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Program

Sat 12 Dec

Palace Concert

Festive Christmas Concert: Jan Vogler & Dresden Festival Orchestra

Please note: Due to the current situation the concert will take place without audience and will be broadcast live at www…

Palace Concert

Festive Christmas Concert: Jan Vogler & Dresden Festival Orchestra

Please note: Due to the current situation the concert will take place without audience and will be broadcast live at www.dreamstage.live. The concert at 5 PM is cancelled.

The Dresden Festival Orchestra’s Christmas concert takes listeners on a journey to the fascinating baroque era. Tracing musical paths between Dresden and Italy, the musicians have discovered tuneful works by Hasse, Porpora and Vivaldi. Hasse was court kapellmeister for 30 years in Dresden, having studied previously with the legendary Porpora in Naples. Pisendel, the court orchestra’s celebrated concertmaster, on the other hand, was a close friend of Vivaldi, who dedicated some of his works to him. The soloist on this festive occasion is cellist Jan Vogler, who joins the orchestra, which plays on historical instruments, and its concertmaster Chouchane Siranossian in inviting you to a splendid feast for the ears.

Jan Vogler – Cello
Dresden Festival Orchestra
Chouchane Siranossian – Concertmaster

From Italy to Saxony

  • Johann Adolph Hasse: Overture from the Opera »Artaserse« (Sinfonia, Dresden version from 1740)
  • Johann Adolph Hasse: Concerto for Cello, Strings and Basso continuo in D major
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Flautino, Strings and Basso continuo in C major RV 443
  • Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Violin, Cello, Strings and Basso continuo in B flat major RV 547
  • Johann David Heinichen: Serenata di Moritzburg for 2 Oboes, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns, Strings, Lute and Basso continuo F-Dur Seibel 204
  • Nicola Antonio Porpora: Concerto for Cello, Strings and Basso continuo in G major
  • Johann Friedrich Fasch:  Concerto for two Oboes, Bassoon, Strings and Basso continuo in D major FaWV L:D14   
  • 20:00
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
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Tue 02 Mar

Palace Concert

Matsuev – Orchestre symphonique de Montréal – Nagano

Even if the 2019/20 season was his final one as chief conductor of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Kent Nagano…

Palace Concert

Matsuev – Orchestre symphonique de Montréal – Nagano

Even if the 2019/20 season was his final one as chief conductor of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Kent Nagano maintains close ties with Canada’s leading orchestra. The audience at Dresden’s Kulturpalast may look forward to a diverse programme offered by this extraordinary musical liaison. The evening begins with Charles Ives’ fascinating portrait of Central Park at night dated 1906, followed by Brahms’ famous Piano Concerto in B-flat-major as interpreted masterfully by the celebrated Russian piano virtuoso Denis Matsuev. Camille Saint-Saëns said about his opulent »Organ Symphony«: »In this work, I gave everything I was able to give«. Not only does it conclude this special concert experience, but also the current season of »Palace Concerts«.

Denis Matsuev – Piano
Olivier Latry – Organ
Orchestre symphonique de Montréal
Kent Nagano – Conductor

  • Charles Ives: »Central Park in the Dark«
  • Johannes Brahms : Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in B flat major Op. 83
  • Camille Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3 in C minor Op. 78 »Organ Symphony«
  • 19:30
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
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Fri 14 May

Opening Concert: Vogler – Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra – van Zweden

As part of the festive opening concert, eastern and western traditions engage in a resounding dialogue. The Hong Kong…

Opening Concert: Vogler – Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra – van Zweden

As part of the festive opening concert, eastern and western traditions engage in a resounding dialogue. The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra under its chief conductor Jaap van Zweden is the first Asian ensemble to perform during the Festival’s opening concert. The orchestra delves into the soundscape of its homeland in Alvin Lok-hei Tam’s »A Madman’s Diary«. Similarly, Dvořák’s opulent Cello Concerto was also inspired by the musical riches of his homeland, giving us one of the most beautiful contributions to the genre. And finally, in Beethoven’s legendary »Symphony of Fate«, the musicians can unfold the full range of colours of their orchestral palette.

Jan Vogler – Cello
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
Jaap van Zweden – Conductor

  • Alvin Lok-hei Tam: »A Madman’s Diary«
  • Antonín Dvořák: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor Op. 104
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67 
6:30 PM PRE-CONCERT TALK (KULTURPALAST, EVENT SPACE OF THE CENTRAL LIBRARY, 1st Floor)

Opening Concert of the Festival of the State Capital of Dresden

  • 19:30
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
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LSO, Sir Simon Rattle

Sat 15 May

London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Simon Rattle

Sir Simon Rattle is one of the most high-profile conductors of our times. From 2002 to 2018 he was artistic director and…

London Symphony Orchestra & Sir Simon Rattle

Sir Simon Rattle is one of the most high-profile conductors of our times. From 2002 to 2018 he was artistic director and chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic; three years ago he returned to his homeland to take the renowned London Symphony Orchestra to new heights. The orchestra was founded in 1904, the first independent and self-administered orchestra in England, and its outstanding artistic reputation makes it one of the most important musical ambassadors for Great Britain to this day. With Mahler’s Sixth Symphony, known as the »Tragic«, the LSO and its charismatic music director make their debut at the acoustically brilliant concert hall of Dresden’s Kulturpalast. There, the work’s gigantic instrumentation is sure to make a special impression.

London Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor

  • Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 6 in A minor »Tragic«
5 PM PRE-CONCERT TALK (KULTURPALAST, EVENT SPACE OF THE CENTRAL LIBRARY, 1st Floor)

Kindly supported by the Sparkassen-Versicherung Sachsen

  • 18:00
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
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Emanuel Ax

Sat 15 May

Piano Recital Emanuel Ax

This recital at the Palais im Großen Garten benefits not only from the fact that Emanuel Ax is one of the greatest…

Piano Recital Emanuel Ax

This recital at the Palais im Großen Garten benefits not only from the fact that Emanuel Ax is one of the greatest classical piano performers in the world, but the venue is also as atmospheric as its acoustics are brilliant and ideally suited to this environment. Frédéric Chopin’s works place the utmost demands on any virtuoso, which has made them core pianistic repertoire. When Emanuel Ax approaches these multi-faceted sound palettes in his mature, sensitive manner, an impressive concert experience is guaranteed.

Emanuel Ax – Piano

  • Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major Op. 61
  • Frédéric Chopin: Mazurkas in A minor Op. 59/1, in C major Op. 56/2 and in C minor Op. 56/3
  • Frédéric Chopin: Nocturnes No. 17 in B major Op. 62/1 and No. 18 in E major Op. 62/2
  • Frédéric Chopin: Barcarolle in F sharp major Op. 60
  • Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo No. 4 in E major Op. 54
  • Frédéric Chopin: Berceuse in D flat Major Op. 57
  • Frédéric Chopin: Sonata for Piano No. 3 in B minor Op. 58
Emanuel Ax

Emanuel Ax [Piano]

  • 19:30
  • Palais im Großen Garten
  • 55 / 45 / 20 EUR
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Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest

Sun 16 May

Mattei – Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest – Luisi

Fabio Luisi is an artist with close ties to the City of Dresden. From 2007 to 2010, the Italian artist was chief…

Mattei – Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest – Luisi

Fabio Luisi is an artist with close ties to the City of Dresden. From 2007 to 2010, the Italian artist was chief conductor of the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden; since then, he has led all the world’s leading orchestras. Now he returns with one of the world’s truly outstanding ensembles: the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra – a dream team which transforms the multi-layered structures of Mahler’s compositions into a unique listening experience. The instrumentalists are joined for Mahler’s »Kindertotenlieder« by the celebrated Swedish baritone Peter Mattei as the soloist. In the second half of the concert, the much-lauded velveteen string and golden brass sound of Amsterdam’s elite orchestra will shine forth in Gustav Mahler’s Fifth Symphony.

Peter Mattei – Baritone
Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
Fabio Luisi – Conductor

  • Rick van Veldhuizen: »Mais le corps taché d’ombres«
  • Gustav Mahler: »Kindertotenlieder«
  • Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor
2 PM PRE-CONCERT TALK (KULTURPALAST, EVENT SPACE OF THE CENTRAL LIBRARY, 1st Floor)
  • 15:00
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
  • 95 / 75 / 55 / 35 / 20 EUR
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Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann

Sun 16 May

Cooperation Concert

Richard Strauss: »Capriccio«

»Capriccio«, subtitled »A Conversation Piece for Music« and premiered in Munich in 1942, became the final exclamation…

Cooperation Concert

Richard Strauss: »Capriccio«

»Capriccio«, subtitled »A Conversation Piece for Music« and premiered in Munich in 1942, became the final exclamation mark in Richard Strauss’ oeuvre and his last opera, demonstrating his insistence on the autonomy of the arts, even in times of world wars. At a rococo palace near Paris, the poet Olivier, the composer Flamand and Countess Madeleine are not only trying to define their erotic relationships, but also the question – so fundamental to the history of the genre – of what is more important in opera: music or words? Richard Strauss’ thoughts on the matter are exquisite and full of cross-references – perfectly staged by a first-rate ensemble of singers and the Staatskapelle Dresden under Christian Thielemann’s baton.

Krassimira Stoyanova – Soprano (Countess)
Christa Mayer – Mezzo­-Soprano (Actress Clairon)
Daniel Behle – Tenor (Flamand)
Christoph Pohl – Baritone (Count)
Nikolay Borchev – Baritone (Olivier)
Gentlemen of the Saxonian State Opera Chorus Dresden
Staatskapelle Dresden
Christian Thielemann – Conductor
Jens-Daniel Herzog – Director

  • Richard Strauss: »Capriccio« Op. 85. A Conversation Piece for Music in one Act

In cooperation with the Semperoper Dresden

Jakub Hrůša

Sun 16 May

Ax – Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra – Hrůša

In his second Festival appearance this year, Emanuel Ax takes the stage of the Kulturpalast, accompanied by the Bavarian…

Ax – Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra – Hrůša

In his second Festival appearance this year, Emanuel Ax takes the stage of the Kulturpalast, accompanied by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Jakub Hrůša. The chief conductor of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra has made a name for himself worldwide during recent years and joins the exceptional pianist and world-class orchestra from Munich in performing two great composers: Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 is a mature work, a dialogue in which orchestra and soloist pass the ball between them with bravura. Another special work is Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 1, first performed in 1876, on which the composer worked over a period of 14 years and with which he led the genre of the symphony out from Beethoven’s shadow.

Emanuel Ax – Piano
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Jakub Hrůša – Conductor

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in E flat major Op. 73
  • Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor Op. 68
7 PM PRE-CONCERT TALK (KULTURPALAST, EVENT SPACE OF THE CENTRAL LIBRARY, 1st Floor)

 

 

  • 20:00
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
  • 95 / 75 / 55 / 35 / 20 EUR
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Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

Mon 17 May

Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra & Daniele Gatti

Founded in 1986/87 at Claudio Abbado’s initiative, the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra is one of the world’s leading…

Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra & Daniele Gatti

Founded in 1986/87 at Claudio Abbado’s initiative, the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra is one of the world’s leading international youth orchestras. The highly talented young musicians invariably work with celebrated conductors and soloists of our times, appearing on the world’s greatest concert stages during their tours. The vivacious orchestra, which has enjoyed a close partnership with the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden since 1992, wins audiences over with its spirited style. With Daniele Gatti, it performs Dmitri Shostakovich’s famous »Leningrad« Symphony, a fascinating and moving work which was written during the blockade of Leningrad during World War II and masterfully reflects the circumstances of war, torn between patriotism and inner contemplation.

Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra
Daniele Gatti – Conductor

  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 7 in C major Op. 60 »Leningrad«
6:30 PM PRE-CONCERT TALK (KULTURPALAST, EVENT SPACE OF THE CENTRAL LIBRARY, 1st Floor)

Kindly supported by Druckerei Thieme Meißen

  • 19:30
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
  • 55 / 45 / 35 / 25 / 15 EUR
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Tiffany Poon

Tue 18 May

Piano Recital Tiffany Poon

In 2019 the young pianist Tiffany Poon was part of the Dresden Music Festival’s »Bohème 2020«. After that, the musician…

Piano Recital Tiffany Poon

In 2019 the young pianist Tiffany Poon was part of the Dresden Music Festival’s »Bohème 2020«. After that, the musician was scheduled to set off pianistic fireworks at a piano recital at Castle Wackerbarth in 2020. This concert, however, also had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the Chinese artist living in New York, winner of several scholarships and awards, was featured during the 24-hour livestream »Music Never Sleeps DMF« both as a performer and moderator. Now she will give an »analogue« recital at Castle Wackerbarth, performing a multi-faceted programme tracing the impressive connections between J. S. Bach and Chopin, via Mozart, Clara Schumann and Robert Schumann.

Tiffany Poon – Piano

  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita No. 1 in B flat major BWV 825
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for Piano No. 13 B flat major K. 333
  • Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne in B flat minor Op. 9/1 and Ballade No. 3 in A flat major Op. 47
  • Clara Schumann: Nocturne in F major Op. 6/2 and Sonata for Piano in G minor
  • Robert Schumann: Arabesque in C major Op. 18 and Sonata for Piano No. 2 in G minor Op. 22

Kindly supported by the State Winery of Saxony, Schloss Wackerbarth


Before the concert, Castle 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 www.musikfestspiele.com or via the Dresden Music Festival’s Visitor Services; for further information please call +49 (0)351 - 895 50.

Tiffany Poon

Tiffany Poon [Piano]

  • 17:00
  • Schloss Wackerbarth
  • 35 EUR
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Tiffany Poon

Tue 18 May

Piano Recital Tiffany Poon

In 2019 the young pianist Tiffany Poon was part of the Dresden Music Festival’s »Bohème 2020«. After that, the musician…

Piano Recital Tiffany Poon

In 2019 the young pianist Tiffany Poon was part of the Dresden Music Festival’s »Bohème 2020«. After that, the musician was scheduled to set off pianistic fireworks at a piano recital at Castle Wackerbarth in 2020. This concert, however, also had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the Chinese artist living in New York, winner of several scholarships and awards, was featured during the 24-hour livestream »Music Never Sleeps DMF« both as a performer and moderator. Now she will give an »analogue« recital at Castle Wackerbarth, performing a multi-faceted programme tracing the impressive connections between J. S. Bach and Chopin, via Mozart, Clara Schumann and Robert Schumann.

Tiffany Poon – Piano

  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita No. 1 in B flat major BWV 825
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for Piano No. 13 B flat major K. 333
  • Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne in B flat minor Op. 9/1 and Ballade No. 3 in A flat major Op. 47
  • Clara Schumann: Nocturne in F major Op. 6/2 and Sonata for Piano in G minor
  • Robert Schumann: Arabesque in C major Op. 18 and Sonata for Piano No. 2 in G minor Op. 22

Kindly supported by the State Winery of Saxony, Schloss Wackerbarth


Before the concert, Castle 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 www.musikfestspiele.com or via the Dresden Music Festival’s Visitor Services; for further information please call +49 (0)351 - 895 50.

Tiffany Poon

Tiffany Poon [Piano]

  • 19:30
  • Schloss Wackerbarth
  • 35 EUR
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Aoife O'Donovan

Tue 18 May

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Music Lounge: Aoife O'Donovan

The singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan is one of the most exciting artists of her generation. A co-founder of the…

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Music Lounge: Aoife O'Donovan

The singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan is one of the most exciting artists of her generation. A co-founder of the alternative bluegrass band Crooked Still and the folk trio I’m with her (with Sara Watkins and Sarah Jarosz), she is also heard as a vocalist on the Grammy-winning CD »The Goat Rodeo Sessions« by Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile – the American with Irish roots has made a name for herself on the music scene as a highly versatile voice. She finds musical inspiration in Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell. Her programme »Songs and Strings« was originally going to be performed live in Dresden in 2020 – now her Festival debut has found a place in the new format »Music Lounge« moderated by Jan Vogler at the recently renovated Löwensaal, now a high-class performance venue.

Aoife O’Donovan – Vocals and Guitar
Jeremy Kittel – Violin and Arrangements
Alex Hargreaves – Violin
Mario Gotoh – Viola
Ethan Jodziewicz – Double Bass
Jan Vogler – Host

  • »Songs and Strings«

Music & Talk

Aoife O'Donovan

Aoife O'Donovan [Vocals]

  • 20:00
  • Löwensaal
  • 35 EUR
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Maria Meerovitch, Sergei Nakariakov

Wed 19 May

Sergei Nakariakov & Maria Meerovitch

Works from the classical and romantic periods are featured on the programme of this unusual recital, performed in…

Sergei Nakariakov & Maria Meerovitch

Works from the classical and romantic periods are featured on the programme of this unusual recital, performed in Dresden’s most beautiful chamber music setting. A native of Gorky, known today as Nishni Novgorod, Sergei Nakariakov might be considered the most virtuosic classical trumpet player in the world today. Furthermore, his second instrument, the flugelhorn, which he has mastered with equal brilliance, brings another musical colour to the concert hall. He presents his programme in partnership with pianist Maria Meerovitch – another native of Russia and recipient of prestigious awards, who is also in demand as a soloist and chamber music in Europe’s musical metropolises.

Sergei Nakariakov – Trumpet and Flugelhorn
Maria Meerovitch – Piano

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in E-minor K. 304 (arr. for flugelhorn and piano)
  • Robert Schumann: »Kinderszenen« Op. 15, Adagio and Allegro Op. 70
  • Gabriel Fauré/Mischa Elman: »Après un rêve«
  • Uri Brener: »Two Psalms«
  • Sergei Rachmaninov: No. 3 and No. 4 from »Six Moments Musicaux« Op. 16
  • Francis Poulenc: »C’est ainsi que tu es« from »Métamorphoses«
  • Jean-Baptiste Arban: »Fantaisie Brillante«
  • 19:30
  • Palais im Großen Garten
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Regula Mühlemann

Wed 19 May

Cooperation Concert

Mühlemann – Basel Chamber Orchestra – Benedetti Michelangeli

Regula Mühlemann is one of the most interesting singers of our times and a popular Festival guest in Dresden. During…

Cooperation Concert

Mühlemann – Basel Chamber Orchestra – Benedetti Michelangeli

Regula Mühlemann is one of the most interesting singers of our times and a popular Festival guest in Dresden. During this sumptuous concert at Dresden’s Frauenkirche, the soprano appears alongside a chamber orchestra with an extraordinary reputation. The remarkable harmony which soloist, ensemble and conductor achieve in their musical dialogue will be ideally reflected in this programme, in which Regula Mühlemann and the Basel Chamber Orchestra are led by Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli in brilliant Mozart arias and masterful works by Fauré and Ravel.

Regula Mühlemann – Soprano
Basel Chamber Orchestra
Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli – Conductor

  • Works by Gabriel Fauré, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Maurice Ravel

In cooperation with the Foundation Frauenkirche Dresden

Thu 20 May

EXPERIENCE: Artist conversation with John Adams

To get in the mood for the concert at 7.30 pm in the Concert Hall, there will be an artist conversation with the…

EXPERIENCE: Artist conversation with John Adams

To get in the mood for the concert at 7.30 pm in the Concert Hall, there will be an artist conversation with the composer John Adams on fascinating background facts about his works.

John Adams

John Adams [Composition]

  • 18:00
  • Kulturpalast (Auditorium of the Central Library)
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Thu 20 May

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Shaham – ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna – Jacobsen

This concert brings together three American artists: a rising young conductor, a famous soloist and the USA’s most…

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Shaham – ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna – Jacobsen

This concert brings together three American artists: a rising young conductor, a famous soloist and the USA’s most important living composer. Eric Jacobsen and Gil Shaham recently recorded the Violin Concerto by Johannes Brahms together, continuing their mutually inspiring partnership which the Dresden audience can now also experience. The second part of the concert is dedicated to John Adams. The Pulitzer Prize winner’s oeuvre mixes minimalism with imaginative orchestrations and jazzy verve. His three-movement orchestral work »Harmonielehre«, inspired by the eponymous theoretical tract by Schoenberg, represents a liberation from strict stylistic boundaries while also paying homage to symphonic tradition.

Gil Shaham – Violin
ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna
Eric Jacobsen – Conductor

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to Heinrich Joseph von Collin’s Tragedy »Coriolan« Op. 62
  • Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major Op. 77
  • John Adams: »Harmonielehre«
»EXPERIENCE«: Artist conversation with John Adams on fascinating background facts about his works (6 pm, Event Space of the Central Library, 1st Floor). Please register by emailing besucherservice@musikfestspiele.com

Presented by Glashütte Original

  • 19:30
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
  • 55 / 35 / 15 EUR
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Fri 21 May

Vienna Philharmonic & Daniel Harding

There is a close connection between Gustav Mahler and the Vienna Philharmonic, as the composer was its subscription…

Vienna Philharmonic & Daniel Harding

There is a close connection between Gustav Mahler and the Vienna Philharmonic, as the composer was its subscription conductor from 1898 to 1901. At the time, he turned the Vienna Court Opera into the leading European opera house, leading the Philharmonic on its first tour abroad. More than 80 years ago, the Vienna Philharmonic decided to no longer have a permanent artistic and musical director, but only to engage guest conductors. Daniel Harding, who leads the orchestra at the Kulturpalast’s concert hall, works with this outstanding ensemble regularly. On this evening, they perform the Adagio from Mahler’s unfinished Tenth Symphony as well as his First Symphony, which the composer described as »nature’s awakening after a long hibernation«.

 

Vienna Philharmonic
Daniel Harding – Conductor

  • Gustav Mahler: Adagio from the Unfinished Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major
  • 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 Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden

  • 19:30
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
  • 130 / 105 / 75 / 60 / 40 / 145 EUR
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Sat 22 May

Brentano String Quartet & Jan Vogler

When cellist Jan Vogler gets together with the high-carat American Brentano String Quartet, whose first violinist he met…

Brentano String Quartet & Jan Vogler

When cellist Jan Vogler gets together with the high-carat American Brentano String Quartet, whose first violinist he met as early as the 1990s at the Marlboro Music Festival, to perform Schubert’s unique and posthumous String Quintet in C-major, the audience is in for a very special musical treat – one that was meant to grace the 2020 »menu« of Festival concerts. Before, Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 80 promises another exceptional musical creation. It was written after the death of his beloved sister Fanny, when the composer had retreated to the Swiss mountains, where he hoped to regain »better bearing« amidst nature.

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

Jan Vogler – Cello

  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: String Quartet No. 6 in F minor Op. 80
  • Franz Schubert: Quintet for Two Violins, Viola and Two Cellos in C major Op. post. 163 D 956
  • 11:00
  • Palais im Großen Garten
  • 55 / 45 / 20 EUR
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Sat 22 May

Brentano String Quartet & Jan Vogler

When cellist Jan Vogler gets together with the high-carat American Brentano String Quartet, whose first violinist he met…

Brentano String Quartet & Jan Vogler

When cellist Jan Vogler gets together with the high-carat American Brentano String Quartet, whose first violinist he met as early as the 1990s at the Marlboro Music Festival, to perform Schubert’s unique and posthumous String Quintet in C-major, the audience is in for a very special musical treat – one that was meant to grace the 2020 »menu« of Festival concerts. Before, Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op. 80 promises another exceptional musical creation. It was written after the death of his beloved sister Fanny, when the composer had retreated to the Swiss mountains, where he hoped to regain »better bearing« amidst nature.

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

Jan Vogler – Cello

  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: String Quartet No. 6 in F minor Op. 80
  • Franz Schubert: Quintet for Two Violins, Viola and Two Cellos in C major Op. post. 163 D 956
  • 17:30
  • Palais im Großen Garten
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Sat 22 May

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Classical Beats: Tom Schilling & The Jazz Kids

Actor Tom Schilling not only has great presence on the silver screen, he also sings as if he had never done anything…

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Classical Beats: Tom Schilling & The Jazz Kids

Actor Tom Schilling not only has great presence on the silver screen, he also sings as if he had never done anything else in his life. The film »Oh Boy« brought the first spark, marking the beginning of his collaboration with the band The Major Minors. In 2017 they finally released their debut album »Vilnius« under the name Tom Schilling & The Jazz Kids. Tom Schilling’s compositions are striking creations, merging pop songs, German chansons, but also reminiscences of the early phase of Element of Crime, Weill, Waits and Brecht in an irresistible manner – played atmospherically by the Jazz Kids and presented with lots of retro charm and charisma.

Tom Schilling – Vocals, Guitar and Piano
The Jazz Kids:
Charis Karantzas – Guitar
Christopher Colaço – Piano
Leonhard Eisenach – Bass
Philipp Schaeper – Drums

  • »New Songs of Love and Death«
  • 21:00
  • Reithalle Dresden – Strasse E®
  • 30 EUR
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Sun 23 May

Serenade on the Green

Tradition can be so refreshing: the picturesque Pillnitz Palace once again forms the backdrop for the traditional…

Serenade on the Green

Tradition can be so refreshing: the picturesque Pillnitz Palace once again forms the backdrop for the traditional Serenade on the Green in its park, and the young singers of Dresden’s Kreuzchor, now more than 800 years old, paint a broad musical picture with the brilliance audiences expect of them – from classical songs to familiar folk songs and contemporary arrangements. A light-hearted, entertaining serenade for a late afternoon on the green and under blue skies – and a beloved fixture in the Festival’s program.

Dresdner Kreuzchor
Wolfgang Behrend – Conductor

Open-Air Concert

  • 17:00
  • Schloss Pillnitz
  • Tickets will be sold from 3 pm onwards at the box office at Pillnitz Palace (no advance sales)
forthcoming
Kent Nagano

Sun 23 May

EXPERIENCE: Artist conversation with Kent Nagano, William Blank and Jan Vogler

To get in the mood for the the concert at 7.30 pm in the Concert Hall, there will be an artist conversation with the…

EXPERIENCE: Artist conversation with Kent Nagano, William Blank and Jan Vogler

To get in the mood for the the concert at 7.30 pm in the Concert Hall, there will be an artist conversation with the conductor Kent Nagano, composer William Blank and cellist Jan Vogler on fascinating background facts about the world premiere of Balnk's Triple Concerto »Alisma«.

 

 

  • 17:00
  • Kulturpalast (Auditorium of the Central Library)
  • Registration via besucherservice@musikfestspiele.com
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Sun 23 May

Wang – Vogler – Ottensamer – Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra – Nagano

»It unlocks the heartstrings«, Antonín Dvořák wrote about the Third Symphony of his colleague Brahms. In addition to…

Wang – Vogler – Ottensamer – Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra – Nagano

»It unlocks the heartstrings«, Antonín Dvořák wrote about the Third Symphony of his colleague Brahms. In addition to this wonderful »classic« of concert literature, the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra and its chief conductor perform another very special composition during their appearance at the Kulturpalast: the Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello, Clarinet and Orchestra by the Swiss composer William Blank will have its first performance. For this hommage to Beethoven that should have celebrated its world premiere at the 2020 festival cellist Jan Vogler and violinist Mira Wang are joined by the principal clarinettist of the Vienna Philharmonic, Daniel Ottensamer.

Mira Wang – Violin
Jan Vogler – Cello
Daniel Ottensamer – Clarinet
Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra
Kent Nagano – Conductor

  • William Blank: »Alisma«. Triple Concerto for Violin, Violoncello, Clarinet and Orchestra (world premiere)
  • Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F-major Op. 90
»EXPERIENCE«: Artist conversation with Kent Nagano, William Blank and Jan Vogler (5 pm, Kulturpalast, Event Space of the Central Library, 1st Floor). Please register by emailing besucherservice@musikfestspiele.com

Presented by the Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden

Mon 24 May

Musix

Albrecht Mayer & Boris Giltburg

Audience and critics alike rave about the »divine spark« of his playing: Albrecht Mayer knows how to enchant listeners…

Musix

Albrecht Mayer & Boris Giltburg

Audience and critics alike rave about the »divine spark« of his playing: Albrecht Mayer knows how to enchant listeners with the oboe and is rightfully considered one of the best musicians of this instrument, whose beautiful sound, he says, reminds him of the human voice. When not on tour as a soloist, he plays with the Berlin Philharmonic, whose principal oboist he has been since 1992. As part of the 2021 Dresden Music Festival, Mayer presents a fascinating and rarely-heard musical dialogue between oboe and piano. The Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg will be an outstanding artistic partner for this endeavour – an unforgettable listening experience is guaranteed at the idyllic Palais im Großen Garten.

Albrecht Mayer – Oboe
Boris Giltburg – Piano

  • Works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Louis Klemcke, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Robert Schumann
»EXPERIENCE4KIDS« for children aged 8 and above: 11 am Playful introduction to the concert; afterwards participants attend the second half of the concert (Tickets: 8 €). Please register by emailing besucherservice@musikfestspiele.com

 

 

  • 11:00
  • Palais im Großen Garten
  • 45 / 35 / 20 EUR
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Mon 24 May

EXPERIENCE4KIDS: Playful introduction and visit of the second half of the concert

Parallel to the concert with Albrecht Mayer and Boris Giltburg, there will be a playful introduction to the program for…

EXPERIENCE4KIDS: Playful introduction and visit of the second half of the concert

Parallel to the concert with Albrecht Mayer and Boris Giltburg, there will be a playful introduction to the program for children aged 8 and above; afterwards participants attend the second half of the concert.

Please register by emailing besucherservice@musikfestspiele.com

 

 

 

  • 11:00
  • Palais im Großen Garten
  • 8 €, Registration via besucherservice@musikfestspiele.com
forthcoming

Mon 24 May

»SCHUMANN SYMPHONY CYCLE I« | Series ORIGINAL SOUND

Dresden Festival Orchestra & Daniele Gatti – Cycle I

When the Dresden Festival Orchestras meets Daniele Gatti, one of the greatest conductors of our times, for two concerts,…

»SCHUMANN SYMPHONY CYCLE I« | Series ORIGINAL SOUND

Dresden Festival Orchestra & Daniele Gatti – Cycle I

When the Dresden Festival Orchestras meets Daniele Gatti, one of the greatest conductors of our times, for two concerts, intriguing musical impulses are to be expected, especially when all four symphonies by Robert Schumann are performed on one evening. The orchestra, which specializes in historically informed performance practice and is deeply familiar with Schumann’s symphonies, and the exceptional Italian conductor go in search of their original sound, bringing the fascinating soundscapes of these works to life. While the first symphony, written in only four weeks when the composer was 31 years old, is full of springtime and optimism, Opus 61, written during Schumann’s time in Dresden, reflects his struggle to achieve form and expression and is considered his most ambitious contribution to the genre today.

Dresden Festival Orchestra
Daniele Gatti – Conductor

  • Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B flat major Op. 38 »Spring Symphony«
  • Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C major Op. 61
5 PM PRE-CONCERT TALK (KULTURPALAST, EVENT SPACE OF THE CENTRAL LIBRARY, 1st Floor)

Purchase tickets for both concerts of the Schumann Symphony Cycle and receive a 30 % discount on the full price.

  • 18:00
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
  • 75 / 60 / 45 / 30 / 20 EUR
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Mon 24 May

Ute Lemper

For 30 years, Ute Lemper has been celebrated for her incomparable performances, her own compositions and portrayals of…

Ute Lemper

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

Ute Lemper – Vocals
Víctor Villena – Bandoneon
Cyril Garac – Violin
Vana Gierig – Piano
Romain Lecuyer – Double Bass

  • »Astor Piazzolla meets Ute Lemper«
Ute Lemper

Ute Lemper [Vocals]

  • 20:00
  • Schauspielhaus
  • 75 / 55 / 35 / 20 EUR
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Mon 24 May

»SCHUMANN SYMPHONY CYCLE II« | Series ORIGINAL SOUND

Dresden Festival Orchestra & Daniele Gatti – Cycle II

Op. 120 The second concert of the extraordinary Schumann Symphony Cycle with the Festival’s own orchestra under the…

»SCHUMANN SYMPHONY CYCLE II« | Series ORIGINAL SOUND

Dresden Festival Orchestra & Daniele Gatti – Cycle II

Op. 120 The second concert of the extraordinary Schumann Symphony Cycle with the Festival’s own orchestra under the baton of Daniele Gatti features the romantic composer’s last two symphonies. Playing historical instruments, the musicians once again delve deep into the multi-faceted sonic cosmos of the composer, reflecting his musical development in an exemplary fashion. The folksy, cheerful air of Schumann’s Third Symphony, the »Rhenish«, has made it one of the composer’s most popular orchestral works. First written in 1841 and revised ten years later, the Fourth Symphony, compelling due to the charming interweaving of themes, closes the circle of this special symphonic cycle in a memorable way.

Dresden Festival Orchestra
Daniele Gatti – Conductor

  • Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major Op. 97 »Rhenish«
  • Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor Op. 120

Purchase tickets for both concerts of the Schumann Symphony Cycle and receive a 30 % discount on the full price.

  • 20:30
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
  • 75 / 60 / 45 / 30 / 20 EUR
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Tue 25 May

Katja Riemann & Sebastian Knauer

Originally, this encounter between Bettina von Arnim and Ludwig van Beethoven was timed to celebrate the latter’s 250th…

Katja Riemann & Sebastian Knauer

Originally, this encounter between Bettina von Arnim and Ludwig van Beethoven was timed to celebrate the latter’s 250th birthday, and the Dresden Music Festival meant to continue its series of literary events – but even a year later, the ocean is still full of harmony. The historical meeting between the two was marked by great intensity – Bettina von Arnim went on to write about the famous musician emphatically and full of admiration. Her own sensitivity, open-mindedness and understanding of art seemed to allow her to understand and recognize Beethoven the man and his music better than many other contemporaries. At the German Museum of Hygiene, Katja Riemann reads from the sensitive writings and letters of Bettina von Arnim, while Sebastian Knauer complements them with atmospheric Beethoven Sonatas.

Katja Riemann – Recitation
Sebastian Knauer – Piano

Bettina von Arnim and Ludwig van Beethoven: »On an Ocean of Harmony«

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas No. 5 in C minor Op. 10/1, No. 17 in D minor Op. 31/2 »The Storm« and No. 14 in C sharp minor Op. 27/2 »Moonlight Sonata«
  • 17:00
  • Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
  • 45 / 35 EUR
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Tue 25 May

Katja Riemann & Sebastian Knauer

Originally, this encounter between Bettina von Arnim and Ludwig van Beethoven was timed to celebrate the latter’s 250th…

Katja Riemann & Sebastian Knauer

Originally, this encounter between Bettina von Arnim and Ludwig van Beethoven was timed to celebrate the latter’s 250th birthday, and the Dresden Music Festival meant to continue its series of literary events – but even a year later, the ocean is still full of harmony. The historical meeting between the two was marked by great intensity – Bettina von Arnim went on to write about the famous musician emphatically and full of admiration. Her own sensitivity, open-mindedness and understanding of art seemed to allow her to understand and recognize Beethoven the man and his music better than many other contemporaries. At the German Museum of Hygiene, Katja Riemann reads from the sensitive writings and letters of Bettina von Arnim, while Sebastian Knauer complements them with atmospheric Beethoven Sonatas.

Katja Riemann – Recitation
Sebastian Knauer – Piano

Bettina von Arnim and Ludwig van Beethoven: »On an Ocean of Harmony«

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas No. 5 in C minor Op. 10/1, No. 17 in D minor Op. 31/2 »The Storm« and No. 14 in C sharp minor Op. 27/2 »Moonlight Sonata«
  • 19:30
  • Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
  • 45 / 35 EUR
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Wed 26 May

Danish String Quartet

The four unconventional gentlemen of the Danish String Quartet have been causing a stir on the string quartet scene for…

Danish String Quartet

The four unconventional gentlemen of the Danish String Quartet have been causing a stir on the string quartet scene for many years. The four Danish musicians were still very young when they met at summer courses, and ever since, they have been conveying mutual friendship and enjoyment, whether in conversation or on the concert stage. The musical wanderers between worlds whose repertoire spans everything from Danish folk songs to modernism without ignoring »classics« such as Schubert, never play in suits or tails. Their wonderfully unstilted sound is the sonic equivalent – and their appearance at the Palais im Großen Garten will be a refreshing sample of it.

Danish String Quartet:
Frederik Øland – Violin
Rune Tonsgaard Sørensen – Violin
Asbjørn Nørgaard – Viola
Fredrik Schøyen Sjölin – Cello

  • Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 15 in G major D 887 Op. post. 161
  • as well as works by John Adams, Marc-Antoine Charpentier et al.
Danish String Quartet

Danish String Quartet

  • 19:30
  • Palais im Großen Garten
  • 45 / 35 / 20 EUR
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Wed 26 May

Song Recital Samuel Hasselhorn

The idyllic setting of Castle Wackerbarth outside Dresden’s city boundaries once again offers a stage for outstanding…

Song Recital Samuel Hasselhorn

The idyllic setting of Castle Wackerbarth outside Dresden’s city boundaries once again offers a stage for outstanding young musicians: baritone Samuel Hasselhorn is one of the rising singers of his fach. Among other awards, he is the winner of the 2018 »Queen Elisabeth Competition«, of the 2017 international vocal competition »Das Lied« in Heidelberg and the 2015 »Young Concert Artists« auditions in New York. From 2018/19 to the end of this past season, he was an ensemble member at the Vienna State Opera, but has also been heard on the world’s leading opera and concert stages. At the Dresden Music Festival the artist offers a romantic programme, in which he is joined by the renowned Bulgarian pianist, accompanist and pedagogue Doriana Tchakarova.

Samuel Hasselhorn – Baritone
Doriana Tchakarova – Piano

»Four Faces of German Romanticism«

  • Songs by Carl Loewe, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann and Hugo Wolf

In cooperation with »Lied in Dresden«, a concert series of the Dresden Academy of Music

Kindly supported by the State Winery of Saxony, Schloss Wackerbarth

 

Before the concert, Castle 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 www.musikfestspiele.com 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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Thu 27 May

EXPERIENCE: Artist conversation with Aapo Häkkinen and Kristiina Helin

To get in the mood for the semi-staged performance of Robert Schumann's opera »Genoveva« at 7.30 pm in the Concert Hall,…

EXPERIENCE: Artist conversation with Aapo Häkkinen and Kristiina Helin

To get in the mood for the semi-staged performance of Robert Schumann's opera »Genoveva« at 7.30 pm in the Concert Hall, there will be an artist conversation with the conductor Aapo Häkkinen and stage director Kristiina Helin.

 

 

  • 18:00
  • Kulturpalast (Auditorium of the Central Library)
  • Registration via besucherservice@musikfestspiele.com
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Thu 27 May

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Robert Schumann: »Genoveva«

When Robert Schumann presented his first opera »Genoveva« to the public on June 25, 1850, he was sure it would be…

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Robert Schumann: »Genoveva«

When Robert Schumann presented his first opera »Genoveva« to the public on June 25, 1850, he was sure it would be received positively. The reactions to the premiere, however, were not as he had hoped, and therefore not only the work itself, but all Schumann’s opera ambitions disappeared into a drawer. Without justification – the stage work now presented in a semi-staged production at the Kulturpalast is well worth rediscovering, with colourful music and glittering sonic impressions. The medieval legend of Saint Genoveva is brought to life by a first-rate soloist ensemble, the Arnold Schoenberg Choir and the much-lauded Helsinki Baroque Orchestra playing original instruments under the baton of Aapo Häkkinen. A precious rarity, not just for opera lovers.

Carolyn Sampson – Soprano (Genoveva)
Vesselina Kasarova – Mezzo-Soprano (Margaretha)
Andrew Staples – Tenor (Golo)
Johannes Weisser – Baritone (Siegfried)
Cornelius Uhle – Bass (Drago)
Yorck Felix Speer – Bass (Hidulfus)
Arnold Schoenberg Choir
Helsinki Baroque Orchestra
Aapo Häkkinen – Conductor
IC-98 – Animation
Kristiina Helin – Visual Concept

  • Robert Schumann: »Genoveva« Op. 81. Opera in four acts (Semi-Staged Production)
»EXPERIENCE«: Artist conversation with Aapo Häkkinen and Kristiina Helin (6 pm, Kulturpalast, Event Space of the Central Library, 1st Floor). Please register by emailing besucherservice@musikfestspiele.com

Fri 28 May

Music Education Project: »Ludwig in the Forest«

»It is as if every tree spoke to me«, Beethoven raved during his sojourns in the country. In times when questions of the…

Music Education Project: »Ludwig in the Forest«

»It is as if every tree spoke to me«, Beethoven raved during his sojourns in the country. In times when questions of the environment and climate are proving more and more important, the composer offers an occasion to illuminate and question the relationship between mankind and nature, as part of a project originally envisioned for the Beethoven anniversary year of 2020. Taking his »Pastoral«, the musical manifestation of Beethoven’s profound connection with nature, as the point of departure, students from Dresden, its University Chorus and students of the Music Academy join Cathy Milliken and Robert Lehmeier in creating a piece of musical theatre – a resounding statement against the destruction of the environment and for sustainability and climate protection!

Students from Dresden
Dresden University Chorus
Students of the Dresden Academy of Music Carl Maria von Weber
Cathy Milliken – Composition
Robert Lehmeier – Libretto and Director


Kindly supported by the Foundation Kunst und Musik für Dresden (Art and Music for Dresden)

  • 18:00
  • Zentralwerk (Main Hall)
  • 12 EUR
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Kimmo Pohjonen

Fri 28 May

EXPERIENCE: Documentary and artist conversation with Kimmo Pohjonen

As a supplement to the concert on May 29 at the Reithalle, the prize-winning documentary about Kimmo Pohjonen,…

EXPERIENCE: Documentary and artist conversation with Kimmo Pohjonen

As a supplement to the concert on May 29 at the Reithalle, the prize-winning documentary about Kimmo Pohjonen, »Soundbreaker«, will be screened on May 28 at 7:30 pm at the Programmkino Ost. This will be followed by a conversation with the artist.

Tickets for 9 € can be purchased from April 1, 2021 onwards at Programmkino Ost or via the website www.programmkino-ost.de

Kimmo Pohjonen

Kimmo Pohjonen [Accordion]

  • 19:30
  • Programmkino Ost
  • 9 EUR, Tickets can be purchased from April 1, 2021 onwards via www.programmkino-ost.de
forthcoming

Fri 28 May

Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, which has been steadily building its international reputation under the artistic…

Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, which has been steadily building its international reputation under the artistic directorship of Jacopo Godani, has been constructing important cultural bridges between the cities of Frankfurt and Dresden. In »With these hands«, which the dancers present together with Ensemble Modern, improvisation dominates the overall concept: each performance is therefore a new dialogue between music and dance. The performers pass on impulses between one another, developing sounds and movements which are recorded, edited, modified and fed back into the action by the Norwegian jazz musician and live-electronics artist Jan Bang. The result is a slow-moving stream of movement and music in which sound and dance are inextricably interwoven.

Jan Bang – Concept and DJ
Ensemble Modern
Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company
Jacopo Godani – Concept, Stage and Costume Design, Lighting and Choreography

  • »With these hands« (Premiere)
»EXPERIENCE«: Improvisation dance workshops (May 29, Hellerau) for professionals (12 – 1:30 pm) and all those interested in dance aged 12 and up (2 – 3:30 pm). Please register by emailing workshop@hellerau.org

In cooperation with the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Ensemble Modern and HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts

  • 20:00
  • Festspielhaus Hellerau
  • 23 EUR
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Sat 29 May

EXPERIENCE: Improvisation dance workshops

Join the improvisation dance workshops on May 29 in Hellerau! One workshop for professionals will take place from 12 to…

EXPERIENCE: Improvisation dance workshops

Join the improvisation dance workshops on May 29 in Hellerau! One workshop for professionals will take place from 12 to 1:30 pm, all those interested in dance aged 12 and up are invited to participate from 2 to 3:30 pm.

Please register by emailing
workshop@hellerau.org

 

 

  • 12:00
  • Festspielhaus Hellerau
  • Registration via workshop@hellerau.org
free entrance

Sat 29 May

Musix

Musical City

The Dresden Music Festival’s great chance for everyone to join in: every year, it invites more than 50 music and dance…

Musix

Musical City

The Dresden Music Festival’s great chance for everyone to join in: every year, it invites more than 50 music and dance ensembles numbering far more than 1,000 protagonists to show the audience their artistic potential, for the fifth time in 2021! »All of Dresden should resound on this day, and everyone can join in, carrying the city’s sound into the world and sending a message of peace and reconciliation«, thus Intendant Jan Vogler’s creed. In 2021 professional and lay musicians and dancers are once again cordially invited to present their programs at various venues as part of »Klingende Stadt – Musical City«.

Ensembles, orchestras, choirs, bands, musicians and dancers of all genres and styles

Open-Air Concert


Please register via email by April 1, 2021, emailing the form to klingendestadt@musikfestspiele.com or fax it to + 49 (0)351 - 478 56 23.

  • 14:00
  • Everywhere in Dresden
  • Free entrance
forthcoming

Sat 29 May

Dresden sings & makes Music

Since the traditional open-air concert of the Dresden Music Festival has now taken place several times outside the…

Dresden sings & makes Music

Since the traditional open-air concert of the Dresden Music Festival has now taken place several times outside the reconstructed Frauenkirche, a place that symbolizes peace and reconciliation more than perhaps any other, the 2020 programme for »Dresden Sings & Makes Music« had already been inspired by the spirit of the venerable house of God. Under the artistic direction of Katharina Pfeiffer and Andreas Kastl, the audience – which is welcome to sing along, as always – will be invited to join the jazz and gospel singer Sarah Kaiser, various choirs and an inspiring band on a journey through the world of gospel. Gospel developed from Afro-American spirituals as well as elements of blues and jazz. »Dresi Goes Gospel« is now the motto for 2021 – lift up your voice and join this spirited occasion!

Gospel Choirs from Dresden and Band
Sarah Kaiser – Vocals and Host
Götz Bergmann – Band Leader
Katharina Pfeiffer and Andreas Kastl – Artistic Directors

  • »Dresi Goes Gospel«

Open-Air Concert


In cooperation with the Evangelical-Lutheran Church Districts of Dresden

Sarah Kaiser

Sarah Kaiser [Vocals]

  • 18:00
  • Neumarkt
  • Free entrance
forthcoming

Sat 29 May

Cooperation Concert

Piemontesi – Dresden Philharmonic – González

The Dresden Music Festival is delighted to include concerts by the Dresden Philharmonic in its programme this year, as…

Cooperation Concert

Piemontesi – Dresden Philharmonic – González

The Dresden Music Festival is delighted to include concerts by the Dresden Philharmonic in its programme this year, as this central cultural force in Dresden is an important partner in musical dialogue for the Festival. Its appearance is conducted by Pablo González, newly appointed chief conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE, the Spanish Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra. The programme features the stormy, passionate First Piano Concerto by Johannes Brahms – a jewel of the repertoire, surely in excellent hands with Francesco Piemontesi – as well as Antonín Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony. This composition, with all its images of nature, from birdsong to the murmuring of brooks, sounds as if the landscape of Bohemia had sprung to life in its melodious strains.

Francesco Piemontesi – Piano
Dresden Philharmonic
Pablo González – Conductor

  • Johannes Brahms Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in D minor Op. 15
  • Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 8 in G major Op. 88

In cooperation with the Dresden Philharmonic

  • 19:30
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
  • 50 / 43,50 / 37 / 28 / 20,50 EUR
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Sat 29 May

Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, which has been steadily building its international reputation under the artistic…

Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, which has been steadily building its international reputation under the artistic directorship of Jacopo Godani, has been constructing important cultural bridges between the cities of Frankfurt and Dresden. In »With these hands«, which the dancers present together with Ensemble Modern, improvisation dominates the overall concept: each performance is therefore a new dialogue between music and dance. The performers pass on impulses between one another, developing sounds and movements which are recorded, edited, modified and fed back into the action by the Norwegian jazz musician and live-electronics artist Jan Bang. The result is a slow-moving stream of movement and music in which sound and dance are inextricably interwoven.

Jan Bang – Concept and DJ
Ensemble Modern
Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company
Jacopo Godani – Concept, Stage and Costume Design, Lighting and Choreography

  • »With these hands«
»EXPERIENCE«: Improvisation dance workshops (May 29, Hellerau) for professionals (12 – 1:30 pm) and all those interested in dance aged 12 and up (2 – 3:30 pm). Please register by emailing workshop@hellerau.org

In cooperation with the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Ensemble Modern and HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts

  • 20:00
  • Festspielhaus Hellerau
  • 23 EUR
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Sat 29 May

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Classical Beats: Kimmo Pohjonen

Anyone listening to Kimmo Pohjonen may rightfully forget any previous knowledge of the accordion. Born and raised in a…

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Classical Beats: Kimmo Pohjonen

Anyone listening to Kimmo Pohjonen may rightfully forget any previous knowledge of the accordion. Born and raised in a Finnish village, the musician is celebrated the world over as an exceptional artist. Classically trained, this »accordion punk« (»Die Welt«) who began playing the accordion as a child, later rediscovered his instrument for himself again when he began breaking through its limitations and expanding its possibilities – through sound extensions (samples, loops and electronics), stylistic variety (folk, classical, rock, techno) and breath-taking stage shows – which the audience, unable to take in this experience in 2020, can now witness at Dresden’s Reithalle. Accordion sound in revolutionary dimensions!

Kimmo Pohjonen – Accordion

»EXPERIENCE«: The prize-winning documentary about Kimmo Pohjonen, »Soundbreaker«, will be screened on May 28 at 7:30 pm at the Programmkino Ost. This will be followed by a conversation with the artist. Tickets for 9 € can be purchased from April 1, 2021 onwards at Programmkino Ost or via the website www.programmkino-ost.de

 

 

Kimmo Pohjonen

Kimmo Pohjonen [Accordion]

  • 21:00
  • Reithalle Dresden – Strasse E®
  • 30 EUR
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Sun 30 May

Cooperation Concert

Prize Winners Concert of the »2nd International Carl Maria von Weber Piano Competition«

From April 6 to 11, 2021 the Saxonian State High School of Music Carl Maria von Weber holds an international piano…

Cooperation Concert

Prize Winners Concert of the »2nd International Carl Maria von Weber Piano Competition«

From April 6 to 11, 2021 the Saxonian State High School of Music Carl Maria von Weber holds an international piano competition for the second time, after the first event in 2019. Young pianists aged 21 and below from all over the world play for a high-carat jury. Apart from works from all epochs, the focus is on compositions by Carl Maria von Weber. In addition to three main prizes in each category, a »Carl Maria von Weber Special Award« will also be accorded to a winner. The highlight of the competition is the Prize Winners’ Concert in which the winners shine both as soloists and together with the Dresden Music Academy’s Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Professor Ekkehard Klemm.

The winners and concert program will be announced in mid-April 2021.


In cooperation with the Sächsisches Landesgymnasium for Musik and the Music Academy Carl Maria von Weber Dresden

  • 11:00
  • Hochschule für Musik
  • 15 EUR
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Sun 30 May

Children's Concert: »Detective Inspector Flunke and the Bad Guys«

The »Bad Guys« play trumpet, clarinet, double bass and join Detective Inspector Flunke in her search for clues during…

Children's Concert: »Detective Inspector Flunke and the Bad Guys«

The »Bad Guys« play trumpet, clarinet, double bass and join Detective Inspector Flunke in her search for clues during this lively children’s concert. What’s the story? Four Mafiosi want to give their first concert, but nothing works. Everything sounds chaotic, the rhythm is all wrong, and they can’t even agree on a tempo. This is heading towards total embarrassment – and calls for a real pro: Music Detective Inspector Flunke. She knows how making music together works. You certainly need more than a score! In the end, we witness a musical game of hide-and-seek, full of slapstick, chansons, dance and lots and lots of good music. Composer Murat Üstün composed and arranged it for this performance, a mix of jazz, classical and world music: a full hour of musical fun and games!

Die Schurken:
Stefan Dünser – Trumpet
Martin Schelling – Clarinet
Goran Kovačević – Accordion
Martin Deuring – Double Bass

Lilian Genn – Actress
Murat Üstün – Composition and Arrangements
Teresita Colloredo – Director

For children aged 6 and up

Kindly supported by the Sparkassen-Versicherung Sachsen

  • 11:00
  • Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
  • 12 EUR
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Sun 30 May

Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, which has been steadily building its international reputation under the artistic…

Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, which has been steadily building its international reputation under the artistic directorship of Jacopo Godani, has been constructing important cultural bridges between the cities of Frankfurt and Dresden. In »With these hands«, which the dancers present together with Ensemble Modern, improvisation dominates the overall concept: each performance is therefore a new dialogue between music and dance. The performers pass on impulses between one another, developing sounds and movements which are recorded, edited, modified and fed back into the action by the Norwegian jazz musician and live-electronics artist Jan Bang. The result is a slow-moving stream of movement and music in which sound and dance are inextricably interwoven.

Jan Bang – Concept and DJ
Ensemble Modern
Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company
Jacopo Godani – Concept, Stage and Costume Design, Lighting and Choreography

  • »With these hands«
»EXPERIENCE«: Improvisation dance workshops (May 29, Hellerau) for professionals (12 – 1:30 pm) and all those interested in dance aged 12 and up (2 – 3:30 pm). Please register by emailing workshop@hellerau.org

In cooperation with the Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, Ensemble Modern and HELLERAU – European Centre for the Arts

  • 16:00
  • Festspielhaus Hellerau
  • 23 EUR
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Sun 30 May

Children's Concert: »Detective Inspector Flunke and the Bad Guys«

The »Bad Guys« play trumpet, clarinet, double bass and join Detective Inspector Flunke in her search for clues during…

Children's Concert: »Detective Inspector Flunke and the Bad Guys«

The »Bad Guys« play trumpet, clarinet, double bass and join Detective Inspector Flunke in her search for clues during this lively children’s concert. What’s the story? Four Mafiosi want to give their first concert, but nothing works. Everything sounds chaotic, the rhythm is all wrong, and they can’t even agree on a tempo. This is heading towards total embarrassment – and calls for a real pro: Music Detective Inspector Flunke. She knows how making music together works. You certainly need more than a score! In the end, we witness a musical game of hide-and-seek, full of slapstick, chansons, dance and lots and lots of good music. Composer Murat Üstün composed and arranged it for this performance, a mix of jazz, classical and world music: a full hour of musical fun and games!

Die Schurken:
Stefan Dünser – Trumpet
Martin Schelling – Clarinet
Goran Kovačević – Accordion
Martin Deuring – Double Bass

Lilian Genn – Actress
Murat Üstün – Composition and Arrangements
Teresita Colloredo – Director

For children aged 6 and up

Kindly supported by the Sparkassen-Versicherung Sachsen

 

 

  • 16:00
  • Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
  • 12 EUR
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Sun 30 May

Hagen Quartet

The Hagen Quartet, which must be counted among the grandmasters of this crowning discipline of chamber music, is a…

Hagen Quartet

The Hagen Quartet, which must be counted among the grandmasters of this crowning discipline of chamber music, is a popular Festival guest with regular ovations to prove it. It is among the few who offer such a convincing illustration of Goethe’s famous definition of a string quartet – »It is like listening to a conversation between four reasonable persons, benefitting from their discourse«. Founded by four siblings in the 1970s, the ensemble still boasts three of its original members and has lost none of its passion. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is part of the birth right of these four string players, so it is unsurprising that the ensemble has focused on his oeuvre, to the extent that it has made a recording of his complete string quartets. At the Palais im Großen Garten, three of his most famous ones will be heard.

Hagen Quartett:
Lukas Hagen – Violine
Rainer Schmidt – Violin
Veronika Hagen – Viola
Clemens Hagen – Cello

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet No. 22 in B flat major K. 589
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: No. 23 in F major K. 590
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: No. 15 in D minor K. 421
Hagen Quartet

Hagen Quartet

  • 19:30
  • Palais im Großen Garten
  • 55 / 45 / 20 EUR
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Sun 30 May

Cooperation Concert

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Rudolf Mauersberger's Death

The city of Dresden was the central focus of Rudolf Mauersberger’s professional life, a unique source of inspiration and…

Cooperation Concert

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Rudolf Mauersberger's Death

The city of Dresden was the central focus of Rudolf Mauersberger’s professional life, a unique source of inspiration and ideas for his oeuvre. As Kreuzkantor – an office he held from 1930 to his death in 1971 – he influenced the development of Dresden’s Kreuzchor decisively, setting musical accents which are of essential importance to this day. On the 50-year anniversary of his death, the Dresdner Kapellsolisten, the Chamber Chorus of Saxony and conductor Fabian Enders commemorate this great composer from Dresden, performing his »Tragic Symphony«. This work, which dates back to World War I, includes romantic impressions and ends with a four-part female chorus. The impressive piece is paired with Richard Wagner’s fragmentary Second Symphony of 1834, written when Beethoven was still the composer’s obvious revered role model.

Ladies of the Sächsischer Kammerchor
Dresdner Kapellsolisten
Fabian Enders – Conductor

  • Richard Wagner: Symphony in E major WWV 35 (orchestrated by Felix Josef von Mottl)
  • Rudolf Mauersberger: Symphony in E minor RMWV 451 »Tragic«

In cooperation with the Dresdner Kapellsolisten

  • 19:30
  • Kreuzkirche
  • 55 / 40 / 30 / 20 / 10 EUR
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Mon 31 May

Till Brönner

Ever since Till Brönner won the German Record Critics’ Award for his very first album, »Generations of Jazz«, in 1993,…

Till Brönner

Ever since Till Brönner won the German Record Critics’ Award for his very first album, »Generations of Jazz«, in 1993, he has ranked among the world’s outstanding protagonists of jazz. In the meantime, the trumpet player has recorded a series of impressive albums, was appointed professor of jazz trumpet at the Dresden Music Academy and tours the world with great success. His two stints as jury member and mentor of the casting show »X Factor« just reinforced the exceptional musician’s standing as a popular star. He was the first artist to win the triple crown of the »ECHO Pop«, »ECHO Classical« and »ECHO Jazz« awards – proof that Brönner is at home in many genres, not only jazz. Together with his band, he presents his new CD as well as the full breadth of his impressive talents – as originally planned for 2020 – at the concert hall of the Kulturpalast.

Till Brönner – Trumpet
and Band


Presented by the Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden

Till Brönner

Till Brönner [Trumpet]

  • 20:00
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
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Mon 31 May

Cooperation Concert

Morley – Staatskapelle Dresden – Thielemann

Continuing their Strauss cycle, Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden join the celebrated coloratura…

Cooperation Concert

Morley – Staatskapelle Dresden – Thielemann

Continuing their Strauss cycle, Christian Thielemann and the Staatskapelle Dresden join the celebrated coloratura soprano Erin Morley for five of the virtuoso Brentano Songs and a setting of Gottfried August Bürger’s »Muttertändelei«. Strauss’ »Heldenleben« is another central work to the Staatskapelle’s repertoire: only a few months after its world premiere in Frankfurt, the tone poem was performed in Dresden under the baton of Ernst Edler von Schuch, a Strauss conductor nonpareil. In six sections and with instructions to players ranging from »rasping« and »hissing« to »insincerely languishing«, the young composer portrays his hero’s fate with the utmost sophistication.

Erin Morley – Soprano
Staatskapelle Dresden
Christian Thielemann – Conductor

  • Richard Strauss: »An die Nacht«, »Ich wollt’ ein Sträußlein binden«, »Säusle, liebe Myrthe!«, »Als mir dein Lied erklang« and »Amor« from »Sechs Lieder« Op. 68
  • Richard Strauss: »Muttertändelei« Op. 43/2
  • Richard Strauss: »Ein Heldenleben« Op. 40

In cooperation with the Staatskapelle Dresden

Tue 01 Jun

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Yale Schola Cantorum – Juilliard415 – Hill

Multiple dialogues take place in this performance by Juilliard415, the famous Juilliard School’s ensemble for…

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Yale Schola Cantorum – Juilliard415 – Hill

Multiple dialogues take place in this performance by Juilliard415, the famous Juilliard School’s ensemble for historically informed performance practice, and the Yale Schola Cantorum, the vocal formation specialized in music of the 16th and 17th century at the legendary Yale University. In numerous joint projects, the musicians have demonstrated the harmony of their music-making. Under David Hill’s baton, they bring a programme to Dresden which builds bridges between musical epochs: works by the American master of modernism, Aaron Copland, and the Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-winning Aaron Jay Kernis meet Haydn’s universal musical creations.

Yale Schola Cantorum
Juilliard415
David Hill – Conductor

  • Aaron Copland: »In the Beginning«
  • Aaron Jay Kernis: »Garden of Light«
  • Joseph Haydn: »Die Vorstellung des Chaos« (No. 1 from the Oratorio »Die Schöpfung« Hob. XXI:2)
  • Joseph Haydn: Mass No. 13 in B-flat-major Hob. XXII:13 »Creation Mass«
7 PM PRE-CONCERT TALK (IN THE NAVE)
  • 20:00
  • Frauenkirche
  • 45 / 35 / 25 / 15 EUR
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Tue 01 Jun

Bohème 2020

In 2014, when the idea for »Bohème 2020« arose, the Dresden Music Festival’s motto was »Golden Twenties«. The 20ies of…

Bohème 2020

In 2014, when the idea for »Bohème 2020« arose, the Dresden Music Festival’s motto was »Golden Twenties«. The 20ies of the past centuries were always a special source of artistic inspiration – Monteverdi, Bach, the late Beethoven and the young, yet mature Schubert created ground-breaking pieces and composed masterworks with particular vigour in the 20ies of the 17th, 18th, and 19th century, and these creations imparted new impulses to their times. The famous »Golden Twenties« also gave rise to such a flood of inspiration. Now, however, we have reached the 20ies of the 21st century; are we about to experience the dawn of a new creative era? What is the source of inspiration for the 21st century? This question is central to the eighth selection of »Bohème 2020« artists performing at the romantic theatre ruin St. Pauli.

Danae Dörken – Piano
Maëlle Dufour – Dance
Maria Antonia Schmidt – Media Art
Georg Pelzer – Video Art and Director

»... for art is a daughter of freedom« (Friedrich Schiller)


Kindly supported by the Society of »Friends of the Dresden Music Festival e. V.«

Wed 02 Jun

Pape Diouf & La Génération Consciente

Pape Diouf from Senegal has long been a superstar on the African continent and has become one of the most important…

Pape Diouf & La Génération Consciente

Pape Diouf from Senegal has long been a superstar on the African continent and has become one of the most important musical voices of his homeland. There, the charismatic musician fills entire stadiums, but also has a loyal following in the USA, which he toured in 2016, and in Paris. Celebrated as the »King of Mbalax« – an atmospheric mix of Western styles such as soul, jazz and Latin with Senegalese rhythms – the singer is not only a talented writer of hits with a fascinating stage presence, but his music is also testament to values such as freedom and mutual respect, which are deeply rooted in Senegalese life. The Dresden Music Festival is delighted to welcome the singer for his German debut – another performance originally scheduled for 2020, now featured in 2021 at the Junge Garde open-air venue.

Pape Diouf – Vocals
La Génération Consciente


Open-Air Concert

Pape Diouf

Pape Diouf [Vocals]

  • 20:00
  • Junge Garde
  • 35 EUR
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Thu 03 Jun

Coperation Concert

Dresdner Kammerchor

Johannes Brahms loved Ancient Music. He devoted intense studies to ancient masters such as Palestrina, Bach and Schütz,…

Coperation Concert

Dresdner Kammerchor

Johannes Brahms loved Ancient Music. He devoted intense studies to ancient masters such as Palestrina, Bach and Schütz, with notable effect on his own composing, especially when it came to his sacred works. This love is also reflected in the programme of the Dresdner Kammerchor (Dresden Chamber Choir): in an imaginary »through-composed« mass, sacred motets by Brahms are juxtaposed with renaissance and baroque works the composer studied and performed himself with Vienna’s Singverein. Even at that time, his goal was to introduce the audience to musical jewels which had been almost entirely forgotten in Brahms’ day.

Dresdner Kammerchor
Hans-Christoph Rademann – Conductor

»Brahms and the Ancient Masters«

  • Works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Giovanni Gabrieli, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina et al.
6:45 PM PRE-CONCERT TALK (IN THE NAVE)

In cooperation with the Dresdner Kammerchor

  • 19:30
  • Annenkirche
  • 29 / 22 / 15 EUR
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Thu 03 Jun

Musix

Sound & Science: Artificial Intelligence & Music

What does the future hold for music? Artificial intelligence, augmented reality, the internet of skills or tactile…

Musix

Sound & Science: Artificial Intelligence & Music

What does the future hold for music? Artificial intelligence, augmented reality, the internet of skills or tactile internet – how will they affect the music world? Will new works be composed only by computers and musicians replaced by robots and machines? Or will people and machines profit from mutual learning? The Center for Tactile Internet’s goal is to advance efficient collaboration between man and machine. Here, apart from new communication technologies, research also focuses on understanding the human body and its ability to react to such new processes and means. Prof. Dr. Dr. Frank Fitzek, director of one of the TU Dresden’s three excellence clusters, addresses these issues in the seventh event in the series »Sound & Science«.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Frank H. P. Fitzek – Deutsche Telekom-Professor of Communication Networks at the Dresden Technical University
Prof. Ph.D. Shu-Chen Li – Professor of Developmental Psychology and Neurosciences of Lifespans at the Dresden Technical University
Prof. Dr. Susanne Narciss – Professor of the Psychology of Teaching and Learning at the Dresden Technical University
Prof. Karl-Heinz Simon – Professor of Piano and Piano Methodology at the Dresden Academy of Music Carl Maria von Weber

Music & Talk


Part of »SOUND & SCIENCE« – in cooperation with the Dresden Technical University

Frank Fitzek

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Frank H. P. Fitzek [Scientist]

  • 19:30
  • Technical University Dresden (Festival Hall Dülferstraße)
  • 20 EUR
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Thu 03 Jun

Noa

The Israeli singer-songwriter Noa is one of the distinctive and acclaimed voices of her homeland. Numerous musician…

Noa

The Israeli singer-songwriter Noa is one of the distinctive and acclaimed voices of her homeland. Numerous musician colleagues value the charismatic artist, and so she has shared the stage with Sting, Pat Metheny, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder and Andrea Bocelli, to name a few. Noa’s music is as moving as it is authentic, and it reflects her political and environmental activism. This is obvious on her latest album, »Letters to Bach«, in which she pays homage to the great baroque master, whose compositions she chose as the germ cells for her own musical arrangements. Afterwards, the musician, who is joined for her Festival debut at the Palais im Großen Garten by her long-term partner, guitarist Gil Dor, and cellist Hila Karni, presents an atmospheric selection of her greatest hits.

Noa (Achinoam Nini) – Vocals and Percussion
Gil Dor – Guitar
Hila Karni – Cello

  • »Letters to Bach« and »Best of Noa«
  • 20:00
  • Palais im Großen Garten
  • 45 / 35 / 20 EUR
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Fri 04 Jun

Jamie Cullum

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

Jamie Cullum

A jazz musician with pop star status: Jamie Cullum is a phenomenon. For 20 years now, the lively Brit – originally invited for 2020 – has become one of the internationally most successful musicians in the British Isles, as documented by more than ten million sold albums, a Grammy, two Golden Globes, three Brit Awards and a popular show on BBC’s Radio 2. Genre boundaries don’t concern this exceptional artist, who is sometimes known as »Sinatra in Sneakers« and draws inspiration from jazz, rock and pop. Cullum, however, also commands the entire breadth of musical possibilities, being a gifted entertainer and showman – with infectious energy, wit, profundity and, first and foremost, simply great music!

Jamie Cullum – Vocals and Piano
Tom Varrall – Electric Guitar
Loz Garratt – Electric Bass and Double Bass
Rory Simmons – Trumpet
Tom Richards – Keyboard and Saxophone
Brad Webb –  Drums
Aisha Stuart –  Backing Vocals
Shanna Goodhead – Backing Vocals


Presented by Glashütte Original

Jamie Cullum

Jamie Cullum [Singer]

  • 20:00
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
  • 95 / 75 / 55 / 35 / 20 EUR
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Fri 04 Jun

Piano Recital Arcadi Volodos

It is always fascinating to witness the sheer force a single person can coax from a grand piano. The dialogue between a…

Piano Recital Arcadi Volodos

It is always fascinating to witness the sheer force a single person can coax from a grand piano. The dialogue between a musician and this large instrument is a source of lasting interest. More than ever, that is the case when a keyboard magician such as Arcadi Volodos draws the audience in with his breath-taking piano playing. Amidst the splendid atmosphere of the Semper Opera, the exceptional Russian pianist will paint an intriguing arc ranging from Clementi the classicist to the mature Brahms and Franz Schubert’s Sonata in D major, written in Bad Gastein in 1825 – a work of enormous rhythmic power and orchestral melodiousness.

Arcadi Volodos – Piano

  • Muzio Clementi: Sonata for Piano in F sharp minor Op. 25/5
  • Johannes Brahms: Seven Fantasies Op. 116
  • Franz Schubert: Sonata for Piano in D Major D 850
Arcadi Volodos

Arcadi Volodos [Piano]

  • 20:00
  • Semperoper
  • 65 / 50 / 40 / 30 / 20 EUR
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Sat 05 Jun

Series ORIGINAL SOUND | Musix

Workshop Concert

PLEASE NOTE that the Workshop Concert is cancelled. Due to the great demand for the evening concert with the Dresden…

Series ORIGINAL SOUND | Musix

Workshop Concert

PLEASE NOTE that the Workshop Concert is cancelled. Due to the great demand for the evening concert with the Dresden Festival Concert, the program will be performed again 1t 11 am at the Kulturpalast.

 

This workshop concert aims to demonstrate the inspiring effect of nature upon creative processes. As an introduction to the evening concert, it explores the multi-faceted sound portraits of our surroundings, taking Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony as an example. The »Pastoral Symphony« reflects the imagination of the composer inspired by sounds of nature in a fascinating manner – »an expression of feeling rather than painting«, he noted above the first movement of the score. This moderated concert illuminates the fascinating discoveries that await in Beethoven’s score, which is performed on original instruments.

Dresden Festival Orchestra
Ivor Bolton – Conductor
Jan Vogler – Host

»Beethoven: Inspiration Nature«

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Excerpts from Symphony No. 6 in F major Op. 68 »Pastoral«

Music & Talk


Kindly supported by the Society of »Friends of the Dresden Music Festival e. V.«

  • 11:00
  • Palais im Großen Garten
  • Workshop Concert is cancelled. More information here.
none available

Sat 05 Jun

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Dresden Festival Orchestra & Ivor Bolton

This concert by the Dresden Festival Orchestra under the baton of Ivor Bolton juxtaposes two ground-breaking symphonic…

Series ORIGINAL SOUND | Musix

Dresden Festival Orchestra & Ivor Bolton

This concert by the Dresden Festival Orchestra under the baton of Ivor Bolton juxtaposes two ground-breaking symphonic works by Beethoven: the famous »Symphony of Fate«, whose sound has been circling the earth in space as a golden record since 1977, and the »Pastoral«, in which Beethoven set to music the feelings stirred by experiences in nature. Even if the Fifth and Sixth Symphonies were written in succession, at first glance they appear like antipodes. The revolutionary Fifth with its legendary knocking motif and the rustic sounds imitated in its successor are testament to Beethoven’s striving to continuously discover new facets of the genre. The members of the Festival Orchestra, who were originally planning to perform the two works in 2020, now bring their historical instruments and expertise to Dresden’s Kulturpalast for this occasion.

Dresden Festival Orchestra
Ivor Bolton – Conductor

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F-major Op. 68 »Pastoral«
6:30 PM PRE-CONCERT TALK (KULTURPALAST, EVENT SPACE OF THE CENTRAL LIBRARY, 1st Floor)
»EXPERIENCE4KIDS« for children aged 12 and above: 7:30 pm Playful introduction to the concert; afterwards participants attend the second half of the concert (Tickets: 8 €). Please register by emailing besucherservice@musikfestspiele.com.

 

 

 

  • 11:00
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
  • 75 / 60 / 45 / 30 / 20 EUR
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Sat 05 Jun

Cooperation Performance

Gaetano Donizetti: »L’elisir d’amore«

Donizetti wrote his opera »L’elisir d’amore«, first performed in 1832, in an incredible 13 days – as a last-minute…

Cooperation Performance

Gaetano Donizetti: »L’elisir d’amore«

Donizetti wrote his opera »L’elisir d’amore«, first performed in 1832, in an incredible 13 days – as a last-minute substitute for a theatre in Milan. The story turns upon an »elixir of love«, which transforms Nemorino, a shy and somewhat simple peasant, into the most eligible bachelor in town. With light-footed charm and infinite inventiveness, Donizetti portrays love in all its variations in his successful work. Director Michal Schultz leads a great soloist ensemble in bringing the arrogant, cold-hearted society of »L’elisir d’amore« to life with numerous surprise effects. The opera is conducted by the Israeli Omer Meir Wellber, principal guest conductor of the Dresden State Opera since the 2018/19 season.

Tuuli Takala – Soprano (Adina)
Christiane Hossfeld – Soprano (Gianetta)
Pavol Breslik – Tenor (Nemorino)
Andrei Bondarenko – Baritone (Belcore)
Erwin Schrott – Bass-Baritone (Dulcamara)
Chorus of the Dresden State Opera
Staatskapelle Dresden
Omer Meir Wellber – Conductor
Michael Schulz – Director

  • Gaetano Donizetti: »L’elisir d’amore« (»The Elixir of Love«). Melodrama in two acts

In cooperation with the Semperoper Dresden

Sat 05 Jun

Series ORIGINAL SOUND | Musix

Dresden Festival Orchestra & Ivor Bolton

This concert by the Dresden Festival Orchestra under the baton of Ivor Bolton juxtaposes two ground-breaking symphonic…

Series ORIGINAL SOUND | Musix

Dresden Festival Orchestra & Ivor Bolton

This concert by the Dresden Festival Orchestra under the baton of Ivor Bolton juxtaposes two ground-breaking symphonic works by Beethoven: the famous »Symphony of Fate«, whose sound has been circling the earth in space as a golden record since 1977, and the »Pastoral«, in which Beethoven set to music the feelings stirred by experiences in nature. Even if the Fifth and Sixth Symphonies were written in succession, at first glance they appear like antipodes. The revolutionary Fifth with its legendary knocking motif and the rustic sounds imitated in its successor are testament to Beethoven’s striving to continuously discover new facets of the genre. The members of the Festival Orchestra, who were originally planning to perform the two works in 2020, now bring their historical instruments and expertise to Dresden’s Kulturpalast for this occasion.

Dresden Festival Orchestra
Ivor Bolton – Conductor

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F-major Op. 68 »Pastoral«
6:30 PM PRE-CONCERT TALK (KULTURPALAST, EVENT SPACE OF THE CENTRAL LIBRARY, 1st Floor)
»EXPERIENCE4KIDS« for children aged 12 and above: 7:30 pm Playful introduction to the concert; afterwards participants attend the second half of the concert (Tickets: 8 €). Please register by emailing besucherservice@musikfestspiele.com.

 

 

 

  • 19:30
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
  • 75 / 60 / 45 / 30 / 20 EUR
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Sat 05 Jun

EXPERIENCE4KIDS: Playful introduction and visit of the second half of the concert

Parallel to the concert with the Dresden Festival Orchestra and Ivor Bolton, there will be a playful introduction to the…

EXPERIENCE4KIDS: Playful introduction and visit of the second half of the concert

Parallel to the concert with the Dresden Festival Orchestra and Ivor Bolton, there will be a playful introduction to the program for children aged 12 and above; afterwards participants attend the second half of the concert.

Please register by emailing besucherservice@musikfestspiele.com

 

 

  • 19:30
  • Kulturpalast (Auditorium of the Central Library)
  • 8 €, Registration via besucherservice@musikfestspiele.com
forthcoming

Sun 06 Jun

Cooperation Concert

Herold – New Jewish Chamber Philharmonic Dresden – Hurshell

Honouring the musical legacy of forgotten or persecuted Jewish composers is an important mission for the New Jewish…

Cooperation Concert

Herold – New Jewish Chamber Philharmonic Dresden – Hurshell

Honouring the musical legacy of forgotten or persecuted Jewish composers is an important mission for the New Jewish Chamber Philharmonic. During the fourth Festival appearance of this ensemble, the audience gains another insight into this very special repertoire. In his second Concerto grosso, Ernest Bloch set a melodious dialogue between string quartet and orchestra to music. Mieczysław Weinberg is a composer whose oeuvre is now witnessing a well-deserved renaissance. In addition to his Second Symphony, the Concertino for Cello and Orchestra takes a prominent position on the programme. This original version of the Cello Concerto Op. 43 was only rediscovered in 2016, and will be played here by Friederike Herold, a highly talented junior student at the Dresden Academy of Music.

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 06 Jun

Cooperation Concert

Dresden Baroque Orchestra

The lively dialogue that ensues when baroque works meet interpretations of our current times is illustrated by the…

Cooperation Concert

Dresden Baroque Orchestra

The lively dialogue that ensues when baroque works meet interpretations of our current times is illustrated by the Dresden Baroque Orchestra, which dedicates itself mainly to composers who contributed to the heyday of Dresden’s court orchestra in the 17th and 18th centuries. Today’s concert at Loschwitz Church features works by Pisendel, the famous concertmaster of Dresden’s court orchestra, Graun, a student of Pisendel and alumnus of Dresden’s Kreuzschule, and Tartini, whom Graun travelled to Padua to study with. This resounding journey in time ends with a composition by the famous flutist Quantz – a member of Dresden’s court orchestra until he joined the court of Frederick the Great in Prussia.

Dresden Baroque Orchestra
Margret Baumgartl – Violin and Leader

  • Works by Franz Benda, Christoph Förster, Johann Gottlieb Graun, Johann Georg Pisendel, Johann Joachim Quantz and Giuseppe Tartini

In cooperation with Dresdner Hofmusik

Dresden Baroque Orchestra

Dresden Baroque Orchestra

  • 18:00
  • Loschwitzer Kirche
  • 29,50 EUR
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Sun 06 Jun

Kirchschlager – Dorfer – Drake

A concert for friends of humour: the singer Angelika Kirchschlager and the comedian Alfred Dorfer join pianist Julius…

Kirchschlager – Dorfer – Drake

A concert for friends of humour: the singer Angelika Kirchschlager and the comedian Alfred Dorfer join pianist Julius Drake in giving the format »song recital« a whole new guise. Featuring works such as Beethoven’s »Elegy on the Death of a Poodle« or »Wie komm’ ich denn zur Tür herein« by Johannes Brahms, this unusual evening at the Palais im Großen Garten, originally scheduled for 2020, is about comedy in classical music – especially the unintentional variety. The great mezzo-soprano, at home on the world’s stages, and the celebrated comedian at her side surely have many a tale to tell on this subject. And when they are joined by one of the world’s pre-eminent song accompanists at the piano, a winning mix of first-rate chamber music and excellent satire is guaranteed.

Angelika Kirchschlager – Mezzo-Soprano
Alfred Dorfer – Comedian
Julius Drake – Piano

  • A song recital with a satirical slant and works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Georges Bizet, Franz Böhm, Johannes Brahms, Michael Flanders/Donald Swann, Jake Heggie, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Gustav Mahler, Ben Moore, Francis Poulenc, Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann
  • 19:30
  • Palais im Großen Garten
  • 55 / 45 / 20 EUR
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Mon 07 Jun

Max Mutzke & Marialy Pacheco

Max Mutzke first came to fame as the winner of Stefan Raab’s talent show, and today has become an integral part of…

Max Mutzke & Marialy Pacheco

Max Mutzke first came to fame as the winner of Stefan Raab’s talent show, and today has become an integral part of Germany’s music scene. When the charismatic and versatile singer-songwriter appears with the Cuban pianist and composer Marialy Pacheco, it is not just a meeting of competence and musicality, but also of two unusual people: passing the musical ball between them in a show of virtuosity, they offer stories, questions, answers, contradictions, irony and flirting. For the programme »Our Own Night«, the Cuban musician has arranged Max Mutzke’s songs in her very own, distinctively charming manner.

Max Mutzke – Vocals
Marialy Pacheco – Piano

  • »Our Own Night«

Kindly supported by the Sparkassen-Versicherung Sachsen

  • 20:00
  • Staatsoperette Dresden
  • 45 / 35 / 25 / 15 / 10 / 15 EUR
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Tue 08 Jun

Violin Recital Kevin Zhu

The fact that this young American violinist is in line for a brilliant career is obvious not only from the fact that…

Violin Recital Kevin Zhu

The fact that this young American violinist is in line for a brilliant career is obvious not only from the fact that Kevin Zhu won the first prize and three special awards at the 2018 international violin competition »Premio Paganini«, named for the legendary Italian violinist. In the meantime, the musician has appeared on the world’s greatest stages, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, London’s Royal Festival Hall and Beijing’s Forbidden City Concert Hall, establishing himself as one of the leading instrumentalists of the coming generation of great musicians. The 24 Caprices for Solo Violin by Niccolò Paganini are the perfect pieces to prove his incomparable technical brilliance.

Kevin Zhu – Violin

  • Niccolò Paganini: 24 Caprices for Solo Violin Op. 1

Kindly supported by the Sächsische Staatsweingut Schloss Wackerbarth


Before the concert, Castle 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 www.musikfestspiele.com or via the Dresden Music Festival’s Visitor Services; for further information please call +49 (0)351 - 895 50.

Kevin Zhu

Kevin Zhu [Violin]

  • 19:30
  • Schloss Wackerbarth
  • 35 EUR
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Tue 08 Jun

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Winkel – Plachetka – Widmann – RSO Prag – Liebreich

Alexander Liebreich is known for his curiosity and his many-faceted repertoire. Thus, the conductor has chosen an…

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Winkel – Plachetka – Widmann – RSO Prag – Liebreich

Alexander Liebreich is known for his curiosity and his many-faceted repertoire. Thus, the conductor has chosen an outstanding programme for his concert with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Prague, whose chief conductor he has been since the 2018/19 season – a programme initiating multiple musical dialogues. At the very beginning, we hear the music of Act I of Janáček’s opera »The Cunning Little Vixen«, arranged as an orchestral suite by Václav Talich. Magical sounds are also to be expected in the subsequent famous Clarinet Concerto in A-major by Mozart, performed by the renowned clarinettist and composer Jörg Widmann. And Zemlinsky’s »Lyric Symphony«, which closes this melodious evening, was written in the tradition of Mahler’s »Das Lied von der Erde«, masterfully combining song cycle and symphony.

Johanna Winkel – Soprano
Adam Plachetka – Baritone
Jörg Widmann – Clarinet
Radio Symphony Orchestra Prague
Alexander Liebreich – Conductor

  • Leoš Janáček: Suite from the Opera »The Cunning Little Vixen«
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra in A major K. 622
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky: »Lyric Symphony« Op. 18 for Soprano, Baritone and Orchestra
7 PM PRE-CONCERT TALK (IN THE NAVE)

Presented by the Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden

Wed 09 Jun

EXPERIENCE: Artist conversation with Danny Elfman and Frank Strobel

To get in the mood for the concert at 7.30 at the concert hall, an artist conversation with the composer Danny Elfman…

EXPERIENCE: Artist conversation with Danny Elfman and Frank Strobel

To get in the mood for the concert at 7.30 at the concert hall, an artist conversation with the composer Danny Elfman and conductor Frank Strobel about interesting background information on Danny Elfman's versatile work. 

  • 18:00
  • Kulturpalast (Auditorium of the Central Library)
  • Entrance free
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Wed 09 Jun

Vision String Quartet

Founded in 2012, the Vision String Quartet has successfully redefined the role of the string quartet in recent years…

Vision String Quartet

Founded in 2012, the Vision String Quartet has successfully redefined the role of the string quartet in recent years »with heartfelt passion and a generous helping of craziness« (»Concerti«), inventing a concept all its own for its performances: a first half with works of the »classical« string quartet repertoire is followed by a second part featuring improvised jazz and pop music, giving the audience a very different perspective on these four instruments. The four young musicians, who studied with the Artemis Quartet, among other mentors, play without sheet music and standing up, as a matter of principle. Their broad range of playing techniques, improvisation and sound colours ensures that classical composers – in this case, Mendelssohn – are also interpreted in a particularly fresh and lively manner.

Vision String Quartet:
Jakob Encke – Violin
Daniel Stoll – Violin
Sander Stuart – Viola
Leonard Disselhorst – Cello

  • Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: String Quartet No. 2 in A-minor Op. 13
  • pop and jazz arrangements
  • 19:30
  • Löwensaal
  • 35 / 25 EUR
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Wed 09 Jun

Musix | YGT

A Mystic Night With Danny Elfman

One of Hollywood’s greatest film composers is Danny Elfman, who came to fame mainly through scores for Tim Burton movies…

Musix | YGT

A Mystic Night With Danny Elfman

One of Hollywood’s greatest film composers is Danny Elfman, who came to fame mainly through scores for Tim Burton movies such as »Edward Scissorhands«, »Charlie and the Chocolate Factory« and »Batman«. While in his cinematic work, Elfman has to »serve the film«, in the concert hall he is free to follow his own ideas. That is the case, for example, in his Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra, which he wrote for the Scottish percussion virtuoso Colin Currie. Of course, the second half of the concert prominently features his cinematic works. Under the baton of the renowned film music conductor Frank Strobel, who caught the cinema bug as a child at his parents’ movie house, the Kulturpalast hosts this intriguing exchange between music and film, which takes place in the presence of the composer.

Colin Currie – Percussion
Dresdner Kammerchor
Staatskapelle Weimar
Frank Strobel – Conductor

  • Danny Elfman: »I Forget« from »Serenada Schizophrana«
  • Danny Elfman: Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra (german premiere)
  • Danny Elfman: Suites from »Batman«, »Alice in Wonderland« and »Edward Scissorhands«
»EXPERIENCE«: Artist conversation with Danny Elfman and Frank Strobel (6 pm, Kulturpalast, Event Space of the Central Library, 1st Floor). Please register by emailing besucherservice@musikfestspiele.com

Kindly supported by the Foundation Kunst und Musik für Dresden (Art and Music for Dresden)

  • 19:30
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
  • 65 / 50 / 40 / 30 / 20 EUR
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Thu 10 Jun

Steven Isserlis & Olli Mustonen

Steven Isserlis and Olli Mustonen have been friends for many years. This chamber music encounter of the two…

Steven Isserlis & Olli Mustonen

Steven Isserlis and Olli Mustonen have been friends for many years. This chamber music encounter of the two instrumentalists promises to be a very special one, not just because of the intimacy which is obvious in their joint appearances – the programme the two renowned artists will perform is also extraordinary: the popular Sonata for Cello and Piano Op. 40, first performed in 1934, was Shostakovich’s first major chamber music work. The Sonata for the same instruments by Olli Mustonen was written in 2006, making this a double appearance: as instrumentalist and composer. Prokofiev’s Ballad in C-minor Op. 15 is dated 1912 and reflects very early attempts at composition. And finally, Kabalevsky’s impressive Cello Sonata Op. 71, written for Mstislav Rostropovich, marks the high point and finale of the concert.

Steven Isserlis – Cello
Olli Mustonen – Piano

  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor Op. 40
  • Olli Mustonen: Sonata for Cello and Piano
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Ballad for Cello and Piano in C minor Op. 15
  • Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky: Sonata for Cello and Piano in B flat major Op. 71
  • 18:00
  • Palais im Großen Garten
  • 55 / 45 / 20 EUR
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Thu 10 Jun

New York Gypsy All-Stars

The roots of so-called gypsy music lie in India, from where they Romani once migrated to Eastern and Central Europe, via…

New York Gypsy All-Stars

The roots of so-called gypsy music lie in India, from where they Romani once migrated to Eastern and Central Europe, via Persia. In doing so, they assimilated styles and influences of numerous cultures, taking them up in their own pieces. Conversely, hardly another style of folk music has left such deep traces in art music as that of the Romani. As classically trained musicians and graduates of the world’s most prestigious conservatories, the New York Gypsy All-Stars are equally at home in concert halls and jazz clubs as on festival stages – and finally, they make their way to Dresden in 2021. In their music, Eastern European Romani traditions meet influences of Indian and Latin-American music as well as jazz, merging them all in their characteristic, highly energetic style.

New York Gypsy All-Stars:
Ismail Lumanovski – Clarinet
Tamer Pinarbasi – Qanun
Panagiotis Andreou – Electric Bass
Marius van den Brink – Keyboard
Engin Günaydın – Drums

Open-Air Concert

New York Gypsy All-Stars

New York Gypsy All-Stars

  • 20:00
  • Residenzschloss (Stallhof)
  • 35 / 25 EUR
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Fri 11 Jun

Rudolf Buchbinder & Chamber Orchestra Vienna-Berlin

Of Mozart’s 27 piano concerti, No. 9 in E-flat-major may be the most unusual and most popular from his early creative…

Rudolf Buchbinder & Chamber Orchestra Vienna-Berlin

Of Mozart’s 27 piano concerti, No. 9 in E-flat-major may be the most unusual and most popular from his early creative phase. Full of melodic freshness and compositional inventiveness, it is in optimal hands with the great piano virtuoso Rudolf Buchbinder. But not only the celebrated Viennese pianist is an ideal interpreter for Mozart’s sound world – so is the Chamber Orchestra Vienna-Berlin, a high-carat ensemble consisting of members of the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras. Taking characteristic joy in their music-making, the musicians explore the many-faceted and imaginative repertoire of the Viennese classic in his Symphony No. 15, written when the composer was 16, and the Divertimento in B-flat-major K. 287, one of the two nocturnal serenades Mozart wrote for Countess Lodron.

Rudolf Buchbinder – Piano
Chamber Orchestra Vienna-Berlin
Rainer Honeck – Violin and Leader

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 15 in G major K. 124
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 9 in E flat major K. 271 »Jeunehomme Concerto«
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento in B flat major K. 287 »Second Nocturnal Serenade for Countess Lodron«
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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Fri 11 Jun

Gisela João

The inner courtyard of the Deutsche Werkstätten in Hellerau has offered an atmospheric location for high-carat world…

Gisela João

The inner courtyard of the Deutsche Werkstätten in Hellerau has offered an atmospheric location for high-carat world music concerts of the Dresden Music Festival for several years. Originally planned for 2020, this year’s excursion takes us Portugal, a country of joie de vivre, versatility and wild beauty. The featured artist is Gisela João, a young singer considered the new star on the Fado firmament, winner of the »Amalia Best New Artist Award«. The extraordinary artist who lives in Lisbon’s Mouraria quarter – the birthplace of modern Fado – knows how to combine traditional Portuguese music with contemporary urban sounds, lending her songs an exciting air of urgency. With her full, warm voice, Gisela João takes the listeners on a highly emotional musical journey full of love, longing and yearning for distant lands.

Gisela João – Vocals
and Band

  • Portuguese Fado

Open-Air Concert

On the concert evening, selected culinary delicacies as well as wines and beverages from Portugal will be served. Stay a while in the beautiful courtyard, enjoying the summertime atmosphere before and after the concert. The venue opens at 6:30 pm.

Gisela João

Gisela João [Fado singer]

  • 20:00
  • GebäudeEnsemble Dt. Werkstätten Hellerau
  • 30 EUR
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Sat 12 Jun

Cooperation Concert

Capuçon – Dresden Philharmonic – Langrée

Webern was an avid student of masterworks of the past, and Brahms played a central role among them. The programme chosen…

Cooperation Concert

Capuçon – Dresden Philharmonic – Langrée

Webern was an avid student of masterworks of the past, and Brahms played a central role among them. The programme chosen by the Dresden Philharmonic under the baton of Louis Langrée reflects this dialogue, as the Finale of Brahms’ Fourth Symphony is widely considered the model for Webern’s Passacaglia. Furthermore, his Opus 1 also marks the transition from late romanticism to early expressionism. The focus of the evening is on Schumann’s Violin Concerto, which was unknown to the music-loving public until 1937. The mysterious and deeply felt work will be played at the Kulturpalast by the French violinist Renaud Capuçon, who is equally renowned as a soloist and chamber musician.

Renaud Capuçon – Violin
Dresden Philharmonic
Louis Langrée – Conductor

  • Anton Webern: Passacaglia in D minor Op. 1
  • Robert Schumann: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D minor WoO 23
  • Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor Op. 98

In cooperation with the Dresden Philharmonic

  • 19:30
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
  • 50 / 43,50 / 37 / 28 / 20,50 EUR
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Sat 12 Jun

Final Concert: Sting

Sting – composer, singer, author, actor and activist – is one of the most well-known and distinctive artists in the…

Final Concert: Sting

Sting – composer, singer, author, actor and activist – is one of the most well-known and distinctive artists in the world. During the course of his career, he has received 17 Grammy Awards, one Golden Globe and one Emmy, and was nominated three times for an Oscar. In addition, he has sold almost 100 million albums with The Police and as a solo artist. For his numerous musical accomplishments, Queen Elisabeth II made him a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 2003. He was inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Sting has appeared in more than 15 films and written two books, including his autobiography »Broken Music«, which made it onto the bestseller list of »The New York Times«. On his latest album, »My Songs«, the singer presents modern interpretations of his greatest hits. Sting’s support for human rights organizations reflects his broad-ranging activism. Together with his wife Trudie Styler, he founded the Rainforest Fund in 1989 in an attempt to protect both the world’s rain forests and their indigenous populations. After the guest appearance could not take place in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is a special honour for the Dresden Music Festival to conclude this season with a performance by this great artist.

Sting and Band

Open-Air Concert

 

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Presented by the Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden

Sting

  • 20:00
  • Junge Garde
  • 75 EUR
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