The 71st edition of the Festival European Weeks Passau comes with 40 events, concert venues are also Engelhartszell and Zell an der Pram. The festival season lasts from June 29th to July 29th. One of the highlights of the program is the performance by star violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter in Bad Füssing, which takes place in advance on May 20th.
The festival wants to combine internationality and regionality in the border area. The photo exhibition “Walls of Power”, which was conceived by the Hungarian curator István Virágvölgyi and can be seen digitally on the website of the European Weeks from June 29, is intended to show how borders are still present in Europe today.
The festival devotes a focal point to the Ukraine. The Ukrainian writer Andrei Kurkow will be reading from his works in Passau on July 2nd. A variety of genres is part of the European Weeks: singer Max Mutzke makes a guest appearance with the SWR Big Band, violinist Julia Fischer performs with the Potsdam Chamber Academy, there is a picnic jazz concert, church music and literature, including with the successful Viennese author Robert Menasse and the actor Gerd Anthoff, who reads from Mozart’s letters.
The Kammerakademie Potsdam can be heard in the Innviertel, which will be served by Julia Fischer on July 2nd at 7 p.m. in the Engelhartszell Collegiate Church. At 5.30 p.m. the subject will be introduced in the auditorium of the Engelhartszell kindergarten.
Schubert’s last piano sonatas with Alexander Lonquich will be served on July 22 at 8 p.m. at Schloss Zell an der Pram. There will be an accompanying concert introduction from 7 p.m.