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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

The memory of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy is very much alive in Leipzig: Traditionally, the city honours the composer and musician every year with various concerts on November 4 on Mendelssohn Day, which is the anniversary of his death. The Mendelssohn Festival has also been taking place since 1997. In 2021, the Leipzig Gewandhaus and the Mendelssohn Haus will work together to bring the festival back to life with a varied and sophisticated programme. During the festival from November 1 to 7, visitors can experience concerts with the Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Andris Nelsons as well as choral and chamber music of the Romantic era with top-class artists and ensembles. In 2022 Leipzig will celebrate the 175th anniversary of the composer's death - with many events which will culminate at the Mendelssohn Festival.