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Concerts in Leipzig

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Leipzig, Germany, holds a rich and influential place in the history of sophisticated music. Known as the "City of Music," Leipzig has been home to numerous renowned composers, making it a hub for classical music, jazz, and even ambient genres.

Classical music is deeply ingrained in Leipzig's cultural fabric. The city boasts a vibrant classical music scene with its most famous institution being the Gewandhaus Orchestra. Founded in 1743, it is one of the oldest symphony orchestras in the world. The orchestra has attracted legendary conductors such as Felix Mendelssohn and Kurt Masur, solidifying Leipzig's status as a center for classical excellence.

Jazz also thrives in Leipzig, with a burgeoning scene that continues to evolve. The city hosts an annual Jazztage Festival, attracting both national and international artists. Jazz clubs like Noch Besser Leben and Telegraph provide intimate settings for live performances by local talents and visiting musicians alike.

While Leipzig's historical significance lies primarily in classical and jazz music, the city has also embraced ambient genres in recent years. Ambient music festivals like "Atonal Leipzig" have gained popularity, showcasing experimental sounds and pushing boundaries within this genre.

Leipzig's musical heritage extends beyond its vibrant scene today. It was home to Johann Sebastian Bach, who served as the Thomaskantor at St. Thomas Church from 1723 until his death in 1750. Bach composed many of his renowned works during his time in Leipzig, including the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor.

Additionally, Richard Wagner was born in Leipzig in 1813. Although he later achieved fame for his operas, Wagner began his musical career here before moving on to Dresden and beyond.


Concert Schedule

Concert Date Artist Venue
2024-03-01 Fazil Say Gewandhaus
2024-03-03 Fazil Say Gewandhaus
2024-03-12 Yin Yin UT Connewitz
2024-03-12 Tamikrest UT Connewitz
2024-03-12 Noura Mint Seymali UT Connewitz
2024-03-16 Lang Lang Gewandhaus
2024-03-28 Jakub Józef Orliński Nikolaikirche
2024-03-29 Jakub Józef Orliński Nikolaikirche
2024-04-12 Vincent Meissner Kulturhof Gohlis
2024-04-19 William Basinski Philippuskirche
2024-04-24 David Garrett Gewandhaus
2024-04-24 Walter Trout der ANKER e.V.
2024-05-01 Grigory Sokolov Gewandhaus
2024-05-07 Andris Nelsons Gewandhaus
2024-05-08 Andris Nelsons Gewandhaus
2024-05-12 Gaye Su Akyol UT Connewitz
2024-05-17 Anne-Sophie Mutter Gewandhaus
2024-05-18 Anne-Sophie Mutter Gewandhaus
2024-05-19 Sextile Wave Gotik Treffen Festival
2024-05-23 Andris Nelsons Gewandhaus
2024-05-24 Andris Nelsons Gewandhaus
2024-05-26 Andris Nelsons Gewandhaus
2024-06-01 Hélène Grimaud Gewandhaus
2024-06-07 Olga Reznichenko Trio Jazzclub
2024-06-08 Thibaut Garcia Schumann-Haus
2024-06-09 Isabelle Faust Nikolaikirche
2024-06-13 Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin Thomaskirche
2024-06-14 Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin Paulinum – Aula Und Universitätskirche St. Pauli
2024-06-15 Freiburger Barockorchester Thomaskirche
2024-06-16 Freiburger Barockorchester Kupfersaal
2024-06-22 Andris Nelsons Open Air-Bühne Im Rosental
2024-06-23 Andris Nelsons Open Air-Bühne Im Rosental
2024-08-21 Ty Segall Arena Am Panometer
2024-09-18 Peter Somuah Horns Erben
2024-11-15 Nils Kugelmann Horns Erben
2024-11-22 Jazzrausch Bigband Kupfersaal