By including two unique European ensembles, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and le Cercle de l'Harmonie, the Kissinger Sommer sets a shining example for intercultural understanding. Beethoven's musical work as a humanist European is an inspiration for us today to cooperate with each other even across borders. Humanity can solve many of its problems in no other way. Once more the programme of the Kissinger Sommer lives up to its reputation of showing the creative process of European artists in a beautiful ambience. This is all thanks to the work of Dr. Tilman Schlömp. For this he has my thanks. This year we managed to have the government support the Kissinger Sommer with a generous donation.
I wish you all a stimulating and happy celebration with unforgettable sounds and wonderful moments in Beethoven's year 2020.
Board-of-trustees manager, Minister of state MdB, Berlin