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Thu 08 Jul

Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

Program flyer (0,7 MB – in German only) The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, which has been steadily building its…

Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

Program flyer (0,7 MB – in German only)

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)

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

  • 20:00
  • Festspielhaus Hellerau
  • New date planned for July. Ticktes have to be orchased again
none available

Fri 09 Jul

Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

Program flyer (0,7 MB – in German only) The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, which has been steadily building its…

Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

Program flyer (0,7 MB – in German only)

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«

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

  • 20:00
  • Festspielhaus Hellerau
  • New date planned for July. Ticktes have to be orchased again
none available

Sat 10 Jul

EXPERIENCE: Improvisation dance workshops

Join the improvisation dance workshops on July 10 in Hellerau! One workshop for professionals will take place from 12 to…

EXPERIENCE: Improvisation dance workshops

Join the improvisation dance workshops on July 10 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
  • Please register via workshop@hellerau.org
none available

Sat 10 Jul

Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

Program flyer (0,7 MB – in German only) The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, which has been steadily building its…

Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

Program flyer (0,7 MB – in German only)

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«

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

  • 16:00
  • Festspielhaus Hellerau
  • New date planned for July. Ticktes have to be orchased again
none available

Sat 10 Jul

Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

Program flyer (0,7 MB – in German only) The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, which has been steadily building its…

Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

Program flyer (0,7 MB – in German only)

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«

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

  • 20:00
  • Festspielhaus Hellerau
  • New date planned for July. Ticktes have to be orchased again
none available

Sun 11 Jul

Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

Program flyer (0,7 MB – in German only) The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, which has been steadily building its…

Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

Program flyer (0,7 MB – in German only)

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«

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

  • 16:00
  • Festspielhaus Hellerau
  • New date planned for July. Ticktes have to be orchased again
none available

Sun 11 Jul

Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

Program flyer (0,7 MB – in German only) The Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company, which has been steadily building its…

Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company

Program flyer (0,7 MB – in German only)

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«

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

  • 20:00
  • Festspielhaus Hellerau
  • New date planned for July. Ticktes have to be orchased again
none available

Wed 25 Aug

The Worldstar from Senegal

African Night with Pape Diouf

PLEASE NOTE: The concert has been rescheduled from June 2 to August 25. Already purchased tickets remain valid. Pape…

The Worldstar from Senegal

African Night with Pape Diouf

PLEASE NOTE: The concert has been rescheduled from June 2 to August 25. Already purchased tickets remain valid.

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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Sun 24 Oct

Cooperation Concert

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

PLEASE NOTE: The concert has been rescheduled from May 30 to October 24. Already purchased tickets remain valid. In…

Cooperation Concert

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

PLEASE NOTE: The concert has been rescheduled from May 30 to October 24. Already purchased tickets remain valid.

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

  • 11:00
  • Semperoper
  • Kartenverkauf vorraussichtlich ab Mitte September
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Anne-Sophie Mutter

Sun 07 Nov

Anne-Sophie Mutter & Mutter’s Virtuosi

The multi-award-winning star violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter has been a commanding presence on all the major stages of the…

Anne-Sophie Mutter & Mutter’s Virtuosi

The multi-award-winning star violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter has been a commanding presence on all the major stages of the world for 45 years. Through her foundation, she passes on the rich experience of this impressive career to a young generation of musicians. In 2011 this led to the formation of the ensemble Mutter’s Virtuosi, bringing together current and former fellows of her foundation. As part of their seventh joint tour, the great violinist and her ensemble perform at Dresden’s Kulturpalast. In addition to the work »Gran Cadenza« commissioned by Anne-Sophie Mutter from the Berlin-based South Korean composer Unsuk Chin, the program features the String Quintet in E-flat-major, Mozart’s last chamber music piece. Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins and his famous »Four Seasons« add another sound colour to the palette, ensuring that the evening ends on a high note.

Anne-Sophie Mutter – Violin and Leader
Mutter’s Virtuosi

  • Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Four Violins, Cello, Strings and Basso continuo in B-minor Op. 3/10 RV 580
  • Unsuk Chi: »Gran Cadenza«
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quintet No. 6 in E-flat-major K. 614
  • Antonio Vivaldi: »The Four Seasons« Concerti for Violin, Strings and Basso continuo Op. 8/1–4

PRESENTED BY THE OSTSÄCHSISCHE SPARKASSE DRESDEN

  • 19:30
  • Kulturpalast (Concert Hall)
  • Start ticket sales on September 6. Pre-reservations are not possible.
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Fri 19 Nov

Noa

PLEASE NOTE: The concert has been rescheduled from June 3 to November 19. If you have already purchased tickets for this…

Noa

PLEASE NOTE: The concert has been rescheduled from June 3 to November 19. If you have already purchased tickets for this event, new tickets will be sent by mail.

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 Frauenkirche 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«

KINDLY SUPPORTED BY THE FOUNDATION OF ARTS AND MUSIC FOR DRESDEN

  • 20:00
  • Frauenkirche
  • Start ticket sales on September 6. Pre-reservations are not possible.
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Sat 20 Nov

YGT

Classical Beats: Tom Schilling & The Jazz Kids

PLEASE NOTE: The concert has been rescheduled from May 22 to November 20. If you have already purchased tickets for this…

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Classical Beats: Tom Schilling & The Jazz Kids

PLEASE NOTE: The concert has been rescheduled from May 22 to November 20. If you have already purchased tickets for this event, new tickets will be sent by mail.

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. And what could be a more suitable location than the cinema Schauburg, built in 1927?

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«
  • 20:00
  • Schauburg
  • Start ticket sales on September 6. Pre-reservations are not possible.
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Sun 21 Nov

Music Education Project: »Ludwig in the Forest«

PLEASE NOTE: The concert has been rescheduled from May 28 to November 21. Already purchased tickets remain valid. »It…

Music Education Project: »Ludwig in the Forest«

PLEASE NOTE: The concert has been rescheduled from May 28 to November 21. Already purchased tickets remain valid.

»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)
  • Start ticket sales on September 6. Pre-reservations are not possible.
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Asy Fateyeva & Tamás Palfálvi

Mon 22 Nov

Fateyeva – Pálfalvi – La Folia Barockorchester

The long period of silence during the coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated how important musical dialogue is. And the…

Fateyeva – Pálfalvi – La Folia Barockorchester

The long period of silence during the coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated how important musical dialogue is. And the particular rewards and importance of supporting music, its performers and creators, were well known to patrons of the arts during the colourful period known as the baroque. This concert, which benefits young artists, is as diverse and alluring as that period, featuring two rising young virtuosi on saxophone and trumpet: Asya Fateyeva and Tamás Pálfalvi. An der Seite der beiden hochgelobten Musiker steht mit dem La Folia Barockorchester eines der besten europäischen Alte-Musik-Ensembles. Ganz im Sinne seines Namens »La Folia« (Tollheit, Ausgelassenheit) ist so ein frischer und mit unbändiger Musizierlust erfüllter Konzertabend garantiert!

Asya Fateyeva – Saxophone
Tamás Pálfalvi – Trumpet
La Folia Barockorchester
Robin Peter Müller – Violin and Leader

  • Works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Charles Dieupart, Francesco Durante, Francesco Geminiani, Georg Philipp Telemann and Antonio Vivaldi

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

  • 19:30
  • Annenkirche
  • Start ticket sales on September 6. Pre-reservations are not possible.
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Tue 23 Nov

Hagen Quartet

PLEASE NOTE: The concert has been rescheduled from May 30 to November 23. If you have already purchased tickets for this…

Hagen Quartet

PLEASE NOTE: The concert has been rescheduled from May 30 to November 23. If you have already purchased tickets for this event, new tickets will be sent by mail.

The Hagen Quartet 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. Schumann’s Quartet in A-minor from his first cycle, which was premiered on the 23rd birthday of his wife Clara, exudes romantic flair. The work is framed by Shostakovich’s Opus 92, first performed in 1953 and renowned for its eruptive yet introverted beauty, and its successor, written after Stalin’s death and tapping into a more placid, conciliatory vein.

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

  • Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 5 in B flat major Op. 92
  • Robert Schumann: String Quartet in A minor Oop. 41/
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 6 in G major Op. 101
Hagen Quartet

Hagen Quartet

  • 19:30
  • Annenkirche
  • Start ticket sales on September 6. Pre-reservations are not possible.
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Tiffany Poon

Wed 24 Nov

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 program that combines works by Clara and Robert Schumann.

Tiffany Poon – Piano

  • Robert Schumann: »Kinderszenen« (»Scenes from Childhood«) Op. 15
  • Clara Schumann: Sonata for Piano in G minor
  • Clara Schumann: Soirées musicales Op. 6 No. 3 (Mazurka in G minor)
  • Clara Schumann: Soirées musicales Op. 6 No. 5 (Mazurka in G major)
  • Robert Schumann: »Davidsbündlertänze« Op. 6

Kindly supported by the State Winery of Saxony, Schloss Wackerbarth

Tiffany Poon

Tiffany Poon [Piano]

  • 17:00
  • Schloss Wackerbarth
  • Start ticket sales on September 6. Pre-reservations are not possible.
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Tiffany Poon

Wed 24 Nov

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 program that combines works by Clara and Robert Schumann.

Tiffany Poon – Piano

  • Robert Schumann: »Kinderszenen« (»Scenes from Childhood«) Op. 15
  • Clara Schumann: Sonata for Piano in G minor
  • Clara Schumann: Soirées musicales Op. 6 No. 3 (Mazurka in G minor)
  • Clara Schumann: Soirées musicales Op. 6 No. 5 (Mazurka in G major)
  • Robert Schumann: »Davidsbündlertänze« Op. 6

Kindly supported by the State Winery of Saxony, Schloss Wackerbarth

Tiffany Poon

Tiffany Poon [Piano]

  • 19:30
  • Schloss Wackerbarth
  • Start ticket sales on September 6. Pre-reservations are not possible.
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Mojca Erdmann

Wed 24 Nov

Erdmann – Vogler – Widmann – Kozhukhin

When four celebrated artists share the stage, an exceptional evening of chamber music awaits. Soprano Mojca Erdmann,…

Erdmann – Vogler – Widmann – Kozhukhin

When four celebrated artists share the stage, an exceptional evening of chamber music awaits. Soprano Mojca Erdmann, cellist Jan Vogler, clarinettist Jörg Widman, who also wears his composer hat in this concert, and pianist Denis Kozhukhin enter into plentiful and resounding musical dialogues: next to »Five Pieces in Folk Style« by Schumann, who took cello lessons as a young man, two colourful and virtuoso song compositions by Schubert will be performed. The programme also offers further inspiring facets: Widmann’s early composition »Nachtstück«, whose world premiere was given by Jan Vogler, and Weber’s sparkling dialogue between clarinet and piano, the »Grand Duo Concertant«.

Mojca Erdmann – Soprano
Jan Vogler – Cello
Jörg Widmann – Clarinet
Denis Kozhukhin – Piano

  • Robert Schumann: »Five Pieces in Folk Style« for Cello and Piano Op. 102
  • Franz Schubert: »Der Hirt auf dem Felsen« for Voice, Clarinet and Piano D 965
  • Jörg Widmann: »Nachtstück« for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
  • Franz Schubert: »Auf dem Strom« for Voice, Cello and Piano D 943
  • Carl Maria von Weber »Grand Duo Concertant« for Clarinet and Piano in E flat major Op. 48
  • 19:30
  • Annenkirche
  • Start ticket sales on September 6. Pre-reservations are not possible.
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Thu 25 Nov

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

Kevin Zhu

Kevin Zhu [Violin]

  • 19:30
  • Schloss Wackerbarth
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Kimmo Pohjonen

Fri 26 Nov

EXPERIENCE: Documentary and artist conversation with Kimmo Pohjonen

As a supplement to the concert on November 27 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 November 27 at the Reithalle, the prize-winning documentary about Kimmo Pohjonen, »Soundbreaker«, will be screened on November 26 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 September 1, 2021 onwards at Programmkino Ost or via the website www.programmkino-ost.de

Kimmo Pohjonen

Kimmo Pohjonen [Accordion]

  • 18:00
  • Programmkino Ost
  • 9 EUR, Tickets can be purchased from April 1, 2021 onwards via www.programmkino-ost.de
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Maria Meerovitch & Sergei Nakariakov

Fri 26 Nov

Sergei Nakariakov & Maria Meerovitch

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

Sergei Nakariakov & Maria Meerovitch

Works from the classical and romantic periods are featured on the programme of this unusual recital, performed at the Annenkirche. 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
  • Uri Brener: »Two Psalms« for Trumpet and Piano
  • Robert Schumann: Adagio and Allegro Op. 70 (arr. for flugelhorn and piano)
  • Sergei Rachmaninov: No. 3 and No. 4 from »Six Moments Musicaux« Op. 16
  • Francis Poulenc: »C’est ainsi que tu es« from »Métamorphoses« (arr. for flugelhorn and piano)
  • Jean-Baptiste Arban: Variations on a theme of Bellini's »Norma« for Trumpet and Piano
  • 20:00
  • Annenkirche
  • Start ticket sales on September 6. Pre-reservations are not possible.
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Fri 26 Nov

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.«

  • 20:20
  • Theaterruine St. Pauli
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Aoife O'Donovan

Sat 27 Nov

Musix | YGT

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…

Musix | YGT

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 live debut has found a place in the new format »Music Lounge« moderated by Jan Vogler at the renovated Löwensaal, now a high-class performance venue.

Aoife O’Donovan – Vocals and Guitar
Jan Vogler – Host

Aoife O'Donovan

Aoife O'Donovan [Vocals]

  • 20:00
  • Löwensaal
  • Start ticket sales on September 6. Pre-reservations are not possible.
forthcoming

Sat 27 Nov

Musix | YGT

Classical Beats: Kimmo Pohjonen

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

Musix | YGT

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

 

 

Kimmo Pohjonen

Kimmo Pohjonen [Accordion]

  • 20:00
  • Reithalle Dresden – Strasse E®
  • Start ticket sales on September 6. Pre-reservations are not possible.
forthcoming

Sun 28 Nov

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

  • 14:00
  • Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
  • Start ticket sales on September 6. Pre-reservations are not possible.
none available

Sun 28 Nov

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

 

 

  • 16:30
  • Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
  • Start ticket sales on September 6. Pre-reservations are not possible.
forthcoming

Sun 28 Nov

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: Kabalevsky’s impressive Cello Sonata Op. 71 was composed for Mstislav Rostropovich in 1962 and premiered that same year in Moscow, with Kabalevsky himself at the piano. 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. Shostakovich’s first major chamber music work, the popular Sonata for Cello and Piano Op. 40, premiered in 1934, concludes the evening’s brilliant music-making.

Steven Isserlis – Cello
Olli Mustonen – Piano

  • Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky: Sonata for Cello and Piano in B flat major Op. 71
  • Olli Mustonen: Sonata for Cello and Piano
  • Sergei Prokofiev: Ballade for Cello and Piano in C minor Op. 15
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor Op. 40
  • 18:00
  • Annenkirche
  • Start ticket sales on September 6. Pre-reservations are not possible.
forthcoming

Sun 28 Nov

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 Hygiene-Museum will be a refreshing sample of it.

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

  • »An Alleged Suite« –  a Dance Suite with traditional music and Dance Movements by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, John Adams and Felix Blumenfel curated by teh Danish String Quartet
  • Robert Schumann: String Quartet in A major Op. 41/3
  • Scandinavian Folk Music
  • 20:00
  • Deutsches Hygiene-Museum
  • Start ticket sales on September 6. Pre-reservations are not possible.
forthcoming
Till Brönner

Mon 13 Dec

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)
  • Start ticket sales on September 6. Pre-reservations are not possible.
forthcoming

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There is also a 25 % discount for Dresdner Ehrenamtspass holders on specifically marked performances.

The following discounts are available for selected performances (excluding cooperation concerts). Proof of discount entitlement must be presented at the counter. Different types of discounts cannot be combined. Please show valid verification unasked at the entrance.

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A postage charge of 3 € (5 € if you take 7 tickets or more) will be added to tickets shipped to you. A service charge of 1.50 € is applied to tickets ordered online, by phone or by mail. A surcharge of 1.50 € per ticket applies to group bookings (10 or more persons).

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Gift Certificates

Unforgettable musical highlights and atmospheric Festival moments – sounds like the ideal present. A gift certificate is the perfect way to share the magic of the Dresden Music Festival.

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Gift certificates for the Dresden Music Festival’s own productions are available in any denomination. They may be purchased and redeemed in person at the Customer Service of the Dresden Music Festival, by mail, by email or online at this website. Please note that gift certificates can only be used for concerts which are not sold out. Any balance remainig will be retained; but it cannot be refunded in cash. Gift certificates are valid for three years.

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Subscriber Program»Zugabe«

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»Zugabe« – One Card Many Benefits

The subscriber program of the Dresden Music Festival provides exclusive benefits of selected cooperation partners and around the ticket booking (excluding special concerts and Palace Concerts as well as the Serenade on the Green). Premium members book tickets for at least three performances within one festival season and enjoy a 10 % discount or 15 % in the fourth year on an equal number of tickets. This discount applies to all further tickets. Already purchased tickets of the ongoing season will be taken into account, but a discount cannot be applied after the purchase.

YGT – Young Generation Ticket

Small prize, great music! Wheater orchestral concerts, premieres, or exciting new formats.
With the  YGT – Young Generation Ticket concert goers between 16 and 30 years have the opportunity to attend selected performances at a prize of 15 €. Tickets can be purchased at the customer service of the Dresden Music Festival and are subject to availability. Proof of discount entitlement must be presented.  

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Tickets cannot be returned or exchanged, even if orders have only been filled partially. Programmes, casts, dates and performance venues are subject to change without notice. Such changes do not entitle ticket holders to return their tickets. Only if an event is cancelled entirely will the ticket price be refunded, upon presentation of the tickets.

Please note that only tickets bought via the methods described here, via the associated Eventim Ticket Sales Points and the official sales partners of the Dresden Music Festival are guaranteed to be original tickets of the Dresden Music Festival at the original prices. We strongly discourage you from buying tickets via the so-called secondary market and corresponding internet sites!

Please note that some concerts may no longer be available after only a few hours. We offer a waitlist service at www.musikfestspiele.com. Depending on the manner in which your order was placed, orders may be filled at different rates. For technical reasons, tickets may not be available temporarily or may become available again at a later time.

Cooperation performances

For as COOPERATION CONCERT marked performances, prices and terms and conditions of the cooperation partners apply. There is only a limited amount of tickets available.