Popular concerts and festivals

ZDF Advent Concert – Staatskapelle Dresden

Every year the Staatskapelle Dresden and public broadcaster ZDF invite you to Dresden’s Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) to hear festive sounds in the run-up to Christmas, when the spirit of Advent brings hope of peace and understanding. Moments of reflection, the pleasure of candlelight as well as the promise of good things foster an atmosphere of reconciliation and a longing for comfort and safety. Joined by renowned guest artists, the Staats­kapelle will perform for its Dresden fans as well as ZDF viewers at home.


ZDF Advent Concert – Staatskapelle Dresden was last modified: December 1st, 2019 by Jovan Stosic

Grafenegg Festival

The Grafenegg Festival is a major international classical music festival in Grafenegg, close to Vienna, Austria. The annual festival takes place on the grounds of Grafenegg Castle. Two venues have been built particularly for the festival in the park of the castle: The open-air stage Wolkenturm (capacity 2,000 in total, opened 2007) as well as the new concert hall Auditorium (capacity 1,372, opened 2008).

The artistic director is pianist Rudolf Buchbinder. The festival’s program consists of symphonic and chamber music as well as recitals. International guest orchestras are performing as well as the Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra, which serves as orchestra in residence. The first festival started on August, 23rd, 2007 and lasted until September, 9th, 2007.


Grafenegg Festival was last modified: October 16th, 2019 by Jovan Stosic

San Sebastian Jazz Festival

Heineken Jazzaldia, more commonly known as the San Sebastian Jazz Festival, is a jazz festival in San Sebastian, Spain, held every year during the third week of July, and lasting for five days.

The festival was founded in 1966, as the first jazz festival in Spain and one of the oldest in Europe. The Heineken Jazzaldia hosts around a hundred concerts on twelve stages across the city. Some of these concerts are free and others are ticketed; and some of the venues are in the open air and some others are indoors. Among these, the concerts in Zurriola Beach and the terraces of the Kursaal Auditorium are attended by the most people. In 2013, around 155,500 people attended the festival.


San Sebastian Jazz Festival was last modified: October 28th, 2018 by Jovan Stosic

Umbria Jazz Festival – Wikipedia

The Umbria Jazz Festival is one of the most important jazz festivals in the world and has been held annually since 1973, usually in the month of July, in Perugia, and surrounding cities of the region of Umbria Italy. Furthermore, the Umbria Jazz Winter Festival takes place annually in late December to early January in the city of Orvieto.


Umbria Jazz Festival – Wikipedia was last modified: October 28th, 2018 by Jovan Stosic

Jazz à Vienne

Jazz à Vienne is a Jazz Festival in Vienne (Isère) near Lyon, a city in France.

The festival has been held since 1981 in the months of June and July for two weeks. Every evening during the festival, there are concerts in the ancient Roman theater of Vienne. Among the performers there have been musicians such as Miles DavisStan GetzMichel PetruccianiElla FitzgeraldSonny RollinsLionel HamptonDee Dee BridgewaterChuck BerryIke Turner oder auch Brad Mehldau. Many musicians are happy to come back, like Herbie Hancock who has already performed more than a dozen times in Vienne. In addition to the main concerts there are smaller concerts on other stages in the city, as well as concerts in pubs and musical moves. Jazzmusik, some of which come from the region, are here.


Jazz à Vienne was last modified: October 28th, 2018 by Jovan Stosic