When the town hall in neustadt becomes a coffee house

When the town hall in neustadt becomes a coffee house

Music does not always have to be beastly serious. It can also be charmingly entertaining, just as it sounded relaxing in the coffee houses of europe.

This coffee house atmosphere was conjured up at the youngest town hall concert in neustadt, which was performed by three top-class artists who are usually more at home in the classical repertoire. Florian sonnleitner is concertmaster of the bavarian radio symphony orchestra,

heinrich klug was a solo cellist with the munich philharmonic orchestra for a long time and maria reiter is a well-known accordionist who has won several awards. A trio whose instrumentation is unusual, but whose sound harmonizes excellently and is ideally suited for this kind of music.

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Weather crash overturns bruckenfest planning

weather crash overturns bruckenfest planning

Thomas kestler has been organizing the bruckenfest since 2004. He never had to cancel. But on wednesday he decided to cancel the three-day festival that was supposed to start on friday. The weather forecast for the weekend was more unsatisfactory. "When the temperature drops from 30 to 15 degrees, people stay under their blankets in the living room", says the organizer. The risk of losing up to 2,000 euros is too high for him. "Naturally, something like this goes back and forth in your stomach until the decision is made", says the restaurateur. He had decided alone, because he was also the only one to bear the costs.

Therefore thomas kestler made many phone calls on wednesday morning to cancel the music groups and to cancel the technical equipment and the food.
He also told the head of the public order office, klaus backer, on wednesday morning that the bruckenfest would not take place this year.
"The city of forchheim has been very accommodating", says thomas kestler. And klaus backer emphasized that the cancellation was without problems from the point of view of the public order office. There are no costs, because the city is still responsible for the planned roadblocks, etc. No work has been done.

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Musicians open the fifth season

Musicians open the fifth season

When the city band invites people to a beer festival serenade, it’s no longer a secret: hours before the actual performance, there was not a single seat left in the venues around kulmbach’s market square. Many fans of classical and modern brass music have brought their chairs with them. And of course there was also beer bar. But not enough. Because the weather was tempting. And the square concert has become an absolute must for all kulmbachers. You simply have to be there. Every year, the serenade whets the appetite for the most beautiful season in the secret capital of beer.

The town’s senior citizens’ homes were also represented at the great summer concert in the open air. The town band had music for every taste at its traditional concert on the market square again this year. The palette ranged from evergreens and enchanting melodies such as "frau luna", "frau luna" and "frau luna" to defiant sounds like the "national emblem with excerpts from the american anthem. Of course the musicians from kulmbach were not stingy with polka and marching music.

And as a special tribute to all the firefighters who were fighting the huge forest fire in stadtsteinach-romersreuth at the same time, conductor thomas besand played the firefighters march. He started with real martinshornklangen. Of course, magnificent marches, defiant polkas could not be missing. Because classical brass music is in high season in kulmbach next week. She is at least as much a part of the beer festival as the freshly tapped beer itself. And in between legendary gershwin-superhits provided for best entertainment.

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