Dresden / Elbland:
15 May to 22 May 2022
50. INTERNATIONAL DIXIELAND FESTIVAL
Jazz music in various places for everyone: street parades, musical boat trips, concerts and other first-class music events
10 May to 12 June 2022 | Dresden
Dresden Music Festival
The Dresden Music Festival, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017, is one of the largest and highest regarded classical music festivals in Europe, each year presenting a first-class and incredibly diverse programme which features epic orchestra performances, a range of chamber music, celebrated soloists and open-air events.
The renowned cellist Jan Vogler is the festival’s artistic director.
23 April to 9 October 2022 | Torgau
Landesgartenschau (State Garden Festival) in Torgau
Experience Saxony in Torgau on the Elbe river, one of Germany’s most beautiful Renaissance cities with close links to Martin Luther and the Reformation.
08. August to 2. August 2022 | Moritzburg
Moritzburg Festival 2022
International chamber music; Various venues
17 to 20 March 2022 | Leipzig
Leipzig Book Fair and Literature Festival "Leipzig Reads"
The Leipzig book fair is a real magnet for visitors. This produces a unique connection between the fair and the literature festival – an experience for young and old
03 June to 06 June 2022 | Leipzig
Wave Gothic Convention
The Wave Gothic Convention (WGT) is the world’s largest meeting of the so called "gothic scene" with concerts in a variety of music styles and a broad cultural programme.
10 June – 19. June 2022 | Leipzig
In 2022, the Neue Bachgesellschaft (The New Bach Association), founded in 1900, will be the join host of a unique Leipzig Bach Festival: in line with the festival theme »BACH – We Are Family«, more than 50 Bach choirs, societies, festivals and associations from 6 continents will be travelling to Leipzig to celebrate the composer in his principal place of work. In doing so, they will be continuing a tradition of the extensive Bach family of musicians, who in the 17th and 18th centuries met once a year to play music together.
20. June – 14. July 2022 | Leipzig
Wagner 22 at Leipzig Opera
Richard Wagner was born in Leipzig in 1813. With the festive premiere of Twilight of the Gods in 2016, the Leipzig Opera had a complete Ring in its repertoire for the first time in over forty years. Since then Leipzig Opera premiered at least one Wagner opera each season. They now have all of this native son of Leipzig’s works in the house’s repertoire. It is the only house in the world that can make this comprehensive claim.
May 2023 | Leipzig
Mahler Festival Leipzig
In order to ensure sufficient planning reliability for the international audiences, guest orchestras, conductors, choruses and soloists, and for the Gewandhaus itself as host, it was necessary to postpone the Festival until 2023.
All year 2025 | Chemnitz
C the unseen – Chemnitz European Capital of Culture 2025
Chemnitz will be the European Capital of Culture 2025. With the motto “C the unseen”, Chemnitz2025 will focus on the unseen: on the unseen of the “silent middle of the society”. On the unseen city, the unseen European neighbours, the unseen places and biographies, the unseen talents in each individual.
Event highlights 2021