10.10 – Kurpark Hitzacker (Elbe), Admission free
Ten Past Ten: Listening Garden Digital
Each morning you can listen to excerpts from the program booklets or thoughts on the festival's focus in a relaxed atmosphere by the Kneipp basin (in German language).
11.48 – On the Vineyard Hitzacker (Elbe), Admission free
Everyman’s Schubert! Festival choir, Alexander Lüken – Director
Twelve before Twelve
Assuming the pandemic rules permitted, we reinstated our popular “Everyman’s Choir” this year. Director Alexander Lüken put together a very singable repertoire based on Schubert for enjoyable sessions uniting regional vocalists, festival artists and festival guests. The results are to be presented at this informal concert. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, this year this will have to be done without the usually huge festival orchestra.
16.04 – Kurpark Hitzacker (Elbe), Admission free
Four Past Four: Listening Garden Digital
One hour before the start of selected evening concerts you can listen to excerpts from the program booklets or thoughts on the festival's focus in a relaxed atmosphere by the Kneipp basin (in German language, repetition from the morning).
17.05 til Evening – VERDO Concert Hall
Duo Mikhail Timoshenko – Baritone/ Elitsa Desseva – Piano (First Prize Winner of the “Schubert and die Musik der Moderne” Competition, Graz 2018)
Natalia Milstein – Piano (Participant in Sir András Schiff’s “Building Bridges” project 2021/22)
Duo Ekaterina Chayka-Rubinstein – Mezzo soprano, Mascha Yulin – Piano (Third Prize at the Stuttgart International Lied Competition 2020)
Guest performance by Abel Selaocoe – Cello
Five Past Five: Young Schubert I , II and III – Three Schubertiades
Young Schubert I: NDR Kultur Foyer Concert on Tour, Ludwig Hartmann – Moderation
The Schubertiades, where Franz Schubert celebrated his music with his artistically interested friends, are legendary. In Hitzacker, we will be presenting three such concert sessions with young, especially promising talents, creating a stimulating program mixture within Schubert’s cosmos. For example, we’ll be hearing laureates of a very special Lied and chamber music competition, Graz’s “Schubert and die Musik der Moderne”. It was founded at the University of the Arts in Graz in 1998 and takes place triennially, setting Schubert’s chamber music in a context with newer and newest works. “Building Bridges” is Sir András Schiff’s project, in which three young pianists are chosen each year to work with the master on an individual concert program. The concert lasts about 120 minutes, plus two short breaks.
22.10 – VERDO Concert Hall
Abel Selaocoe – Cello
Ten Past Ten: Hae Ke Kae! Where is Home – Jazz and World Music
The South African cellist Abel Selaocoe has re-defined his instrument. Touching on numerous genres and styles, he combines improvising, song and body percussion, creating connections between Western and non-Western musical traditions. Abel Selaocoe was recently chosen for Serious Music’s “Take Five” developmental program for Great Britain’s most talented jazz composers.