Special invitation for Dresden international researchers to a classical evening

Foto: Reinhard Winkler
Foto: Reinhard Winkler

Special Invitation for Dresden international Researchers to a classical evening

You are invited to a very special evening starting with a reception and a drink before a classical concert of the Bruckner Orchestra Linz. For a very special price of 15 € the Musikfestspiele Dresden welcome you in the Dresden classical music scene. The TU Dresden Welcome Center will join you for this special evening.

7 p.m. Reception, Drink and Introduction for the concert
8 p.m. Concert at Albertinum: Bruckner Orchester Linz – Schiff – Poltéra

Date: June 1st
Tickets: 15 € special price for Dresden international Researchers (45€ normal price), children welcome (15 €)
Information about the program: http://www.musikfestspiele.com/en/program-tickets/#e22
Meeting point for the Reception: Festspiel-Lounge in the QF Hotel (https://goo.gl/maps/78pkH), afterwards we walk to the Albertinum together
Registration: Please send an e-mail including your name (and who is going to join you) to welcome.center@tu-dresden.de with the subject “Concert at Albertinum”. As soon as you have registered by e-mail please come by for the payment within our office hours Tue, Wed & Thu 10 a.m. – 12 noon and Wed 1 – 3 p.m. or arrange a visit apart from office hours.

Bruckner Orchestra Linz – Schiff – Poltéra

Heinrich Schiff can look back to a tradition of almost 40 years of concerts in Dresden. Today, the famous cellist concentrates mainly on conducting – this time, he brings »his« Bruckner Orchestra Linz to the Elbe shores, and the name guarantees an authentic interpretation of late romantic repertoire. For Bruckner’s 190th birthday, they present his Sixth Symphony, which the composer himself called his »most daring«. Lutosławski’s dramatic Cello Concerto forms a tension-filled contrast – a piece that has a special importance for Schiff: at the age of 20, he substituted for the dedicatee of this work, Mstislav Rostropovich, when the latter was prevented from leaving Russia – this was the beginning of his world-encompassing career. Christian Poltéra, a student of Heinrich Schiff’s famous »elite school«, continues the famous performance tradition of this composition.

The Artists:

Bruckner Orchestra Linz
Heinrich Schiff [Conductor]
Christian Poltéra [Cello]

The Dresden Music Festival

Renowned orchestras, multi-faceted chamber music, internationally celebrated soloists – engaging in a dialogue between the important and influential voices on the international classical music scene and Dresden’s rich cultural landscape, the Dresden Music Festival, founded in 1978, presents a high-carat program of extraordinary depth and versatility every year. During the 2014 season, about 20 orchestras and ensembles, 15 choruses and 80 conductors and soloists are set to conquer the audience’s hearts. Altogether, 2,400 protagonists on stage and behind the scenes transform Dresden into a vivacious Festival city. Around 40 concerts can be experienced from the end of May to mid-June at 16 different performance venues.

Since the 2009 season, Jan Vogler has been Intendant of the Dresden Music Festival. In this position he supports the idea of tolerance and the encounter of people from all over the world in Dresden through the power of music. It is his vision to spread the reputation of the Music Festival around the world and »to establish Dresden as one of the most prestigious festival cities«.

Thus, beyond its deep roots in the city, the Festival has developed into a major attraction for concertgoers from all around the world. Its unique cultural and historical surroundings are another reason why the Festival city of Dresden has become one of the most attractive destinations in cultural tourism. Cooperation projects with such renowned Dresden institutions like the Sächsische Staatskapelle, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Kreuzchor, but also the State Art Collections Dresden or the State Theatre Dresden, round out this picture.

About 20 performance venues rich in atmosphere, from baroque buildings to the modern architecture of a factory, create unique combinations of space and music and offer possibilities of creative, vivid concepts. »It is our goal to present concerts with a special aura, fuelled by their complementary unity of program, artists and venue. This can lead to moments pointing us towards the essentiality and the key role of music and culture in our lives«, says Intendant Jan Vogler about the central message of the Dresden Music Festival.






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