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Amorbach Abbey Concerts 2017

As in previous years, in 2017 the freshly renovated princely Abbey church provides the festive framework of the Abbey concerts in Amorbach, which traditionally provides a high-class music program.

Musical center is the famous Stumm organ from 1782 – gently restored and expanded in the 19th and 20th century – truly an instrument that can bear every comparison in terms of beauty of sound and sonority.

The opening concert on Easter Monday, April 17, is conducted by the organist Prof. Klemens Schnorr from Amorbach, who was a cathedral organist and College Professor of Music in Freiburg until his retirement. His program includes J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart and L. Vierne. Prof. Schnorr was available as a concert consultant to the princely administration for 27 years. With the concert on Easter Monday he is going to retire from this assignment for reasons of age.

In the second concert on Whit Monday, June 5, the festive and beloved combination of trumpet and organ will sound, performed by the French and Alsatian, respectively, virtuosi Florent Sauvageot (trumpet) and Cyril Pallaud (organ). They play Baroque music exclusively, namely works by Telemann, Bach, Tartini.

Center of the advent concert on December 3 are two famous cantatas by J.S. Bach: "
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland" and "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme". As executant, Bach Collegium and Concerto Vocale Frankfurt were successfully recruited – two ensambles, which currently perform under under the direction of Michael Graf Münster in Frankfurt in a multi-year cycle with all of Bach’s cantatas. Inbetween the two cantatas, Thomas Wilhelm plays the well-known D minor Toccata BWV 565.

The festive New Year’s concert on January 1, 2018, once again hosts the splendid brass players of the
Bamberg Symphony with their "boss", solo trumpeter Lutz Randow, and professionally accompanied on the organ by cathedral organist Prof. Markus Willinger. The brilliant performance of the ensemble fills the audience with ethusiasm anew every year and makes one forget the wintry temperatures in the unheated interior of the church.

Informationszentrum Bayerischer Odenwald
Schlossplatz 1, 63916 Amorbach
Tel. 0 93 73 / 20 05 74, Fax 0 93 73 / 20 05 85
eMail: amorbach(a)odenwald.de
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