After a successful festival season, planning for next year is in full swing and we are already looking forward to the Ludwigsburg ´Festival 2024 with you! From June 1 to July 21, 2024, you can once again expect an extensive program full of music and dance. You can find out more about the first highlights from November 7, 2023.
Strengthening cultural life, networking with cultural practitioners and creating future perspectives. With these goals in mind, independent cultural institutions in Ludwigsburg formed an alliance this summer.
After a successful 2023 season, a concert weekend awaits them in Wolfegg in September with works by, among others, Peter Tchaikovsky, Francis Poulenc and Johann Sebastian Bach
You turned 18 in 2023? You have registered for the culture pass? And now you want to go to an open air concert? Then you’ve come to the right place! Get your ticket for the »Monrepos Open Air« with your Culture Pass budget by Friday 2 pm at the latest.
Eleven fantastic festival weeks, 17 venues, over 44 different productions and around 51 events, with international classical music greats and extraordinary dance ensembles lie behind us. A short review because it has been so beautiful once again!
In 2023, Ryan McAdams will take over the musical direction of the Ludwigsburg Festival’s »Monrepos Open Air«. Learn more about the concert and what the American conductor, who is conducting a concert with fireworks for the first time, is most looking forward to
The last festival week of the season with Jakob Bänsch at Frei Luft Musik, Bach’s Leipzig Cantatas in the Schlosskirche and the sensational open air concert at the lakeside castle Monrepos
This year, the Schlossfestspiele will once again live up to its mission as the festival of the whole of Baden-Württemberg. Exceptional music awaits you in Wertheim, Bad Imnau and Bietigheim.
The soprano and conductor Barbara Hannigan returns to the Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele in 2023 in her dual artistic role. Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele in her dual artistic role. Get to know the Canadian artist exclusively on our Digital Stage.
2023 we present Johann Sebastian Bach in all his facets. In the new video on the Digital Stage, our dramaturge Maria-Luisa Villena Ossa will tell you more about his life, the diversity of his works, and how the artists will perform his music on the stage of the Ludwigsburg Festival in five different concerts this year. stage of the Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele.
We celebrate the 100th birthday of György Ligeti this week at the Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele with two outstanding project!
Lear more about the concert of the SWR Vokalensemble under the Yuval Weinberg and how Elisabeth Schilling combines music and dance in «Hear Eyes Move« on our digital stage in the video by Hannah Duffek, dramaturge at the Ludwigsburg Festival.
Surrounded by the industrial flair of the urbanharbor complex, a trio from the Mahler Chamber Orchestra will combine modern architecture and early music for a good three-quarters of an hour on Saturday, July 1
The Tanztheater Wuppertal invites you to the public dress rehearsal of Pina Bausch’s »Vollmond«! The two performances at the Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele were sold out so quickly that we are now opening the final rehearsal on June 8 at 8 pm for you.
We show interested festival guests in training that you don’t need any prior knowledge for a successful evening of classical music. In one-hour, free workshops, we explain everything you need to know about attending a concert in a small, relaxed setting.
On April 22, we were present for the fourth time this year from 10 am to 4 pm at Modehaus Oberpaur. In addition to shopping and strolling in the department store, you could win tickets from us, purchase ticktes or simply get information about our program. These were successful afternoons and we would like to thank Modehaus Oberpaur for the great cooperation!
Join us on April 20 at the Stuttgart Music Library and get to know our managing director Gabriele Zerweck. The conversation with Lorenzo Petrocca and Beate Straka is, of course, all about music – and you can experience one of their favorite pieces live!
Before we start the new festival season on May 11 2023 with the »Fest Spiel Ouvertüre«, the overture of the past year closes our »nachgehört« series. In the Forum am Schlosspark Oksana Lyniv conducted the emotional opening concert under the motto »No More War« with Mozart’s Piano Concerto and Mahler’s Fifth Symphony.
There are sure to be a few question marks before your visit to a concert. What do I want to listen to? What do I have to wear? And how do I behave during the event? Here you can read step by step what you need to know before visiting us – and where your worries may be completely unfounded.
In the summer of 2022, members of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra played
Clarinet Quintet in A-Major in the Ludwigsburg Residence Palace. A work
that had already been performed at this venue 90 years ago to mark the
founding of the Mozart community in Ludwigsburg,
The entire concert with other works by Poulenc, Martinů and Françai can now be heard in our series »Nachgehört« on our Digital Stage.
Are you contributing to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and would like to inspire others to do the same? Then share your knowledge at the »17 Goals Camp« at Kunstzentrum Karlskaserne! Institutions and initiatives from business, science and culture, as well as citizens, can present their work, exchange ideas and develop new formats.
Inspired by Shel Silverstein’s famous book »The Giving Tree,« the Rothko String Quartet has nature conduct a trial against humanity in the concert of the same name. As both plaintiff and defendant in one, the quartet presents music from the Renaissance to the present, penned purely by women composers. In it, the voices of gardens, forests, seas, and animals rise up.
Listen now to the entire concert in our series »nachgehört« on our Digital Stage.
For his work as a Cultural initiator and manager
Jochen Sandig, director of the Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele, was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz (Federal Cross of Merit) in January 2023. Berlin’s Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey
presented him with the Cross of Merit on ribbon on behalf of Federal President
Even before the start of the Ludwigsburg Festival, many people are looking forward to the grand finale with fireworks at the Monrepos Open Air. Björn Wilhelm, Managing Director of Potsdamer Feuerwerk GmbH, reveals the effort behind a professional and successful fireworks show. Read more read here.
One city, four vouchers, and numerous possibilities. The Ludwigsburg-Gutschein (voucher) can be used at over 180 stores, restaurants, and service providers. You can also redeem your voucher at the Ludwigsburg Palace Festival in the Palais Grävenitz ticket office. The perfect gift idea for your loved ones!
Learn more about the Ludwigsburg Voucher at the Ludwigsburg City Association LUIS.
Concert experiences are not only a nice
Christmas gift for your loved ones, but often also a surprise for yourself.
for oneself. For all those who are already curious about the concerts
we prepared a playlist on our digital stage that invites you to get in the mood for the Schlossfestspiele during Advent.
Our little musical glimpse through the curtain will hopefully will hopefully sweeten the waiting time until the curtain rises for the concerts
What is worth preserving? What is forward-looking and what should Ludwigsburg take with it into its future? With these questions, artists Thomas Rustemeyer, Bruno Jacoby and Julian Warner invite Ludwigsburg residents to collect objects, ideas, melodies or anecdotes for a »memory of the future« as part of the ÜBER:MORGEN festival. In the course of the exhibition, the urban society fills the memory with personal answers to questions about the future and creates a communal and walk-in show depot
On March 26. the participants of the »Spoken Moments Poetry« workshop met in Ludwigsburg and spent six intensive and creative hours at Palais Grävenitz under the motto »Type. Man. Character.« Whether writing or organizing: everyone was able to contribute as he or she wished, to prepare the concert on May 15, 2022, as part of the Ludwigsburg Festival. The resulting texts finally met the «Monograms« by the contemporary composer York Höller. On our digital stage, you can now watch the exciting process, from the first meeting up to the final bow.
The Belarusian activists Maria Kalesnikava, Svetlana
Tikhanovskaya and Veronika Zepkala have been awarded this year’s International
Charlemagne Prize of Aachen for their services to the unity of Europe. In her speech, Federal Foreign Minister Baerbock referred to the
laureates as «the most courageous women in Europe«. As the «Festival of the Arts,
Democracy and Sustainability« we are very happy about this news and welcome this important sign for freedom and
[This text has been translated electronically] »The Dying Swans Project«, our co-production with Gauthier Dance, was awarded by the leading Italian dance magazine Danza & Danza with the Mario Pasi Award, a special prize for the international international promotion of dance culture. The innovative concept with video and live art convinced the jury of seven. jury. We are very happy and congratulate the team of »The Dying Swans Project«. Swans Project«. The 16 extraordinary video choreographies by »The Dying Swans Project« are still available on our Digital Stage.
In early May, Oksana Lyniv opened the 2021 season with the festival orchestra, and now the conductor, who was the first woman to take the podium at the Bayreuth Festival in the summer of 2021, will become music director of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna in January 2022.
Over the course of a month, nine young people between the ages of 20 and 30 came together for six online workshops lasting several hours and dealt intensively with diverse gender identities and perceptions through writing tasks, movement sequences and free exchange. A filmic insight into the work can be seen on the Digital Stage.
In the film »Saz - The Key of Trust«, the instrumentalist Petra Nachtmanova follows the traces of the saz. Hardly represented in books, the history of this Persian or Ottoman-Turkish instrument is a mystery. At the »Saz Musik Fest« on 18 June, she will present her journey from Bosnia to Iran, recorded on film, and will play songs from there together with guests.
In a new scenic film project, the »Human Requiem« becomes an examination of the current consequences of Corona. Directed by Jochen Sandig and musically conducted by Gijs Leenaars, the Rundfunkchor Berlin offers hope and comfort in difficult times with Brahms' »Ein deutsches Requiem«.
The founder of contemporary »African Dance« has been committed for decades to the deepening and spreading of African Dance. Since the 1960s, Germaine Acogny has been realizing and manifesting her vision, enriching the african - and eventually the international - dance world as a dancer, teacher and mentor. The Biennale Danza Festival now honours her life's work with the Golden Lion. In anticipation of this year's »Sacre« project, we congratulate her!
With »I can't breathe«, the dancer touched not only the visitors of the Ludwigsburg Festival. His renewed performance at the Romaeuropa Festival in September also convinced the jury of the Italian Danza&Danza Awards. We congratulate Edivaldo Ernesto for the award as best dancer 2020!
The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were also launched by former German President Horst Köhler, among others. Since the 2020 season, he and his wife Eva Luise Köhler are the patrons of the Ludwigsburg Festival. Horst Köhler has shared his thoughts on this in a foreword.