Orangerie Herrenhausen © Bernd Schwabe, Hannover Cooperations

Hannover - UNESCO City of Music
Kammermusik Hannover

Hannover - UNESCO City of Music

“I was pleased to support the application of the city of Hannover as UNESCO City of Music as its Ambassador.

Hannover has an extremely vibrant musical life. The world’s leading orchestras appear in the Kuppelsaal, which was built in the 1920s and is Germany’s largest concert hall. The city’s large arenas attract top rock and pop musicians. An excellent opera house, the NDR Radiophilharmonie, the KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen (Herrenhausen Arts Festival), two international youth choirs, an extraordinarily diverse amateur choir scene, the violin competition with the highest prize money in the world and much more make Hannover an outstanding musical centre.

For us, as a concert agency with activities throughout the world, Hannover is an ideal and extremely inspiring location.”

(Cornelia Schmid)

Kammermusik Hannover

Orangerie Hannover © Bernd Schwabe, Hannover

The Kammermusik-Gemeinde Hannover (Hannover Chamber Music Society) will be able to present concerts in the coming years after all: the city has agreed to collaborate with the Society. This will solve the financial and space problems that nearly led to the end of the concert series. Beginning with the 2017/2018 season, all the Society’s concerts will take place in the Herrenhausen Orangerie. . . .

“Chamber music has gained promising new perspectives in Hannover,” says Mayor Stefan Schostok. . . .

“The Society has succeeded in repositioning itself in terms of content and organization,” says Head of Cultural Affairs Harald Härke. . . .

“We are grateful for the support of the city of Hannover, which has accompanied us on our path to reorganization,” says Society President Cornelia Schmid, who led the discussions with the city. . . .

from: Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, 18/19 February 2017, Stefan Arndt