A university summer festival in classical robe

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This year, for the first time, the university is organising its summer festival

This year, for the first time, the university is organising its summer festival over two days. Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)

The University of Jena can finally celebrate its Schiller Day in presence again this year. On 24 June, in addition to the festive event, the university summer festival is part of the tried and tested programme. As there is only limited capacity, tickets are usually sold out quickly. This year is no exception - only a few tickets are still available in the university shop.

In order to give more interested people the opportunity to experience a musical event in the enchanting ambience of the Botanical Garden, the University has developed a new concept: a second summer festival day aimed at friends of classical music. On 25 June, "Classical Music in the Botanical Garden" will have its premiere. Advance ticket sales have started.

There will be more than a concert on that Saturday, it will be a summer evening in the illuminated garden with classical music, recitations and dance music. Three programmes will be performed twice each on four stages. Guests can indulge in Vivaldi’s "Four Seasons" and learn about "Goethe, Schiller and women" from actor Bernd Lange. The Trio Incanto (flute, viola, harp) presents works by Bach, Zabel, Debussy, Shankar, Couperin, Oppermann, Frouvelle and Jolivet with a "Triad of Nature". And in the courtyard in front of the greenhouses, waltzes, tangos and rumbas can be danced.

Tickets are available for 18 euros/12 euros (reduced) at the university shop, at the ticket office in the Botanical Garden and at the Tourist Information Jena (advance booking fee applies).

The detailed programme can be found at: www.klassikgarten.uni-jena.de  de.

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