Lights of Europe! The Audi Sommerkonzerte 2021: open air & digital
In view of the current pandemic, for the first time the Audi Sommerkonzerte 2021 will be held entirely in the open-air with audiences. Audi and the artistic director Lisa Batiashvili are convinced that music should be back on stage, now of all times. Even in times of uncertainty, we maintain our commitment to culture and find creative ways of taking music to the people. In 2021 we are taking the word “Sommerkonzerte – summer concerts – literally: we are going out into natural surroundings and putting the Klenzepark on the web for the first time,“ notes Sabine Maassen, Board Member for Human Resources and Organization.
The big stage in the Klenzepark, known as the venue for the Audi Klassik Open Air concerts, will be the main stage for the Audi Sommerkonzerte. Visitors can enjoy music together there once more at a total of four concerts – with ensembles including Philharmonix (4 July, 3 pm), the Georgische Kammerorchester Ingolstadt (Georgian Chamber Orchestra; 3 July, 8.30 pm) and the Audi Bläserphilharmonie (Audi Wind Philharmonic; 3 July, 11 am).
One of the highlights is a live stream: “Let’s celebrate music!” is the motto for Lisa Batiashvili’s concert with the legendary Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia - Roma and Sir Antonio Pappano, marking the return of culture to the big stage (2 July, 8.30 pm). The venue of this all-digital concert is also unusual: the EMV Hall with its futuristic-looking absorbers, where at other times Audi tests the entire electronics of its vehicles in relation to electromagnetic waves – music that transcends borders and connects people in Europe and all over the world in a live stream.
With this hybrid event, Audi is making a link to the digital success of last year’s streaming of a concert: the aim is that people across the world can participate in the Audi Sommerkonzerte in Ingolstadt, so that classical music, one of Europe’s greatest cultural treasures, is available to a wide audience.
Jun 15, 2021 at 19:24