Let’s take a look at the 2023 season:
the Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele was a guest at 17 venues in Ludwigsburg
and the region. In total, we reached around 22,500 people with our
people with our events.
The overall occupancy rate of the events was around 82 percent and already
and after two-thirds of the festival season, the planned revenue target had been
had been met. 15 events were completely sold out.
July, 7365 guests celebrated the season finale in perfect weather with the big
«Monrepos Open Air« and its fantastically choreographed fireworks display at the
Monrepos lake castle. The American conductor Ryan McAdams celebrated his
German debut on the rostrum of the Festival Orchestra with a dance-influenced program from Bernstein, Gershwin and Bizet to Piazzolla, de Falla and Ginastera. The occupancy rate that evening was 95 percent.
After this grandiose finale, let’s take a look at the promising beginning:
began with the first »Free Air Music« on May 5, a week before the opening concert.
On the market square, people rang the bell with percussionist Ali Hasan and dancer and choreographer Medhat
choreographer. They ushered the Fest Spiel summer and brought the
living room of Ludwigsburg with ever faster and pulsating movements to tremble. A fantastic prelude with a great program and a good
mood, which was not diminished by the final rain.
further »Free Air Music« -events became a firm appointment
with many people from Ludwigsburg. Because from now on, every Friday from
18 o’clock during the festival time were music on the market place to hear. A total of
12 times the market place became the stage for most different music genres and approximately
3650 music fans enjoyed the free concerts on the baroque market square. To
the grand finale on July 21, a guest donated a scoop of ice cream to all visitors!
continues with the sold-out Overtüre on May 11. The star violinist Diana
Tishchenko opened under the baton of Vitali Alekseenok together with the
orchestra with works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Peter Tchaikovsky the Schlossfestspiele in the Forum am Schlosspark.
Eidinger also thrilled audiences with two sold-out performances (May 14).
The one-hour readings in the Schlossstheater were supported by Hans-Jörn
Brandenburg on the harmonium, and Bertolt Brecht’s poems were more topical than ever.
participation projects «Generation Future Music« (May 12) and »Mini Mal Mut« (May 25) at the beginning of the season were both sold out and allowed children and
and young people and the shared experience of music that unites them.
The discourse and workshop formats of the four-day »17 Ziele Camp« (May 18-21) at the Karlskaserne arts center ensured that the festival
festival lived up to its claim of being a »festival of the arts, democracy and sustainability« and
and that initiatives and all interested festival guests were able to deal with the
with the 17 goals of the UN.
and at the same time was very well received by this year’s program.
evenings such as »Babylon Orchestra Echoes« (May 13), the clarinettist
Kinan Azmeh with the New York quartet Brooklyn Rider (June 10) or the »Vision String Quartet« with jazz guitarist Mahan Mirarab (July 16).
spaces were created by the three-day and always fully booked virtual reality project of the
Mahler Chamber Orchestra at the urbanharbor complex. The free format enabled
a journey into undiscovered spheres and blurred the boundaries between reality and illusion. In addition, there was a free live concert by three
members of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.
moments in the Forum am Schlosspark were created by Barbara Hannigan’s
incomparable and acclaimed interpretation of Poulenc’s »La Voix Humaine«,
while conducting the Festival Orchestra and singing the soprano part of the mono-opera.
musical treasures were found in the Ordensaal of the Residenzschloss. Here, among others, violinist Midori, celebrating her 40th stage anniversary, performed Bach’s masterpieces,
Alexandre Kantorow with his sold-out romantic piano recital, and the baritone
baritone Benjamin Appl, who performed two lied programs at his sold-out artist residency.
In addition, he also did a the
master class , and filled the house of the Schlossfestspiele with interested listeners.
this year’s dance highlights rounded off the program: The spectrum
ranged from the impressive interpretation of the dance classic »Le Sacre du
printemps« by flamenco innovator Israel Galván (May 20/21) to the filigree Ligeti homage
Ligeti homage by choreographer Elisabeth Schilling and her ensemble (May 26).
ensemble (May 26) to Pina Bausch’s iconic work »Full Moon« (June 9/10).
June). Both performances as well as the dress rehearsal were sold out and
sold out and delighted the audience.
Schlossfestspiele this year once again lived up to its mission as the
festival for the whole of Baden-Württemberg.
(Main-Tauber district), Haigerloch and Bad Imnau (Zollernalbkreis) as well as in
Bietigheim-Bissingen were guests of the 2023 Schlossfestspiele and thrilled the audience
Klezmer Trio Kroke, Bach Berio Beatles and the Vision String Quartet.
time to take a summer break and continue to prepare for the coming season.
our summer break we will see you for the concert weekend on 16 and 17.
September in Wolfegg with works by Peter Tchaikovsky, Francis Poulenc and Johann Sebastian Bach.
Our Digital Stage will provide you
with videos until then. Via the newsletter and
social media, we will keep you up to date and provide exciting insights behind the scenes.
Advance ticket sales for first highlights of the next season, which begins on June 1 and ends on
July 20, 2024, will start on November 9, 2023.
thank you for your visit and look forward to next year – simply because
it has been so nice once again! Your Ludwigsburg Festival