20 years Moritzburg Festival | 10-25 August 2013 (July 2013)
For the 20th anniversary issue of the Moritzburg Festival, artists such as violinist Midori, violist Nils Mönkemeyer, soprano Juliane Banse and pianists Alice Sara Ott and Kristian Bezuidenhout and many more will follow artistic director Jan Vogler’s invitation to Moritzburg near Dresden this summer. Wolfgang Rihm will be the composer-in-residence.
Please find the festival program here: http://www.moritzburgfestival.de/english/index.html
Among this year’s concert venues is a hangar of the Elbe aircraft factory Dresden, and furthermore the familiar baroque halls of the Moritzburg castle, Dresden’s Palais im Großen Garten and the famous Frauenkirche, as well as the Transparent Factory of Volkswagen. You can also visit an anniversary exhibition about 20 festival years at the Moritzburg castle.
In 2013, the Moritzburg Festival academy orchestra will be directed by Eric Jacobsen, conductor of the New York chamber orchestra The Knights, and present the gala concert with Midori on 11 August, among others.
Just in time for the festival, Sony classical will release the sixth Moritzburg Festival Ensemble CD, with Jan Vogler, pianist Hélène Grimaud et al.:
Dichterliebe op. 48
Fantasiestücke op. 73
Hélène Grimaud – piano, Jan Vogler – cello
Andante und Variationen op. 46 for 2 pianos, 2 celli and french horn
Jan Vogler, Christian Poltéra – cello
Juho Pohjonen, Martina Filjak – piano
Johannes Dengler – french horn
SONY Classical (August 2013)