Tips for the upcoming week
(12 – 18 May 2016)

Dixieland in Dresden every year (photo: © 2013 Sven Döring / Agentur Focus)
Dixieland in Dresden – a yearly event full of music. Just hang out in the city, many events are outside and for free. (photo: © 2013 Sven Döring / Agentur Focus)

Thursday, 12 May 2016: Gaby Moreno (GTC) (Singer-Songwriter/Jazz/Soul)

Her voice is a flash to the heart. With her three albums, Still the Unknown (2008), Illustrated Songs (2011), Postales (2012) and the EP, A Good Old Christmas (2010), we can give account of that, for the stunning, sweet and firm voice she possesses, with blues as a reference and soul-folk as a detail. Besides, Gaby Moreno slowly cooks the songs written by her, providing them with an endearing charm based on sober instrumentation, elegant harmonies and an unexpected timbre, so that in every performance she lights, without difficulty, a beautiful fire in the heart of the listener.
Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: €20; How to get there: Ostpol, Königsbrücker Straße 47, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 7,8,13 ‘Bischofsweg’ stop.

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Friday, 13 May 2016: Jazz with the Crazy Bonhomes (Jazz/Boogie-Woogie)

The event invites you to celebrate the spring with Boogie Woogie and traditional Jazz. The Crazy Bonhomes will bring their finest music choice – acoustic and electrical. Amy Zapf will be playing her Boogie-Woogie Piano. The Namoli Brennet Trio is enchanting their audience again with lots of emotions and style.
Beginning: 7 p.m; Admission: €5; How to get there: JohannStadthalle, Holbeinstraße 68, 01307 Dresden; TRAM 12 or BUS 64 ‘Gabelsberger Straße’ stop, TRAM 4,10 ‘Fetscherplatz’ stop, TRAM 6 ‘Trinitatisplatz’ stop.

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Saturday, 14 May 2016: 25th Weesenstein Medieval Festival (family event)

For 25 years now this traditional festival is a fixed date for Medieval fans in spring. It tells the story of the loss of the castle in the 13th century. So the castle will transform into a copy of the Middle Ages and also the inhabitants from back then will present themselves. So you will see blacksmiths and maids and all kind of professionals and aristocrats. During the whole weekend, there will be shows and games for the entire family.
Beginning: 11 a.m.; Admission: €9,50/€25 for the entire family; How to get there: Schloss Weesenstein, Am Schloßberg 1, 01809 Müglitztal, TRAIN S1 ‚Bad Schandau’ direction and then change at ‚Heidenau’ stop to VB 72 ‚Kurort Altenberg’ direction until ‚Weesenstein’stop.

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Saturday, 14 May 2016: Mahler 3rd symphony (Classical concert)

In his third symphony, Gustav Mahler created an overwhelming sound universe. The mixture contains lots of variations. It took the composer several years to finish this composition. Unlike many other classical concerts, you will enjoy women and children choirs. Mahler created a masterpiece which is truly worth the name symphony.
Beginning: 7:30 p.m.; Admission: €32,50/€20; How to get there: Albertinum Dresden, Georg-Treu-Platz, 01067 Dresden; TRAM 1,2,4,12 ‘Altmarkt’ stop or TRAM 1,2,3,4,7,12 ‘Pirnaischer Platz’ stop.

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 Sunday, 15 May 2016:  Whitsun trip to Dixieland (wine and Dixie music)

Enjoy great Dixie and Brass Bands and also the greatness of Saxon wines and sparkling wines. During the whole day, the area will be covered in Swing and Dixie music and allows the visitors to relax with a great sound for their ears and an outstanding taste for their tongues.
Beginning: 10 a.m.; Admission: tba; How to get there: Schloss Wackerbarth, Wackerbarthstraße 1, 01445 Radebeul, TRAM 4 ’Schloss Wackerbarth, Radebeul’ stop.

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 Sunday, 15 May 2016:  Thomas Stelzer – The sound of New Orleans (Jazz concert)

Thomas Stelzer was born in Dresden. However, his connection to the ‘good old South’ is strong. His husky voice and his energetic piano performance could also be heard at the Mississippi. He and his friends are also touring through this regions and his 3 records have been recorded in the area.
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: €38,50 or book online via  (they say its cheaper); How to get there: Alter Schlachthof, Gothaer Straße 11, 01097 Dresden; TRAM 4,9 ‘Alter Schlachthof’ stop.

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Monday, 16 May 2016: Kavakos Beethoven Cyclus I (Classical concert)

The Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos is leading the world list for his instrument. He masters the violin but also the pieces he is playing. His deep understanding of the substance allows him to create a whole new interpretation. Together with the pianist Enrico Pace, he devotes an entire record to Beethoven and sonatas. With passion and profession, the duo creates something new and outstanding.
Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission: €32/€20, if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Palais im Großen Garten, Hauptallee 8, 01219 Dresden; TRAM 1,2 ‘Comeniusplatz’ stop, TRAM 9,13 or BUS 75 ‘Querallee’ stop, TRAM 10,13 ‘Großer Garten’ stop.

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Tuesday, 17 May 2016:  New Orleans & Boogie Woogie Piano (Jazz concert)

That concert is definitely something for connoisseurs. Michael Alf invites you to join him for an evening full of Blues, Boogie Woogie, New Orleans Piano, Jazz, Swing and also ballads. The amazing atmosphere of the Dresden Piano Salon is offering the rest to make this an unforgettable concert experience.
Beginning: 7:30 p.m. Admission: €23,83; How to get there: Dresdner Piano Salon, Cosel-Palais Dresden, An der Frauenkirche 12, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 1,2,4 ‚Altmarkt’ stop.

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Wednesday, 18 May 2016: Rocky Horror Picture Show (musical)

The Rocky Horror Show is a musical with music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brien. A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through to the early 1970s, the musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a sort of Frankenstein-style monster in the form of an artificially made, fully grown, physically perfect muscle man named Rocky Horror, complete “with blond hair and a tan”.
Beginning: 7:30 p.m.; Admission: €29/€18, if you bring your student-ID card; How to get there: Staatsoperette Dresden, Pirnaer Landstraße 131, 01257 Dresden; TRAM 2,6 ‚Altleuben’ stop or BUS 65 ‚Altleuben’ stop

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