Just seize upon the full life people live!
Each lives it though it’s known to few,
And grasp it where you will, there’s interest for you.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust I, Prologue in the Theatre
Summer in Weimar
Goethe and Schiller, Bach and Liszt, Bauhaus and UNESCO – that is Weimar. A small residence town in the middle of Europe. From this place, ideas and artworks took their path into the world. The fascination of this pretty city captured many great spirits who dreamed of an arcadia for humanity. That is Weimar, and during the summer it has yet another dimension: an open city landscape surrounded by green areas, parks and a river. Moving, pulsing, full of life. In the little alleys, in front of the palace and mansions. Art and music everywhere, history, stage, film and boulevard. Always up close to contemporary life, authentic, intelligent, uncomplicated – a whole summer long.
Summer in Weimar (German program)
Arrangement Sommerliebe Weimar
The annual presentation “Summaery” of the Bauhaus University Weimar. The campus will become a stage. The best works and projects of the academic year will be shown. For four days there will be exhibitions, installations, models, performances and films to see.
11th to 14th July 2013
Concert Nights at the Weimarhallenpark
It's the Wagner Year and Weimar honors the German composer with a special performance: the Staatskapelle Weimar will perform a Wagner Night on the floating stage. The audience will take its seats on the terraces or sit on the grass surrounding the reflecting pool of the Weimarhalle. The night before the famous German Jazz trumpeter Till Brönner will perform on the floating stage.
12& 13th July 2013
Weimar Master Classes
Be where music is made! Over 200 young musicians, renowned soloists, singers, conductors and orchestras from all over the world come to Weimar, rehearse and perform concerts, hold discussions and invite the audience to experience classical music in a new way.
14th to 26th July 2013
Bach Biennale Weimar
Summer Bach Festival on original instruments at authentic Weimar Bach venues. The theme for 2013: Interludio. The young “Weimar Bach” will be celebrated with concerts at Bach's original workshops and guided tours with music.
13th & 14th July 2013
Yiddish Summer Weimar
The international festival of Yiddish culture and music offers four weeks of courses, workshops and jam sessions. The concerts during the Weimar Summer will become the highlights of the workshop weeks.
21st July to 11th August 2013
Genius Loci (International Festival for Site Specific Projection Art)
International artists audio-visually approach the Weimar legend under the title “Genius Loci” and use the facades of historical buildings for their precisely fitted projections of huge pictures.
9th to 11th August 2013
"pèlerinages" Kunstfest Weimar
Nike Wagner’s Kunstfest is dedicated to Franz Liszt , the ancestor of the directress, and invites international artists to perform in Weimar during the three-week festival. The programme includes concerts, exhibitions, dance and film.
In the Wagner Year the festival is dedicated to Richard Wagner: Wagner Idyll
24th August to 14th September 2013
http://www.weimar.de/en/tourismus/culture-leisure/weimar-summer/weimar-summer/20. May 2013