This will be an exciting birthday party: around the birthday of Clara Schumann on 13 September, the Bonner Schumannfest offers four events at the Endenicher Schumannhaus. There is diversity here: Classical is next to jazz, music next to a conversation about Schumann, Goethe and happiness.
The opening act will be a piano duo evening with Mi-Joo Lee and Klaus Hellwig on 12 September at 8 pm. Both are several prize-winners of major piano competitions, teach at the Berlin University of the Arts and have gained international recognition with their concerts, CD and recordings. In Bonn they play four-hands piano music by Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Franz Schubert.
German and French songs and duets – including, of course, compositions by Clara and Robert Schumann – are on the program of the Liederabend on 13 September (8 pm). Katharina Konradi (soprano), winner of the German Music Competition, Silvia Hauer (Mezzosopran), Pauliina Tukiainen (piano), professor for song design at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.
“Schumann’s Goethe tragedy and the visions of happiness” will take place on September 15 (7 pm) at the Schumannhaus. In conversation with Dietmar Kanthak (General-Anzeiger), the author and cultural historian Manfred Osten presents his new Goethe book: “Remember to live! Dare to be happy! Or Goethe and happiness. ”
At the end of the mini-festival, there will be jazz in the Schumannhaus on 16 September (8 pm). In the series “Alone Together”, which the Schumannfest has started together with Jazzinconcert, Laia Genc plays. The German pianist is regarded as a crossover between jazz and contemporary music. Among the numerous prizes she has won both at home and abroad is the Cologne Jazz Prize.
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