• Dresden Festival Orchestra performs at Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie in May 2017

    After the release of its first CD the Dresden Festival Orchestra makes another important step with two concerts at Hamburg's newly constructed Elbphilharmonie. Toghether with Jan Vogler and Martin Stadtfeld as soloists the period instrument group and its chief conductor Ivor Bolton performes in the twin city of its home town Dresden featuring a program that unites works by Bach, Beethoven and Schumann.

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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