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Concerts "in the Green"

To offer a different kind of musical experience as well as cultural events to rural regions who have only a limited access to these kinds of activities all three partners will implement concerts and participatory dances in green public spaces, such as parks and gardens as well as in smaller villages or interesting landscapes in the countryside.

Besides several concerts and events in vineyards, or combined with bicycle tours or mountainous hiking, in parks or in smaller villages, all three partners will have one event per year simultaneously – always on the last Saturday of July (30.7.2022, 29.7.2023, 27.7.2024).

In 2022 during the day of July 30th the following events will take place:

Leipzig Music Bike Trail-Tour (Germany) – 11:00 am: Dedicated to the 280th anniversary of J. S. Bach’s Bauernkantate, which he composed for the birthday of Carl Heinrich von Dieskau, lord of the manor of Kleinzschocher, Leipzig Music Bike Trail Tour 2022 will take people on a musical tour to the former site of the manor at today's park “Volkspark Kleinzschocher”. On the road, the cyclists will stop at places of interest before they reach the park for a picnic, a performance of the Bauernkantate by soprano Franziska Eberhardt and the bass Justus Schwedhelm accompanied by the ensemble All’improvviso and later on will be invited to try out historic dances from Bach’s time.

Aubade in Saint Donat (France) – 11:00 am: In the beautiful surroundings of the Parc Emile Bert in Saint-Donat, Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu imagined a country concert of instrumental pieces by J. S. Bach and some of his French contemporaries, such as Boismortier, Rameau... A trio of wind instruments will interpret these pieces, which will be accompanied by a short presentation placing these works in their historical context. The trio will consist of Virginie Botty (flute and oboe), Patrick Rudant (traverso), Florian Gazagne (bassoon and flute), all members of Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu. Admission to the concert is free and it will open the 2022 edition of the festival.

Montecreto (Italy) – 9:00 am: The Teatro Comunale di Modena will offer an evocative trekking in the woods to the beautiful panorama of the "Solitary Pine". Audience will depart from and return to the village of Montecreto, in the Apennine mountains. The 2-hour walk will be led by a professional environmental guide. During the walk, the audience will stop for a two-stage musical listening in the woods, where Johann Sebastian Bach's Partita in A minor for solo flute (BWV 1013) and Suite No. 1 in G major for solo cello, BWV 1007, will be performed. Listening will be accompanied by a brief musical introduction on the relationship between Bach and dance by a musical expert. The audience will be welcomed for a picnic at a farmhouse back outside the village of Montecreto.