Forchheimer jahnhalle full of melting hearts

From the very first minute, the more than 300 visitors to the "tiroler weihnacht" were enthusiastic in the jahnhalle in forchheim enthusiastically. It is not surprising that christoph and tanja hauser, better known as "da zillertaler und die geigerin" (the zillertal singer and the violinist) the festive evening with the "zillertaler wedding march open .

So first of all the mood, clapping and swaying was announced. For example, with the self-penned song "with grandma to paloma". Things were a little quieter at the waltz "grune tannen" to or at the violin-boarischen, where the couple even asked the guests to dance, before the duo of the "golden voice from worthersee" made way.

Melting hearts

Silvio samoni melted the hearts of the listeners when he assured them: "you are my angel on earth", a song he had dedicated to his wife. As a self-confessed fan of italy, the specialist for songs with heart also delighted the audience with a medley of italian songs, starting with fausto leali’s "A chi" about "mama leone until the "prisoners’ choir from giuseppe verdi’s opera "nabucco. When the brothers vincent and fernando, alias ulrich and otto messner from andrian in sudtirol, took the stage, a listener in the front row murmured: "they’ve only been on tv." In forchheim, they set the mood for the christmas season with quiet wisdom. Their song "angels of marienberg" was not to be missed with which you won the grand prix of folk music nine years ago. The duo, which belongs to the elite group of folk music, moved the audience with emotional, slightly melancholic songs with depth.

head of the building department ott retires

What does the building department of an administration have to do with marital disputes?? What building yard employee has a former head of administration simply lost on the ride with the track sled in dense snow drifting. And which mayor once had to be grabbed by the scruff of the neck??

If you want to know the answers to these questions, just ask manfred ott. For answers he has time now. On tuesday, the long-serving head of the building department and deputy head of the administrative community of marktleugast went into retirement.

The fact that the native of hohenberg can immediately recall the funniest events in his 30-year career in the town hall of marktleugast speaks for his nature. Because ott was not only one of the most important employees, but also one with a good sense of humor.

festive wind sound in the monastery church

The festive brass concert of the musikverein hohenroth on the day of the epiphany brought the "boschemer winterwochen" to a close. The klosterkirche at the kreuzberg was full to capacity. So full that chairs had to be brought in and placed in the aisles. But still many visitors had to stand to listen to the concert.

Not only for the visitors, but also for the musicians, the concert has become a beloved tradition, emphasized ursula enders, who led through the program. She gave further information about the pieces and the music band. It was a magnificent sight, the more than 50 musicians of all ages grouped in the sanctuary and on the steps, and the full church. "We don’t have that every day", father georg andlinger was also pleased about the success of the musical performances at the kreuzberg. He assured the visitors that their presence at the concerts around the year would also make the kreuzberg a cultural place in the rhon.

Some pieces from the annual concert

As in every year, the band performed some pieces from the annual concert, which traditionally takes place on the eve of the 1. Advent in hohenroth took place. Conductor michael baumgart added some festive pieces to the program for the kreuzberg and thus put together a broad and varied program. Ursula enders invited the audience to a wonderful musical journey, where they could dive into the world of harmony and music.

Baroque purest water

One can only be amazed again and again at how many visitors gerd schaller gets on their feet with his ebracher musiksommer. His concert "baroque splendor of sound" with musicians from the leipzig gewandhaus was only very sparsely advertised in bad kissingen, and yet the rough hall was as good as full – but just with visitors who had arrived by bus.
Of course, a few people from kissingen were also drawn to the concert, because the program promised the best entertainment without any worries or regrets: baroque of the purest water. The five works by bach, handel and telemann were already extremely popular during the lifetime of their composers and remain so to this day. And then, of course, the musicians of the gewandhaus orchestra also have a very attractive name.
But the longer the concert lasted, the more one wondered why this was so. It should not be said here in glory, but it must also be stated that the leipzig musicians have gladly made a bow around the historical performance discussion. The enormous market value of the thomas cantor – and his contemporaries – has been recognized in leipzig, and the leipzig bach archive is doing fantastic work. But the uncomfortable attitude to a baroque articulation was gladly avoided in saxony. You only have to mention the new bachian collegium musicum or the virtuosi saxoniae from dresden. In the past, the reluctance was explained by the fact that the prerequisites in the GDR had not been met. It was also of no use when the economic planning had written the production of 200 violins at least 300 years old into the five-year plan.
But that was 30 years ago, and there were indeed successful models in the GDR as well: quite spectacular, for example, the handel renaissance in halle with the gmds horst-tanu marggraf from 1950 and later christian kluttig and their handel festival orchestra with exemplary opera productions – by no means burdensome for the GDR authorities, but a welcome source of foreign exchange.
So now, even in the rough hall, one or the other thing became a certain de-railing: for example, bach’s 3. Brandenburg concerto for 3 violins, 3 violas and 3 violoncelli and bb.C., in which really every instrument has its own voice. Unfortunately, there was no recognizable will to individualize these voices, from which tension could have arisen, the music had something strongly etude-like: technically fabulous, but routinely uninspired. Unfortunately, one had to do the same with georg philipp telemann’s concerto for 3 violins, strings and bb.C. Observe. One would have wished for a little more confrontational spirit from the three soloists, if only to really perceive them in the hustle and bustle.
There one could make gerd schaller truly no reproach. As a guest conductor without a lengthy rehearsal period, he had to conduct against 274 years of tradition to bring his pleasantly brisk tempi to the man and a certain basic concentration to the game at the beginning. That forced him again and again to a verhaltnismabig small-part stroke. And he prevailed, even if he would have liked to have had one or two things a little differently, more articulately.
This is not to say that there was not also powerful music, that it is not possible to make an impression with modern instruments. With three horns and three trumpets behind the small but effective group of woodwinds, this is of course almost no art either. Leaving aside the fact that bach’s orchestral suite no. 4 BWV1069, and above all its crudely conceived overture, had to be used for self-discovery in parts, but it was already clear what the visitors to georg friedrich handel’s wassermusik-suite nr. 1 HWV 348 and the royal fireworks music HWV 351 awaited: powerful, sonorous music-making that, thanks to the brisk tempi, never ran the risk of becoming pathetic, with a pleasantly present continuo group providing a stable and anticipatory underpinning. There it was, the "baroque splendor of sound", which the announcement had promised. And another little kick against trade: "la rejouissance" would have been the more gentle conclusion. But this is of course a matter of taste.

Award for concert series

With the "sundowner – cultural picnic" series of events in hochstadt’s wave outdoor pool the city was named one of the ten most innovative music venues in the region in corona times by the VR-bank erlangen hochstadt herzogenaurach. This is what susanne bayer from the city administration communicates.

On six sunday evenings in the summer, the cultural management of the town of hochstadt, under the direction of susanne bayer, offered live music at family-friendly prices in the unmistakably picturesque setting of hochstadt’s open-air wave pool (we reported). From classical music to vocal and wind ensembles to rock and party music, there was something for many tastes. Demand was correspondingly high, and four events were sold out long beforehand. One of the meetings, which had to be cancelled due to rain, was made up for. The organizing team proved that demanding musical performances are possible even under corona conditions.

This resourcefulness and commitment was recognized by the VR-bank erlangen hochstadt herzogenaurach with its music challenge award "we listen to the region, but with corona many things are different!".