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Concert Formats

Concert Formats

Prélude Concerts

Music in the city, music for the city! Every Friday and Saturday at 6 pm during the festival in public places all over town. Free admission.

Summertime is serenade time. Wherever music was held in high esteem, instrumental ensembles of the most diverse instrumentations, strings, wind instruments, mixed groups, but also choirs were drawn out into the open air to delight themselves and their mostly casual listeners with playing and singing. The Kissinger Sommer comes back to this beautiful practice and thus carries the musical pleasure of the festival season into the city as well.

During the festival weeks, different groups gave an open air concert of about half an hour every Friday and Saturday evening at 6 pm. They play and sing on the market square, in front of the casino, in the pedestrian zone, in front of the »Sisi« monument, in the concert shell, at the Taschner fountain and in the rose garden. What they perform is as colourful and diverse as the ensembles themselves and their line-ups.

Artists from guest orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg and Stegreif - The Improvising Symphony Orchestra will perform some of the summer music. Others will feature groups from Bad Kissingen, such as the gospel choir »Die KisSingers« and the Herz-Jesu youth choir, the Bad Kissingen chamber orchestra and ensembles from the local music school. You can experience the Prélude concerts – free of charge, of course – as a prelude to an evening's weekend entertainment, as a taster programme that arouses curiosity for more, or as an hors d'œuvre for an evening concert in the Max Littmann Hall. They invite you to linger with them or stroll along to their sounds – just as the mood takes you.