It's summer: The theatres have closed and the lights are still out in the concert halls. Culture usually takes place outside during these weeks - as in the popular series "Summer in the City", which the Palm Garden and the Mousonturm have been putting together every summer for over twenty years now. World music, between folk, jazz, electro or avant-garde, is the focus of the concerts at the open-air event. The 2019 edition has now been opened by Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann together with Matthias Pees, Director of the Mousonturm.
The opening act this time was Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird, the international Klezmer band around Daniel Kahn from Detroit. If you missed this great concert, you don't have to be angry: Five more concerts with artists from France, Great Britain and Germany will follow.
„I am very happy to welcome you here to one of the most beautiful places in our city“, said Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann in his greeting. “The palm garden knew from the beginning how to use the magic of music: Since the garden was founded, concerts have been a permanent institution, and people from the region have also come to experience the special atmosphere “ In addition to “ Summer in the City“, the oldest open-air jazz festival in the world is held continuously: “Jazz at the Palmengarten“ celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. The Chamber Opera has been performing in the Music Pavilion for 25 years - this year with a rarely performed Rossini opera. And until September all visitors can listen to the promenade concerts every Sunday afternoon, at no extra cost.
„Music is for everyone - for children and adults, for young and old, for locals and newcomers. Music is communication, even if you don't speak the same language. Sometimes it hits her right in the heart. And with everything that music can do, it can also simply be beautiful“, concluded Feldmann.
Beautiful music in a beautiful location = a beautiful way to enjoy a warm summer evening. It's great that with SUMMER IN THE CITY and the other music offers in the Palmengarten this is possible again in 2019.