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The Audi Summer Concerts

A festival that brings people together and surprises them with lively concerts and world-class artists – these are the Audi Summer Concerts. In 2019 and 2020, they carry the creative handwriting of Lisa Batiashvili. For the very first time, the exceptional violinist designed as artistic director the musical program of the festival. With “Fantastique!”, she put the French musical culture at the heart of the 2019 festival and took visitors of the Audi summer concerts on a musical journey into fantastic worlds.

Press Releases

  • 07/15/19
    Culture and Trends

    Lisa Batiashvili opens up new perspectives on classical music

    The Audi Summer Concerts 2019 have concluded with the popular Audi Classics Open Air Weekend in the Klenzepark. Under the motto “Fantastique!”, for a period of two weeks the artistic director Lisa Batiashvili brought artists such as Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Nino Machaidze, Gautier Capuçon and Paavo Järvi to the festival concert stages for the first time. Events including Walt Disney’s Fantasia in the hall for employee assemblies at Audi and a concert with talks featuring the musical legend Alfred Brendel in the Audi museum mobile showed new perspectives on classical music in Ingolstadt.
  • 06/30/19
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    Audi Summer Concerts: opening with Disney and Berlioz

    Ingolstadt, 30 June 2019 – The Audi Summer Concerts began at the weekend for the 30th time under the title Ouverture Fantastique. Many families came to Audi’s hall for employee assemblies to see Walt Disney’s film Fantasia with the Philharmonie Salzburg conducted by Elisabeth Fuchs. For the traditional opening concert, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Harding returned to the concert hall in Ingolstadt after eight years. The festival will continue until 14 July 2019.
  • 06/25/19
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    Changes of Artists and Program at the Audi Summer Concerts 2019

    Ingolstadt, 25 June 2019 – For health reasons Mariss Jansons and Ruben Gazarian have been forced to cancel their appearances at the Audi Summer Concerts at short notice. To start off the festival, Daniel Harding is conducting the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra on 30 June. In the Klenzepark Christoph Altstaedt will take over direction of the Ingolstadt Georgian Chamber Orchestra on 13 July for the final weekend. The concert given by Alfred Brendel and the Quatuor Hermès on 10 July will take place in the Audi museum mobile.
  • 03/05/19
    Culture and Trends

    Fantastique! The Audi Summer Concerts 2019

    Today Lisa Batiashvili presented the program of this year’s Audi Summer Concerts in Ingolstadt. Under the motto “Fantastique!”, Batiashvili, the new artistic director of this festival, announced concerts that range from Hector Berlioz to Walt Disney and feature appearances by artists including Alfred Brendel, Gidon Kremer, Mariss Jansons, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Nino Machaidze, Gautier Capuçon, and the German Chamber Philharmonia from Bremen with Paavo Järvi.
  • 01/29/18
    Culture and Trends

    New artistic director for Audi Summer Concerts starting in 2019

    Two outstanding musicians soon will be lending their talents to the Audi Summer Concerts. With Lisa Batiashvili starting as artistic director in 2019, and with performances by violinist Pekka Kuusisto already this year, the Four Rings is significantly enhancing its concert program. The leitmotif of the current season – “places of longing” – is intended to make the festival more personal and accessible. The Audi Summer Concerts 2018 will take place July 13 – 28.

Artistic Director Lisa Batiashvili

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