This year's festival summer brings music back to its audience in full radiance and in the usual atmospheric manner. Violinist Julia Fischer and pianist Jan Lisiecki will be featured as focus artists in several Rheingau Music Festival concerts at once. Whether in large orchestra concerts, with enchantingly beautiful chamber music or even for the first time ever as a duo together on stage - Julia Fischer and Jan Lisiecki will bring their deep musical devotion and virtuoso joy of playing to the Rheingau.
The Rheingau Music Festival also offers jazz a stage in numerous concerts. This summer, jazz artist Wolfgang Haffner will be the focus of the festival. Together with the hr-Bigband and Simon Oslender, the Wolfgang Haffner All Star Band and pianist Michael Wollny, the drummer will pay three visits to the Rheingau in the festival summer of 2022. In addition, this year the music world commemorates the 175th anniversary of the death of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.
The "Summer of Music" in the Rheingau will therefore feature the powerful-sounding oratorios "Paulus" and "Elijah," multifaceted chamber music, impressive symphonies, unique organ music and the famous Violin Concerto in E minor. In addition, five of the most traditional German boys' choirs will be guests at the Rheingau Music Festival this summer. In exciting concert projects, the Thomanerchor, the Windsbacher Knabenchor, the Regensburger Domspatzen, the Tölzer Knabenchor and the Dresdner Kreuzchor will provide fascinating insights into their unique sound culture.
133 concerts at 25 venues
133 concerts will be held at 25 venues in the Rheingau and neighboring regions. 131,171 tickets are available for the concerts. The main venues are the Fürst von Metternich Concert Cube at Johannisberg Castle, Eberbach Monastery, Vollrads Castle and the Wiesbaden Kurhaus. In addition, there are numerous churches and wineries in the Rheingau and Wiesbaden. This year, the Schlachthof Wiesbaden is once again part of the party. The Schafhof stud farm in Kronberg has been acquired as a new venue.