Seven HarrisonParrott artists perform at Kissinger Sommer Festival 2021
Golda Schultz debuts at the Festival on 22 June in her new programme ‘This be her verse’, in the Max-Littmann-Saal. Developed with regular collaborator Jonathan Ware, ‘This be her verse’ is a curated exploration of the female psyche featuring all-female composers, such as Clara Schumann, Nadia Boulanger, and a new commission from Kathleen Tagg and librettist Lila Palmer. The programme received its premiere at Bayerischer Rundfunk’s studios for a live broadcast on BR-Klassik, and Bad Kissingen marks its first performance to a live audience. The programme has been recorded for commercial release in 2022.
Paavo Järvi conducts the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen on 25 June in a programme of Beethoven’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.4 with Igot Levit, and Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite in the anniversary of the passing of the composer. Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen share a long history together, and the concert is to be played twice on this day, to account for audience number limitations.
Kent Nagano conducts Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin on 27 June with a programme featuring Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.2 with pianist Seong-Jin Cho and Schubert’s Symphony No.3.
On 2 July Lionel Bringuier conducts the Dresdner Philharmonie in Faure’s Masques et Bergamasques and Roussel’s Le Festin de l’araignée. Soloist Kirill Gerstein completes the programme with Brahms’ Piano Concerto No.2.
Although it is not possible for them to travel to Germany for the festival Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra will take part remotely presenting a specially designed learning event for young musicians on 5 July.
The Goldmund Quartet – recipients of the prestigious Jürgen Ponto Foundation’s Chamber Music Prize in 2020 – returns to the Kissinger Sommer for a recital at the Max-Littmann-Saal on 10 July at 20:00. The programme includes Puccini’s Crisantemi, Beethoven’s String Quartet in B‑flat Major, Op. 18, No.6 and Schubert’s String Quartet No.14 The Death and the Maiden, and theirs is one of the featured performances of the Jürgen Ponto Foundation’s prize winner concerts at the festival.
Sarah Aristidou joins the Festival as part of their Kissinger LiederWerkstatt for one concert of works by Wolfgang Rihm, Steffen Schleiermacher, Manfred Trojahn, Alexandra Filonenko, Ann Cleare and José Maria Sánchez-Verdú on 11 July.