»Lasst uns spielen!« | from 20 March

After the cancellation of the 2021 Heidelberger Frühling, the festival organisers have launched a large digital program under the title »Lasst uns spielen!« (»Let us play!«), which will be streamed during the original festival period on the specially created web platform Guests will include long-standing artistic partners, but also debutants at Heidelberger Frühling, such as composer and clarinettist Jörg Widmann, pianists Igor Levit and Pierre-Laurent Aimard, singer Anna Lucia Richter and the Schumann Quartett. The first event will be a livestream on Saturday 20 March at 7 p.m. as a prelude to the anniversary year »25 Years of Heidelberger Frühling« with Mayor Prof. Dr. Eckart Würzner, Minister Theresia Bauer, Igor Levit, Anna Lucia Richter, the Schumann Quartet and many more.

Heidelberger Frühling 2021 has been cancelled

The 25th Heidelberger Frühling festival under the title »FESTspiel« from March 20 to April 18, 2021 has been cancelled due to unclear opening perspectives and lack of planning security. This was decided today by festival director Thorsten Schmidt together with the city of Heidelberg. The festival management is in talks with the four main partners of the festival – HeidelbergCement AG (founding partner), MLP SE, Octapharma AG and SAP SE – on how to jointly deal with the situation. All tickets already purchased for the events of the Heidelberger Frühling 2021 will be refunded or can be donate. More » 

Alternative dates »Kammermusik Plus«

Due to the nationwide lockdown, some »Kammermusik Plus« concerts cannot and could not take place, but alternative dates have been found. This concerns the concerts on 16 February with Friedemann Wuttke and the Mandelring Quartet (new date: 23 May 2021) and on 9 March with Friedrich Thiele and Naoko Sonoda (new date: 6 July 2021). Alternative dates have also been found for the concerts in November and January: The cancelled concert with Trio Zadig on 17 November 2020 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, 29 June 2021. The concert by pianist Pavel Kolesnikov has been rescheduled from 19 January 2021 to Tuesday 27 July 2021. All ticket holders will be informed in detail of the venue and time in due course. Tickets already purchased will remain valid.

Lied Academy at Pierre Boulez Saal Berlin

Despite the pandemic, the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin will once again focus on Schubert and his Lied oeuvre from 18 to 24 January – all events will be livestreamed. As in previous years, a two-day public workshop with scholarship holders from our Lied Academy under the direction of Thomas Hampson will take place in this context and in cooperation with the International Song Centre Heidelberg: On Friday, 22 January and on Saturday, 23 January, both at 3 pm. The young artists will present the results of their joint work in a final concert on Sunday, 24 January at 3 pm. Young Singers concerts during the week will also feature Fellows of the Lied Academy.


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