60 / 45 / 30 / 20 EUR
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Lucienne Renaudin Vary & Thibault Cauvin

Thu 02 Jun

Lucienne Renaudin Vary & Thibault Cauvin

She is the new shooting star of classical music: the French trumpet player Lucienne Renaudin Vary, born in 1999. The…

Lucienne Renaudin Vary & Thibault Cauvin

She is the new shooting star of classical music: the French trumpet player Lucienne Renaudin Vary, born in 1999. The recipient of numerous awards, the musician has already recorded two albums as part of her short career. There and on the concert stage, she builds bridges between her various interests, unwilling to be pigeon-holed by genre categories. Her debut at Schloss Wackerbarth – the Festival’s traditional podium for rising talents – demonstrates this, with works by Astor Piazzolla, Miles Davis, Enrique Granados and others. The repertoire of this recital is as unusual as its combination of instruments: trumpet and guitar. Her compatriot, guitarist Thibault Cauvin, is an equally brilliant and charismatic musician.

Lucienne Renaudin Vary – Trumpet
Thibault Cauvin – Guitar

  • Works by Miles Davis, Enrique Granados, Joe Hisaishi, Justin Hurwitz, Astor Piazzolla, Joaquín Rodrigo et al.

KINDLY SUPPORTED BY SCHLOSS WACKERBARTH

Before the concert, Schloss Wackerbarth offers a three-course menu inspired by the Festival motto, including 0.2 l quality wine produced by Schloss Wackerbarth and a 0.25 l glass of mineral water (41 €). Reservations via booking this concert or via the Dresden Music Festival’s Visitor Services; for further information please call +49 (0)351 - 895 50.

  • 19:30
  • Schloss Wackerbarth
  • 35 EUR
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Yale Schola Cantorum & David Hill

Thu 02 Jun

Yale Schola Cantorum – Juilliard415 – Hill

Multiple dialogues run through this concert by Juilliard415 – the ensemble for historically informed performance…

Yale Schola Cantorum – Juilliard415 – Hill

Multiple dialogues run through this concert by Juilliard415 – the ensemble for historically informed performance practice of the famous Juilliard School in New York – and the legendary Yale University’s vocal formation specialized in 16th and 17th-century music, the Yale Schola Cantorum. Numerous joint projects have illustrated the harmonious cooperation between these musicians. Under David Hill’s baton, they bring a program to Dresden which builds an intriguing bridge between musical epochs. Thus, »In the Beginning« by the American master of modernism, Aaron Copland, is juxtaposed with Haydn’s universal creations.

Yale Schola Cantorum
Juilliard415
David Hill – Conductor

  • Aaron Copland: »In the Beginning«
  • Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 6 in D-major Hob. I:6 »Le Matin«
  • Joseph Haydn: Mass No. 13 in B-flat-major Hob. XXII:13 »Creation Mass«

7 pm Pre-Concert Talk (in the church nave)

  • 20:00
  • Frauenkirche
  • 45 / 35 / 25 / 15 EUR
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Vilde Frang

Fri 03 Jun

Cooperation Concert

Frang – Dresden Philharmonic – Wong

PLEASE NOTE: Kahchun Wong will replasce David Zinman as conductor. The program features works by Shoatakovich and…

Cooperation Concert

Frang – Dresden Philharmonic – Wong

PLEASE NOTE: Kahchun Wong will replasce David Zinman as conductor. The program features works by Shoatakovich and Rachmaninov instead of Elgar's Violin Concerto and Sibelius' Symphony No. 2.

Vilde Frang’s profound musicality and her extraordinary, highly individual artistry have made the Norwegian-born soloist of this promising evening at the Kulturpalast one of the leading young instrumentalists of our times. The program of the concert with the Dresden Philharmonic features not only the Violin Concerto by Shostakovich, dedicated to the legendary David Oistrach, but also Rachmaninoff's Second Symphony, which was written in dresden and premiered in St. Petersburg under the baton of the composer, but also because of its overwhelming final movement. Kahchun Wong, a magician on the conductor’s podium who is originally from Singapore, was the first asian to win the »Gustav Mahler Conductor Competiton« in 2016.

Vilde Frang – Violin
Dresden Philharmonic
Kahchun Wong – Conductor

  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in A minor
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E minor

6:30 pm Pre-Concert Talk (Kulturpalast, event space of the Central Library 1st Floor)

IN COOPERATION WITH THE DRESDEN PHILHARMONIC

  • 19:30
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
  • Ticktes from March 7, 2022
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Fri 03 Jun

Cuban Night: Omar Sosa & Yilian Cañizares

Dresden’s Schauspielhaus opens its curtains to two outstanding musicians from Cuba: Omar Sosa, the Afro-Cuban pianist…

Cuban Night: Omar Sosa & Yilian Cañizares

Dresden’s Schauspielhaus opens its curtains to two outstanding musicians from Cuba: Omar Sosa, the Afro-Cuban pianist now living in Barcelona, winner of an »ECHO JAZZ« award, stands for spellbinding world jazz. His compatriot Yilian Cañizares combines jazz, classical music and Cuban rhythms in an individual mix, making her one of the most dazzling contemporary artists around. Their joint album »Aguas« documents the musical friendship between Sosa and Cañizares in poetic and emotional songs. In a trio with the percussionist Gustavo Ovalles, they explore the roots and traditions of their homeland and interpret these in a new, riveting manner.

Omar Sosa – Piano
Yilian Cañizares – Violin and Vocals
Gustavo Ovalles – Percussion

  • 20:00
  • Schauspielhaus
  • 35 / 25 / 15 / 10 EUR
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Kamaal Williams

Fri 03 Jun

Classical Beats: Kamaal Williams

The second concert in the series »Classical Beats« invites the listener to dive into the »London sound« that has…

Classical Beats: Kamaal Williams

The second concert in the series »Classical Beats« invites the listener to dive into the »London sound« that has provided creative impulses to many artists. Kamaal Williams, born in London’s borough of Peckham in 1989, is one of the most exciting and innovative protagonists of the young British jazz scene. He performs at the Reithalle in Dresden, demonstrating how he has left behind the beaten path, forging into Electro and club culture and lending his scene a new drive. The result is a highly individual fusion combining jazz sounds with funk, R&B and Hip-Hop – a sound Williams has perfected on his second solo album, »Wu Hen«. His music is rousing and atmospheric, balancing contrasting tensions in riveting harmonic unity.

Kamaal Williams – Keys

  • London Sounds: »Wu Funk«
Kamaal Williams

Kamaal Williams [Keys]

  • 21:00
  • Reithalle Dresden – Strasse E®
  • 30 EUR
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Klingende Stadt

Sat 04 Jun

Musical City

The Dresden Music Festival’s great join-in project unites more than 50 music- and dance-loving ensembles and over 1,000…

Musical City

The Dresden Music Festival’s great join-in project unites more than 50 music- and dance-loving ensembles and over 1,000 participants, all eager to demonstrate Dresden’s musical potential. Twice postponed due to the coronavirus, its fifth edition takes place in 2022! »All of Dresden should resound on this day, and anyone can join in, carrying the city’s sound into the world and sending a message of peace and understanding,« says Intendant Jan Vogler. In 2022, professional and amateur musicians and dancers are warmly invited to participate in »The City Resounds«, presenting their own programs at various performance venues.

Ensembles, Orchestras, Choruses, Bands, Musicians and Dancers of all Styles

The Dresden Music Festival’s Great Join-In Project

Open-Air Concert

To participate, please register via email by April 1, 2022, emailing the form on our website (www.musikfestspiele.com/klingedestadt) to klingendestadt@musikfestspiele.com or fax it to + 49 (0)351 - 478 56 23.

  • 15:00
  • Everywhere in Dresden
  • Free Admission
Dresden singt & musiziert

Sat 04 Jun

Dresden Sings & Makes Music

Having taken place repeatedly at the foot of the rebuilt Frauenkirche, a place symbolizing peace and understanding like…

Dresden Sings & Makes Music

Having taken place repeatedly at the foot of the rebuilt Frauenkirche, a place symbolizing peace and understanding like none other, »Dresden Sings & Makes Music« is inspired once again in 2022 by the spirit of the venerable house of God. Various choruses will offer a colourful, broad range of vocal music from several centuries, inviting the audience to sing along as well. You may be surprised what the year 2022 holds in terms of favourite folk songs, popular opera and operetta arias and rousing gospels! »Where people sing, there make your home« – this famous motto of Johann Gottfried Seume once again applies on Neumarkt on June 4!

Choruses and Musicians from Dresden

Open-Air Concert

  • 18:00
  • Neumarkt
  • Free Admission

Sat 04 Jun

Vienna Philharmonic & Andris Nelsons

Dvořák composed his Sixth Symphony at the suggestion of conductor Hans Richter for the Vienna Philharmonic in 1880. It…

Vienna Philharmonic & Andris Nelsons

Dvořák composed his Sixth Symphony at the suggestion of conductor Hans Richter for the Vienna Philharmonic in 1880. It is his first work in which he pays notable homage to the folkloristic, Bohemian tone of his homeland. This is a home run, to so speak, for the renowned and venerable orchestra from Austria, which brings a myriad of sound colours to the Kulturpalast with Andris Nelsons, one of the outstanding conductors of our time. During the first half of the concert, Sofia Gubaidulina’s »Fairytale Poem« of 1971 offers a fascinating parable of human imagination and dreams. »Be yourself,« Dmitri Shostakovich once encouraged Gubaidulina when she was still a young composer – an attitude also reflected incomparably in his own Symphony No. 9.

Vienna Philharmonic
Andris Nelsons – Conductor

  • Sofia Gubaidulina: »Fairytale Poem« for Orchestra
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9 in E-flat-major Op. 70
  • Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 6 in D-major Op. 60

6:30 pm Pre-Concert Talk (Kulturpalast, event space of the Central Library, 1st Floor)

  • 19:30
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
  • 125 / 95 / 75 / 45 / 20 / 145 EUR
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Dresdner Kreuzchor

Sun 05 Jun

Serenade on the Green

The Pillnitz Palace and Park are not just an architectural, but also a botanical jewel. Amidst this picturesque setting,…

Serenade on the Green

The Pillnitz Palace and Park are not just an architectural, but also a botanical jewel. Amidst this picturesque setting, the Festival presents the popular Serenade on the Green every year, in which the young choristers of the Kreuzchor, that Dresden institution now more than 800 years old, offer a broad array of classical melodies, familiar folk tunes and contemporary arrangements. This afternoon serenade offered by the highly musical boys under an open sky never fails to enchant and is among the Festival audience’s absolute favourites.

Dresdner Kreuzchor
Roderich Kreile – Conductor

Open-Air Concert

Dresden Kreuzchor

  • 17:00
  • Schloss Pillnitz
  • Tickets available starting at 3 pm at the box office in Pillnitz (no advance sales)
Apollo5

Sun 05 Jun

Apollo5

Its diverse repertoire – ranging from classical to jazz and pop arrangements – has made the British vocal ensemble…

Apollo5

Its diverse repertoire – ranging from classical to jazz and pop arrangements – has made the British vocal ensemble Apollo5 a welcome guest at numerous concert halls and festivals in Europe and overseas. In 2015 the five singers’ first CD came out: »With a Song in My Heart«. With their latest album, released in February 2021, »Where All Roses Go«, they now introduce themselves to the Dresden audience. In its singing, the British vocal ensemble traces the contradictory strains of human existence: life and loss, beauty and mortality. The program unites a broad mix of choral music from 500 years and varied styles. With its signature mix of freshness, empathy and optimism, Apollo5 offers a musical tonic for uncertain times. Let yourself be enchanted!

Apollo5:
Penelope Appleyard – Soprano
Clare Stewart – Soprano
Jacob Ewens – Tenor
Oliver Martin-Smith – Tenor
Greg Link – Bass

»Where All Roses Go«

  • Works by William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, John Lennon, Thomas Morley, Robert Schumann, Eric Whitacre et al.
Apollo5

Apollo5

  • 19:30
  • Annenkirche
  • 35 / 25 / 15 EUR
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Sun 05 Jun

Brein, Schmid and Gansch

Georg Breinschmid is one of Austria’s leading jazz musicians on the international parquet and one of the outstanding…

Brein, Schmid and Gansch

Georg Breinschmid is one of Austria’s leading jazz musicians on the international parquet and one of the outstanding double bass players of our times. Benjamin Schmid won the Mozart Award, the Beethoven Award and the Audience Award at the Carl Flesch Competition in London in 1992. Ever since, the violinist has been a mainstay on the world’s most important stages, appearing with leading orchestras. Thomas Gansch is not only one of the most versatile trumpet players of his generation, but also a dyed-in-the-wool entertainer. This unusual trio unites top musicians with more than a hint of an Austrian touch: overendowed with virtuosity, they make profound and authentic music in this formation, alternating between classical sound ideals, jazzy grooves and a lot of original material of their own. Extreme, extraordinary chamber music!

Georg Breinschmid – Double Bass and Vocals
Benjamin Schmid – Violin
Thomas Gansch – Trumpet and Vocals

Open-Air Concert

Brein, Schmid und Gansch

Brein, Schmid und Gansch

  • 19:30
  • Parktheater im Großen Garten
  • 35 EUR
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Mon 06 Jun

Amalie of Saxony: »Elvira«

The fact that Amalia of Saxony dedicated her life to the arts was not a matter of course for a woman of the 19th…

Amalie of Saxony: »Elvira«

The fact that Amalia of Saxony dedicated her life to the arts was not a matter of course for a woman of the 19th century. In addition to plays and librettos, the Princess of Saxony created twelve evening-length operas. Belatedly commemorating the 150th anniversary of her death, which would have fallen in 2020, the Dresdner Kapellsolisten under Helmut Branny perform her opera »Elvira«, thematically inspired by Mozart’s »Die Entführung aus dem Serail«. Both text and music are infused with hot-tempered Italian flair, notable in the masterful treatment of the vocal lines and orchestration. Amalia’s teacher, Carl Maria von Weber, noted enthusiastically: »At Princess Amalia’s in the evening. Heard her opera Elvira. Good beyond my expectations.« Particularly enjoyable listening, not just for opera fans!

Romy Petrick – Soprano (Barberina)
Stephanie Atanasov – Mezzo-Soprano (Elvira)
Carlos Moreno Pelizari – Tenor (Fernando)
Falk Hoffmann – Tenor (Prince Muley)
Carl Thiemt – Bass (Ali)
Clemens Heidrich – Bass (Pedrillo)
Dresdner Kapellsolisten
Helmut Branny – Conductor

  • Amalia of Saxony: »Elvira«. Opera in Two Acts (Concert Performance)

10 am Pre-Concert Talk

Martin Grubinger

Mon 06 Jun

Martin Grubinger & The Percussive Planet Ensemble

Spectacular and breath-taking – these words optimally describe the nimble hands of the world’s best multi-percussionist.…

Martin Grubinger & The Percussive Planet Ensemble

Spectacular and breath-taking – these words optimally describe the nimble hands of the world’s best multi-percussionist. Martin Grubinger is a phenomenon, a man whose art enraptures and amazes audiences. With two drumsticks, he might reach levels of 1,120 beats per minute. Like no other performer, Grubinger has turned the spotlight on percussion as a solo instrument within the classical music business, significantly expanding the repertoire for his instrument by giving world premieres written especially for him. At the Kulturpalast, this unique performer and his Percussive Planet Ensemble demonstrate once again the intriguing landscapes of sounds that can be created with sticks, mallets and hands.

Martin Grubinger – Percussion

The Percussive Planet Ensemble:
Valentin Vötterl, Jürgen Leitner, Slavik Stakhov, Richard Putz – Percussion

Per Rundberg – Piano

  • Works by Peter Eötvös, Martin Grubinger, Fazıl Say et al.
  • 19:30
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
  • 75 / 60 / 45 / 30 / 20 EUR
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Felix Räuber

Tue 07 Jun

Felix Räuber: What does home sound like?

During a comprehensive three-year acoustic treasure hunt, Felix Räuber, the Polarkreis-18 frontman, composer and artist,…

Felix Räuber: What does home sound like?

During a comprehensive three-year acoustic treasure hunt, Felix Räuber, the Polarkreis-18 frontman, composer and artist, has collected musical motifs, sounds, melodies and songs of his Saxon homeland. All of these have resulted in a unique musical »total work of art«, ranging from the chants of the Sorbian Easter Riders to noises found in mining tunnels in the Erzgebirge mountains. This very personal »soundtrack of home« can now be experienced as a fascinating symphonic adventure at the Kulturpalast. In a multi-media performance – a fusion of concert, film and reportage – Räuber and his musical guests, including »Die Bergfinken«, the oldest mountaineering chorus in Germany, take the audience on a profound expedition, merging the music of the more than 23 years of his musical career with the sounds of encounters with ten different cultural regions.

Felix Räuber – Vocals, Composition/Arrangement and Artistic Direction
Anna-Marlene Bicking – Piano, Composition/Arrangement and Artistic Direction
Florian Schack – Percussion
Daniel Wessela – Soloist and Cantor
Sorbian Choir »Lilija«
Bergsteigerchor »Die Bergfinken«
Forest Roots
Lidia Valenta – Singer-Songwriter
Junges Ensemble Dresden
Jurgita Česonytė – Chorusmaster

mondëna quartet:
Shir-Ran Yinon – Violin
Sofia Beno – Violin
Marie Schutrak – Viola
Julia Panzer – Cello

Film:
Markus Weinberg – Director
Hans Bauer – Camera
Steffi Rostoski – Production
Marc Oliver Rühle – Author and Editor

  • »Symphony of Cultures« (World Premiere)

PRESENTED BY THE OSTSÄCHSISCHE SPARKASSE DRESDEN

Katia & Marielle Labèque

Tue 07 Jun

Katia & Marielle Labèque

»Les enfants terribles« for two pianos is a new chapter in the special relationship between the legendary composer…

Katia & Marielle Labèque

»Les enfants terribles« for two pianos is a new chapter in the special relationship between the legendary composer Philip Glass and the pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque. The piece can be considered the sequel of Glass’ Double Concerto for Piano, which he wrote for the two sisters in 2015. This is flanked by the world premiere of a new work by the Japanese-Peruvian composer Pauchi Sasaki, whom Glass mentored as part of the »Rolex Mentor and Master Student Initiative«. This premiere will be performed by the twin sisters Clara and Marie Becker, a rising young piano duo. Before these two works of contemporary voices, Claude Debussy’s »Six épigraphes antiques« and Franz Schubert’s Fantasy in F-minor, both for four-hand piano, are heard – music by the avant-garde of the romantic era.

Katia Labèque, Marielle Labèque – Piano

Clara Becker, Marie Becker – Piano

Celebrating Philip Glass on his 85th Birthday

  • Claude Debussy: »Six épigraphes antiques« for Two Pianos
  • Franz Schubert: Fantasy in F-minor for Four-Hand Piano Op. post. 103 D 940
  • Pauchi Sasaki: World Premiere of a Commissioned Work for Two Pianos
  • Philip Glass: »Les enfants terribles«. Suite for Four-Hand Piano (arranged by Michael Riesman)

IN COOPERATION WITH HELLERAU – EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR THE ARTS

KINDLY SUPPORTED BY THE KATIA AND MARIELLE LABÈQUE FOUNDATION AND MOMENTUM FROM BARBARA HANNIGAN

  • 19:30
  • Festspielhaus Hellerau
  • 40 / 25 EUR
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Jamie Cullum

Tue 07 Jun

Cancelled.

Jamie Cullum at the Gläserne Manufaktur

Jamie Cullum, internationally successful singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, is known for his musical…

Cancelled.

Jamie Cullum at the Gläserne Manufaktur

Jamie Cullum, internationally successful singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, is known for his musical experimentation in live concerts and not least as the host of an award-winning jazz radio show, which he presents weekly on the BBC. By incorporating pop and rock elements, Cullum has succeeded in opening up jazz to new audiences for almost two decades.
The event is another high point in the successful cooperation between Volkswagen AG and the Dresden Music Festival, whose high-carat artistic collaboration has been reflected in various projects – including appearances by stars such as Bill Murray and Gregory Porter as well as spectacular classical programmes, for example the New York Philharmonic performing Magnus Lindberg’s »Kraft« or a performance of Bernstein’s »A Quiet Place« by the Ensemble Modern under Kent Nagano’s baton.

PRESENTED BY VOLKSWAGEN

Jamie Cullum

Jamie Cullum [Singer]

  • 20:00
  • Gläserne Manufaktur von Volkswagen
  • Cancelled.
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Donna Leon

Tue 07 Jun

Reihe ORIGINALKLANG

Donna Leon: »Handel’s Bestiary«

The American mystery writer Donna Leon, world-famous for her series about Commissario Brunetti, has another passion…

Reihe ORIGINALKLANG

Donna Leon: »Handel’s Bestiary«

The American mystery writer Donna Leon, world-famous for her series about Commissario Brunetti, has another passion besides writing: the music of George Frideric Handel. Listening to his operas, she has come across all kinds of animals, which she introduces alongside her favourite arias in twelve spirited essays in her book »Handel’s Bestiary. In Search of Animals in Handel’s Operas«. An eloquent expert of medieval bestiaries and antique texts, she traces multiple animal symbolisms which fired Handel’s musical imagination. Whether frogs, serpents, lions or elephants – discoveries await when the author joins actress Annett Renneberg, who plays Signorina Elettra in the German Brunetti film adaptations, the baroque ensemble Il Pomo d’Oro and singers Inga Kalna and Ann Hallenberg on an expedition into the resounding world of animals.

Donna Leon – Author and Narrator
Annett Renneberg – Narrator
Inga Kalna – Soprano
Ann Hallenberg – Mezzo-Soprano
Il Pomo d’Oro

  • »In Search of Animals in Handel’s Operas. Musical Reading

»EXPERIENCE«: Artist conversation with Donna Leon (7 pm, Salon at the Schauspielhaus). Please register by emailing besucherservice@musikfestspiele.com

IN COOPERATION WITH THE HANDEL FESTIVAL HALLE

KINDLY SUPPORTED BY THE SPARKASSEN-VERSICHERUNG SACHSEN

Pavel Haas Quartet

Wed 08 Jun

Pavel Haas Quartet & Boris Giltburg

One of the »most exciting string quartets in the world« (»Gramophone«), the Pavel Haas Quartet, winner of five…

Pavel Haas Quartet & Boris Giltburg

One of the »most exciting string quartets in the world« (»Gramophone«), the Pavel Haas Quartet, winner of five Gramophone Awards and numerous other awards, is one of the leading ensembles of its kind. The evening begins with Schubert’s last Quartet in G-major, not only one of his most progressive and innovative contributions to the genre, but also a chamber music work of almost symphonic dimensions. The following mellifluous Piano Quintet in A-major from Dvořák’s pen takes place with high-carat pianistic support from Boris Giltburg. Here the musicians can unfold the much-praised warm and songful string sound of their Czech homeland.

Pavel Haas Quartet:
Veronika Jarůšková – Violin
Marek Zwiebel – Violin
Luosha Fang – Viola
Peter Jarůšek – Cello

Boris Giltburg – Piano

  • Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G-major Op. post. 161 D 887
  • Antonín Dvořák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A-major Op. 81
  • 19:30
  • Palais im Großen Garten
  • 45 / 35 / 20 EUR
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Dresdner Barockorchester

Wed 08 Jun

Cooperation Concert | Series ORIGINAL SOUND

Dresdner Barockorchester

2022 marks the 300-year anniversary of Johann Adolph Hasse’s journey to Naples. There, »Il Sassone« (»the Saxon«)…

Cooperation Concert | Series ORIGINAL SOUND

Dresdner Barockorchester

2022 marks the 300-year anniversary of Johann Adolph Hasse’s journey to Naples. There, »Il Sassone« (»the Saxon«) blossomed as a composer. Leonardo Leo is considered one of the exceptional masters of the Neapolitan School; some of his works will also be heard at the church in Loschwitz. After Leo’s death, Nicola Porpora, another resident of Naples, unsuccessfully tried to be appointed conductor of the Royal Orchestra, whereupon he moved to Dresden, where he got into serious competition with Hasse, who had become »Kapellmeister to the King of Poland and Elector of Saxony« in the meantime. Another featured composer and representative of Neapolitan composition is Alessandro Scarlatti, of whom we know that he taught not only his son Domenico, but also Hasse.

Dresdner Barockorchester
Margret Baumgartl – Violin and Leader

»Il Sassone«

  • Works by Johann Adolph Hasse, Leonardo Leo, Nicola Porpora und Alessandro Scarlatti

6 pm Guided Tour of the church. Admission with concert ticket only.

IN COOPERATION WITH DRESDNER HOFMUSIK

  • 19:30
  • Loschwitzer Kirche
  • 29,50 EUR
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Jamie Cullum

Wed 08 Jun

Jamie Cullum

A jazz artist with pop star status: Jamie Cullum is a phenomenon. For 20 years, the lively Brit – originally scheduled…

Jamie Cullum

A jazz artist with pop star status: Jamie Cullum is a phenomenon. For 20 years, the lively Brit – originally scheduled to perform in Dresden in 2020 – has been one of the British Isles’ most successful musicians, with more than ten million sold albums, a Grammy, two Golden Globes and three Brit Awards as well as a popular show on BBC’s Radio 2 to his name. Genre boundaries matter little to the exceptional artist, who has been called »Sinatra in Sneakers« and draws his inspiration from jazz, rock and pop. Cullum, however, has mastered not only the entire spectrum of musical genres, but is also a gifted entertainer and showman, commanding infectious energy, wit, profundity and, first and foremost, great music!

Jamie Cullum – Vocals and Piano
Band


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Jamie Cullum

Jamie Cullum [Singer]

  • 20:00
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
  • 95 / 75 / 55 / 35 / 20 EUR
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Thu 09 Jun

Piano Recital Martin James Bartlett

The British pianist Martin James Bartlett was born in London. He began playing the piano at the age of six. From 2014…

Piano Recital Martin James Bartlett

The British pianist Martin James Bartlett was born in London. He began playing the piano at the age of six. From 2014 onwards he studied with Vanessa Latarche at the Royal College of Music and was named »BBC Young Musician of the Year« in the piano category. This was followed by soloist engagements with leading British orchestras and various successful concerts in Europe and overseas. Since 2019 Bartlett has had an exclusive recording contract with Warner Classics, which released his debut album »Love and Death« that same year. At Schloss Wackerbarth, which once again opens its doors to promising young artists this season, Bartlett will offer the audience a program spanning Wagner and Liszt, Russia and America.

Martin James Bartlett – Piano

  • Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp-major Op. 30
  • Richard Wagner/Franz Liszt: »Isoldens Liebestod« from »Tristan und Isolde« (arranged for piano)
  • Works by Sergei Rachmaninoff and George Gershwin

KINDLY SUPPORTED BY SCHLOSS WACKERBARTH

Before the concert, Schloss Wackerbarth offers a three-course menu inspired by the Festival motto, including 0.2 l quality wine produced by Schloss Wackerbarth and a 0.25 l glass of mineral water (41 €). Reservations via booking this concert or via the Dresden Music Festival’s Visitor Services; for further information please call +49 (0)351 - 895 50.

Martin James Bartlett

Martin James Bartlett [Piano]

  • 19:30
  • Schloss Wackerbarth
  • 35 EUR
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Angélique Kidjo & Alexandre Tharaud

Thu 09 Jun

Angélique Kidjo & Alexandre Tharaud

During the 25 years of his career, Alexandre Tharaud has established a distinctive profile in the world of classical…

Angélique Kidjo & Alexandre Tharaud

During the 25 years of his career, Alexandre Tharaud has established a distinctive profile in the world of classical music and is considered one of the leading ambassadors of French pianism today. His extraordinary discography includes more than 25 solo albums, many of them award-winning. The breadth of his artistic outlook is reflected by his frequent collaborations with theatre directors and filmmakers, dancers, choreographers, writers and musicians of very different genres. At the Dresden Music Festival, he appears together with the sing-songwriter and multiple »Grammy« winner Angélique Kidjo, who hails from Benin and France. Together they dedicate themselves to French chanson and its evergreen enchantment, with works by Barbara, Brassens, Brel, Gainsbourg and Piaf and many others.

Angélique Kidjo – Vocals
Alexandre Tharaud – Piano
Vincent Huguet – Setting

»Les mots d’amour«

  • Chansons by Josephine Baker, Barbara, Georges Brassens, Jacques Brel, Serge Gainsbourg, Édith Piaf et al.
Juilliard String Quartet

Fri 10 Jun

Juilliard String Quartet

Founded in 1947, the Juilliard String Quartet is one of the leading string quartets on the international scene – in a…

Juilliard String Quartet

Founded in 1947, the Juilliard String Quartet is one of the leading string quartets on the international scene – in a very positive sense, it can be considered an institution itself. Its current members continue to delight audiences worldwide, performing to the highest standards. Another perennial favourite is the »American String Quartet« by Dvořák, the designated final piece at the Annenkirche concert, a work often considered the composer’s »Pastorale« given its key and the opulent soundscapes it evokes. The night is conjured in the previous piece, the only string quartet by Dutilleux, commissioned by the Juilliard String Quartet in 1976. The evening begins with Mendelssohn’s Opus 80, written in 1847 in the Swiss mountains after the death of Mendelssohn’s sister, when the composer was in a dark, perturbed mood – he himself was to die shortly thereafter.

Juilliard String Quartet:
Areta Zhulla – Violin
Ronald Copes – Violin
Molly Carr – Viola
Astrid Schween – Cello

  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: String Quartet in F-minor Op. 80
  • Henri Dutilleux: »Ainsi la nuit«
  • Antonín Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12 in F-major Op. 96 «American«
Juilliard String Quartet

Juilliard String Quartet

  • 18:00
  • Annenkirche
  • 55 / 45 / 20 EUR
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Dresdner Festspielorchester

Fri 10 Jun

Series ORIGINAL SOUND

Final Concert: Dresden Festival Orchestra & David Robertson

The Dresden Festival Orchestra is led by an American conductor celebrated for his versatility and innovative programs:…

Series ORIGINAL SOUND

Final Concert: Dresden Festival Orchestra & David Robertson

The Dresden Festival Orchestra is led by an American conductor celebrated for his versatility and innovative programs: David Robertson. This artistic encounter promises novel impulses, especially when the repertoire at hand consists of two ground-breaking compositions by Beethoven. The Choral Fantasy Op. 80 was written for one of Beethoven’s large-scale »academy« performances, with the piano part performed by the conductor in free improvisation. In this concert, Martin Helmchen, one of the top pianists of the younger generation, will take on this part on a historical grand piano. Presented on original instruments, the legendary Ninth Symphony allows this festival edition to end on a high note of jubilation: with the »Ode to Joy«, performed by a first-rate collective of singers.

Aleksandra Kurzak – Soprano
Tanja Ariane Baumgartner – Alto
Christian Elsner – Tenor
René Pape – Bass
Martin Helmchen – Piano
Dresdner Kammerchor (Choirmaster: Tobias Mäthger)
Dresden Festival Orchestra
David Robertson – Conductor

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Fantasy for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C-minor Op. 80
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D-minor Op. 125

6:30 Pre-Concert Talk (Kulturpalast, event space of the Central Library, 1st Floor)

KINDLY SUPPORTED BY THE ASSOCIATION OF »FRIENDS OF THE DRESDEN MUSIC FESTIVAL E. V.«

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