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2019-05-06 | The Kissinger Summer 2020

From June 19th  until July 19th 2020, for the 34th time, the Kissinger Summer is attracting music enthusiasts from near and far to come to the spa town.

The history of the festival

Spa bath Bad Kissingen(c)theujulala pixabay.comYear after year, the Kissinger Summer enchants its approximately 30,000 visitors with performances by top-class orchestras and soloists. Graceful venues such as the Regentbau, the Kurtheater or the Kursaal in nearby Bad Brückenau will come to live with the wide variety of music styles from Baroque and classical, romantic and modern to chamber and vocal music. The festival's organisers paid particular attention to the cultural links between Eastern and Western Europe at the time of its creation, as Bad Kissingen was located close to the GDR border. In the early years there were therefore only Eastern European partner countries. The Kissinger Summer became a place of encounter of artists from West and East, especially from the respective partner countries. This changed after the fall of the Berlin Wall with partner countries now located all over Europe, North America and Asia. The Kissinger Summer has not only been a place of encounter for artists from West and East, but also become a stepping stone to some careers of many a well-known musician  for example Igor Levit, Diana Damrau and David Garrett.

Programme highlights of the Kissinger Summer 2020

Recently, the programme of the Kissinger Summer 2020 was sent to us. We have compiled some preliminary highlights for you:

  • July 2nd & 3rd  2020, each 8 p.m. Beethoven Sonata cycle
    Sonatas for violin and piano
    Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin
    Martin Helmchen, piano
  • July 9th  2020, 8 pm Solo Recital Grigory Sokolov
    Grigory Sokolov, piano
  • July 17th  2020, 8 pm Kissinger Beethoven
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra D Major op.61
    Symphony No. 1 C major op. 21
    Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
    Marek Janowski, conductor
    Arabella Steinbacher, violin
  • July 18th 2020, 10 am-12 pm Beethoven metamorphoses
    Works by Ludwig van Beethoven et al.
    Ragnhild Hemsing, violin
    Minguet Quartet
    Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
    Case Scaglione, conductor
    Francois-Frederic Guy, Piano
    Gustav Mahler Ensemble
    Alexei Kornienko, conductor and piano
    Elena Denisova, violin
    and other artists

Status March 2019, subject to change without notice

If you are interested in receiving an offer for the Kissinger Summer or would like to integrate this event into your travel plans for 2020, please give let us know. We will keep you updated with information as soon as more is revealed. Please don´t hesitate to contact us by telephone at +49 351 - 563 480, by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use our enquiry form. We look forward to hearing from you.

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