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Classical Beat Festival

The 7th CLASSICAL BEAT Festival is heading to the origins of Nordic sounds with stars from Finland and Sweden as well as an extraordinary programme combining classical and electronic music.

CLASSICAL BEAT puts well-known works of classical music into a new context - with improvisation, spontaneity and crossing borders to other musical styles. Classical music is freed from rigid conventions and the traditional form of the concert is broken up. Not least by linking music with space, light and other forms of art, such as video, performance or dance.

60 young exceptional talents (maximum age 29) will get a chance to work with international stars in the CLASSICAL BEAT Festival Orchestra. At the X-ARTS in the 360° Infinity Dome, artists from all over the world will present exciting music and videos - the combination of technology and art - classical art immersively, visually or by incorporating electronics.

The festival will be opened on 18 July with the program VENEZIANA  by the Finnish pianist Iiro Rantalas, which already celebrated its premiere in the Berlin Philharmonie in January 2023. It is dedicated to a city whose cultural heritage and musical tradition cannot be questioned - the music and longing city of Venice. CLASSICAL BEAT takes place until 30 July in Travemünde, Schleswig-Holstein. Find the whole festival program (in German) here.