| 20:00 | Concerts for children and families
Exclusive, stylish and very sociable: parlour concerts at Palais Lichtenau
Doors open: 7:30 pm | Ballroom at Palais Lichtenau / Address: Kurfürstenstraße 40, 14467 Potsdam
The French "salon" was a model of sophisticated sociability, which quickly became the thing everywhere in Europe. The parlours were also musical hotspots and influenced the musical life of their period. The original ballroom at Palais Lichtenau from 1796 awaits you for a stroll through 150 years of musical culture in parlours staged in six evening concerts. After being welcomed by your hosts Tanja and Axel Fischer as well as by Klaus Büstrin, Chairperson of Friends of the Music Festival, you meet stars of the festival. Enjoy magnificent music sample carefully selected wines in a relaxed atmosphere. Each evening allows you to taste another French wine-growing region (this evening: BERGERAC)
Elodie Fonnard, soprano
David Saudubray, piano
Lieder & piano novelettes by Ernest Chausson, Henri Duparc et al.
The lied thrives in the intimate atmosphere of the parlous particularly well - as does the "mélodie française", the French reply to the 19th century German lied.
The series "Parisian Parlours" is staged in cooperation with the Supporters' Club of the Music Festival and the Piano Salon Christophori Berlin. We wish to thank our hosts Tanja and Axel Fischer.