From April 18 to 20, 2019 teh Dresden Festival was a guest at the IV Festival Internacional de Música Clásica de Bogotá. In three concerts under the baton of Josep Caballé Domenech and Johannes Klumpp and with Jan Vogler as soloist the ensemble performed works by Schubert, Schumann and Brahms.
As part of the performance of all symphonies by Robert Schumann his Symphony No. 3 was played at the final concert of the 2018 Dresden Music Festival. The concert was broadcast live on June 10, 2018 at the Kulturpalast. The Dresden Festival Orchestra was led by its chief conductor Ivor Bolton.
Born in 1810 in Zwickau, Robert Schumann is among the most celebrated composers of the romantic epoch. Besides Leipzig and Dusseldorf, he left his musical marks in Dresden, where he had lived for six years. Shortly after he had left Dresden, he wrote the popular Cello Concerto in A minor. The film delves musically into the sound of Schumann's lifetime.
Zum Abschluss der Musikfestspiele 2017 wurde der Kulturpalast in einem ungewöhnlichen Zusammentreffen des Dresdner Festspielorchesters mit herausragenden Solisten einerseits und den jungen Künstlerinnen und Künstlern der »Bohème 2020« andererseits zum Opernhaus mit der Aufführung von »Leonore«, der Urfassung von Beethovens »Fidelio«. Auf historischem Instrumentarium erklang die »Rettungs- und Befreiungsoper« in einem Zusammenspiel zwischen Historie und Moderne.
In search of original sound: The Dresden Festival Orchestra has recorded its first CD featuring Schumann's Cello Concerto and Second Symphony during the 2016 Dresden Music Festival. The film offers an insight behind the scenes of the CD production and the fascinating work process of the orchestra and its journey on the traces of the sound of Schumann.