• Beethoven's »Leonore« in original sound

    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.

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  • Dresden Festival Orchestra performs at Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie on October 3, 2017

    Dresden and Hamburg, two cities on Germany’s most attractive river that have quite a lot in common, celebrate 30 years of twin-city status with a festive concert at the Elbphilharmonie. Moreover, the concert offers the perfect setting for the presentation of the European Förderpreis (Culture Award). The European Culture Forum has been presenting the award to promising young artists since 2013; this year the prize goes to the Felix Mendelssohn Jugendsinfonieorchester.

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  • First CD of the Dresden Festival Orchestra was released on October 1, 2016

    In the 2016 season the Dresden Festival Orchestra celebrated its 5th year of existence and on this occasion has recorded its first CD under its chief conductor Ivor Bolton and with Jan Vogler as soloist. Featuring Schumann's Smphony No. 2 and his cello concerto the musicians turned to its core repertoire by composers of the 19th and early 20th century who left their musical calling card in Dresden.

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A warm welcome to the world of the Dresden Festival Orchestra!

The founding of this orchestra signifies both continuity and adventure to us at the Dresden Music Festival. An orchestra which explores Dresden’s rich musical history using original instruments of the period in question inspires us as a festival while also profiting itself from the festival’s atmosphere and the orchestral tradition of Saxony. It is an ambitious project which we were only able to grow so quickly thanks to the loyal support of the Dresden Music Festival’s audience. Concerts at the Festival, guest performances and CD productions: the activities of our Festival Orchestra are diverse and plenty. Your interest and your curiosity about the new historical sound from Dresden is our motivation.  

Yours, Jan Vogler

Jan Vogler (c) Felix Broede

Jan Vogler, Intendant of the Dresden Music Festival