The Swedish trombone player, singer and composer Nils Landgren has become the new artistic director of the first ARS BALTICA accredited festival ever. The old venue -Schloss Salzau- a state cultural center of the land Schleswig-Holstein (Northern Germany) was closed in ending 2010.
So together with a new director there was found a new location, too. In the future the festival will be held at the area of the Evers-Werft (shipyard) at the Niendorf harbour (Schleswig-Holstein).
Now that the venue is right next to the Baltic Sea, Landgren announced that the artistic focus is concentrating on the roots of JazzBaltica, the Baltic See Room. The motto of the 2012 season, taking place from 29 June 1 to July, will be “new places, familiar faces”. The program for that edition will be available at the end of April 2012.
ARS BALTICA is happy to announce that good news and wishes Nils Landgren and his team all the best for a good festival season in 2012.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)