The Bach festival is a very important musical festival in Leipzig that attracts 75 000 visitors every year. Musical pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach and other classical composers are performed in different locations all around the city centre. More than 100 events take place.

This year’s motto is “Hof-Compositeur Bach” (court composer Bach). Therefore, works composed by Johann Sebastian Bach in Weimar and Köthen or for various regents can be heard.

There is also a “Bach Open Air” at the market place in Leipzig, which is free of charge and a good opportunity for those who want to enjoy classical music in a relaxed environment.

The festival takes place from June 14 to June 23 2019.

All information and the whole programme can be found on the Website.

[Photo: Gert Mothes, information taken from: https://www.leipzig.de/freizeit-kultur-und-tourismus/veranstaltungen-und-termine/eventsingle/event/bachfest-2019-hof-compositeur-bach/]

Author

Martha Fromme