What’s on in Germany: April 22 – 28

What's on in Germany: April 22 - 28
The spring fair in Stuttgart. Photo: DPA
This week's highlights: A music festival in Cologne, a theatre festival in Frankfurt, a spring fair in Stuttgart, and Munich celebrates ballet.



Freedom and Disorder – Young Art From Columbia

Everyday life, political circumstances, and a history of violence are the topics tackled by a group of young artists from Columbia who present their work at this 10-day festival. From music to theatre, video art to dance, a variety of mediums convey a most intriguing story of this diverse Latin American nation.

Price: Various

Location: Hebbel Am Ufer (HAU), Hallesches Ufer 32

Times: Thursday, April 22 – Saturday, May 1

Phone: 030 259 0040

More Information: www.hebbel-am-ufer.de


Berlin Spring Classical Concert 2010

Robert Schumann is the focus of this springtime concert. The Berlin Mozart Quartet performs the Romantic German composer’s “String Quartet Op. 41,” at the Französischer Dom, Saturday night.

Price: €32

Location: Französischer Dom, Gendarmenmarkt

Times: Saturday, April 24, 7:30 pm

More Information: www.berliner-schlosskonzerte.de



Cologne Music Triennale

Three weeks of music kicks off Saturday in Cologne. From family concerts to lunch concerts to concerts devoted to 20th century film music, the Far East, and young composers, the next month and a half will have the city resounding with good tunes. Be sure to check out the film programme too.

Price: Various

Location: Various

Times: Saturday, April 24 – Sunday, May 16

Ticket Hotline: 0221 280 281

More Information: www.musiktriennale.de



Night of the Museums

Four dozen museums in Frankfurt and Offenbach invite you to step inside Saturday night for some live music, theatre, refreshments, and plenty of special exhibitions. It’s the Night of the Museums, and one ticket gets you in to them all.

Price: €12

Location: Various

Times: Saturday, April 24, 7pm-2am

Ticket Hotline: 069 9746 0555

More Information: www.nacht-der-museen.de


Starke Stücke – International Children’s and Youth Theatre Festival

Companies from Italy, France, Switzerland, Belgium, and Germany descend on Frankfurt this week for an exuberant program of children’s theatre. Marvel at the sounds and colours of Compania Teatrale Piccoli Principi’s “Ba Ba,” see theatre and puppetry intermingle in Theater Couturier und Ikkolas “Duck, Death, and Tulip.” delight in the music of Prokofiev in “Peter and the Wolf.”

Price: €2 – 12

Location: Various

Times: Wednesday, April 21 – Thursday, April 29

Phone: 069 2577 1760

More Information: www.starke-stuecke.net



Long Night of Museums

Delve into Hamburg’s maritime past, follow a family friendly route, or check out the city’s contemporary art scene. This Saturday’s Long Night of Museums features a host of cultural offerings to please all palates.

Price: €12

Location: Various

Times: Saturday, April 24

Phone: 040 428 1310

More Information: www.langenachtdermuseen-hamburg.de


Rolando Villazón, Gabrieli Consort & Players, Paul McCreesh

Be wooed by the music of Georg Friedrich Händel. Paul McCreesh leads Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón, English soprano Lucy Crowe, and the ensemble Gabrieli Consort & Players through segments of the Baroque composer’s most beloved operas and oratorios.

Price: €15 – 149

Location: Laeiszhalle, Johannes-Brahms-Platz

Times: Monday, April 26, 8pm

Ticket Hotline: 040 357 666 66

More Information: www.elbphilharmonie.de



Ballet Festival Weeks 2010

It has been a marvellous two decades for grand jetés and pirouettes. The Bavarian State Ballet’s 20-year jubilee culminates in a festive finale. Witness highlights from the company’s repertoire as well as premieres. Dance devotees won’t want to miss Tuesday’s screening of Pina Bausch – Le Sacre du Printemps

Price: Various

Location: National Theater, Max-Joseph-Platz 2

Times: Sunday, April 25 – Sunday, May 9

Tickets: 089 2185 1920

More Information: www.bayerische.staatsoper.de


Yvonne Rainer – Lives of Performers

In 1972 the American dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker directed Lives of Performers, a piece of experimental performance cinema based around a love story told through movement. Munich’s Film Museum, in co-operation with Kunstverein München presents a rare screening of the 16mm, black and white film Thursday.

Price: €4

Location: Filmmuseum München, Sankt-Jakobs-Platz 1

Times: Thursday, April 22, 7pm

Phone: 089 233 22348

More Information: www.stadtmuseum-online.de


Closing Reception: Für immer Dein…

Saturday night’s finissage will be a good time to check out this group show at Laden. Artists from Germany, Russia, and the United States tackle the topic of parental relations.

Price: Free

Location: Laden, Lothringer Strasse 13

Times: Saturday, April 24, 7pm

Phone: 089 4591 1905

More Information: laden.lothringer13.de



Stuttgart Spring Festival

Ride a plastic elephant, soar high through the sky on twirling swings, dance to the rhythms of the Alpine hinterlands. It’s springtime in Stuttgart and the city is bursting with festivity as the Stuttgart Spring Festival begins.

Price: Free

Location: Cannstatter Wasen, Mercedesstrasse

Times: Monday – Thursday, noon-11pm; Friday, noon-midnight; Saturday, 11am-midnight; Sunday, 11am-11pm; through May 9

More Information: www.stuttgarter-fruehlingsfest.de

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