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Deutsche Welle Festival

Seasonal, 8 to 10pm on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXY 90.3, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1, WITH-FM/HD 90.1-2 and online at
  • Hosted by Rick Fulker

Germany has more symphony orchestras and music festivals than the rest of Europe combined.  There are those festivals that take place in the cities where the composers were born or worked and thus stake a special claim to authenticity: the Handel Festival in Halle, the Bach Festival in Leipzig and of course the Beethoven Festival in Bonn. Others capitalize on the beautiful surroundings or special atmosphere, like Heidelberg Spring and Tensions in Heimbach. But whatever the backdrop, the performances are all of electrifying artistry and the recordings of superb "made in Germany" quality. Rick Fulker loves nothing more than sharing the wealth, which includes the artists' own voices.

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In the Deutsche Welle 2017-2018 season we’ll hear from the Berlin Philharmonic, we’ll visit the ARD Music Competition, Le Concert Olympique, Beethovenfest in Bonn, Shostakovich Days in Gohrisch, the Dresden Staatskapelle, Opera Fuoco, the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and many more.,_Mario)_NGO4p32.jpg

This October, the Deutsche Welle Festival resurrects some of literature's ardent and often tragic love stories, featuring excerpts from Gluck's Orpheus and Eurydice, Gounod's Romeo et Juliette, and Ravel's Daphnis and Chloé.

Public Radio Exchange - PRX

On Tuesday 9/25, tune in to hear the youth take the stage at Beethovenfest Bonn, including the North Rhine Westphalian State Youth Accordion Orchestra.

Deutsche Welle Festival Goes to the Opera: August 2018

Aug 1, 2018

Join the Deutsche Welle Festival for an exciting month of music, including a special evening of opera August 28th.

Deutsche Welle Festival: July 2018

Jun 25, 2018

A new season of the Deutsche Welle Festival kicks off in July with an exciting line up that starts with the Berlin Philharmonic performing music of Pfitzner and Bruckner!

7/31      Pfitzner: Three orchestral preludes from the opera Palestrina Bruckner: Symphony No. 4, Romantic (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Marek Janowksi, cond)