9th mensch.musik.festival
on November 18 and 19, 2023

On November 18 and 19, from Saturday noon to Sunday evening, the Münster University of Music presents its ninth mensch.musik.festival at Ludgeriplatz with 11 exciting and varied concerts.

Music for children, old and current sounds, classical music and the legendary pop evening, soloist intimacy and ensemble brilliance - the mensch.musik.festival will be a best of the Münster University of Music. And Best of does not only mean measurable "higher, faster, further" top performance - artistic interpretation is much more than that, it encompasses the expression of the entire personality. In this sense of Best of mensch.musik, 11 equally excellent and entertaining facets of the university's work are presented. More than 100 students and teachers of the University of Music play and perform. Let yourself be surprised by the enormous versatility of the program and discover your personal Best of!

There is a detailed program booklet for the festival, here already a short overview:

On Saturday at 12 noon, the mensch.musik.festival will open with wind chamber music. Teachers from the Academy of Music will present a "Springtime of Nations" with works by Hindemith, Janáček and Poulenc. At 2 p.m., a best of operetta "Die Fledermaus" by Johann Strauss follows, performed by seven students from the voice classes. At 3:30 p.m., Prof. Marcin Dylla and two graduates of his class will present Latin American timbres of the classical guitar. At 5 p.m., works for alto, tenor and bass trombone by Wagenseil, Tomasi and Verhelst will be heard.

On Saturday evening, students from the pop department traditionally take the stage: at 8 p.m., Zourine and band present soul, ballads and rocking sounds. At 9 p.m., the melodic piano and vocals of Juno's Escape blur the lines between jazz, classical and pop. At 10:30 p.m., Maiva and her band mix up the concert hall: Dance Pop with self-confident lyrics and earworm guarantee.

On Sunday at 12 p.m., "My Little Forest" invites children between the ages of one and three (and their adult companions) to an animal-themed hands-on children's concert. At 2 p.m., the Klangzeit__Werkstatt brings its best of current music to the stage. Themed "Day and Dream," the concert will feature works by R. Vasconcelos, M. Feldman, D. Bensmann and T. Hosokawa, among others. At 3:30 p.m., the program goes back in time to the music of J. S. Bach and G. Ph. Telemann. Gudula Rosa and Alexander von Heißen will perform in "Best of: Two Friends" music by the two composers who were friends. At 5 p.m., this year's mensch.musik.festival will conclude with a large string ensemble bringing personal favorite compositions by Nicklas Erpenbach (cello class Prof. Pinto) and Eva Dannowski (violin class Prof. Kameda) to the stage in their own arrangements.

One admission ticket per concert and person is required. Tickets are available free of charge from 10 a.m. for each of the day's concerts at the Musikhochschule. There is free seating, reservations are not possible.
Exception: a toddler-friendly setting will be prepared for the children's concert, with fewer audience members, room to move around and no filming, so registrations are required. Registration only online https://wwuindico.uni-muenster.de/e/Kinderkonzert-2023-11-19 starting 12/11/2013.

Except for the children's concert, all concerts will be filmed and streamed live on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/musikhochschulmünster/videos
Thanks to the generous support of the Sibylle Hahne Foundation, access to the live stream and admission on site are free of charge, donations are kindly requested.