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Kronberg Festival

Passing on the fire

20 September to 3 October 2024

It’s showtime! Kronberg Academy will once again be rolling out the red carpet for the 2024 Kronberg Festival, where you can experience all that the Academy stands for and what makes its heart beat.

  •     Twenty-nine glittering concerts full of fireworks!
  •     Public talks and workshops
  •     Violin makers’ fair
  •     VioViva violin making exhibition

With Sir András Schiff, Gidon Kremer, Janine Jansen, Antje Weithaas, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Kirill Gerstein, Martin Helmchen, Alexander Melnikov, Till Fellner, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Nils Mönkemeyer, Armida Quartet, Daniel Sepec, István Vardai, Riccardo Minasi, Anastasia Kobekina, Julia Hagen, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Ensemble Resonanz, Freiburger Barockorchester, Kremerata Baltica, La Stagione Frankfurt, hr-Bigband and many more...

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Cello Masterclasses

22-30 September 

Passion is not the only thing that will be passed on at this year’s Kronberg Festival: at the public Cello Masterclasses, world-renowned cellists will convey their technical expertise, artistic intuition and valuable experience to talented junior musicians. And you can be part of it!
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Vioviva Kronberg

23-28 September 

Following its debut two years ago, the VioViva international violin making exhibition will once again become a summit for artisans from across the world. International luthiers, bow makers and strings manufacturers will be given a showcase in Kronberg’s Stadthalle (Municipal Hall), with its doors open to experts and enthusiasts alike.
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Current events

Category
Location
Großer Saal, Casals Forum
Kronberg Festival
MOZARTIANA & EROICA - CONCERT PACKAGE
Ensemble Resonanz, Minasi, Chen, Lipman, Queyras

Participants

  • Ensemble Resonanz
  • Riccardo Minasi conducting
  • Stella Chen violin
  • Matthew Lipman viola
  • Jean-Guihen Queyras cello

Programme

MOZARTIANA - 18.15

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
Sinfonia concertante in E flat major for violin, viola and orchestra KV 364

Symphony No. 38 in D major KV 504 “Prague”

 

EROICA - 20.30

Anton Kraft (1749–1820)
Cello concerto in C major, Op. 4

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"


Subject to change.

Tickets
64 / 80 / 112 €
Großer Saal, Casals Forum
Kronberg Festival - K1
MOZARTIANA
Ensemble Resonanz, Minasi, Chen, Lipman

Participants

  • Ensemble Resonanz
  • Riccardo Minasi conducting
  • Stella Chen violin
  • Matthew Lipman viola

Programme

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
Sinfonia concertante in E flat major for violin, viola and orchestra KV 364

Symphony No. 38 in D major KV 504 “Prague”


Subject to change.

Tickets
40 / 50 / 70 €
Großer Saal, Casals Forum
Kronberg Festival - K2
EROICA
Ensemble Resonanz, Minasi, Queyras

Participants

  • Ensemble Resonanz
  • Riccardo Minasi conducting
  • Jean-Guihen Queyras cello

Programme

Anton Kraft (1749–1820)
Cello concerto in C major, Op. 4

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"

Subject to change.

Tickets
40 / 50 / 70 €
Carl Bechstein Saal, Casals Forum
Kronberg Festival - K3
SUPER-CELLO MIT FEUERFLÜGEL
Concert for Children with Christoph Gotthardt and Anastasia Kobekina

Participants

  • Anastasia Kobekina cello
  • Christoph Gotthardt moderation & piano

Programme

An adventure with the super cello Anastasia and his friend Bartolomeo, the piano. Because the passage of time has been disturbed, neither the music nor anything else in the world works. How can this evil spell be broken? Do the earwigs perhaps have any advice?

Subject to change.

Carl Bechstein Saal, Casals Forum
Kronberg Festival - K4
INTIME BRIEFE
Armida Quartett, Melnikov

Participants

  • Armida Quartett
  • Alexander Melnikov piano

Programme

Leoš Janáček (1854–1928)
String Quartet No. 2 “Intimate Letters”

Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904)
Piano Quintet in A major, Op. 81
 

16.00 Concert introduction


Subject to change.

Tickets
30 / 40 / 50 €
Großer Saal, Casals Forum
Kronberg Festival - K5
JANOSKA ENSEMBLE: ON FIRE!
Janoska Ensemble

Participants

  • Janoska Ensemble

Programme

Johannes Brahms (1833–1897)
Hungarian Dance No. 1 WoO 1

František Janosek (*1986)
Souvenir pour Elise (based on Beethoven's "Für Elise")

Béla Bartók (1881–1945)
Romanian Folk Dances “in Janoska style”

Astor Piazzolla (1921–1992)
Oblivion

Pablo Ziegler (*1944)
Rojotango

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Concerto for two violins and orchestra in D minor BWV 1043

Subject to change.

Tickets
30 / 40 / 50 €
Großer Saal, Casals Forum
Kronberg Festival - K6
HR-BIGBAND: PORGY & BESS
hr-Bigband, Schlosser

Participants

  • hr-Bigband
  • Axel Schlosser trumpet

Programme

George Gershwin (1898–1937)
Porgy and Bess (Arr. Miles Davis & Gil Evans)

Subject to change.

Carl Bechstein Saal, Casals Forum
Kronberg Festival - K7
NOTFALLKONZERT
Streichquartett des Orchesters im Treppenhaus

Participants

  • Streichquartett des Orchesters im Treppenhaus

Programme

The orchestra in the stairwell responds musically to emergencies of all kinds. In YOUR PERSONAL EMERGENCY CONCERT, every listener can have their own minor or major emergencies treated individually by the staircase string quartet with a classical infusion - or simply take part in this touching concert experience in the audience.
 

Subject to change.

Tickets
35 / 45 €
Großer Saal, Casals Forum
Kronberg Festival - K8
STURM UND DRANG
La Stagione Frankfurt, Schneider, Sepec, Mönkemeyer, Kobekina

Participants

  • La Stagione Frankfurt
  • Michael Schneider conducting & recorder
  • Daniel Sepec violin
  • Nils Mönkemeyer viola
  • Anastasia Kobekina cello

Programme

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767)
Double concerto in A minor for recorder and viola TWV 52:a1

Johann Gottlieb Graun (1703–1771)
Violin concerto in A major

intermission

Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
Cello concerto in g minor RV 416
Viola concerto in g minor RV 495

Franz Ignaz Beck (1734–1809)
Symphony in d minor op. 3 No. 5
 

17.00 Concert introduction

Subject to change.

Tickets
40 / 50 / 60 €
Großer Saal, Casals Forum
Kronberg Festival - K9
FREIBURGER BAROCKORCHESTER: FORTEPIANO!
Freiburger Barockorchester, G. von der Goltz, Bezuidenhout

Participants

  • Freiburger Barockorchester
  • Gottfried von der Goltz conducting & violin
  • Kristian Bezuidenhout piano

Programme

Johann Christian Bach (1735–1782)
Symphony in g minor op. 6 No. 6

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
Piano concerto No. 17 in G major KV 453

intermission

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)
Symphony No. 1 in E flat major KV 16
Piano concerto No. 9 E flat major KV 271 „Jenamy“
 

18.30 Concert introduction

Subject to change.

Tickets
40 / 50 / 60 €

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