Foundation of Art & Music supports 2 concerts
After the digital kick-off in May and the long-awaited resumption of live concerts in June 2021, the "DIALOGE" festival year of the Dresden Music Festival comes to a close with two concerts in November sponsored by the Foundation of Art & Music for Dresden.
NOA -"Letters to Bach" & "Best of Noa"
Israeli singer-songwriter Noa is one of the most distinctive and celebrated voices of her homeland. Numerous fellow musicians hold the charismatic artist in high regard, and she has already shared the stage with Sting, Pat Metheny, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder or Andrea Bocelli. Noa's music is as moving as it is authentic, and at the same time reflects her commitment to politics or the environment. This can also be heard on her album "Letters to Bach", a homage to the great baroque master, whose compositions she chose as the nucleus for her own musical arrangements. Afterwards, the musician, who will be making her festival debut at the Frauenkirche together with her long-time partner, guitarist Gil Dor, will present an atmospheric selection of her greatest hits.
Noa (Achinoam Nini) - vocals and percussion
Gil Dor - guitar
November 19, 2021
Music education project "Ludwig im Wald"
"It is as if every tree spoke to me," Beethoven raved during his sojourns in the countryside. In times when environment and climate issues are more topical than ever, the composer now becomes the occasion to shed new light on and question the relationship between man and nature. Based on the "Pastorale", the musical testimony of Beethoven's deep connection to nature, Dresden students, the University Choir and students of the University of Music under the direction of Cathy Milliken and Robert Lehmeier have created a music theater piece in a project originally planned for Beethoven's 250th birthday in 2020. With this premiere, they are making a sounding statement against environmental destruction and for sustainability and climate protection!
Dresden University Choir
Students of the Carl Maria von Weber University of Music Dresden
Cathy Milliken - composition
Robert Lehmeier - libretto and direction
Due to the current infection, which does not allow a feasibility of the project by the large number of participants at present, the concert "Ludwig im Wald" has been postponed to a later date.
About the DRESDEN MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Dresden Music Festival is one of the largest and most renowned classical music festivals in Europe and presents a top-class program of exceptional density and diversity in four and a half weeks every year between May and June. Fulminant orchestral concerts, multifaceted chamber music, celebrated soloists - in the dialogue between the important and formative voices of the international classical music scene and the unique cultural and historical environment, Dresden thus becomes a vibrant festival city whose message of a cosmopolitan, diverse and vibrant cultural metropolis radiates nationally and internationally.