14 to 17 November
Under the theme “musical communication: understanding vs. confusing” the festival will feature a modern premiere of Boismortier’s opera „Les Voyages de l’Amour” with Purcell Choir & Orfeo Orchestra from Hungary (partner of Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles). Jommelli’s Requiem in E flat Major will be staged with Sandrine Piau as soprano and Coro e Orchestra Ghislieri, directed by Giulio Prandi. Other highlights include the Tallis Scholars, the medieval ensemble laReverdie from Italy, a chamber version of Pelléas et Mélisande with two pianofortes, Dorothee Mields and the Hathor consort, Ensemble Arte Musica from Italy, the Ensemble Vintage Köln and the Schwanthaler Trumpet Consort. The city of Herne is located in the Ruhr region. All concerts are recorded by WDR 3 and will be offered to the EBU later.