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February 4th -10th âș Carnival celebrations â Fasching Zeit
Weiserfastnacht, Rosenmontag, Fastnacht & Aschermittwoch are not Public Holidays all over Germany, but still schools, shops, public services etc. will be closed on Monday and Tuesday! For more info on this Roman Catholic based tradition >> <3
And on Sunday the 8th there is a Carnaval Parade through the city centre at 14:00, so grab your kids, dress up in a cute outfit and join! Details >> <3
February 5th -7th âș Motorradmesse â Motorbike fair at Messe Leipzig
It would be very stereotypical not to mention this fair to women. Not only men like motorcycles! More info >> <3
February 6th âș Concert Peter & the Wolf at Stadtbibliothek
Free concert in cooperation with the Bach Academy, starts at 11:00. More info >> <3
February 6th âș FamilienSpieleFest at Neues Rathaus
To kick off the start of the winter holiday break, the city of Leipzig organises a fun-packed games & play day for the whole family at the Town Hall. More info >> <3
ALL OF FEBRUARY
For those that can read German, a list of the main February events by Stadt Leipzig >> <3
– Ana’s tips:
February 5th âș Jack Nouvelle Live at Poniatowski
“A trip to the coffee houses of the 20s and 30s. The music calls to mind – despite the lyrics in English – the tradition of the French chansons, and invites you to dream… and to melancholy.” More info >> <3
February 6thÂ âș All Night Long with Alex Foley & Dj Buti (from #FUNkyFRIdayz)
“Enjoy African House music and dance all night long to ecstatic beats, mixed by Alex Foley & Dj Buti.” More info >> <3
February 6thÂ âș WEST GROOVE #1
…and DJ ButiÂ <3
February 7thÂ âș Carnival party at new Gohlis cafĂ© HomeLEÂ
“Theme: Carnival of the animals
Und wenn et trĂ¶mmelche jeht (these are the first words of a ‘must know’ Cologne carnival song)…Â seven years in Cologne have left me crazy about its carnival. Sure thing that we’ll be having our very own Cologne style carnival party at homeLE. Including…
… yummy sweet treats
… newspaper – and chair-dance
… a chocolate marshmallow speed eating competition and apple fishing
… happy carnival songs
… a grand polonaise
Entrance fee: 5 Euros/adult, 3 Euros/child. Everyone dressed up in an animal costume pays one euro less!
So work your makeup magic, jump into your leopard suit or create your own cat style! Let’s party!” – Maike Steuer. More info >> <3
February 4th-9th âș Multiple parties at Conne Island
Mario SchrĂ¶der’sÂ Â LobgesangÂ @Â Leipzig Ballet
The anniversary of the Reformation casts its shadow. The invention of printing by Johannes Gutenberg created a fundamental paradigm shift, increasing expansion of knowledge, paving the way for the Reformation movement. On the occasion of the fourth centenary of printing, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy was commissioned by Leipzig City Council to compose “Lobgesang” whichÂ premiered on June 25, 1840 in the St. Thomas Church.
Mendelssohn’s Symphony Cantata is a celebration of light against the darkness: “So let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.”
Mario SchrĂ¶der combines this with a work that marks the low point of the enlightened age in the 20th century. The texts of the poet Paul Eluard, whoÂ wrote about the French resistance at the end of the Second World War and their victory over tyranny. Unwavering faith givesÂ hope of a more humane world with a large symphonic emphasis on the simplicity of the human voice.
With the ballet “hymn” Mario SchrĂ¶der continues the successful collaboration with the Choir of Leipzig Opera Now continue with a central work of the Leipzig choral literature.
Premiere 06 February Opera House
Performances 19 Feb / 27 Feb / 08. Apr. / June 17 (all performances with introduction 45 min. Before the performance and audience discussion afterwards, except Premiere)