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