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The BurgenLandKlänge in the Leipzig region

Unique concert experiences in an extraordinary ambience

The Leipzig region is home to a multitude of beautiful, historic and impressive places. These range from imposing castles and magnificent palaces to lovingly restored manor houses and old ruins, extensive parks and a revitalised cultural railway station. When the music resounds in these places, you are guaranteed a very special concert experience.

From Biedermeier to Barbra Streisand - the lake stage on Lake Schladitz

Since 2009, the lake stage on the Biedermeier beach of Lake Schladitz has hosted a wide variety of events during the summer months. The highlight of the season is the musical "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" based on Jules Verne, which is performed in August, but there are also theatre performances, orchestral and band concerts of various genres, cabaret and festivals lasting several days. In 2024, these include the Haynaer Sommerklassik der Sächsischen Bläserphilharmonie, the Keimzeit Akustik Quintett, the Leipziger Pfeffermühle, a Barbra Streisand Hommage and the Rod Stewart tribute show Mr. Rod.
The venue has approximately 1000 covered seats, making it Germany's largest covered lake stage. Own events with historical flair organised by the association complement the programme. The Biedermeier era is presented in an amusing way and shows that it wasn't all cosiness and philistinism back then.
 
Tickets and further information are available here.

The Saxon Wind Philharmonic - a very special orchestra

As the former Leipzig Radio Wind Orchestra, today's Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie can look back on an eventful history. What has remained to this day is its unique selling point as a symphonic wind orchestra among German concert and theatre orchestras and the Award as Ensemble of the Year 2023.

In the diverse sound spectrum of the Saxon Wind Philharmonic, you can enjoy the fabulous castle concerts of "1001 Nacht", because this year the orchestra will once again be making castles and palaces shine with music. Like all good fairy tales, the summer open-air concerts begin with: "Once upon a time..." and blur the boundaries between dream and reality.
The open-air concerts of the "Haynaer Sommerklassik", when the orchestra plays on the lake stage of the Biedermeier beach on Lake Schladitz while the sun sets before your eyes and slowly dips into the lake...

Poetically and musically through the year with Ringelnatz

The poet Joachim Ringelnatz, who was born in Wurzen, is a famous figure in the Leipzig region and the RingelnatzSommer is held annually in his honour. This festival, which has now become a tradition, offers a unique cultural programme, including readings of the writer's whimsical, expressionistic, humorous and witty texts. The recently renovated birthplace - incidentally the last remaining baroque house in Wurzen - is also a worthwhile address for non-fans (yet). Exquisite events such as readings, lectures, poetry slams, musical cabarets and cabaret theatre take place here all year round.

"Colditz Classic" - a true classic at Colditz Castle

With its white gables, the impressive Colditz Castle with its almost 1000 years of history provides a breathtaking backdrop for concerts - such as the concert series "Colditz Classic", which was launched in 2006. At six performances a year, you can enjoy listening to international pianists play on the Blüthner grand piano. The cooperation with the world-famous instrument maker Blüthner from Leipzig attracts artists from all over the world to Colditz. At this year's concerts, which have now become a tradition, you can hear Tanguy de Williencourt from France, the Ukrainian-Austrian pianist Anna Ulaieva, the British Thomas Kelly as well as Björn Lehmann and Oliver Kern from Germany.

"Blüthner - that is perfection. The lyricism of the sound, like the human voice, must deeply inspire every composer. Blüthner is the pen of my creativity", Tchaikovsky once said about Blüthner's craftsmanship.

When the gong sounds - in the Klang-Gewölbe Delitzsch

... then you can sit back and listen with anticipation! The castle cellar of Delitzsch Baroque Castle is home to some real rarities. In the so-called Sound Vault, you can marvel at a unique collection of gongs and other instrumental treasures that have been collected by Volker Lauckner over a period of 15 years. The late artist's life's work was taken over by the association "Klanggewölbe Delitzsch e.V." in May 2021.
Sounds from different cultures unfold in the historic surroundings of the castle cellar. This is also the case at the event "In Klängen Baden", every Wednesday at 6.30 pm, accompanied by the gongs and instruments of Volker Lauckner. New in 2024 is the Singing-Drumming programme. On selected Thursday evenings from 6.30 pm, the sounds of drums and mantra singing can be experienced for at least two hours. The highlight of the year will be the 5th birthday of the Klang-Gewölbe on Sunday, 22 September 2024 at Delitzsch Baroque Palace.
All regular dates and special events can be found on the association's website.

Irish folk music in the classicist Schwind Pavilion

Built in 1839 as a music salon, the classicist Schwind Pavilion hosts music events that are anything but dusty! This year, we can look forward to various concerts of Irish folk music in this beautiful historical setting. First up is the band "Folkländer", which was one of the most influential bands on the GDR folk scene at the time and has not lost any of its popularity to this day. In 2023, Folkländer won the "RUTH" award at the Rudolstadt Festival, the largest folk-roots world music festival in Germany. In the Schwind Pavilion, you can listen to new songs as well as catchy tunes that have long since mutated into folk classics in their programme "So viele Wege".
In June, the duo "Anger & Plush" will honour the Schwind Pavilion, which has become an integral part of the German Irish folk scene and is one of the dinosaurs among the protagonists. Incidentally, the band name comes from their names: Cornelius "Zorny" Bode and Guido Plüschke translate into English as Anger (for anger) and Plush (for plush). By the way: Guido Plüschke is considered one of the best bodhran players in Germany (this is an Irish frame drum)!
In addition, it's worth taking a look at the other music programme in the Schwind Pavilion, because in addition to folk, you can also immerse yourself in classical, baroque and mystical music.

Revived sound of a forgotten instrument at Rochsburg Castle

As a hidden treasure in the countryside, the imposing building of Rochsburg Castle also offers a unique place to make instruments resound. At the end of June, you can look forward to a musical journey with Celtic sounds in the castle courtyard at the Irish Night.

Dive into the world of analogue tones and soundscapes at "Campana", the festival of sounds. For the 8th time, the festival on the first weekend in October offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in sounds rich in overtones, to feel yourself more, to listen and to enjoy. It's all about making music together and creating healing and harmonious vibrations far away from everyday life.
Further information and event highlights for the BurgenLandKlängen can be found on our website and in the  brochure, available free of charge in our Tourist Information or in our Bestellshop.

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