19. AUGUST – 09. SEPTEMBER 2023

Opening Night

THE OPENING: A GREAT NIGHT MUSIC  1, 2 or 3 out of 18

18 concerts in 9 different venues, with two 60 minute performances at each location. This is this year’s version of our opening night! But don’t worry, the range of music and artistic diversity is in no way reduced by this change, which was prompted by the corona pandemic and aims to limit the number of visitors moving between locations at any one time. Ranging from opulent splendour to intimate chamber music, from angelic vocals to cool jazz and world music rhythms, the music on offer is as diverse as ever! And because the first concerts start at 6pm, you are free to choose whether you would like to enjoy 1, 2 or the usual 3 concerts. Thanks to the newly added locations Alte Post and St. Johann, the enhanced atmospheric illuminations by Austrian light designer Christian Weißkircher now cover a wider area and envelop the city centre more than ever in a radiant glow.

The schedule of the opening night’s »Eine große Nachtmusik« has been spaced out in time due to corona-conditions. Instead of the usual continuous parallel concerts, this year there are two 60-minute performances in each location, starting at various different times. There is no need to map out a musical route of three concerts anymore, instead you have the option to book a single concert for € 30. That way you can decide for yourself whether you would like to attend one, two or three concerts for the opening of the festival.

Tickets: € 30 (reduced € 24)

Presented by OHB und WESER-KURIER
Supported by NORDMETALL-Stiftung