Anja Schiffel
Anja Schiffel
© Jeanne Degraa

Peter Bruns
Peter Bruns
© Jens Rötzsch

Altes Rathaus der Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Wittenberg's Old Town Hall
© Archiv Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Programme 2017


Sunday, 26 February 2017

6.00 p.m., Musical reading in the
Great Hall of Wittenberg's Old Town Hall

Freedom of Belief
First part of a journey through time and music exploring the history of Saxony-Anhalt

Music by Johann Sebastian Bach,
Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann,
Max Reger
and Heitor Villa-Lobos

Recitation: Anja Schiffel Text: Lars-Thade Ulrichs
Peter Bruns and students of his cello class at the "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" College of Music in Leipzig

The Kurt Weill Festival makes a unique contribution to the Reformation anniversary: In the town where Martin Luther issued his Ninety-five Theses, this concert examines various aspects of the work of this revolutionary figure, linking these to the music of the deeply pious Johann Sebastian Bach. You can expect a fascinating musical journey accompanied by outstanding young musicians.

In 2017 we invite you to enjoy a three-part concert series that illuminates the most important impulses behind the Reformation, the Enlightenment and the artistic period known as Classic Modernism.

During the concert Anja Schiffel will recite texts by the philosopher Lars-Thade Ulrich in her clear and impressive voice. Following the Festival tradition of supporting young musicians, students of the Leipzig College of Music will explore the musical connections between the Baroque period and the modern era together with the internationally celebrated cellist Prof. Peter Bruns.

The first part of this series looks at Martin Luther and his work to reform the authoritarian ecclesiastical system.

First part again on 25.02.2017 - V04 First part again on 26.02.2017 - V10 First part again on 26.02.2017 - V13
Second part again on 03.03.2017 - V27 Second part again on 04.03.2017 - V32 Second part again on 05.03.2017 - V33
Third part again on 10.03.2017 - V44 Third part again on 11.03.2017 - V48 Third part again on 11.03.2017 - V51

  regular reduced
Cat. 1 22 € 18 €
U27-Ticket 9 €


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