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2nd International Music Festival Hamburg

DATE: 21 APRIL – 22 MAY 2016

FESTIVAL MOTTO: FREEDOM

 

With 38 high-caliber concerts the International Musikfest Hamburg is returning to the Hanseatic city for the second time. The captivating program is, in large part, attributed to  Thomas Hengelbrock, Principal Conductor of the NDR Symphony Orchestra, the future resident orchestra of the Elbphilharmonie, and Hamburg’s General Music Director Kent Nagano.

 

THE FESTIVAL’S FOCAL POINTS

SCENIC PRODUCTIONS

Five different productions make up Scenic Productions, among them as festival opener, a new interpretation of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion under the musical leadership of Kent Nagano and staged by the legendary director Romeo Castellucci. 

Kent Nagano. Photo: Benjamin Ealovega

 

SURVIVAL MUSIC

The series Survival Music centres around works which have endured political dictatorship, imprisonment and concentration camps. The Pavel Haas Quartet, hailing from the Czech Republic, sets the series in motion.

The Pavel Haas Quartet. Photo: Marco Borggreve

 

JOHANNES BRAHMS

A further focal point is dedicated to Hamburg’s famous musical descendant Johannes Brahms. In the course of the festival, some of his greatest works are performed, among them “A German Requiem”. 

NDR Symphony Orchestra. Photo: Klaus Westermann

 

NIGHTLINE

During Nightline, pop-concerts take place in the late evening transforming the Laeiszhalle into a club/ bar atmosphere. British dubstep pioneer Jamie Woon amoungst them, performing his new album “Making Time”.

Jamie Woon. Photo: The Quietus

 

For further concert and ticket information: http://www.musikfest-hamburg.de/en/events

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