Brahms for once not as an exhibit of the proverbial imaginary museum of musical works – looking allowed, touching forbidden! – but as a starting point of emphatically free improvisational excursions. Who wants to dare this, should have courage, a lot of knowledge and a sure taste. Florian Weber, one of the most exciting pianists and music inventors on the current jazz scene, brings all of this with him in abundance: He grew up in Detmold, where the young Brahms once worked at the princely court. His father was a professor of song composition. And the love of Brahms' vocal and instrumental music has always accompanied Florian Weber anyway. Together with the members of the Festival Campus Ensemble and the Women's Choir 4x4, he now tackles early works such as the Piano Variations op. 9 or the enchantingly beautiful Four Songs op. 17.
The Brahms.LAB is an experimental field for young artists in the Musikfestival, in which the musicians of the Festival Campus Ensemble create their own concerts and take on curatorial responsibility.