Wednesday 31.7


9.09 - 10.10 – St. Johannis-Kirche Hitzacker (Elbe)
Nine Past Nine: Everyman’s Choir
with Alexander Lüken – Choir Director


14.30 – St. Johannis-Kirche Hitzacker (Elbe)
Enno Poppe – Composer, Moderation
Oliver Wille – Violin
Musicians of the ensemble mosaik
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Audience Academy III Portrait of Enno Poppe


19.07 – VERDO in the garden area (admission free)
Seven Past Seven: Pre-Concert by the Laureates’ Academy


20.00 – VERDO Concert Hall
Niklas Liepe – Violin, Moderation
and Friends
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The New Paganini Project: Selected Paganini caprices in new arrangements

The New Paganini Project is celebrating the premiere of its ensemble version at the Summer Music Festival. Violinist Niklas Liepe, a pupil of Zakhar Bron and Ana Chumachenko as well as Oliver Wille (chamber music), casts a completely new light on the spectacular solo caprices of the legendary devil’s fiddler, in revised historical and current arrangements. The symphonic version was presented by Sony Classical in March 2018 and the CD has been praised for the “visionary energy” (Rondo Magazine) of this “exceptional violinist” (FAZ).


22.10 – St. Johannis-Kirche Hitzacker (Elbe)
Anna-Lena Schnabel Quartet
    Anna-Lena Schnabel – Flute, Saxophone
    Florian Weber – Piano
    Giorgi Kiknadze – Bass
    Björn Lücker – Percussion
Michel Godard – Tuba, Serpent
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Ten Past Ten: Jazz

Anna-Lena Schnabel, born in 1989 in the Lower Saxony town of Obernkirchen, is hailed today as “Hamburg’s greatest jazz talent”. Her very first CD was met with accolades by the experts. When Nils Landgren met her as a student, he was immediately enthusiastic about ththise “musician with a mind of her own”. With her quartet, she plays in the Free Jazz tradition of the 1960’s, moving expertly along the borders of tonality and beyond. The Forberg-Schneider Foundation has supported Anna-Lena Schnabel’s compositions which were written especially for this evening.