“Cohesion” – The guiding principle of Rheingau Music Festival 2022

Cuvéehof Schloss Johannisberg/Foto RMF

The 35th festival summer from 25.6. to 3.9.2022 will take place under the guiding principle “Cohesion”. It is intended to bring the music back to the audience in full radiance and in the usual atmospheric manner.

Violinist Julia Fischer and pianist Jan Lisiecki will be featured as focus artists in several concerts of the Rheingau Music Festival at once. Whether in large orchestra concerts, or for the first time together on stage as a duo – Julia Fischer and Jan Lisiecki will bring their deep musical devotion and virtuoso joy of playing to the Rheingau.

Jazz will also be given a stage in numerous concerts. This summer, jazz artist Wolfgang Haffner will be the focus of the event. Together with the hr-Bigband and Simon Oslender, the Wolfgang Haffner All Star Band and the pianist Michael Wollny, the drummer will pay three visits to the Rheingau in the festival summer of 2022.

Five of the most traditional German boys’ choirs

This year, the music world is also commemorating the 175th anniversary of the death of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. The “Summer of Music” in the Rheingau will therefore feature the powerful-sounding oratorios “Paulus” and “Elijah,” multifaceted chamber music, impressive symphonies, unique organ music and the famous Violin Concerto in E minor. In addition, five of the most traditional German boys’ choirs will be guests at the Rheingau Music Festival this summer. In exciting concert projects, the Thomanerchor, the Windsbacher Knabenchor, the Regensburger Domspatzen, the Tölzer Knabenchor and the Dresdner Kreuzchor will provide fascinating insights into their unique sound culture.

Anne- Sophie Mutter with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

This summer’s guests will also include outstanding soloists and ensembles such as Anne- Sophie Mutter with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Jonas Kaufmann with the WDR Funkhaus Orchestra, Daniil Trifonov with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Víkingur Ólafsson with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner, María Dueñas and Gabriela Montero with the Tonhalle Orchestra conducted by Paavo Järvi, Isabelle Faust and Antoine Tamestit with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra conducted by Herbert Blomstedt, the Filarmónica Joven de Colombia conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada, the hr Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alain Altinoglu, the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Christoph Eschenbach, the Collegium Vocale and Collegium 1704 with Václav Luks, Selina Ott and the Nowegian Chamber Orchestra, Avi Avital, Iveta Apkalna, Sophie Pacini, Linus Roth, Jean Rondeau, Grigory Sokolov, Michael Schönheit, Corinna Harfouch and Hanns Zischler, Bomsori Kim, Sabine Meyer, the Orchester im Treppenhaus, Frank-Peter Zimmermann and Martin Helmchen, Fabian Müller, Andreas Scholl and Dorothee Oberlinger, the Tenebrae Choir, Lucas and Arthur Jussen, Philippe Jaroussky, Kelvin Jones, Stephanie Heinzmann, Mighty Oaks, Laith Al-Deen, Nils Landgren, Phil Siemers and Yvonne Catterfeld.

133 concerts will be held at 25 venues in the Rheingau and neighboring regions. The main venues are the Fürst von Metternich Concert Cube at Johannisberg Castle, Eberbach Monastery, Vollrads Castle and the Wiesbaden Kurhaus. In addition, there are numerous churches and wineries in the Rheingau and Wiesbaden. This year, the Schlachthof Wiesbaden is once again part of the party. As new location the stud farm Schafhof in Kronberg could be won.

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