Welcoming speech of our board-of-trustees manager

In many ways the coming Kissinger Sommer will be a special one. Throughout its program runs an homage to the era of Luitpold and the prince regent, whose 200th anniversary takes place in the coming year. His work has left a fundamental mark in our health resort city. During his reign the Luitpoldbad was built and the health resort facilities, which still embody the unique character of our city, were expanded. Of course, the festival is always connected to Luitpold in a special way. After all the Regentenbau and the incomparable Max-Littmann-Saal are the main venues for our world-famous summer festival.

Staatsministerin Dorothee Bär MdB © Tobias Koch_web

Fitting for the time period works by Gustav Mahler and Johannes Brahms will sound in the concert halls. Once more famous artists like pianist Igor Levit, who has recently received the “Bundesverdienstkreuz” from our President of the Federal Republic, will find their way to us.
The program will cover at least 22 concert highlights. Thus visitors from near and far once again have the opportunity to dive into the historical ambiance of the Kissinger Sommer and listen to the performances of these amazing artists.

“And while those magic tones delay, each troublous feeling melts away” (Friedrich Schiller).
With that I wish for optimism in the times ahead and a very special festival in the coming year, complete with unforgettable sounds and wonderful moments.

Unterschrift Dorothee Bär

Dorothee Bär
Board-of-trustees manager, Minister of state MdB, Berlin