The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen – Festival orchestra of the Kissinger Sommer

After the biggest romanticist composers Schumann, Brahms and Mendelssohn, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen will show us their classical side this year. In the opening and final concert for 2019 our festival orchestra will give us a comprehensive look over masterpieces of Vienna Classical. Beethoven’s virtuosic piano concerto no. 4 in G major (featuring star soloist Radu Lupu) will serve as the opening. For the final concert, Paavo Järvi will conduct to combine the “Big Three” of Vienna Classical, Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. On the 7th of July there will be another performance of Robert Schumann, a romantic summit with Paavo Järvi and Daniil Trifonov.

Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen © Deutsche Welle und Julia Baier

The basis for the orchestra’s success lies in the mutual sympathy and appreciation between conductor and orchestra. The Estonian-German conductor Paavo Järvi, who has been Artistic Director since 2004, grew up in a family of conductors and learned, in best maestro fashion, what it means to be a conductor and how much discipline, ambition, curiosity, experience and personality matter when it comes taking the classics to new heights. The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen have been employing historical techniques for years and are virtuosos even without a conductor. The eagerness for both parties to dive into new adventures without forsaking perfection is what guarantees one-of-a-kind musical experiences. One of the highlight of working with Paavo Järvi was the joint Beethoven Project, which was the focus of both conductor and orchestra for about six years. All over the world audiences and critics lauded the project as a great innovation. Their phenomenal success spurned the orchestra and its conductor to work on further cyclical projects.

The current large-scale project of the dream team Järvi and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie are Brahm’s symphonies. A highlight of this cycle was the performance of Requiem on the 10th of April 2018 in the Bremen Cathedral, exactly 150 years after its premiere. The recording of the 2nd symphony, released in autumn 2017, was critically acclaimed and awarded the Opus Klassik prize, the second CD was released in autumn of 2018.

Apart from that it is an important matter for the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen as festival orchestra to pass on their musical and social competences and experiences. This is done through years of experience with their Future Lab. It encompasses joint projects with schools like the Gesamtschule Bremen-Ost where the rehearsal rooms are located. The orchestra is convinced that music is a vehicle to develop society as a whole. The cooperation that came from this has already been awarded with numerous prizes such as the “Zukunftsaward” in 2007 as best social innovation and the “Echo Klassik” in 2012 for the promotion of children. In 2009, the German State Minister for Culture has declared the Future Lab of Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen a “Model Project”. For the Kissinger Sommer 2019, an Education Project with its own artistic touch is planned and will be carried out with the help of the orchestra in addition to our Musical Paper Chase.

The presence of Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen will be completed via an exclusive chamber music series. Under the title of “Kammerphilharmonie & friends”, the Kissinger Sommer presents select musicians from the orchestra’s network.


Concerts featuring the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen:

06/14/2019 - Opening Concert
06/15/2019 - Musical Paper Chase
06/23/2019 - Tanja Tetzlaff performs Bach - 1
06/24/2019 - Pure Bach
07/07/2019 - Quantum Of Disturbance
07/14/2019 - Tanja Tetzlaff performs Bach – 2
07/14/2019 - Final Concert