22.08.2014 The Organ+ festival will be held between 10 and 18 October
In 2014, the Organ+ festival will be held between 10 and 18 October. Commencing its opening ceremony, on 10 October at the Tramway Depot #1, will be a concert by the famous Lithuanian band Subtilu-Z. The same day will also see the presentation of a tram car that may well become one of Kaliningrad’s cultural trademarks. The side of the tram will be inscribed with the names of projects which have become the cultural signatures of Kaliningrad: namely, the Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition and the Organ+ festival. The idea behind such an unusual concert is to try to attract public attention to cultural events and bring the city dwellers together with a view to improve the communal environment.
Another participant in the festival is the Monteverdi Choir from Hamburg, which is to present a programme titled Five Centuries of Choir Music and W. A. Mozart’s Requiem. Participants in the concerts include opera stars Ute Selbig, Annekathrin Laabs, Martin Petzold, Henryk Boehm, and 6th Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition winner Moritz Schott. The Monteverdi Choir is an outstanding collective recognized as one of the best professional choirs in the world.
On October 10, Depot N1 will host a concert by a unique ensemble from Vilnius, Subtilu-Z. Its musicians are also very fond of trams. On that day, there will not only be music in an unusual setting and with unusual acoustics. On the same day we will also introduce to the public the first tram which anyone can take part in painting, if they’re not impartial to the future of the city, its environment and its atmosphere. We’re calling it the “Evening Tram”. And, in Michel Chapuis’ honour, the tram will also be decorated with the words “Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition” and “Organ+ Festival”.