Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival

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Lübeck Cathedral – site of many SHMF concerts

The Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival is a classical music festival held each summer throughout the state of Schleswig-Holstein in Northern Germany.

History[edit]

The festival was founded in 1986 by German concert pianist Justus Frantz.

In 2006, the 21st festival was from 15 July through 3 September with the Low German festival motto Dat klinkt lekker (That sounds yummy). The 22nd festival in 2007 focused on Hungary, 2008 on Russia, 2009 on Germany, when the motto was Heimspiel (home game). In 2010 the motto was Poland in Pulse featuring music from Poland. The regional focus was in 2011 Turkey, in 2012 China, and in 2013 Baltic states. Beginning in 2014, the concept changed by highlighting a specific composer for each year.[1] The composer retrospectives were devoted in 2014 to Felix Mendelssohn, in 2015 to Peter Tchaikovsky, in 2016 to Joseph Haydn, and in 2017 to Maurice Ravel.

Concerts[edit]

The festival concerts and recitals are organized in collaboration with the cities of Lübeck, Kiel, Flensburg and smaller towns within the state such as Eutin or Plön, as well as in the countryside in castles, manors, old barns or little Brick Gothic village churches. Most locations are also historic sites of interest, monuments and part of the state's World Heritage Sites, including the Musikhochschule Lübeck.

Other concerts in conjunction with the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival[edit]

Jazz Baltica

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoenig, Matthias (2014). "Von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy bis Elton John". Welt (in German). Retrieved 11 July 2017. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Ohl, Ulrike (2014). Da ist Musik drin. Die Spielstätten des Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festivals (in German). Neumünster: Wachholtz. ISBN 978-3-529-06306-0. 

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