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Leipzig's Mendelssohn Festival

Leipzig's Mendelssohn Festival

The festival is a cooperation between the Leipzig Gewandhaus and the Mendelssohn House

31 October - 6 November 2022

The memory of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy is kept very much alive in Leipzig. Traditionally, the composer and musician is commemorated by the many concerts held on and around Mendelssohn Day on 4 November, the anniversary of his death, every year. Since 1997, he has also been commemorated by the Mendelssohn Festival, which as of 2021 has been a collaboration between the Leipzig Gewandhaus concert hall and the Mendelssohn House, with a diverse and challenging programme. In 2022, Leipzig will celebrate the 175th anniversary of the composer’s death with a wide range of events, culminating in the Mendelssohn Festival. 2022 will also mark the 25th anniversary of the Mendelssohn House museum. The year of festivities will begin with a concert celebrating Mendelssohn’s birthday on 3 February. This will be followed at the end of May by “Mendelssohn in Spring”, with concerts and a garden party. And finally, the Leipzig Mendelssohn Festival will be held from 31 October to 6 November 2022 in the Leipzig Gewandhaus concert hall and the Mendelssohn House, with concerts featuring renowned performers.

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Behind a rather inconspicuous house front in the center of Leipzig lies one of the city’s most historically relevant places: The last residence of musician and composer Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. Today it’s a museum where authenticity and progressiveness go hand in hand to keep the spirit of the Mendelssohn family alive. Join Paula and Lukas on a tour through this prestigious place!