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Palmengarten invites you to the summer music season in a special format

24.07.2020 | 08:35 Clock | Culture
Palmengarten invites you to the summer music season in a special format

There is usually a lot going on in the Palmengarten in the summer: from the Rose Exhibition and the Festival of Lights to the guest performance of the Chamber Opera and the SUMMER IN THE CITY concert series, which is organized together with the Mousonturm. This year, of course, everything is different. Rose Exhibition and Festival of Lights had to be cancelled and also the concert offer looks a little different this summer - different, but no less versatile: for one month, interactive concerts by the Chamber Opera, Sunday promenade concerts by students of the HfMDK, jazz, blues and, for the finale, a weekend-long "Mousonturm im Palmengarten"- from Saturday, August 1, to Sunday, August 30, the Palmengarten invites you to the music season in a special format.

Instead of cancelling the concert season, the event team, together with all cooperation partners, has put together a small, fine and, above all, multi-faceted program, where lovers of all musical genres, from jazz to opera, from folk to hip-hop to blues, will get their money's worth.

"We were and are also faced with special challenges in these unusual times of Corona," says Palmengarten director Katja Heubach. For a long time, she says, it was questionable whether the music season could take place at all. "We have worked with high pressure - and especially the event team with a lot of heart and soul - to be able to offer our visitors* a program - of course, in compliance with all due clearance and hygiene rules."

"When putting together the programme, traditional events such as ‚Jazz in the Palmengarten' had the same weighting as younger formats with the Mousonturm, the Chamber Opera or the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst (HfMDK)," adds Anika Liebert, responsible for events at the Palmengarten. "Music at the Palmengarten, even if reduced in scope, should offer something for every taste."

So in August, the Nils Wogram Nostalgia Trio and the Steve Scondo Band will be on stage at the Music Pavilion. The Chamber Opera presents "How does an opera taste" and pieces by Brecht, Vivaldi, Hollaender and Wagner, the HfMDK singing, sound and various instruments. The Mousonturm comes with Mine, Dota, The OhOhOhs and the Titanic Boygroup - and these are just a few of a total of 23 concerts in this year's music season.

But a visit to a concert in the Palmengarten should be safe for visitors and artists alike. Therefore, the entire team has naturally paid special attention to the hygiene measures that apply during the concerts to protect against Corona. Anika Liebert explains: "We have developed our concept together with the health department. Among other things, it stipulates that tickets are only available in advance and that the concerts take place without breaks to avoid queues. Bench seating has been repositioned according to spacing rules, with only two patrons allowed on each bench, and picnicking is not permitted. Entrance and exit are separated, security personnel will check to ensure minimum spacing is maintained. The musicians will also be placed on the stage with a safe distance.

"Although the traditional, long music summer has now become a shorter but no less colourful music August: this is our signal that we are looking ahead and working on constructive solutions. Both for our guests, to whom we offer cultural enjoyment in the special atmosphere of the Palmengarten also in this special year, and for our long-standing partners in the arts and culture, whom we stand by even more in these times," concludes Heubach.

Tickets for Music in the Palmengarten cost between 15 and 59 euros and are available from Frankfurt Ticket at http://www.frankfurtticket.de (for jazz and chamber opera). Tickets for the Mousonturm concerts are available at http://www.mousonturm.de on the Internet. The Promenade Concerts and Blues on Sunday are included in the Palmengarten admission price (no VVK). Admission is via Palmengartenstrasse only - via a separate entrance near the music pavilion.

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