Concert Spring Ingelheim

Dear musical friends,

It is a special honour for us to invite you to the third Concert Spring Ingelheim after a long break from concerts. Three chamber music concerts of the finest quality with renowned performers, an a cappella concert with the greatest hits of international pop and rock history and a family concert for children between 6 and 10 years of age are on the programme this year at the kING Kultur- und Kongresshalle in Ingelheim.

The Concert Spring Ingelheim is above all one thing: pure anticipation for the coming festival summer of the Rheingau Music Festival 2022! The chamber music prelude will be given as an "early bloomer" in November by violinist Julia Fischer and pianist Yulianna Avdeeva with works by Mozart, Enescu, Brahms and Ravel. In March, Sol Gabetta and Bertrand Chamayou will present their new CD with the two cello sonatas by Mendelssohn Bartholdy, among others. Albrecht Mayer and Fabian Müller offer a programme for oboe and piano in top-class interpretation and the vocal quintet ONAIR from Berlin, which has won numerous prizes, draws attention to itself with great a cappella music. In our family concert for young and old, four rogues show what happens when they meet a young and clever music commissioner. We look forward to many musical encounters and wish you, dear audience, many unforgettable concert moments in Ingelheim!

Julia Fischer, violin | Yulianna Avdeeva, piano

Julia Fischer © Uwe Arens
Julia Fischer © Uwe Arens

12.11. Friday, 8.00 pm, kING culture and congress hall Ingelheim

Magnificent symbiosis between violin and piano
With the highly acclaimed violinist Julia Fischer and the fabulous pianist Yulianna Avdeeva, two enthusiastic and committed chamber musicians set the mood for the concert spring - and that, as a kind of "early bloomer", already in autumn! With a classic of duo forms, the Sonata for Violin and Piano, the two award-winning artists take their audience on a journey through time. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's ingenious late style and George Enescu's "Gesellenstück" are juxtaposed with Johannes Brahms' summery, relaxed G major sonata and Maurice Ravel's fiery "Tzigane".

Sol Gabetta, violoncello| Bertrand Chamayou, piano

Sol Gabetta © Julia Wesely
Sol Gabetta © Julia Wesely

3.3. Thursday, 8.00 pm, kING culture and congress hall Ingelheim

Emotionality and breathtaking precision
She radiant, emotionally sparkling, he "bold, intelligent, sensitive" (Jan Brachmann). Together, Sol Gabetta and Bertrand Chamayou regularly ignite captivating sound experiences. In this concert, the two will take their audience back to the time of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and thus present their new CD, which will be released by SONY. The two long-time chamber music partners are welcome guests at international
on international festival and concert stages. And so this evening, too, promises emotionality
and breathtaking precision.

Albrecht Mayer, oboe | Fabian Müller, piano

Albrecht Mayer © Klaus Weddig
Albrecht Mayer © Klaus Weddig

10.3. Thursday, 8.00 pm, kING Culture and Congress Hall Ingelheim

Imaginative chamber music at the highest level
Albrecht Mayer, principal oboist of the Berliner Philharmoniker and one of the greatest solo artists in the classical music business and Fabian Müller, who won five prizes at the ARD competition in 2017 and is becoming one of the most remarkable pianists of his generation, invite you to an imaginative evening of chamber music. Mayer is known for not limiting himself purely to the oboe repertoire, and so this time, in addition to "real" pieces for oboe and piano, exquisite arrangements from other registers will once again be tempting.

ONAIR — A cappella-Innovation from Berlin

ONAIR © Ben Wolf
ONAIR © Ben Wolf

2.4. Saturday, 19.00, kING Culture and Congress Hall Ingelheim

Vocal stage spectacle with a catchy tune guarantee
It all started in 2013 with an arrangement of the folk song "Wenn ich ein Vöglein wär" (If I were a little bird) - this developed into a unique success story in the a cappella world: competition successes, awards and enthusiastic a cappella fans from Chicago to Taiwan to Moscow. Their programme "Vocal Legends" is a tribute to music icons such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Prince, Michael Jackson, Queen, Whitney Houston and many others. You can expect a vocal stage spectacle - earworms included!

Family Concert

Commissioner Flunke and the Rogues

Komissarin Flunke © Magdalena Cardwell
Komissarin Flunke © Magdalena Cardwell

3.4. Sunday, 11.00, kING Culture and Congress Hall Ingelheim

A musical adventure for young and old
The four sturdy rogues Romero Calzone, Al Arrabiata, Mozzarella and Diavolo have lost the important something it takes to make music together. They play exactly what the notes say, but it sounds awful! To avoid a huge embarrassment, they need help. Enter music commissioner Flunke from the super-smart department. Can she help the villains and solve the tricky case? A humorous and adventurous piece of musical theatre for the whole family.

kING Kultur- und Kongresshalle Ingelheim

© Rainer Oppenheimer

The red wine town of Ingelheim in the western Rhine-Main region is quiet yet centrally located in the immediate vicinity of the state capitals of Mainz and Wiesbaden. In the middle of the city centre, the kING Culture and Congress Hall presents itself with an unusual architecture: a lot of light enters the building during the day, while in the evening the light from the building falls on the Neuer Markt. The western edge of the hall moves closer to Gartenfeldstraße, which provides a better view of the town hall, while at the same time acting as a "lighthouse" for arriving guests. With its orientation towards the square, the kING looks like a large, airy city loggia to visitors. The swivel parquet flooring installed in the hall ensures optimum visibility and listening conditions. The outstanding acoustics are another outstanding feature. The Rheingau Music Festival was represented with a "Harry Potter" family concert in the new hall shortly after its opening in the summer of 2017 and has presented outstanding performances there in recent years. Every spring since 2018, the Concert Spring Ingelheim has been held in the kING at findet with a variety of concert projects. The focus is on top-class chamber music concerts, musical-literary evenings with prominent actors and entertaining family concerts.

Further information and directions can be found here.