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Rheingau Music Festival 2011

Facts and figures

The 24th Rheingau Music Festival is being held from 25 June to 27 August 2011. The keynote themes this year are: Liszt: 200th anniversary of his birth, Mahler: 100th anniversary of his death, Homesickness, Four on a stringand Vocal ma- ximal, a composers portrait of Hans Zender.

153 concerts will be held at 43 venues in the Rheingau and neighbouring regions. The principal venues are Eberbach Monastery, Johannisberg Palace and the Wies- baden Assembly Rooms. Numerous castles, churches and wineries are included as venues with a specifically regional character, like the lake stage in Vollrads Palace grounds, and Steinberg Castle downhill from Eberbach Monastery, or the excursion ship MS RheinEnergie. We shall be returning to the Phoenix Hall in Mainz and to St. Christophers Church in Wiesbaden-Schierstein. And we shall be premiering some new venues in the shape of St. Stephens Church in Mainz and the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Hallgarten.

124,000 tickets are available for the 153 concerts. Financing of the Rheingau Mu- sic Festival is assured by long-term sponsorship agreements, concert and product sponsoring, the contributions and donations from our patrons, plus a subsidy of 25,000 from the state government.

LOTTO Hesse and the German Post Office are involved this year as principal sponsors of the Rheingau Music Festival, which is also supported by its co- sponsors: the Prince von Metternich Sekt Winery, the Hessian-Thuringian State Bank with the Hessian-Thuringian Savings Bank Cultural Foundation, and Adam Opel AG. Lufthansa is the RMFs official airline, while its media partners are the Hessian Broadcasting Corporation, with hr2-kultur, plus Deutschlandradio, with its Deutschlandfunk and Deutschlandradio Kultur stations. The Rheingau Music Festi- vals Premium Project Partners are Accenture GMBH and UBS Deutschland AG.

There will be guest appearances this summer by top-ranking soloists and en- sembles like Anne-Sophie Mutter with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Quasthoff, Yo-Yo Ma, Mitsuko Uchida, Rudolf Buchbinder, Waltraud Meier, Martin Grubinger, Elīna Garanča, Sabine Meyer, Heinrich Schiff, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Arabella Steinbacher, Daniel Müller-Schott, Xavier de Maistre, An- dreas Scholl, Omara Portuondo, Eva Mattes, Dianne Reeves, Nils Landgren, Fauré Quartet, The Kings Singers, the Munich Philharmonic with Olli Mustonen and Her- bert Blomstedt, the Windsbacher BoysChoir, the WDR Symphony Orchestra Co- logne and Eliahu Inbal, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra Moscow and Vladimir Fedoseyev, the Bamberger Symphoniker and Jonathan Nott, plus the hr Symphony Orchestea and Paavo Järvi.

Ticket orders and programme information: Rheingau Musik Festival Servicegesellschaft mbH & Co. KG; P.O. Box 3033; D-65020 Wiesbaden www.rheingau-musik-festival.de Ticket and Info Tel.: +49(0)611 / 79 49 680

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