FestspielOrchester Göttingen

an ensemble that forms a perfect whole

When once a year Laurence Cummings summons the players of the FestspielOrchester Göttingen – also affectionately known as FOG – something very remarkable happens. Coming from a host of different countries, these specialists in historical performance practice can hardly wait to make music together again, as is immediately apparent to audiences. Critics praise the ensemble for their great range of tonal colour and light, flexible and sensuous sound. This results from the FOG players harmonising so well – musically and in general. In the evenings at the hotel where they stay, there is often spontaneous music-making and conviviality well into the night.

Festival Events With The FOG

Lotario, Deutsches Theater
Friday, May 19, 6 pm
Sunday, May 21, 5 pm
Monday, May 22, 3 pm
Wednesday, May 24, 7 pm
Friday, May 26, 7 pm
Sunday, May 28, 3 pm

Family performance of Lotario, Stadthalle Göttingen
Saturday, Mai 27, 12 noon

Brockes-Passion, Stadthalle Göttingen
Thursday, May 25, 6 pm

Gala concert with Dominique Labelle, Stadthalle Göttingen
Saturday, May 13, 7.30 pm

In addition, you can enjoy performances given by members of the FOG and friends at these events:

Auftakt, Aula der Universität
Thursday, May 11, 7.30 pm

FOG im Fokus: David Staff, Trumpet, St. Thomas-Kirche, Scharzfeld
Tuesday, May 23, 8 pm

Festive service, St. Johannis-Kirche
Sunday, May 28, 10 am

FestspielOrchester Göttingen 2017

Elizabeth Blumenstock (Leader)
Lisa Weiss (Principal)
Catherine Aglibut
Barbara Altobello
Alfia Bakieva
Esther Crazzolara
Sara DeCorso
Anna Lester
Ana Liz Ojeda Hernandez
Christoph Timpe
Henning Vater
Wolfgang von Kessinger

Klaus Bundies (Principal)
Gregor DuBuclet
Dáša Valentova
Aimée Versloot

Phoebe Carrai (Principal)
Leonhard Bartussek
Markus Möllenbeck
Jarek Thiel

Double bass
Paolo Zuccheri (Principal)
Mauro Zavagno

Susanne Regel
Kristin Linde

Transverse flute
Kate Clark
Brian Berryman

Rhoda Patrick
Stephan von Hoff

David Staff
Russell Gilmour

Pierre-Antoine Tremblay
Gijs Laceulle

Hanneke van Proosdij

David Tayler

Martina Fiedler