Seven HarrisonParrott artists perform at Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival
Pablo Heras-Casado conducts the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester for the opening of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. A regular guest of the orchestra, he presents a programme of Schubert’s Symphony No.6 and Beethoven’s Concerto for Piano No.3, with Jan Lisiecki as the soloist.
The concerts take place over the first weekend of July, on 3 and 4, at the Konzertsaal of the Musik-und Kongresshalle in Lübeck.
Harpist Xavier de Maistre performs with tenor Rolando Villazon their beautiful “Serenata Latina” programme inspired by South America traditional music on the 7 July at 16:00 and 19:00 at Bürgerpark der Vorwerker Diakonie, Open Air, Lübeck and on the 9 July at 16:00 and 19:00 in Wulfshagen.
Paavo Järvi performs in three concerts in this year’s Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. The first takes place on 8 July with Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen performing a programme of Schubert and Beethoven. On 19 and 20 August he then conducts the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich in two concerts alongside pianist Hélène Grimaud performing a programme of Schumann and Schubert.
Former SHMF portrait artist, Sol Gabetta, returns to the Festival together with Kammerorchester Basel under the direction of Heinz Holliger. On the programme are Saint-Saën’s Cello Concerto No.2 and Fauré’s Élégie op.24 for cello and orchestra. The concert takes place on 24 July at Musik-und Kongresshalle Lübeck.
One of the Festival’s recent artists in residence, Martin Grubinger returns to the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival with The Percussive Planet Ensemble and a varied and electrifying programme of works by Kalevi Aho, Fazil Say and Peter Eötvös amongst others. The concert takes place on 26 July at the this year’s open air stage, Philharmonie im Park in Emkendorf. Martin Grubinger has a long history with the festival, recipient of the Leonard Bernstein Award in 2007 he appeared at the festival for the first time in 2001 and has been a welcome guest and popular artists ever since.
The Goldmund Quartet appears at the Festival on 1 August at Schloss Gottorf’s open-air stage. The Quartet joins forces with baritone Dominik Köninger for a clever programme which features Puccini’s “Crisantemi”, Brahms‘ “Vier ernste Gesänge” op.121 in a version for baritone and string quartet by Heime Müller and, the evening’s highlight, Schubert’s Death and the Maiden in its original version for string quartet and in an arrangement for baritone and quartet by Raphaël Merlin. The concert takes place in cooperation with the Jürgen Ponto-Stiftung.
Patricia Kopatchinskaja appears on 16 August with pianist Fazil Say in a recital featuring Schubert, Brahms and Janáček.