We’d like to wish you a warm welcome to the
Stockstadt Recorder Festival!
We are pleased to present to you the 34th edition of this unique festival – which takes place 30 May to 2 June 2019 – during which the flauto dolce takes centre stage, and we invite you to enjoy a few unforgettable days in Stockstadt.
In 2019, this tradition-rich event will once again be playing host to 7 concerts, the master class and music trade fair. We would also like to extend an invitation to join us once again on Thursday afternoon and play with Stockstadt’s large recorder orchestra in a pre-festival warm up at the Altrheinhalle concert venue.
As usual, the music festival starts on Friday with the master class – and we are very happy to be joined this year by several professors who shall be instructing ensembles, soloists as well as the audience. This will be followed by the music trade fair, the most prestigious trade fair in the field of recorders and Early Music. The trade exhibition, which in 2018 grew by almost a quarter compared to the previous year and was even more versatile in its execution, enjoys international renown.
Taking part in the fair are renowned recorder makers from Europe and overseas, publishers, music store representatives and producers. We can’t wait to see the exhibition hall decked out in vivid colours. You now have the chance to test instruments in a separate room, enjoy a few minutes of silence and focus on the instrument’s tonal qualities. We are happy to tell you more about this facility on the day.
In our series of 7 concerts, you are cordially invited to revel in a multifaceted experience which showcases Early Music and unusual recorder sounds. On Friday afternoon, the 5 ladies from the SELDOM SENE ensemble shall be making their debut at the Stockstadt festival with a varied programme; in the evening, Dorothee Oberlinger and her Ensemble 1700 will invite audiences on a grand tour with masterpieces by Bach, Handel and others.
On Saturday, we will be holding our breath in anticipation of heretofore unheard sounds: in the morning, the young PRISMA ensemble debuts with Hungarian melodies; in the afternoon, Erik Bosgraaf and Francesco Corti invite you to listen in on an eventful musical dialogue; and the evening brings a tide of tonal splendour in the form of Early baroque, improvisatory and animating music performed by Meike Herzig und Artemandoline.
Sunday starts cheerfully with dance music ranging from Bach to ABBA – we are excited to introduce the classical band SPARK and their new programme. The festival closes in majestic style: The award-winning LA CETRA Baroque Orchestra from Basel invites you to their 4th debut this year, which will feature a reconstruction of a concert interval from a London opera performance. Handel and his troupe wish you a very warm welcome!
I am extremely pleased to present some of the most interesting contemporary recorder players and am excited to partake in the Stockstadt festival alongside you; this wonderful event at which we all come together to celebrate, to exchange experiences and be inspired by the unique ambience, by sounds, beautiful instruments and valuable contacts.
Warm greetings to you all – see you in May and June.