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“Moritzburg Festival 2011” to Be Held on August 7-21
Jan Vogler, artistic director
of Moritzburg Festival
During the “2011 Moritzburg Festival” for chamber music, artistic director Jan Vogler sets focus on the music of Great Britain, with performances of works by Byrd, Purcell, Tavener, Britten, and Elgar, among others. The 18th festival is slated for August 7-21, 2011 in the village of Moritzburg in Germany’s state of Saxony.

The program includes music of the 20th century as well with works by Alfred Schnittke or Frank Bridge. This year's Composer-in-Residence Torsten Rasch is presented with performances of his Œuvre and a portrait evening.

Sir Colin Davis has taken over the patronage of the 2011 festival.

Besides cellist Jan Vogler, illustrious artists such as Frank Peter Zimmermann, Alice Sara Ott, Nicola Benedetti, Ruth Ziesak, Antti Siirala, Danjulo Ishizaka, Mira Wang and Kit Armstrong will rehearse and perform together, and will also be presented in selected portrait concerts.

Apart from Moritzburg and its Baroque castle, other festival venues are the famous Frauenkirche and the Transparent Factory of Volkswagen in Dresden, or the well-known vineyard Proschwitz castle.

The Moritzburg Festival Academy 2011, formed by 40 young musicians from all over the world, will work with Estonian conductor Anu Tali from 1 August – they will perform at the festival opening, among others. The academy program includes Schubert’s symphony No. 4. Program highlights include cello concerto “The Protecting Veil” by John Tavener (13 August), Dvořák’s and Brahms’ string sextets (15/20 August) as well as Mendelssohn’s string octet (21 August).

Furthermore, Schubert’s “Trout quintet” will be performed – this work has been recorded for the Moritzburg Festival’s new CD “Die Forelle | trout variations” which will be released on July 22, 2011 on Sony Classical.

A video about the recording can be found here: http://www.pr2classic.de/en/pr-kuenstler/moritzburg-festival/audio-visual/

For the complete program log onto its website:
http://www.moritzburgfestival.de
/english/festival_programme.html

Inquiries can be made by reaching
office@pr2classi.de
www.pr2classic.de



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