Peace concerts have been held on northern Germany's Baltic Coast at the Usedom Music Festival for 20 years now. To mark this anniversary, organizers have invited New York Philharmonic Orchestra to perform there.
Welcome to Germany! The musicians of the NY Phil on their first international visit since before the pandemic: trumpet player Ethan Bensdorf, trombonist David Finlayson, bass player Rion Wentworth, and Principal Flute Robert Langevin (LTR).
Anne-Sophie Mutter is interviewed by the German TV channel ZDF 3sat: “Music connects all ends with each other. Even if it sounds strange, you will see the emotionality of the music will reach you".
After the rehearsal, television journalists scramble for a statement from Jaap van Zweden: “I’m happy to see this place with heavy history has been transformed into a place that we can make music. And music heals a lot of wounds”.
Usedom Music Festival Director Thomas Hummel surrounded by Manuela Schwesig, Prime Minister of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Birgit Hesse, President of the state parliament of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.