Program

14.00 Hitzacker Harbor, at the flagpole (admission free)
  Anniversary Kick-Off on the Old Town Island
   
16.00 VERDO Concert Hall
  Anu Komsi – Soprano, Ensemble Mini – Chamber Orchestra, Joolz Gale – Conductor and Arranger
  Opening Concert with works by Schönberg and Bruckner
19.07 VERDO in the garden area (admission free)
  Seven Past Seven: Festival forecast with Oliver Wille and Christian Strehk
20.00 VERDO Concert Hall
  Kuss Quartett – String Quartet, Johannes Fischer – Percussion
  Beethoven! – Works by Beethoven, Mantovani, Fischer et al
22.10 Oktogon Art Gallery Hitzacker (Elbe)
  Clemens von Reusner – Composition, selection, moderation
  Ten Past Ten: Studio Concert I for electroacustic music

 

9.30 St. Johannis Church Hitzacker (Elbe) (admission free)
  Morning Service with the Kuss Quartett
   
11.30 VERDO Konzertsaal
  Bomsori Kim – Violin, Thomas Hoppe – Piano
  New discovery! – Works by Beethoven, Yun, Sibelius, Szymanowski, Tschaikowski and Waxman
18.06 VERDO in the garden area (admission free)
  Six Past Six: Hitzacker back then! Wolfgang Boettcher, Claus Kanngiesser – cello and conversation with Oliver Wille
20.00 VERDO Konzertsaal
  Sabine Meyer – Clarinet, Nils Mönkemeyer – Viola, William Youn – Piano
  Dreams – Works by Schumann, Sanders, Britten and Mozart

 

9.09 St. Johannis Church Hitzacker (Elbe)
  Nine Past Nine: Everyman’s Choir
14.30 St. Johannis Church Hitzacker (Elbe)
  String Quartet from Professor Oliver Wille's class, Eberhard Feltz – Moderator
  Audience Academy I: Focus on Quartets – Kurtág
19.07 VERDO in the garden area (admission free)
  Seven Past Seven: Pre-Concert "Jugend musiziert" laureates
20.00 VERDO Concert Hall
  Anu Komsi – Soprano, András Keller – Violin
  Kafka Fragments by Kurtág

22.10 Oktogon Art Gallery Hitzacker (Elbe)
  Clemens von Reusner – composition, selection, moderation
  Ten Past Ten: Studio Concert II for electroacustic music

 

9.09 St. Johannis Church Hitzacker (Elbe)
  Nine Past Nine: Everyman’s Choir
10.30 Bus departure: VERDO and Bleichwiese parking area
  Chamber Music on Tour in Dömitz
  incl. Audience Academy II
18.00 VERDO Concert Hall
 

Castalian String Quartet, Baum Quartet, Laureates of the Premio Paolo Borciani, Flex Ensemble – Piano quartet

  Kosmos "à quatre" I
20.30 VERDO Konzertsaal
 

Castalian String Quartet, Baum Quartet, Laureates of the Premio Paolo Borciani, Flex Ensemble – Piano quartet

  Kosmos "à quatre" II

In both concerts: Excerpts from works by Haydn, Mozart, Adès, Bártok, Saint-Saëns, Schöllhorn, Pesson, Williamson and Bridge

 
9.09 St. Johannis Church Hitzacker (Elbe)
  Nine Past Nine: Everyman’s Choir
14.30 St. Johannis Church Hitzacker (Elbe)
 

Laureates of the Premio Paolo Borciani, Baum Quartet, Oliver Wille – Moderation

  Audience Academy III: Focus on quartets – Interpretations
18.00 VERDO Concert Hall
 

Alumni of the Festival Academies and Laureates Academies
Off to the Lab – with Bach! – Works by Rzewski, Schostakowitsch, Kovács,
Halvorsen, Garuti, Ysaÿe, Connesson, Gubaidulina, Beste (world premiere) and Bach

21.00 VERDO Concert Hall
 

Valery Afanassiev
The Master Pianist – Works by Chopin and others

   
 
9.09 St. Johannis Church Hitzacker (Elbe)
  Nine Past Nine: Everyman’s Choir

14.30 Location t.b.a. (admission free)
 
Sustainability Forum: Planting Trees for the Coming 75 Years
   
19.07 VERDO in the garden area (admission free)
 
Seven Past Seven: Pre-Concert "Jugend musiziert" laureates
20.00 VERDO Concert Hall
  Patricia Kopatchinskaja – Violin, Camerata Bern
  Time and Eternity – Works by Zorn, Hartmann, Martin, de Machaut, Fišer, Bach

22.10 VERDO in the garden area (admission free)
  Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Anne-Kathrin Klein, Reto Bieri, Anthony Romaniuk
  Ten Past Ten: Film – Kurt Schwitters Ursonate followed by an audience discussion
 
9.09 St. Johannis Church Hitzacker (Elbe)
  Nine Past Nine: Everyman’s Choir
14.30 St. Johannis Church Hitzacker (Elbe)
  Yuko Kakuta – Soprano, Scheidegger/Schmidt – Guitar duo, Yukiko Sugawara – Piano, Helmut Lachenmann – Moderation
Audience Academy IV: A Lachenmann Workshop!
19.07 VERDO in the garden area (admission free)
  Seven Past Seven: Helmut Lachenmann in conversation with Ludwig Hartmann
20.00 VERDO Concert Hall
  Yuko Kakuta – Soprano, Scheidegger/Schmidt – Guitar duo, Yukiko Sugawara – Piano, Helmut Lachenmann – Piano
  Works by Lachenmann, Mozart, Solage and Musik from the 14th century
 
12.00 St. Johannis Church Hitzacker (Elbe), Admission free
  Everyman’s Verdi! Festival Choir and ensembles, Alexander Lüken – Conductor

17.00 St. Johannis Church Hitzacker (Elbe)
 
Voktett Hannover – Vocal Ensemble
 
Voices – Works by Rihm, Mendelssohn, Mahler, Beste and Sweelink
20.00 VERDO Concert Hall
  Kim Kashkashian – Viola, Dénés Várjon – Piano
  Europe – Works by Beethoven, Dvořák, Brahms and Kurtág and traditional Armenian music
22.10 St. Johannis Church Hitzacker (Elbe)
  Jonas Schoen-Philbert – Saxophone, Stephan Braun – Cello, Markus Becker – Piano
  Ten past Ten: Happy Birthday, "Sommerliche"! – Jazz
 
11.00 VERDO Concert Hall
  Carolin Widmann – Violin, Oliver Wille – Violin, Kim Kashkashian – Viola, Markus Becker – Piano, Dénés Várjon – Piano, Marmen Quartet, Udo Samel – Recitation
 

Anniversary Finale with Orpheus

 

19.30 Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Chamber Music Hall
  Carolin Widmann – Violin, Oliver Wille – Violin, Kim Kashkashian – Viola, Markus Becker – Piano, Dénés Várjon – Piano, Marmen Quartet, Udo Samel – Recitation
  Hitzacker greets Hamburg
 

Artists

Baum Quartet

Camerata Bern

Markus Fein

Flex Ensemble

Thomas Hoppe

Klavier

Yuko Kakuta

Sopran

Bomsori Kim

Violine

Anu Komsi

Sopran

Kuss Quartett

Marmen Quartet

Ensemble Mini

Udo Samel

Sprecher

William Youn

Klavier

Everyman's Verdi!

Amateur singers and hobby musicians, be they soloists or ensembles, travelers or locals – they can all participate in the Sommer Music Festival. With the support of Festival artists, they will be rehearsing the Prisoners’ Chorus from Verdi’s “Nabucco”. Join us!

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Supporters & Partners

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our supporters and partners. Many thanks to our public supporters whose grants lay the foundation for the festival, its artistic excellence and our unique programs. We are likewise grateful to our project supporters and sponsors whose financial assistance provide the opportunity to experiment with new programs. Just as important is our cultural media partner who for many years has joined us in the success of the festival. We thank our cooperative partners for their loyal and dependable collaboration.

About us

The Hitzacker Summer Music Festival is Germany’s oldest chamber music festival, and at the same time remarkably young at heart. Every summer, starting on the last Saturday in July, the festival transforms this picturesque half-timbered town into a hotspot of cultural interaction.

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Intendant
      Oliver Wille

Geschäftsstelle und Sitz
     Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker
     Dr.-Helmut-Meyer-Weg 1
     29456 Hitzacker (Elbe)

T    +49 5862 941 430
E    info@musiktage-hitzacker.de

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