24 Hour Livestream Festival
The music goes on ... Even when the 2020 Dresden Music Festival cannot take place, »Music Never Sleeps DMF« will carry the vivid festival atmosphere to living rooms across the globe. For this 24 Hour Livestream Festival the internet turns into a concert hall featuring more than 50 artists of the current festival season and musicians who have enjoyed a longterm artistic relationship with the festival.
The online festival is presented in collaboration with Jan Vogler’s initiative »Music Never Sleeps NYC«. It became an international sensation in March and was described by the Süddeutsche Zeitung as »… currently the most impressive of the many signs of life which the classical world attempted to show in times of concert hall closures.«
»In times of crisis like these it is crucial that we think of our audience, our artists and our partners like the City of Dresden, the Free State of Saxony as well as our sponsors and celebrate the 2020 Dresden Music Festival intensely - at least for 24 hours,« says Jan Vogler.
Musicians like Fabio Luisi, Jamie Cullum, Pape Diouf, Aoife O’Donovan, Omer Meir Wellber, Nils Landgren, Simone Kermes, Francesco Tristano, Valer Sabadus, Avi Avital, James Ehnes, Mischa Maisky, Martin Stadtfeld, José Cura and Gil Shaham will stream short music acts from their living rooms and rehearsal spaces all over the world. Additionally, the Dresden Festival Orchestra under the baton Ivor Bolton and the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre under Valery Gergiev will appear in the stream with programs from previous years. Jan Vogler will be supported by his co-host singer Ute Lemper.