Festspiel Seasons

With more than 190 concerts and over 90,000 visitors each year, the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are amongst Germany’s largest classical music festivals. International orchestras, stars of the classical music scene and talented up-and-coming musicians from all over the world perform in castles, stately homes, country manors, churches, barns and factory halls or in the open air. The music, the incomparable lakes and seaside landscapes of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the extraordinary venues make our concerts a truly special experience. The Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern comprise three seasons: Festspielfrühling Rügen, Festspielsommer and Festspielwinter.

 

Festspielfrühling Rügen

Festspielfrühling Rügen is the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s spring festival, which takes place over 10 days in March each year. Our visitors are invited to discover and rediscover musical treasures in intimate concerts with exceptional artists. Prize-winners from the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern take over the artistic direction of the Festspielfrühling to create tailor-made programmes for the island concerts together with their friends and colleagues.

But we are already looking forward to Festspielfrühling Rügen 2021 with Armida Quartett as artistic director:

Festspielsommer

Over three months from mid-June to mid-September, the Festspielsommer brings music to the most beautiful locations in the region, be it old country manors or stately homes, barns or factory halls, churches or out in the open the air. Promising up-and-coming musicians perform alongside established stars of the classical music scene and international orchestras. Our annual Prize-winner in Residence shapes the summer season with up to 20 concerts while special series such as Landpartie (Music in the Countryside), Junge Elite (Young Elites), Unerhörte Orte (Unheard Places), 360° ..., 2 x Hören (Listen Twice) and our children’s and family programme Mäck & Pomm create special focus points and have become audience favourites.

 

Festspielwinter

Even in the dark season the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern bring music to the north-east. For years, the classical music festival has been bringing Christmas spirit to Ulrichshusen, Stolpe and Neubrandenburg on the Advent weekends and traditionally welcomes the new year musically. These already established Advent and New Year’s concerts will be expanded in 2020 with numerous other concerts for the first time to the Festspielwinter, which will form a new pillar in the festival year. Between November 2020 and March 2021, numerous artists will return to Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania to make up for concerts that could not take place in summer due to the corona pandemic.