Orchestral music


G.P. Telemann's ornate double concertos meet orally transmitted Romanian dance music - arranged especially for this programme - both virtuosically rousing, creative and touching.
Pan flute: Hannah Schlubeck
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Next Stop Hanover
a baroque intermezzo by George Frideric Handel in Hanover in 1710, music full of youthful impetuosity and the joy of experimentation, just like the compositions of his virtuoso Hanoverian musician colleagues.
With music by George Frideric Handel, Francesco Venturini, Giuseppe Torelli and Jean-Baptiste Farinel.


Storie di Napoli
a sonic collage that tells Naples' best stories and pages from the baroque heyday of what was then Europe's third-largest metropolis. Also available on CD from audite.
Barbara Heindlmeier, flutes & artistic director
Maria Ladurner, soprano


J.S.Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos

Bach reconstructed
builds Bach's music completely new! Following the example of the magnificent "Brandenburg Concertos", la festa musicale has embarked on an adventure: new concertos have been constructed from Bach's sonata movements, harpsichord compositions and vocal works, emulating the joy of play and discovery of Bach's concertos.

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Pygmalion 4.0
A musical search for artificial intelligence, ideal and madness with music by Georg Anton Benda, Ludwig van Beethoven and others with Anna-Sophie Brüning (artistic director), Sara Ezzell (dance), Christoph Tomanek (acting)

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»Venturini: Concerti«
concerti and suites by Francesco Venturini, orchestral leader at the Hanoveran Court

»Bach and the three mysterious V«
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto 5 and Orchestral Suite 2
and compositions by Valentini, Venturini and Valoix

»Italia: la festa musicale«
Concerti and Concerti grossi by Vivaldi, Locatelli, Geminiani and Valentini
An evening with la festa musicale under the motto: soli per tutti!

»Bach|brand new!«
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concertos No. 1 and 3
Johann Sebastian Bach / la festa musicale (Arr.): New Brandenburg Concerto
Benjamin Scheuer: Fünf Einzelgänger (»Five Loners« - commissioned work)