The eleventh and last Fetsival week has begun

What highlights you can expect this week

The The last week of the festival is dedicated to the popular Monrepos Open Air. On Saturday, July 22, the concert at the Seeschloss Monrepos starts at 8 p.m. with the orchestra of the Goethe-Gymnasium with music of Czech folk dances, which were processed in Antonín Dvořák’s Suite, and works by Brahms. Then we will hear the Festival Orchestra with works by Bernstein (including »Symphonic Dances« from »West Side Story«), Gershwin, Bizet, Piazzolla and de Falla. The evening will end with an approximately half-hour fireworks display beginning at 11 p.m. that will include Alberto Ginastera’s Four Dances from »Estancia« in the sky. Musically led this (South) American-influenced program will be led by the American conductor Ryan McAdams. Tickets and further information can be found here.

On Thursday, July 20 and Friday, July 21, both at 8 p.m., the Gaechinger Cantorey under the direction of Hans-Christoph Rademann will bring three of Johann Sebastian Bach’s more than 60 cantatas to the stage in the Schlosskirche. The ambitious project entitled »VISION. BACH« showcases what Bach accomplished exactly 300 years ago in his first year as Thomaskantor. The concerts are sold out. Further information can be found here.

The popular and free »Free air Music« on the market square now goes into the last round. On Friday, July 21 at 6 p.m. Jakob Bänsch and members of the festival orchestra will lead into the versatile world of alphorns and show with their jazzy music that these instruments do not only belong to folk music.