Friday 6.8

Morning – St. Johannis Church Hitzacker (Elbe), Admission free
Everyman’s Schubert! Festival choir and ensembles, Alexander Lüken – Director

Assuming the pandemic rules permitted, we reinstated our popular “Everyman’s Choir” this year. Director Alexander Lüken put together a very singable repertoire based on Schubert’s wonderful “Holy, Holy, Holy” Sanctus from the German Mass D872, for enjoyable sessions uniting regional vocalists and instrumentalists, festival artists and festival guests. The results are to be presented at this informal concert.


Afternoon til Evening – VERDO Concert Hall
Duo Mikhail Timoshenko – Baritone/ Elitsa Desseva – Piano (First Prize Winner of the “Schubert and die Musik der Moderne” Competition, Graz 2018)
Natalia Milstein – Piano (Participant in Sir András Schiff’s “Building Bridges” project 2021/22)
Duo Ekaterina Chayka-Rubinstein – Mezzo soprano, Mascha Yulin – Piano (Third Prize at the Stuttgart International Lied Competition 2020)
Guest performance by Abel Selaocoe – Cello
Category Concert, Tickets

Young Schubert I , II and III – Three Schubertiades

The Schubertiades, where Franz Schubert celebrated his music with his artistically interested friends, are legendary. In Hitzacker, we will be presenting three such concert sessions with young, especially promising talents, creating a stimulating program mixture within Schubert’s cosmos. For example, we’ll be hearing laureates of a very special Lied and chamber music competition, Graz’s “Schubert and die Musik der Moderne”. It was founded at the University of the Arts in Graz in 1998 and takes place triennially, setting Schubert’s chamber music in a context with newer and newest works. “Building Bridges” is Sir András Schiff’s project, in which three young pianists are chosen each year to work with the master on an individual concert program.
The program is 120 minutes long, plus two short breaks.


Late night – VERDO Concert Hall
Abel Selaocoe – Cello
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Jazz and World Music

The South African cellist Abel Selaocoe has re-defined his instrument. Touching on numerous genres and styles, he combines improvising, song and body percussion, creating connections between Western and non-Western musical traditions. Abel Selaocoe was recently chosen for Serious Music’s “Take Five” developmental program for Great Britain’s most talented jazz composers.

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