05/24/2012 · Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf: »Schumannfest«The Amerika Haus e.V. NRW cordially invites to the concerts of outstanding American musicians performing at this year’s Schumannfest in Düsseldorf.
On Thursday, May 24, the Emerson String Quartet will join the Transatlantische Festouvertüre. Having been established more than thirty years ago, the string quartet has released more than 20 records and was awarded nine Grammy® Awards.
The famous pianist Tzimon Barto will present his Wunder aus Eigensinn on Friday, May 25. He is considered the leading pianist of his generation, having performed with nearly every major orchestra, such as the New York Philharmonic, the Mariinsky Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Vienna Philharmonic.
On Whitsunday, the Bundesjazzorchester under the direction of Jiggs Whigham along with the Baltic Youth Philharmonic will arrange an evening in the tradition of classic jazz. Gaining fame as a solo trombonist featured by Ray McKinley, Jiggs Whigham contributed to several studio and Broadway engagements in New York. He then moved to Germany, where he was named Professor and the Head of the Jazz Department at Collogne University College of Music in 1979. In 1995 he was also named “Professor for Life” and head of the Jazz Popular Music Department at the College of Music in Berlin.
In setting up the first Schumannfest in 1981 the Robert-Schumann-Gesellschaft Düsseldorf laid the foundation for a series of honorable festivals. Biennielly, international musicians as well as promising newcomers participate jointly and in so doing generate a creative program.
Welcome Words at the opening concert: Consul General Janice G. Weiner
• A contingent of reduced tickets (15% off) is at the Amerika Haus e.V. NRW's disposal
• Due to the limited number of seats, registrations will be handled on a first come first served basis.
• When registering for the event, please let us know which concert you would like to attend and how many tickets you would like to order. To order the exclusive Amerika Haus e.V. NRW's tickets, please name the subject of your e-mail "Amerika Haus" and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and copy email@example.com in.
This year's program can be found here (in German):