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Traditional costume wearers from the miners' and miners' associations march through the streets of Annaberg-Buchholz / Photo: Kristin Schmidt/dpa/Archivbild

Mountain parades in Saxony: traditional highlight of Advent

The mining parades in Saxony are the traditional highlight of Advent and attract thousands of onlookers every year. Around 3800 people are involved in the associations to present mining and metallurgical traditions and bring joy to people's hearts.

A violinist plays in a concert / Photo: Daniel Reinhardt/dpa/Archivbild

"Impuls" festival for new music ends with records

The multi-week, transnational "Impuls" festival for new music has set several records, according to director Hans Rotman. "We had 21 festival days, 60 artists, ten collectives, eight sound installations, four ensembles and an orchestra, which is more than ever before," said Rotman on Friday at the l ..

Maite Kelly, singer, stands in the RTL dance show "Let's Dance" in the Coloneum / Photo: Rolf Vennenbernd/dpa/Archivbild

Maite Kelly: Women have to support each other

Singer Maite Kelly wants to encourage women to promote each other more. "Unfortunately, I was always promoted more by men than by women. I promised myself I would do it differently as a female entrepreneur, because that's actually really sad," said the 43-year-old in an interview with Deutsche Press ..

Trevor Horn, British music producer, composer and musician, in Leipzig / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa

Trevor Horn is looking forward to a German audience

British producer icon Trevor Horn will be playing in front of a German audience from Tuesday - and the musician is worried about his fingers. "I haven't played bass for a few weeks and I know my fingers are going to hurt," the 74-year-old Brit told the German Press Agency in an interview before his ..

The album "Allein unter Möbeln" by Hotel Rimini was released on October 27 via self-release / Photo: Hotel Rimini/Marcus Buente, Flex-Ton Musikverlag/dpa

Leipzig band Hotel Rimini releases first album

Two and a half years ago, a concert in a shared apartment was the impetus for the formation of the band Hotel Rimini. Now the six musicians have released their first album "Allein unter Möbeln" - and deliberately don't want to say what it's about.

Shining Herrnhut stars. / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa-Zentralbild/ZB/Symbolbild

"Cinderella" prince hosts Dresden Advent concert

The prince from the cult Christmas fairy tale movie "Three Hazelnuts for Cinderella" and Angelo Kelly will be at the Great Advent Concert 2023 in Dresden. "I have many fond memories of Dresden and now a new one is added," said a delighted Czech actor Pavel Trávníček, who will play host at Dynamo Dre ..

The concert barn at the International Shostakovich Days Gohrisch in Saxon Switzerland. / Photo: Oliver Killig/dpa/Archivbild

Shostakovich Festival 2025: Gewandhaus establishes orchestra

For the Shostakovich Festival 2025, the Leipzig Gewandhaus plans to create a new orchestra. The festival orchestra will be made up of members of the Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and students from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy," said Gewandha ..

Singer Heino and musician Anita Hegerland present their European church tour in a restaurant at the Taschenbergpalais / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Heino on church tour with Anita Hegerland

He is a legend of German folk music and pop, she became famous alongside Roy Black and Mike Oldfield. Now Heino and Anita Hegerland are going on tour together - through European churches.

Rammstein lead singer Till Lindemann performs on stage / Photo: Malte Krudewig/dpa

Now also Frankfurt - ten Rammstein concerts in Germany

The Berlin band Rammstein is expanding its tour plans in Germany for the coming year. "The band is pleased to announce more Germany dates," the musicians around singer Till Lindemann wrote on Tuesday, referring to two concerts in Frankfurt/Main on July 11 and 12.The already planned performances in D ..

Singer Howard Carpendale sits in his dressing room during a photo shoot / Photo: Oliver Berg/dpa

Singer Howard Carpendale does not think about quitting

Singer Howard Carpendale may be approaching 80, but he's still not thinking about quitting. "I'm certainly no longer in the springtime of my career, but should I stop, I want to find the point at which I agree with the audience that enough is enough," the 77-year-old told Deutsche Presse-Agentur in an interview. That point, however, is still a long way off for him, he added. "At the moment, I actually feel quite the opposite. I have very, very much desire.

Rammstein lead singer Till Lindemann performs the song "Deutschland". / Photo: Malte Krudewig/dpa

Band Rammstein also performs in Germany on Tour 2024

For the tour in the coming year, the Berlin band Rammstein has planned twelve countries. The 18 concerts scheduled so far will kick off on May 11 in Prague, the band said in a post on Wednesday.As in previous years, stops in Germany are again planned. The band will play in Dresden on May 15 and 16 a ..

A streetcar of the Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe (DVB) drives in the morning in front of the old town scenery with the Frauenkirche (l) and the dome of the Kunstakedmie over the Albertbrücke. / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Till Brönner and Midori 2024 in Dresden Frauenkirche

Jazz trumpeter Till Brönner, violinist Midori and mandolin player Avi Avital are among the prominent guests in the Dresden Frauenkirche's Year of Music 2024. In the program of more than 100 dates, "we deliberately break down boundaries and draw connecting lines between eras and genres, religions and ..

Conductor Daniel Barenboim / Photo: Soeren Stache/dpa

Announcement of Barenboim's successor at the Berlin State Opera

Berlin's culture senator Joe Chialo (CDU) plans to announce the new musical director at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden on Wednesday (12:00). The post has been vacant since Daniel Barenboim released himself from his duties as music director.The "Berliner Zeitung" reported, citing several sources, th ..

Conductor Daniel Barenboim / Photo: Soeren Stache/dpa

Announcement of Barenboim's successor at the Berlin State Opera

Berlin's culture senator Joe Chialo (CDU) plans to announce the new musical director at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden on Wednesday (12:00). The post has been vacant since Daniel Barenboim released himself from his duties as music director.The "Berliner Zeitung" reported, citing several sources, th ..

The songwriter Dieter Schneider, who became famous in GDR times, has died / Photo: Manfred Gössinger/private/dpa/archive image

GDR songwriter Dieter Schneider dies at 86

The GDR songwriter Dieter Schneider has died at the age of 86. Schneider wrote over 3,000 song lyrics, including for well-known GDR pop stars. He was also television editor of the program 'Ein Kessel Buntes'.

U.S. tenor Stephen Gould speaks during a press conference / Photo: Barbara Gindl/APA via epa/dpa/archive image

Semperoper and Thielemann pay tribute to Wagner tenor Gould

The Dresden Semper Opera mourns the death of Wagner tenor Stephen Gould (1962-2023). The international classical music world has "lost one of its most important singing personalities," a statement from the Saxon State Opera said Thursday. "Stephen was always closely associated with Dresden and the S ..

Barbara Klepsch (CDU), Minister for Culture and Tourism in Saxony / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa/Archivbild

Klepsch: Staatskapelle Magnet and Cultural Ambassador of Saxony

Culture Minister Barbara Klepsch (CDU) has praised the Saxon State Orchestra on its 475th anniversary as an outstanding cultural ambassador for the Free State. With its "musical brilliance," the exceptional orchestra makes opera productions and ballet performances at the Semper Opera "unique" and ma ..

Purple Disco Machine (Tino Piontek), musician, arrives on the Red Carpet for the 14th German Radio Awards at the Neue Flora. / Photo: Christian Charisius/dpa

DJ Purple Disco Machine: Success through genrelessness

Dresden-based DJ Purple Disco Machine, real name Tino Piontek, finds success by thinking outside the box. He says his music doesn't really fit in anywhere, which makes it special. In an interview with Deutsche Presse-Agentur, he talks about his experiences with genre conventions and his connection to his hometown of Dresden.

The former Chemnitzer Verkehrs-AG (CVAG) depot on Zwickauer Strasse in the Kappel district / Photo: Sebastian Willnow/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa/Archivbild

To nap in concert: hammocks on garage campus

Jacket or pajamas, evening dress or nightgown? This is the question facing concertgoers in Chemnitz this weekend. The future garage campus of the European Capital of Culture 2025 is hosting a sleep concert.

Barbara Klepsch (CDU) addresses a press conference at Markkleeberg City Hall after an out-of-town cabinet meeting / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa/Archivbild

Klepsch praises commitment to chamber music festival Oberlausitz

Culture and Tourism Minister Barbara Klepsch (CDU) has praised the voluntary commitment to the still young Saxon Chamber Music Festival. "The festival now radiates far beyond the region and has thus also become an important tourism factor for Upper Lusatia," she said before the opening concert with ..

Cellist Jan Vogler / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa

Chamber music festival Oberlausitz already sold out before the beginning

This year's Chamber Music Festival Oberlausitz (KMO) has to create additional capacity. With 1500 guests, it is already at full capacity before the start, as the organizers announced on Monday. For three of the total of ten concerts in castles and churches in the region, more tickets are to be offer ..

Musicians of the Dresden Festival Orchestra perform at the opening of the Dresden Music Festival / Photo: Robert Michael/dpa/Archivbild

Music festival after pandemic break with classics

After a three-year pandemic break, the Dresden Music Festival is putting on a classic again this Saturday: "Dresden sings & makes music" - a popular sing-along concert for young and old with free admission. As the festival announced on Thursday, this time seven choirs and the ensemble German Bra ..

Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode performs on stage / Photo: Jan Woitas/dpa

Depeche Mode Germany tour starts with 70,000 fans in Leipzig

With a poignant celebration of the anniversary of the passing of their legendary keyboardist and co-founder Andrew "Andy" Fletcher, the Depeche Mode phenomenon lit up Leipzig on Friday night as they kicked off the first German concert of their current tour. According to organizers, about 70,000 enth ..

Chief Conductor of the Saxon State Orchestra Christian Thielemann attends a press conference / Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa/Archivbild

Thielemann cancels performances for the Strauss Days

Christian Thielemann has relinquished the musical direction of the "Richard Strauss Days" at the Semperoper in Dresden for health reasons. For the performances of the operas "Der Rosenkavalier" and "Arabella" and for the symphony concert of the Staatskapelle, however, the conductors Cornelius Meiste ..