2 September 2014, Altenkirchen/Rügen
25 October 2014, Bergen/Rügen
4 November 2014, Berlin
7 November 2014, Schwerin
11 November 2014, Würzburg
This year in connection with the 120 birthday of Wolfgang Jacobi there will be a number of performances of his works and events celebrating the life and work of the composer who was born on 25 October 1894 in Bergen on Rügen (photo: the house in which Jacobi was born).
An important concert portrait of Jacobi will take place on 2 September at 8 pm in Altenkirchen on Rügen. As part of the series of events taking place under the title: »700 Years of Music and Poetry from Rügen and Pommerania« Frank Lunte (saxophone), Elvira Hasanagić (soprano) and Tatjana Blome (piano) will give a recital dedicated to works by Jacobi for various instruments. Among these compositions is the »Studien nach Lully« for alto saxophone and piano, a work which was only recently discovered in a New York archive.
The concert will be presented by Ekkehard Ochs. It will take place in the parish church of Altenkirchen with the support of the Kulturstiftung Rügen.
For further information see: www.kirche-altenkirchen-ruegen.de
On Jacobi’s birthday on 25 October the town of Bergen on Rügen will commemorate its distinguished son with a special event: In Bergen’s Museum im Klosterhof the music critic and Jacobi expert Ekkehard Ochs will give an illustrated lecture on Wolfgang Jacobi. A small exhibition will subsequently be opened presenting the life and work of the composer.
The talk begins at 4 pm. The exhibition will continue until the end of the year.
In Berlin at the beginning of November, Wolfgang Jacobi will also feature in the celebrations of the bicentenary of the birth of Adolphe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone at the »Kapellen-
gespräch« with Frank Lunte in the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtnis-Kirche on the topic »Banned Composers – Unwanted Music. The Classical Saxophone at its Zenith in Berlin of the 1930s«. The podium discussion takes place on 4 November, at 8 pm, with Rev. Martin Germer in the chair. Among the works to be given during the musical part of the evening is Jacobi’s Saxophone Sonata, performed by the Duo Blome/Lunte.
For further information see: www.sax200.de
As part of its concert programme »KON-Takte« there will be a concert at the Conservatoire of Schwerin on 7 November. The concert has been announced under the heading »Forbidden Duos«. Adrian Tully (saxophone) and Eri Mantani (piano) have drawn up a programme with works by composers who were persecuted during the Nazi period and whose compositions were forbidden – among these Wolfgang Jacobi.
The concert starts at 7 pm in the Konservatorium Schwerin.
For further information see: Flyer KON-Takte 2014.pdf
On 11 November at the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg there will be performances of works by Wolfgang Jacobi and Erwin Schulhoff. At the concert commemorating the pogrom of 9 November 1938, »Konzert zum 9. November«, students will perform Jacobi’s Song Cycle »Die Toten von Spoon River«, the Saxophone Sonata and the Scherzo from »Divertissement pour accordéon«. The recital will be introduced by Professor Christoph Henzel.
The concert starts at 6 pm in the Kammermusiksaal of the building opposite Residenz Würzburg.