Zittau: Festival shows concerts in unusual places

Festival shows concerts in unusual places

For the fifth time, “Coming and Going” invites you to special concerts in Zittau, Bautzen, Görlitz and other places. The highlight is a folk song show.


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Capella de la Torre plays for the concert “Heinrich Schütz and his children” with electronic artists.
© Andreas Greiner-Napp

From Friday, August 12, the Six Towns Association Festival “Coming and Going” will celebrate its fifth anniversary with cross-genre concerts from early music to electronics, a 3D sound installation and the show “Volkslied3000” at unusual locations such as the Zittau narrow-gauge railway, the Bautzen II memorial and in the Stadthallenpark Görlitz. The Central German baroque composer Heinrich Schütz, whose death is 350 years old, is celebrated under the motto “Leaps in time”.

The festival starts at 3 p.m. with a musical festival train on the Zittau narrow-gauge railway. Capella de la Torre plays for the concert “Heinrich Schütz and his children” with electronic artists. “The ensemble for early music is in demand throughout Germany as a Schütz interpreter and is known for its rich palette of instrumental tones on historical wind instruments such as shawm, pommer, dulcian and cornetti,” the organizer said. The second part of the innovative concert in historical performance practice with electronic recompositions is at 7.30 p.m. in the illuminated monastery church ruins of Oybin.

Max Prose.

Max Prose.
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At the opening of the sound installation “Kaleidoskop der Raumen” by Fabian Russ on August 13, 3 p.m., the Lausitzer Barockensemble immerses itself in music that was played in Upper Lusatia during Heinrich Schütz’s lifetime. A time when art was more central to the citizens of the cities A part of education and representation, but also leisure time can be experienced daily between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences in Zittau.

The highlight of the five-year anniversary will be the closing event “Volkslied3000. The Show” with Alix Coen and Max Prosa, Die Grenzgänger, Tonia Reeh and João Orecchia and others on August 21, 5 p.m. in the Stadthallengarten in Görlitz. In response to the questions “Do we need new folk songs?” and “If so, how should they sound?”, the festival, together with the Neuköllner Oper and the award-winning Berlin creative studio “KlingKlangKlong”, launched a song competition. Folk song texts were created with the help of artificial intelligence , which composers, songwriters and singer-songwriters have set to music. After a great response, the five winners will be announced on the show and may present their folk songs. Prize money of 1,000 euros awaits.

To the program

12. August:

Zittau narrow-gauge railway, departure at 3 p.m

Heinrich Schütz and his children. Musical festival procession Capella de la Torre (director: Katharina Bäuml), Schoole of Night, Cum Decore (director: Cenek Svoboda), Playpad Circus

Admission: 25 euros (round trip)

The ticket for the narrow-gauge railway includes admission to the concert in the Oybin monastery ruins

Oybin monastery church ruins, 7.30 p.m

Electrify Heinrich Schütz Capella de la Torre (Head: Katharina Bäuml), Schoole of Night, Cum Decore (Head: Cenek Svoboda), Playpad Circus

Admission: 10 euros (free for those entitled to a discount)

13. August:

Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences, Foyer Peter-Dierich-Haus on Theodor-Körner-Str. 8 (Zittau), 3 p.m

Lusatian Heinrich Schütz. Opening of the sound installation “Kaleidoscope of Spaces” by Fabian Russ Lausitzer Barockensembles

Admission: 10 euros (free for those entitled to a discount)

Freight station Zittau (Löbauer Platz 1), 9 p.m

Unprofessional contactor. Compositional assumptions about Heinrich Schütz Daniel Dorsch, electronics and installation

Admission: 10 euros (free for those entitled to a discount)

August 13 to August 21:

Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences, Foyer Peter-Dierich-Haus on Theodor-Körner-Str. 8 (Zittau)

daily from 3 to 6 p.m. “Kaleidoscope of Rooms”.

Sound installation by Fabian Russ | Ambassador project in the anniversary year SCHÜTZ22 – “because I’m alive”

Fabian Russ, orchestronics/3D mix; Carlo Grippa, sound design/3D mixing

admission free

14. August:

  • Gröditz Castle (Am Schloss 12, Weißenberg), 11 a.m
  • Krobnitz Castle (Am Friedenstal 5, Reichenbach), 3 p.m
  • Koenigshain Castle (Dorfstraße 29, Koenigshain), 7.30 p.m

Castle concerts “Songs from Travel” with the stations “Departure”, “Stage” and “Arrival” João Orecchia, bass clarinet; Tsepo Pooe, cello

Admission per concert: 10 euros (free for those entitled to a discount)

19. August:

Bautzen II Memorial, 7.30 p.m

resistance and personality. Soundscapes of memories Danielle de Picciotto, Alexander Hacke, Stefan Dedek, Mittekill, Fabian Russ

admission free

20. August:

Kulturbrauerei Görlitz, 6 p.m

Lusatia Superior. Medley by the Six Towns Association Scharwenka Quartet; João Orecchia, clarinet and electronics; Benedikt ter Braak, piano

Admission: 30 euros

The ticket is valid for the Project Pitchfork concert (from 8 p.m.) with a complete supporting program (from 6 p.m.; admission from 5.30 p.m.)

21. August:

House of Culture in Zgorzelec, 15 Uhr

Lieder vom Reisen – acoustisch / Songs about travels – acoustically]João Orecchia, Bassklarinette; Tsepo Pooe, Violoncello

admission free

21. August:

Stadthallengarten Görlitz, 5 p.m

Anthem3000. The Show

Alin Coen and Max Prosa, João Orecchia and Tsepo Pooe, Kurtl, Tonia Reeh, Die Grenzgänger Winners of the Volkslied3000 song contest: Johannes Wester, Anton Israel, Pony Pracht, Migati, Rosenroth, Anne Munka (special prize)

Admission: 10 euros (free for those entitled to a discount)

For the years 2022 to 2024, the “Coming and Going” festival will be awarded concept funding from the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony.

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