The organizers of the Krzyżowa-Music Festival: the Freya von Moltke Foundation for the New Kreisau, Kreisau Initiative e.V. and the Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe invite you to participate in a charity concert, which will take place on 12 September 2021 at 6.00 p.m. in the church of st. Elizabeth in Berlin (Villa Elisabeth & St. Elisabeth Kirche).
The income from the concert will be used to support Krzyżowa's projects aimed at strengthening the mental health of young people, especially the disabled. This type of initiative is the project "Youth Work Together. For Mental Health”. It is implemented by Kreisau Initiative e.V. in collaboration with international partner organizations to develop new methods of working with young people.
Summer Evening Concerts in Krzyżowa and Lower Silesia*
7.30 pm Symposium I.
6:00 pm Inaugural concert. Thanks to the kind support of the General Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Wrocław and the Polish-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK)
6:00 pm Evening concert: Portraits of Olli Mustonen in Krzyżowa
9:00 pm Night concert: Portraits of Olli Mustonen in Krzyżowa
In the past, first year of the coronavirus pandemic, we were extremely lucky. We were able to organize our concerts and celebrate them with the guests almost as if the surrounding danger did not exist, and this was possible thanks to easy access to coronavirus detection tests, which could be performed throughout Europe. This extremely generous strategy, supplemented with sophisticated logistics, was a gift from our sponsor Centogene. This ensured the continuity of the Krzyżowa-Music festival and the health of all people involved, and thus saved our budget, which consists mostly of donations, and only thanks to generous donors we can continue our music and program work.
Although, unfortunately, our hopes for this year's edition of the festival without pandemics and restrictions will not come true, the loyalty of our sponsors allows us to start our seventh season with full self-confidence and great plans. We want not only to deal with 50 masterpieces of chamber literature and rejoice that 30 years of good neighborhood in Central Europe could have resulted in something as beautiful as Krzyżowa-Music, but also to deal with the impact of the current crisis on the music scene and to consider what previous states of emergency have taught us in order to survive economically as creators of art. In 2021, the rules for the second year of the pandemic differ from the first. Of course, we will obey them, but we will not shy away from anything that can arise from free music making and a friendly community.
Viviane Hagner, Matthias von Hülsen
A press conference announcing the seventh edition of the International Chamber Music Festival Krzyżowa-Music took place on 8 July in The Free State of Saxony's liaison office in Wrocław.
The meeting with media was attended by:
Mathias Weilandt - State Secretary at the Saxon State Ministry for Justice, Democracy, Europe and Equal Treatment
Dr. Matthias von Hülsen - General Director of Krzyżowa-Music,
Prof. Viviane Hagner - artistic director of Krzyżowa-Music,
Aleksandra Królak-Wąsowicz - Director for Organisation and Development at the Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe
Thomas Guddat - Director of the Saxon Office in Wrocław.