The current plan is to provide a mixture of live and online events

Jan Vogler

Jan Vogler

The Dresden Music Festival is currently preparing for its 44th festival season from 14 May-12 June 2021 – one that takes account of the changing COVID situation. The aim is to provide a mixture of live and online events under the theme ‘Dialogues’.

Many artists and ensembles have agreed to perform twice to allow twice as many listeners to enjoy music at a distance. Other concerts will be moved to larger venues. An important pillar will be streaming to allow vulnerable guests in particular, but also other viewers around the world virtual access to around ten selected live concerts. At the request of the State Capital of Dresden, individual concerts will be postponed to July and August as contributions to the summer performance project in Dresden. Since there may be changes at short notice to contain the spread of COVID-19, the detailed programmes to the individual concerts will be available for download as PDF files.


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Commenting on the plans, Jan Vogler, director of the Dresden Music Festival, says: ‘It is my duty as festival director and a Dresdener to preserve as much of the festival’s allure and musical power as possible during the Coronavirus crisis. We are creative, flexible, and remain optimistic during this time. Formats with limited audience numbers, streaming, open-air concerts and a lot of communication, that’s how we will run the 2021 Festival.’