Online organ festival sets new standards
Digital organ festival gathers worldwide organ scene for the first time
The 1st International Online Organ Festival (18.4.-1.5.2022) takes place under the patronage of the German UNESCO Commission and offers a comprehensive and exciting program around the organ. At the heart of the festival are more than 30 concert films, which will be available as video on demand throughout the festival period.
Every day, three of these film contributions will take center stage as highlights, each of which will be accompanied by matching live Q & As sessions as free special events. In addition, there is an impressive interactive program consisting of prominent Zoom panels, webinars, Q&As and online MasterClasses by top-class organists.
The lineup of participating churches and venues reads like a Who's Who of exciting places of culture like the cathedrals of Milan, Cologne or Vienna or modern concert venues like the brand new Zaryadye Concert Hall in Moscow and the National Grand Theater in the heart of Beijing.
First program highlights are for example an organ concert with Wayne Marshall in Europe's oldest theater building the Teatro Olimpico in Vicenca/Venetia (1580), Jean Guillou's masterpiece 'La Révolte des Orgues' from the Milan Cathedral or performance films by top organists like Olivier Latry, Martin Baker or Dong-ill Shen from Seoul/Korea. There are also several specials presenting the most beautiful organs of Dresden or Bavaria. Hansjörg Albrecht will present works from St. Florian, Linz, London, Munich and Bari in a concert film focusing on Anton Bruckner.
At the free online Q & A Zoom-events, there is a unique opportunity to get in touch with participating organists.
Another opportunity to learn more about the organ are the panels of the 1st IOOF. The discussion rounds will be held via Zoom in German or English with prominent specialists from music, politics and society. Here, viewers can either actively participate in the discussion or just listen. In addition, interesting webinars are offered for in-depth discussion of various topics in the context of the organ. As soon as the list of topics for the webinars is published, registration for the limited places will be opened.
The online masterclasses are a special offering designed for people to further their education about organ practice. The limited seats are reserved for students as well as active organists and will be sold out quickly.
Other patrons of the IOOF are star conductor Kent Nagano and former Bundestag President Norbert Lammert. The festival is kindly supported by the Goethe Institute, and cooperation partners are international organ associations such as the VEM - Association of Protestant Church Musicians, IAO - the umbrella organization of English organ associations and the RCO - Royal College of Organists.
Tickets available from February - 14 festival days.
30+ concert films | 4/18 -5/1/2022
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