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Composed World View – Missa Solemnis – Fidelio - 9th Symphony

250 years after Ludwig van Beethoven's birth the Kissinger Sommer honours the composer as a European and libertarian-democratic aritist. His three most well-known works, Missa solemnis, the 9th symphony and the opera „Fidelio“ will be performed back to back in one festival week.

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Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen - Festival orchestra of the Kissinger Sommer

The stylistic range of our festical orchestra will shine at the Kissinger Sommer 2020. Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen will open the festival together with Rumanian star soprano singer Angela Gheorghiu. After the festive opera gala in grand romanticist style the orchestra will take a few steps back – Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen will perform jazzy-classical concert  together with Finnish pianist Iiro Rantala. The highlight of the festival 2020 will be Beethoven's Missa solemnis, headed by Paavo Järvi.

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Artist in Residence 2020

We could fill this page by listing all the albums by Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the awards they won or the all the renowned artists with which Jean-Yves Thibaudet has worked. But there would be no point in droppin names. How does this exceptional artist fit into the Kissinger Sommer? Jean-Yves Thibaudet is someone with style.

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Beloved Distance – Vocal Programs of the Kissinger Sommer

The distance, the unknown had an irresistible pull on many artists and their views due to this lead to impressive artists. Goethe's publisher Cotta basically jump started this development when he gave the poet a collection of Persian lyric in 1814. The poet discovered a fascinating new world and created „West-Eastern Divan“ which influenced generations of poets and composers. Peering into strange worlds is a big challenge for us even today. We call globalisation but are still helpless when trying to comprehend the complex feelings and ways of thinking of other people.

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