CHANGE OF LINE-UP AND PROGRAM: Simon Höfele & Frank Dupree Trio

Tue 29. 3. 2022

Program and cast change: Unfortunately, trumpeter Simon Höfele injured himself at short notice and cannot perform. The Frank Dupree Trio turns the concert into a pure jazz trio evening.

Pianist and founder of the trio Frank Dupree calls the newly arranged evening a highly topical "concert of the times", because there are now five works by the Ukrainian jazz composer Nikolai Kapustin on the program. Born in eastern Ukraine in 1938, he lived and worked in Moscow, where he died in 2020. Kapustin and his work stand for cosmopolitanism and stylistic diversity in music - beyond thinking in any pigeonhole.

The Frank Dupree Trio already worked intensively with the composer when working on the CD "Blueprint", which was released earlier this year. The improvisations on "Le Sacre du Printemps" by Igor Stravinsky remain in the program. The Variations op. 41 are a homage to Igor Stravinsky's Le Sacre Du Printemps and thus build a bridge to another concert with Frank Dupree in the »Standpunkte«. Complementary works by Duke Ellington and George Gershwin will be heard.

The concert introduction at 6.45 p.m. is cancelled. Instead, Frank Dupree will moderate this evening. After the concert, the Classic Scouts of the Heidelberg Spring will conduct an artist talk with the Frank Dupree Trio (Frank Dupree - piano, Jakob Krupp - double bass, Meinhard "Obi" Jenne - drums).

Concert with intermission

Simon Höfele talks to Jörg Tröger about the concert program and his musical career (in German):


NOTEN | SCHLÜSSEL 6:45 p.m., Lecture Hall 13, concert introduction by the Freundeskreis

Followed by: artist talk with participants of the Classic Scouts workshop

In cooperation with Heidelberg University

Please check the current Corona regulations and our hygiene rules before attending the concert.

Simon Höfele Trumpet
Frank Dupree Trio:
Frank Dupree Piano and moderation
Jakob Krupp Double Bass
Meinhard »Obi« Jenne Percussion

Nikolai Kapustin Big Band Sounds op. 46
Prelude: Allegro assai aus 8 Concert Studies, op. 40/1
Maurice Ravel Prélude a-Moll
Nikolai Kapustin Auswahl aus 24 Jazz Preludes op. 53


Nikolai Kapustin Sunrise (Daybreak) op. 26
George Gershwin Three Preludes
Nikolai Kapustin Paraphrase on Aquarela do Brasil op. 118
Ary Barroso Aquarela do Brasil (original)
Duke Ellington Preludes to a Kiss
Igor Stravinsky Improvisation über Themen aus Le Sacre du printemps
Nikolai Kapustin Variations op. 41