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2019-10-09 | Dresden Music Festival 2020

Looking back at over 40 years of the Music Festival, the amount and variety of events has always been great. This year, the Dresden Music Festival will take place from 12/05 to 12/06/2020 in Dresden.

Initial information on the Dresden Music Festival in 2020

Logo of the Dresden Music FestivalVisitors look forward to a wide variety of outstanding music events in a lot of different locations. A very special venue will be the reopened Dresden cultural palace "Kulturpalast".

In addition to string quartets, orchestral and chamber music, as well as solo concerts, you can experience melodious traditional and recent music, jazz music and dance. Up to this day, the tradition of offering alternating festival themes has been maintained throughout the years. Recently, the theme of the 43rd edition of the Dresden Music Festival has been published: "Inspiration Nature".

We are pleased to provide interested tour operators and associations with various room allocations at several hotels and first information about upcoming highlights:

  • 12/05/2020 – Opening concert with the New York Philharmonic, Daniil Trifonov (Piano) and Jaap van Zweden (Conductor), Kulturpalast
    Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony: No. 5 in D minor Op. 47
    Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony: No. 5 in D minor Op. 47
  • 21/05/2020 – Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Mira Wang (Violin), Jan Vogler (Violoncello), Daniel Ottensamer (Clarinet) and Fabio Luisi (Conductor), Kulturpalast
    Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to the Ballet »Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus« (»The Creatures of Promethues«) Op. 43
    William Blank: »Alisma«. Triple Concerto for Violin, Violoncello, Clarinet and Orchestra (world premiere)
    Carl Nielsen: Symphony No. 5 Op. 50
  • 26/05/2020 – BBC Philharmonic, Jan Vogler (Violoncello), Omer Meir Wellber (Conductor), Kulturpalast
    Frederick Delius: »Walk to the Paradise Garden« from the Opera »A Village Romeo and Juliet«
    Alfred Schnittke: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra No. 1
    Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major Op. 92
  • 05/06/2020 – Dresden Festival Orchestra, Ivor Bolton (Conductor), Kulturpalast
    Ludwig van Beethoven Symphonies No. 5 in C minor Op. 67 and No. 6 in F major Op. 68 »Pastoral«
  • 10/06/2020 – Dresden Festival Orchestra, Robin Johannsen (Soprano), Johannes Weisser (Bass), Arnold Schoenberg Choir and René Jacobs (Conductor), Kulturpalast
    Johannes Brahms »Ein deutsches Requiem« Op. 45
  • 12/06/2020 – Final concert Sting, Messe Dresden

Impressions of the Dresden Music Festival © Oliver Killig

If you are interested in an individual offer concerning the Dresden Music Festival or if you wish to include this event in your travel plans for 2020, please feel free to contact us so we can assure you the best seats available.

We would be pleased to reserve your preferred date in order to automatically notify you as soon as we have any news coming in.

We are very much looking forward to your requests via telephone 0049 – 351 – 56 34 80, via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by using our contact form. Get many more ideas in our music tour Dresden!

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Impressions of the Dresden Music Festival © Oliver Killig