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Tickets on sale for Linos Festival in Cologne 24-26 June

The Linos Piano Trio looks forward to presenting their very own Linos Festival at Cologne’s Orangerie Theatre over the long weekend of 24-26 June 2022. Get your tickets now!

This year, the Festival theme will be ‘Time’, with each of the three evening concerts presents a different facet of time — on Friday 24th June ‘Time Machine’ explores the relationship between past and future; on Saturday 25th June ‘End of Time’ looks at how music can heal in times of crisis; and on Sunday 26 June ‘Memory’ takes the audience on a journey through nostalgia.

The Linos Piano Trio expands on the ideas behind this theme…

Time is an elementary component of music and the medium through which music is experienced and enlivened. Every day we hear and experience music from bygone eras and always evaluate or interpret it from our zeitgeist. In connection with music, looking at the past, we like to think of time as a linear and consistent progression. But did music really develop in such a straight line? The Linos Piano Trio pursues this question with this year’s festival program.

For ‘Time Machine’, on Friday 24th June at 8pm, the Linos Piano Trio is joined by clarinettist Han Kim and vocal ensemble EXAUDI to present music from the Renaissance to the 20th century, asking how our perception of time has changed over the centuries. From Hildegard von Bingen to Dowland and two different Bachs, the programme also includes two brand new commissions from Damian Scholl and Annelies van Parys.

Han Kim joins the Trio again for the second evening concert, ‘End of Time’, on Saturday 25th June at 8pm, which delves into the idea of time standing still, particularly in relation to the events of the last two years. Opening with a rare performance of Ligeti’s remarkable Poème Symphonique for a choir of mechanical metronomes, the programme features Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin, which brings Baroque dances from the past into his present, and Messiaen’s towering Quartet for the End of Time, which yearns for an escape from the horrors of war. Both Ravel’s and Messiaen’s works are underpinned by the healing power of music in times of crisis, and in this spirit all proceeds from ticket sales to this concert will be dedicated to German-Ukrainian aid organisation Blau-Gelbes Kreuz.

The Festival’s final concert sees Linos take to the stage alongside guests Barbara Streil (violin), Justyna Śliwa (viola), Sao Soulez-Lariviere (viola) and Bartolomeo Dandolo Marchesi (cello) for a feast of chamber music focussed on the theme of ‘Memory’. Aiming to create the impression of a 19th-century salon concert, the performers present works by Brahms, Hahn and Tchaikovsky, reflecting on an atmosphere of togetherness and the idea of a memory within a memory, recalling times before the 19th century through a 19th-century lens.

In collaboration with Han Kim, the Linos Piano Trio will also present two daytime family concerts, offering families with young children the opportunity to experience a real concert in which the children can enjoy the music uninhibitedly. In one concert for children up to 5 years (Saturday 25th) and one for children aged 6 and over (Sunday 26th), Cologne’s youngest music fans can take part in a musical journey through time, all the way from Hildegard von Bingen to Messiaen.

Everything is allowed: dancing, laughing, sleeping, playing! This year the artists of the Linos Festival will take you on a journey through music history. From the 16th century to today!

Tickets for the Linos Festival are now on sale, and can be purchased Get your tickets now!.

Linos Piano Trio | Linos Festival: Cologne | 24-26 June 2022

Time Machine – with EXAUDI and Han Kim | Fri 24 June | 8:00pm
Family Concert 1 (for children up to 5 years) | Sat 25 June | 11:00am
Ende der Zeit (End of Time) | Sat 25 June | 8:00pm
Family Concert 2 (for children 6 years and up) | Sun 26 June | 11:00am
Erinnerung (Memory) | Sun 26 June | 6:00pm

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