Max-Reger-Year 2023

Max Reger

Throughout his life, Max Reger (1873-1916) was a controversial artist. Critics ranged from the highly praised "genius" to the composer with "repulsive" music. Max Reger polarized the masses with his works, which are characterized by great disruption and the highest expressivity. Nevertheless, the exceptional artist is considered by many to be a musical pioneer of modernity.

Max Reger's celebratory year 2023

The year 2023 in Weiden is all about the great son of the city - Max Reger. Between March 19, 2023 and March 19, 2024, a year-round Reger Festival will take place with concerts, lectures, excursions, exhibitions and much more. From organ to orchestra concerts, everything is included. Chamber music fans get their money's worth as well as lovers of piano or song recitals. World-class artists, young up-and-coming performers and musicians from Weiden and the region will illuminate Reger's work in all its facets. The opening will be performed by Chorwerk Ruhr, an ensemble from the top ranks of concert choirs. Guests will also include clarinetists Sharon Kam and Thorsten Johanns, the ATOS Trio and the Vogler Quartet, pianist Markus Becker, the Salzburg ensemble BachWerkVokal and the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock. In addition to a Reger Night, crossover and improvisation concerts as well as installations in the Max Reger Museum are special highlights of the festival. A diverse and exciting program not to be missed!

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