In keeping with the motto 'From the senses', the musical spectrum of the Davos Festival is wide-ranging and unusually combined. In short: a festival for all senses. We are giving away two tickets.
The Discovery Festival for promising young musicians: From 31 July to 15 August, the Davos Festival - young artists in concert takes place for the 35th time. With an innovative programme at unusual performance venues in and around Davos, the new festival director Marco Amherd invites you to experience classical music in a new way under the motto 'From the senses'. Two selected highlights will be briefly introduced.
Insanity - Baroque and still on the pulse of time
The baroque ensemble Cardinal Complex celebrates musical madness under the direction of harpsichordist Matías Lanz. The alto Flavio Ferri-Benedetti sings furious cantatas and arias by Händel and Strozzi. The focus is on the great madness scenes from Handel's operas Tolomeo, Orlando and his oratorio Hercules. These scenes are underpinned and contrasted by what is probably the most famous 'baroque standard' of all: the follia, as well as by works of the stylus fantasticus, which was particularly popular in the 17th century and often features oblique contrasts. Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 5 pm in the church of St. Johann, Davos Platz.
Slam Poetry vs. art song
A musical-literary evening with a competitive character: Poetry Slams, in which poets compete with their literary texts on mostly socially relevant topics, are popular. See for yourself on Tuesday, 11 August 2020 at 8.30 pm at the Hotel Schweizerhof in Davos Platz. Right in the middle: Fairy Brembeck. She is a cabaret artist, author, budding opera singer - and one of the most famous slam poets in the German-speaking world.
With a little luck you can win tickets
You want to be part of it? Here's your chance: We're giving away two free tickets for one of the concert highlights presented here. Please send an e-mail with the subject 'ticket raffle' to email@example.com by 10 July. And tell us which concert you would like to attend. We will inform the winners in writing. All legal recourse is excluded. Further information about the festival and advance ticket sales: davosfestival.ch