Opening Concert
tastenReich: From the soul...

Saturday, September 30th, 2023,
7:30 pm

Lars David Kellner, harmonium and piano
Susanne Sperrhake, recitation

We will open this year's festival with words and music and make our first excursion into the romantic world of harmonium to Hungary and the Czech Republic, where our two artists meet Franz Liszt and Leoš Janáček, but also stop by Sigfrid Karg-Elert on the way back.
These composers don't have something to say with their music only. Our mediators of the finely balanced programme are exactly the right ones for this: Lars David Kellner has just recorded Franz Liszt's entire harmonium works on CD, and Susanne Sperrhake knows how to breathe soul into the heartfelt letters and texts penned by the composers.

> more informations coming soon...
> Duo tastenReich
Church Concert
Antonín Dvořák: Mass in D-major

Sunday, October 1st, 2023,
3:00 pm
Klosterkirche St. Nikolaus

collegium vocale dortmund
Conductor: Michael Hönes

This work is commonly known in the versions, in which either the organ or an orchestra accompanies the choir. However, the fact that it was written in its original instrumentation for harmonium, cello and double basses is a fairly recent rediscovery that is slowly beginning to assert itself. Let yourself be enchanted by it!

> this link will soon lead you to more information...
> collegium vocale dortmund
Harmonium Piano Duo
Scott Brothers Duo

Sunday, October 1st, 2023,
7:30 pm

Jonathan Scott, harmonium
Tom Scott, piano & animation

After Brexit and Corona restrictions, we are very happy that Jonathan and Tom are back on board. Impressive virtuosity paired with an inspiring musicality and symphonic sonority are her trademarks.
On their third visit to the festival, the focus will be on works by Eastern and Northern European composers, and we hope that Tom will show us his lovingly designed animated film to Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker"...

> stay curious...
> Scott Brothers Duo
Folk Music from Sweden
Triakel – Händelser i Nord

Monday, October 2nd, 2023,
7:30 pm

Emma Härdelin, vocals
Kjell-Erik Ertksson, violin
Janne Strömstedt, harmonium

Triakel are no strangers to Germany, as they have been touring here regularly for many years. Having the three of them as guests at the festival was a long-cherished wish.
Now we have finally succeeded in bringing this authentic music full of inner tension, deep feeling and intimate simplicity from the area around the 63rd latitude to Brüggen – with 'stories from real Northern life', how to freely translate the title of the current programme.

> see what is coming to be performed...
> Triakel
Tango Concert I
TastoCorno: Autumn Roses –
Tangos from Poland

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023,
11:00 am

Katharina Hesse, french horn Concert cancelled!
Eva Meitner, harmonium

Polish tangos? We can already see the question marks in your eyes. And then in a line-up with horn and harmonium?
You will hear and really be amazed how distinctive and harmonious this combination is, which opens up its very own sound world for this music and gives it a special charm,

Your curiosity will be rewarded, we guarantee that.

> to the preliminary concert program you will soon find here...
> TastoCorno
Tango Concert II
Tango Argentino

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023,
3:00 pm

Sebastian Langer, clarinet
Arne Diekow, violoncello
Klaus Langer, harmonium and presentation

Let's just turn Tuesday into a whole tango day, we thought.
Our trio goes far back in history and explores with many musical examples how tango originated in the melting pot of cultures around the Rio de la Plata between Argentina and Uruguay and developed into the highest art form of Tango Nuevo as composed by Astor Piazzolla.
Longing, disappointment, pain, lovesickness, social conflicts – all this and more texts and music reflect intensively.

> more to come...
State of scheduling: March 25th, 2023. Subject to modifications.