What if the Hippies were right? The world needs love, peace and the courage for creative dreaming more than ever – and music that ignites the divine spark that is joy. This midsummer night early music stars conjure up the spirit of Woodstock and go on the rampage on a lawn in Sanssouci releasing their longing for freedom and their zest for boundary experiences. So, if you’re going to Sanssouci, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair!
Our tip: bring your own duvet. Our catering is looking forward to serving you summery delicacies. Don’t forget to check out the photo bus for a hippie-style retro selfie!
BAUER, VOGT & DAME
Peter A. Bauer, percussion | Johannes Vogt, guitar | Karola Elßner, saxophone
THE BIRKIN TREE
Laura Torterolo, singing and guitar | Fabio Rinaudo, uilleann pipes, beak flute | Michel Balatti , irish transverse flute | Luca Rapazzini, violin | Claudio De Angeli , guitar, mandolin, banjo
Luciana Mancini, singing | Anna Besson, baroque flute | Aira Maria Lehtipuu, baroque violin | Krishna Nagaraja, baroque viola, hardanger fiddle & artistic direction | Louna Hosia, baroque cello | Solmund Nystabakk, theorbo
MARCO BEASLEY AND FRIENDS
Marco Beasley, singing | Fabio Accurso, lute | Stefano Rocco, archlute, baroque guitar | Vito De Lorenzi, frame drum
Antra Dreģe, lead | Ieva Saliete, clavicymbalum | Jānis Bērziņš, e-guitar | Jēkabs Nīmanis, bass clarinette
THE SOUL UNIT
Claudia D'Ulisse, Vocals | Luca Pianca, e-guitar & vocals | Roberto Pianca, bass & vocals | Luca Marini, drums & percussion
16:00 h BAUER, VOGT & DAME
The trio is inspired by the sixties when it cruises adventurously between jazz and world music.
18:00 h THE BIRKIN TREE
Bagpipes and Celtic flutes make the ensemble take their audience all the way to the green island’s relaxing vastness.
19:00 h BRÚ
Folk baroque band Brù and its front woman Luciana Manicini radiate Scandinavian midsummer flair.
20:15 h MARCO BEASLEY AND FRIENDS
An unmistakeably light timbre and the melodiousness of an Italian bard: in Marco Beasley’s rendition lute songs sound as wistful as canzones.
21:30 h VOKALENSEMBLE PUTNI
The women from Riga mix madrigals and medieval sounds with modern Latvian love songs.
22:45 h THE SOUL UNIT
Master lutenist Luca Pianca takes on an e-guitar and revives the music from the sixties with his band.