Lively, versatile, exciting: this is the programme of the Münsterland Festival part 11 under the motto "Alpine Sounds without Altitude". From 8 October to 6 November, the festival team of Münsterland e.V. invites you to music, art and dialogue throughout the Münsterland, this time with Austria as guest country. Tickets and the complete festival programme are now available online at www.muensterland-festival.de.
28 concerts with jazz, pop, classical and traditional sounds, ten art events and four excursions will bring cultural experiences to around 30 towns and cities in Münsterland. "In this edition, we are deliberately focusing on only one guest country, and this one all the more intensively," says Christine Sörries, Artistic Director. "The Austrian cultural scene is refreshingly young, but at the same time definitely shows its traditional roots," explains Sörries and creates anticipation for what is to come: "Austria's artists inspire with charm, humour, irony and extraordinary skill."
The variety of events is made possible by a large number of patrons and supporters, including in particular the state of NRW with funds from the Regional Cultural Policy (RKP). "In doing so, we take our guests to cultural and characteristic places where THE GOOD LIFE can be felt in Münsterland," emphasises Klaus Ehling, board member of Münsterland e.V. "You can expect exciting insights, haunting encounters and Alpine sounds without the altitude in the beautiful Münsterland park landscape."
In addition to cultural delights from Austria, there are also new impressions of the castles and palaces region. For this edition, the region's far more than 100 castles, palaces, manor houses, monasteries, museums and aristocratic residences are particularly in focus as event locations. "But of course we won't leave it at that," says Lars Krolik, festival director at Münsterland e.V. "Places with history as well as special modern architecture will also be there again, creating the special atmosphere that the festival stands for."
The festival will open on 8 October (Friday) at the Haus Nottbeck cultural estate in Oelde with the quartet Donauwellenreiter and minimalist chamber pop from Vienna. Live on stage, the interplay of piano, violin, drums, cello and vocals is particularly effective. The finale is on 6 November (Saturday) with Shake Stew at Burg Vischering in Lüdinghausen - a band that was still awarded the German Jazz Prize in the category "Band of the Year International" in June 2021.
There is also special music in special places in many other towns and communities in the region. On 22 October (Friday), the Austrian singer and songwriter AVEC will conquer the stage in the Großes Haus at Münster Theatre. On 2 November (Tuesday) there will be a top-level jazz evening with the instrumentalists Wolfgang Muthspiel (guitar) and Thomas Gansch (trumpet) at the GBS cultural centre in Greven.
The Münster Symphony Orchestra under the direction of General Music Director Golo Berg will then take those interested on a cultural voyage of discovery on 4 November (Thursday) in Draiflessen in Mettingen. The orchestra's programme is dedicated not only to Ludwig van Beethoven's famous "Eroica", but also to two Austrian composers of the recent past.
"In addition, we again invite you to exciting excursions and journeys of discovery in the Münsterland," says festival director Lars Krolik. Those interested can, for example, hike along the freshly inaugurated Lyrikweg or go on tour along the Hermannsweg on the edge of the Teutoburg Forest. In the district of Borken, they can expect two city tours at once: In Borken, guests will learn more about the city's cultural planning on 16 October (Saturday) and will be present at the concert with the duo Marie Spaemann and Christian Bakanic at the FARB Forum Altes Rathaus Borken at the end. In Gescher on 30 October (Saturday), they will first discover the history of the bell town before going on a soundwalk by Austrian-born artist Mirijam Streibl.
All events will take place under the Corona Protection Ordinance in force at the time of the festival, each with its own hygiene and safety concept.
The complete festival programme as well as tickets and further information can be found online at www.muensterland-festival.de. There you can also order a programme book and have it sent to your home free of charge.
Organiser: Münsterland e.V.
Festival director: Lars Krolik (Münsterland e.V.)
Artistic director: Christine Sörries
Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (Regional Cultural Policy funding programme), Münsterland districts (Borken, Coesfeld, Steinfurt and Warendorf), City of Münster, LWL Cultural Department, Austrian Cultural Forum, Austrian Music Export, BERESA, Hilde and Bodo Crone Foundation, Sparkasse Münsterland Ost, Sparkasse Westmünsterland, Kreissparkasse Steinfurt, Stiftung Kunst und Kultur Münsterland, KulturStiftung Masthoff, kultur.west (media partner), Westfalenspiegel (media partner), WDR 3 (cultural partner), Münsterland-Siegel.
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