We are pleased to present to you the 2019 programme for this unique festival during which the flauto dolce (recorder) takes centre stage, and we invite you to enjoy a few unforgettable days in Stockstadt.
This tradition-rich event is once again getting underway and includes courses, concerts and the music trade fair. We would like to extend an invitation to join us on Thursday afternoon and play with Stockstadt’s large recorder orchestra at a pre-festival warm up in the Altrheinhalle concert venue.
As usual, the music festival starts on Friday with the master class – and we are very happy to be joined this year by several professors who shall be instructing ensembles and soloists. This will be followed by the music trade fair, the most prestigious fair in the field of recorders and Early Music.
Taking part in the exhibition are some of the most renowned recorder makers from Europe and overseas, publishers, music store representatives and producers. We can’t wait to see the exhibition hall decked out in vivid colours. New this year: you have the chance to test instruments in a separate room, enjoy a few minutes of silence and focus on the instrument’s tonal qualities. Don’t hesitate to ask us about this facility on the day.
In our series of 7 concerts, you are cordially invited to revel in this multifaceted experience which showcases Early Music and extraordinary recorder sounds. On Friday afternoon the 5 ladies of the ensemble SELDOM SENE invite you to a diversified debut in Stockstadt, while in the evening Dorothee Oberlinger and her ensemble 1700 with masterpieces by Bach, Händel and others will take you on the Grand Tour.
On Saturday we are thrilled to listen sounds that have not yet been heard: In the morning, the young ensemble PRISMA debuts with Hungarian music, in the afternoon Erik Bosgraaf takes you on an eventful dialogue with Francesco Corti and in the evening to hear Early baroque, improvisatory and animating sound effects with Meike Herzig and Artemandoline.
Sunday starts with dance music from Bach to ABBA – we are happy to present the classic band SPARK with their new program. The conclusion of the festival is majestic: The award-winning LA CETRA Baroque Orchestra from Basel invites you to its 4th debut this year, during which a break concert of a London opera performance is reconstructed. Handel and his clan cordially invite you!
Visit our concert ‚Mr Handel’s Dinner in Stockstadt‘ with the original cast of the brand-new album with Maurice Steger (recorder & conductor & La Cetra Baroque Orchestra Basel): https://blockfloetenfesttage.de/2019/portfolio/konzert-7/?lang=en.
I am very pleased to present our best contemporary recorder players and excited to partake in the Stockstadt festival alongside you – an event at which we all come together to celebrate, to exchange experiences and be inspired by the unique ambience, by sounds, beautiful instruments and valuable contacts.