Musikfest Bremen © Nikolai Wolff, fotoetage
Musikfest Bremen © Nikolai Wolff, fotoetage

Musikfest Bremen

The Musikfest Bremen is an integral part of our concert calendar – and we are quite a bit proud to be able to present the versatility of our orchestras and ensembles at the 33rd edition as well! The interculturally active Babylon Orchestra is already part of the opening on. In its programme Babylon ORCHESTRA Playground, different musical traditions are combined in new compositions and improvisations that leave the European tonal system behind.

Through music to light – under this motto, Vox Luminis and Lionel Meunier reliably enchant their audiences worldwide. They will be in Bremen with two programmes. Another highlight is the return of the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century after more than twenty years featuring Alexander Melnikov on fortepiano.

Regular guests in Bremen is the Italian baroque orchestra Il Giardino Armonico and Giovanni Antonini, who travel to the Weser this year with Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Avi Avital, as well as the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, which musically illuminates artistic friendships of the Romantic period with Robin Ticciati and Francesco Piemontesi.

Saturday, 20 August 2022, 7.00 & 10.00 p.m.
Opening “Eine große Nachtmusik” – Babylon ORCHESTRA Playground
Babylon Orchestra

Saturday, 27 August 2022, 8.00 p.m.
Vokalpracht der Renaissance

Works by Thomas Tallis, Josquin Desprez, John Sheppard, Robert Carver & Alessandro Striggio
Vox Luminis / Lionel Meunier, direction

Tuesday, 20 August 2022, 8.00 p.m.
Für die Ewigkeit

Works by Heinrich Schütz, Claudio Monteverdi & pieces for organ solo
Vox Luminis / Lionel Meunier, leader / Kris Verhelst, organ

Tuesday, 30 August 2022, 8.00 p.m.

Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Michael Glinka & Joseph Haydn
Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century / Alexander Melnikov, fortepiano & direction

Friday, 2 September 2022, 8.00 p.m.
What’s next, Vivaldi?

Works by Antonio Vivaldi, Aureliano Cattaneo, Luca Francesconi, Simone Movio, Giacinto Scelsi & Giovanni Sollima
Il Giardino Armonico / Giovanni Antonini, recorder & direction / Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin

Sunday, 4 September 2022, 7.30 p.m.
Meister der Mandoline

Works by Giovanni Paisiello, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Nepomuk Hummel & Joseph Haydn
Il Giardino Armonico / Giovanni Antonini, recorder & direction / Avi Avital, mandolin

Friday, 9 September 2022, 8.00 p.m.
Künstlerfreundschaften der Romantik

Works by Carl Maria von Weber, Robert Schumann & Johannes Brahms
Chamber Orchestra of Europe / Robin Ticciati, direction / Francesco Piemonesi, piano