17. AUGUST‒ 07. SEPTEMBER 2024

About the festival

The Musikfest Bremen, founded in 1989 by artistic director Thomas Albert on the initiative of the Bremen Senate and leading business partners with the aim of strengthening the cultural appeal of the city, is a festival for the extraordinary. Year after year, the programme deliberately embraces stylistic diversity and breadth - with artistic quality as the guiding principle! Whether opera, symphonic, choral and chamber music or solo concerts, the combination of historical and contemporary repertoire, up-to-date and authentic performances as well as both traditional and unconventional venues result in projects that make the Musikfest resonate and inspire its audiences. The Musikfest concept demonstrates a pioneering spirit and an unerring instinct for musical authenticity. In and through the Musikfest concerts, the seemingly familiar can be rediscovered time and again and insights into little-known musical territories can be gained - from classical music to jazz and world music to experimental sounds.

Since 2001, the festival has opened with the concert night »Eine große Nachtmusik«  in venues around the market square, which is illuminated especially for the occasion. The central venue for the festival events in Bremen is the concert hall »Die Glocke«; around half of the programme is performed in a selection of venues throughout the north-west (Oldenburg, Jever, Löningen, Cloppenburg, Papenburg, Verden, etc.). Musikfest Bremen - three weeks at the end of summer packed full of music!