(04.12.19) Today the official delivery of the petition results »A House for Heidelberg« by initiator Thorsten Schmidt, Director of Heidelberger Frühling, to the Lord Mayor of Heidelberg Eckart Würzner took place. With the online petition, addressed to the municipal council of the city of Heidelberg, Thorsten Schmidt collected votes from 8 to 30 November for the progress of the planning process of the redevelopment of the Stadthalle Heidelberg »with the greatest possible transparency and without delay«, which was decided in September by the main and finance committee. 1 234 supporters had signed.
(08.11.19) The city of Heidelberg has the opportunity to renovate the Stadthalle Heidelberg, thanks to patronage commitments, in such a way that the festival and concert hall meets modern standards in terms of technology, visibility, acoustics and the quality of the stay. On 25.09.2019, the city’s main and financial committee adopted a redevelopment plan. Thorsten Schmidt, director of the Heidelberger Frühling music festival, is calling for this project to be supported by an online petition. Go to petition »
(30.10.19) On Saturday, 2 November 2019, the Georg Büchner Prize will be awarded to the Swiss Lukas Bärfuss at the Staatstheater Darmstadt. The award, endowed with 50,000 euros, is considered the most important literature prize in the German-speaking world and is presented by the German Academy for Language and Poetry. Lukas Bärfuss will be at Heidelberger Frühling on 26 March 2020: He will give the opening speech of the chamber music festival »Standpunkte« and will meet pianist Igor Levit, the artistic head of the »Standpunkte«, in the following conversation. Learn more »
Strong advance booking start
(23.10.19) After the strongest advance booking start since the Heidelberger Frühling was founded, around 40 percent of tickets for the 2020 Festival have already been sold since the official kick-off on Monday. The opening concert I on 21 March 2020 in the Neue Aula of Heidelberg University is already sold out. Tickets for the other two simultaneous opening concerts are still available. The Long Night of the String Quartet at the String Quartet Festival is also sold out. Learn more »