• Sat. 11.07.
  • 8.00 p.m.
  • Bad Kissingen
    ·Regentenbau
    ·Max-Littmann-Saal

– cancelled –
Missa solemnis

Kissinger Sommer

Programme

    • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
    • Missa solemnis D-Dur op. 123

Conductor

Paavo Järvi

Estonian conductor and Grammy Award winner Paavo Järvi has been Artistic Director of The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, his only German orchestra, since 2004. One highlight of the collaboration were the celebrated concerts of the Beethoven cycle, which received critical acclaim worldwide. Järvi received numerous awards for the recordings, including the ›Echo Klassik‹ as ›Conductor of the Year‹ and the prestigious ›Annual Prize of the German Record Critics‹.

Following the Beethoven project, he and the orchestra tackled the symphonic works of Schumann and Brahms, which received similarly enthusiastic reviews. Paavo Järvi is also Principal Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Advisor to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and the Järvi Summer Festival in Pärnu, Estonia, and since 2019/20 Artistic Director of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich. He regularly makes appearances as guest conductor with orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic orchestras, the Staatskappelle Dresden and the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago and the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra. In 2015, he was named ›Artist of the Year‹ by the renowned British magazine Gramophone and the French magazine Diapason. In 2019, he received the ›Opus Klassik‹ as ›Conductor of the Year‹.

Soprano

Christina Landshamer

Christina Landshamer is a versatile artist who, as recitalist as well as with her varied concert and opera repertoire, is in international demand. Her collaborations with renowned conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, Manfred Honeck, Alan Gilbert, Marek Janowski and many others regularly result in concerts with major international orchestras – from the Berlin Philharmonic to the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra to the Orchestre de Paris. In The States, this soprano has also appeared with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as with the Pittsburgh Symphony and the Montreal Symphony Orchestras.

Christina Landshamer has given opera performances at the Komische Oper Berlin, at the Theater an der Wien with Nikolaus Harnoncourt and also with Sir Simon Rattle at the Salzburg Festspiele. At the Nationaloper Amsterdam, she has sung ›Pamina‹ in Simon McBurney’s ›Zauberflöte‹ and ›Woglinde‹ in Wagner’s ›Rheingold‹ at the Bayerischen Staatsoper with Kirill Petrenko conducting. She has also performed in a spectacular La-Fura-dels-Baus production of Haydn’s ›Schöpfung‹ in Paris as well as at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York. With her warm, lyric soprano voice, Christina Landshamer is as welcome as a Lieder singer at the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade as she is in London, New York or Tokyo.

She has over 50 CD and DVD recordings to her name and was called to take up a professorship for Vocal Studies at the Trossingen College of Music in 2021.

Contralto

Gerhild Romberger

Gerhild Romberger completed her vocal studies with Heiner Eckels at the Detmold College of Music, where she obtained her Concert Exam. Further vocal performance courses with Mitsuko Shirai and Hartmut Höll rounded her studies. She has been Professor of Vocal Studies at Detmold College of Music since 2003.

Her artistic focus lies in concert performance. Her wide repertoire encompasses all the great alto and mezzo roles of the oratorio and concert literature, from the Baroque to the 20th century. Her work with Andris Nelsons and Gustavo Dudamel and the Berlin and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, with Herbert Blomstedt and the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra as well as concerts with Manfred Honeck have been important milestones of her career in recent years.

In the 2018/19 season, Gerhild Romberger dedicated herself to the music of Mahler, giving concerts featuring ›Lied von der Erde‹ in Monte Carlo, Mahler’s 2nd Symphony at the Accademia Nationale di Santa Cecilia in Rome with the Berlin Philharmonic as well as his 3rd Symphony with the Stavanger Orchestra. Further to this, she returned to Hamburg and the Elbphilharmonie to perform Ligeti’s ›Requiem‹ and another performance of Mahler’s 2nd Symphony with Kent Nagano, before closing the season with Dvorak’s Stabat Mater and the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence. Her CD recording of Mahler’s 3rd Symphony with Bernard Haitink the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra was awarded ›Recording of the year‹ in 2018 by the BBC Music Magazine.

Tenor

Christian Elsner

Bass

Franz-Josef Selig

Choir

Gaechinger Cantorey

Founded by Helmuth Rilling in 1954, the Gächinger Kantorei has enjoyed the sponsorship of the International Bach Academy Stuttgart since 1981 and is today considered one of the world’s most outstanding concert choirs. During its long history which spans more than 60 years, the choir has performed hundreds of concerts, made countless guest appearances, Radio and CD recordings and can lay claim to inestimable influence through its various notable credentials, for example its collaborations with renowned guest conductors and orchestras, including Masaaki Suzuki, Krzysztof Penderecki and Sir Roger Norrington as well as the Vienna Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic and the Israel Philharmonic.

During the 2016/17 season, the Bach Academy’s vocal and instrumental ensembles underwent a fundamental change and have since been performing under the one shared name of ›Gaechinger Cantorey‹. The deliberately archaic spelling unites the choir – which Academy Director Hans-Christoph Rademann has been gradually reforming since his appointment in 2013 – with the newly-formed Baroque orchestra. Based on the historical traditions of the Bach era and with its roots in live performance history, the Gaechinger Cantorey stands for a holistic musical approach and the aesthetic sound-ideal of the Baroque. This authentic sound is achieved today through the use of Baroque instruments and musicians who are experts in Baroque performance practices, as well as choirs whose singers are as talented as ›Ripienists‹ (ensemble singers) as they are ›Concertistas‹ (soloists).

Conductor

Paavo Järvi

Estonian conductor and Grammy Award winner Paavo Järvi has been Artistic Director of The Deutsche Kammer­philharmonie Bremen, his only German orchestra, since 2004. One highlight of the collaboration were the celebrated concerts of the Beethoven cycle, which received critical acclaim worldwide. Järvi received numerous awards for the recordings, including the ›Echo Klassik‹ as ›Conductor of the Year‹ and the prestigious ›Annual Prize of the German Record Critics‹.

Following the Beethoven project, he and the orchestra tackled the symphonic works of Schumann and Brahms, which received similarly enthusiastic reviews. Paavo Järvi is also Principal Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Artistic Advisor to the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra and the Järvi Summer Festival in Pärnu, Estonia, and since 2019/20 Artistic Director of the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich. He regularly makes appearances as guest conductor with orchestras such as the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic orchestras, the Staatskappelle Dresden and the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago and the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra. In 2015, he was named ›Artist of the Year‹ by the renowned British magazine Gramophone and the French magazine Diapason. In 2019, he received the ›Opus Klassik‹ as ›Conductor of the Year‹.

Contralto

Gerhild Romberger

Gerhild Romberger completed her vocal studies with Heiner Eckels at the Detmold College of Music, where she obtained her Concert Exam. Further vocal performance courses with Mitsuko Shirai and Hartmut Höll rounded her studies. She has been Professor of Vocal Studies at Detmold College of Music since 2003.

Her artistic focus lies in concert performance. Her wide repertoire encompasses all the great alto and mezzo roles of the oratorio and concert literature, from the Baroque to the 20th century. Her work with Andris Nelsons and Gustavo Dudamel and the Berlin and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, with Herbert Blomstedt and the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Chailly and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra as well as concerts with Manfred Honeck have been important milestones of her career in recent years.

In the 2018/19 season, Gerhild Romberger dedicated herself to the music of Mahler, giving concerts featuring ›Lied von der Erde‹ in Monte Carlo, Mahler’s 2nd Symphony at the Accademia Nationale di Santa Cecilia in Rome with the Berlin Philharmonic as well as his 3rd Symphony with the Stavanger Orchestra. Further to this, she returned to Hamburg and the Elbphilharmonie to perform Ligeti’s ›Requiem‹ and another performance of Mahler’s 2nd Symphony with Kent Nagano, before closing the season with Dvorak’s Stabat Mater and the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence. Her CD recording of Mahler’s 3rd Symphony with Bernard Haitink the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra was awarded ›Recording of the year‹ in 2018 by the BBC Music Magazine.

Bass

Franz-Josef Selig