In a Baroque style monastery church Basilica St. Mauritius of a small Bavarian city Niederalteich, Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica is giving a concert as a part of 62nd European Passau Festival.
The European weeks in Passau were the first festival in post-war Germany to present the idea of a festival in a region – a festival that takes place not only in a single hall, but instead integrates event venues within an entire region.
Initially formulated as an objective “to show the cultural heritage of Western Europe and to emphasize the need for political merger to preserve and pass on the values of this cultural heritage.” After a short time the Festival became more and more focused on the thought of limitless European culture in all its beauty and its many faces of the citizens of Passau, the wide surrounding area and also many foreign guests gathering to overcome political barriers and cultural encounters between people from the East and the West.
Today the European Passau Festival holds more than 60 events in 20 venues in Eastern Bavaria, Upper Austria and Bohemia.
More details about Kremerata Baltica performance here.