Recap 2022

Café George

Handel the way through the day

3:00 pm | May 14th, 2022 | ~ 80 min
Neues Rathaus, Kantine

Be sure to leave room for coffee and cake at lunch! Because at 3.00 p.m. the historic harpist Maximilian Ehrhardt will soar far above things at Café George with his solo programme None but the Brave and together with you: on the sixteenth floor of the New Town Hall. Far more than just a finger exercise, but nevertheless a worthy warm-up before he bridges 200 years from composer king to guitar genius one day later as part of the B'Rock Orchestra under Dorothee Oberlinger in Händel & Hendrix.

Café George is a one-stop shop: piece by piece, Jochen Schäfsmeier guides the listener through the concert while coffee and cake are served. A congenial setting, entirely in the style of Leipzig’s Café Zimmermann. From 1723 until the death of its namesake Gottfried Zimmermann in 1741, performances of the Collegium Musicum, which Georg Philipp Telemann founded at the beginning of the 18th century, were held there. None other than Johann Sebastian Bach led this ensemble between 1729 and 1739 and performed many of his secular cantatas and instrumental pieces in Zimmermann’s Caffe-Hauß. Café George also boasts a number of noteworthy names and is worth a visit for sure. Check it out!

Maximilan Ehrhardt - Harp

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