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Festival European Music Trails: l'art du mouvement

Programme 18. - 25.11.2023

Subject to change. Programme details see below.

Saturday, 18.11.2023, 19:00: La flûte d'Arlequin – dance piece with masks and music by Telemann, performed by Hubert Hazebroucq (baroque dance) and Julien Martin (flute), Historischer Speisesaal Hauptbahnhof Leipzig.

Sunday, 19.11.2023, 17:00: Rencontres Baroques – Encounter in Concert of the Franco-German Choirs of Lyon and Leipzig, Ev. Reformierte Kirche

Tuesday, 21.11.2023, 13:00: Opening of Telemann Soundwalk with chamber music quartett, Paulinum - auditorium/university church St. Pauli

Tuesday, 21.11.2023, 19:00: Telemann, Bach & Jazz – Improvisations by JazzDuo Timm/Brockelt, Paulinum - auditorium/university church St. Pauli

Thursday, 23.11.2023, 19:00: Telemann & France – Concert with organ and church music, Paulinum - auditorium/university church St. Pauli

Saturday, 25.11.23, 19:00: Notenspur-Night of Making Music at Home


Saturday, 18.11.2023, 16:00: Country Dance at the cross platform, Leipzig Main Station

Wednesday, 22.11.2023, 17:00: participation of the festival musicians at church service on the day of prayer and repentance, St. Nicolas Church

23.& 24.11. mornings: school visits by festival musicians

La flûte d'Arlequin

Saturday, 18.11.2023, 7 p.m.
Historischer Speisesaal (Historical Dining Hall) at Leipzig Main Station (Entrance via book shop Ludwig at the upper concourse).
Tickets: presale 15,- € (reduced 7,50 €; online ticket plus 1,- €); remaining tickets at the box office 18,- € (reduced 9,- €),
Tickets available at Ticketgalerie, Eventim and Musikalienhandlung M. Oelsner.
Entrance: 6:30 p.m.

Hubert Hazebroucq: choreography, baroque dance, contemporary dance, pantomime
Julien Martin: recorders
Marie-Astrid Adam: directing assistent and mask design
Marielle Viallard: costumes

In this theatrical two-man spectacle, the Twelve Fantasies for solo flute by G. P. Telemann form the backdrop for Hubert Hazebroucq's interpretation of the figure of the harlequin in the style of the commedia dell'arte. In the twelve fantasies, Telemann combines French and Italian musical influences. Hazebroucq makes use of their colourful and versatile sounds and lets his Harlequin wander through the year in a multi-faceted performance in the style of the twelve movements.

Hubert Hazebroucq is a French dancer, choreographer and independent researcher who specialises in Baroque and Renaissance dance. He discovered historical dance for himself in 1998 and has since worked with renowned musical ensembles (Les Arts Florissants conducted by William Christie or the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment). Since 2017, Hubert Hazebroucq has been touring Europe with Julien Martin in the duet "La flûte d'Arlequin". He did his Master of Arts on 17th century ballroom dances and is a board member of the French research society ACRAS 17-18. He gives master classes in historical dance worldwide, holds the state diploma for dance teachers and is a teacher of historical dance at the Conservatoire de Paris since 2021.

Julien Martin studied the recorder at three European schools and with some of the most important players of the instrument: Pierre Hamon at the Conservatoire National de Lyon, Walter van Hauwe at the Conservatoire van Amsterdam and Pedro Memelsdorff in Milan. He works with numerous ensembles and has also recorded programmes with some of them for the CD label Paradizo. He teaches recorder and early music at the Regional Conservatoire of Paris.

Rencontres Baroques – Encounter in Concert of the Franco-German Choirs of Lyon and Leipzig

Sunday, 19.11.2023, 5 p.m.
Ev. Reformierte Kirche
, Tröndlinring 7, 04105 Leipzig
Tickets: presale 8,- € (reduced 4,- €; online ticket plus 1,- €); remaining tickets at the box office 10,- € (reduced 5,- €),
Tickets for presale avalable at Ticketgalerie, Eventim and Musikalienhandlung M. Oelsner.
Entrance: 4:30 p.m.

The Franco-German Choir of Lyon under the direction of Tanguy Poble and the Chorbeau Leipzig under the direction of Lucas Reis will meet for the first time in Leipzig to rehearse together for a German-French programme with music by Georg Philipp Telemann, Marc-Antoine Charpentier and other composers of their time.

The German-French Choir of Lyon was founded in September 1982 with the support of the Goethe-Institut. Since then, the choir has developed a diverse repertoire: sacred music, Renaissance, folklore, contemporary music. It welcomes choristers of all nationalities, especially Germans, who wish to pursue a musical activity during their stay in the Lyon region. Every year it takes part in numerous exchanges between various Franco-German choirs from Germany and France. In their more than 40-year history, the Franco-German Choir has given a number of international guest performances, for example several times in different cities in Germany but also in Lebanon, Switzerland, Japan, Canada or Italy.

The German-French Chorbeau has been enriching Leipzig's music scene for 12 years now. When it was founded in 2011, the history of the choir began with 12 singing enthusiasts. Since then, the choir has grown steadily and now consists of around 60 singers. With its concerts in the Leipzig area, Chorbeau shows the diversity of German and French choral music. The programme includes cappella works by German and French composers from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern periods, as well as performances of masses and requiems with orchestras or organ, chanson and pop programmes and experiments with contemporary music and artists from the Leipzig music scene.

Opening Telemann Soundwalk

Tuesday, 21.11.2023, 1 p.m.
- auditorium/university church St. Pauli, Augustusplatz
Admission free

In the autumn of 1701, Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767) set out from his native Magdeburg to study law in Leipzig. But his love of music was stronger.
With the Telemann Soundwalk as part of the Notenspuren app, you can follow Telemann's musical traces left behind in Leipzig in sound clouds. To open the Soundwalk, the ensemble Tornita (Beáta Polonkai & Margot Simon / baroque oboes and recorders, Luciano Barraza / baroque cello and Christiane Kämper / harpsichord) will play triosonatas by Telemann.

Telemann, Bach & Jazz – Improvisations

Tuesday, 21.11.2023, 7 p.m.
- auditorium/university church St. Pauli, Augustusplatz
Tickets: presale 12,- € (reduced 6,-  €; online ticket plus 1,- €); remaining tickets at the box office 15,- € (reduced 7,50 €),
Tickets available at Ticketgalerie, Eventim and Musikalienhandlung M. Oelsner.
Entrance: 6:30 p.m.

David Timm (piano, organ) and Reiko Brockelt (saxophone) play jazz improvisations on motifs by Telemann and Bach. Improvisation is an important component not only of jazz but also of baroque music. In the baroque period, often, the composition forms only a basic structure on which the performers unfold, richly embellishing simple melodies.
G.P. Telemann published several "methodical" collections of sonatas, with examples of what is usually not written down, but spontaneously created.
The JazzDuo Timm-Brockelt takes up the concept and translates it into the language of jazz.

David Timm, "the brightest star currently in Leipzig's musical sky" ("Die Zeit"), born in 1969 in Waren/Müritz, was a member and 1st Prefect of the Thomanerchor and studied church music and piano at the Hochschule für Musik "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" in Leipzig and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. He has been Leipzig University Music Director since 2005 and in this capacity directs the Leipzig University Choir.

Reiko Brockelt, born in Löbau in 1971, studied jazz saxophone, orchestra and pedagogy at the Leipzig University of Music and Theatre "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" before working as 1st alto player and lecturer in various youth jazz orchestras. He is a sought-after partner for concerts of all kinds and has already given guest performances in many European countries, as well as in Russia, Central Asia, the USA and Israel. Since 2006, Reiko Brockelt has led the big band of the University of Leipzig.

Telemann & France – Concert with Organ and Church Music

Thursday, 23.11.2023, 7 p.m.
- auditorium/university church St. Pauli, Augustusplatz
Tickets: presale 12,- € (reduced 6,-  €; online ticket plus 1,- €); remaining tickets at the box office 15,- € (reduced 7,50 €),
Tickets available at Ticketgalerie, Eventim and Musikalienhandlung M. Oelsner.
Entrance: 6:30 p.m.

Georg Philip Telemann, who exerted a great influence on local musical life while he was still a law student in Leipzig, was, according to Mattheson, "a great lover of French music", and often inserted the French style into his music. The concert juxtaposes organ and church music by Telemann and French contemporaries (Couperin, Rameau, Guilain and others). Texts from Telemann's autobiographies and correspondence will be read. Martin Jones (organ & harpsichord), Itto Bakir (soprano), Kathleen Lang (viola da gamba & baroque cello), Helga Schmidtmayer (baroque violin), and Aileen Wrozyna (speaker) will perform.


Country Dance at the Cross Platform

Saturday, 18.11.2023, 4 p.m.
cross platform/upper concourse Leipzig Main Station
with the kind support of Promenaden Hauptbahnhof Leipzig

Baroque dancers with and without costumes will meet in the upper hall of Leipzig Central Station to dance together at the start of the Festival European Music Trails.
Participation as a dancer only after registration, interested dancers please write to: 

Church Service at St. Nicolas Church with Festival Musicians

Wednesday, 22.11.2023, 5 p.m.
St. Nicolas Church Leipzig

Musicians of the Festival European Music Trails accompany the church service for the Day of Prayer and Repentance (Buß-undBettag) at the St. Nicolas Church Leipzig with excerpts from the festival programme.

Festival Musicians Visit Schools in Leipzig and Surrounding Areas

Thursday, 23.11.2023 & Friday, 24.11.2023, mornings
(not open to the public)

Musicians from the Festival European Music Trails travel to schools in Leipzig and the surrounding areas, visit music lessons, make music with the classes, talk about their home countries, their profession as musicians and present their instruments.
Interested schools please write to Antje Rademacker: rademacker(at)notenspur-leipzig.de.

The Festival European Music Trails is supported by:


The meeting and concert of the German-French Choir Lyon and Chorbeau Leipzig is supported by: