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The internationally acclaimed string quartet of the Staatskapelle Berlin performed works by Joseph Haydn, Leos Janacek and Franz Schubert in a festive concert. We are delighted that the musicians were herewith making up for the concert that was cancelled in March 2020 due to Corona.
String Quartet of the Staatskapelle Berlin – The four string section leaders of the Berlin Staatskapelle achieve a remarkable fusion of the great orchestral tradition and the intimate world of chamber music. Violinists Jiyoon Lee and Krzysztof Specjal, violist Yulia Deyneka, and cellist Claudius Popp first performed together as a quartet in 2017, presenting a series of concerts with the complete Schubert quartets in Berlin’s new Pierre Boulez Saal. The idea to form a permanent string quartet came the Staatskapelle’s musical director Daniel Barenboim.
“The Staatskapelle ensemble gave its second concert at this special venue. The programme included string quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (KV 464 in A major) and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (D major, op. 44.1). The invitation was issued on Saturday, 25 September 2021, at 6:00 pm, in the Tambach Castle Church. After the wonderful concert, visitors had the opportunity to experience the exhibition “Missing Landscapes” in the west wing of the castle, with the artists present.”
W.A.Mozart, Darius Milhaud, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Astor Piazzolla, Hanns Eisler
Excerpt from the article “Musikalischer Frühlingshauch” (Musical Breeze of Spring)
The wind ensemble of the Staatskapelle Berlin enchanted the audience in Tambach with exquisite works from Mozart to Piazolla.
Tambach – The concerts at the HIMS Academy Hafenpreppach build wonderfully on each other: Last summer there was Mozart and his time, in winter Beethoven’s and Schubert’s epoch, now in the beginning of spring we arrive at the 20s and 30s of the last century. And these selections were not chosen at random, as a connection to the Staatskapelle Berlin can always be established, even if – as in the case of Astor Piazolla, which closed the afternoon – only by the fact that the current chief conductor Daniel Barenboim has a lot to do with Brazil. Yes – and a bit of Mozart was also allowed, which is quite appropriate with the instrumentation of flute (Thomas Beyer), oboe (Gregor Witt), clarinet (Heiner Schindler), horn (Axel Grüner) and bassoon (Mathias Baier).
The HIMS Academy invites to the pre-Christmas concert on November 30 in the chapel of the castle. The musicians will play works by Felix-Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Ludwig von Beethoven.
Excerpt from the article “Denkgesang und Liebeskummer (Thinking song and heartbreak)
Tambach – The second concert of the HIMS Academy founded in summer 2019 at Hafenpreppach Castle could not take place open air in the cool late autumn. Since the conversion of the Orangery into a concert hall is just entering the final building permit phase, an adequate “replacement” was sought and found in the Tambach Castle Church, which Count zu Ortenburg had made possible. Under the motto “From the salon to the concert hall”, one returned to the castle, so to speak – in contrast to the 18th and 19th centuries, however, with an event for the general public that was not reserved for the nobility alone.
With a concert by the wind octet of the Staatskapelle Berlin, the HIMS Academy in Hafenpreppach Castle makes its first public appearance as an organizer. The orangery of the baroque castle is to become a chamber music hall. The orangery of the baroque castle is to become a chamber music hall.
Excerpt from the article “Gassenmusik im Schlosshof” (Alley music in the castle courtyard)
“Classic makes happy” promises a new concert series that will make classical music lovers click their tongues. What is happening in this historic setting is unheard of: Hafenpreppach Castle, built around 300 years ago under Prince-Bishop Johann Philipp von Greiffenclau, is experiencing an unexpected renaissance. Last used for decades as a children’s home and then for private purposes, the castle is currently being given back its princely splendour under the two new owners (since 2016), in terms of building fabric, use and courtly culture.