Brass players of the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra
Anyone approaching the city of Neumünster from the east will notice a beautiful art nouveau villa. It is the Villa Wachholtz, built in 1903 and now a listed national monument. The full splendor of the old estate, however, truly unfolds in its garden. The property’s terrace, which rises slightly above the lush greenery, serves as an outdoor stage for a matinee concert with wind players from the festival orchestra as part of the SHMF. The audience takes its place in the beautiful Harry Maasz Garden, and then the young musicians begin to play. The programs selected for the open-air concert are just as atmospheric as the scenery of fine art nouveau architecture combined with masterful horticulture. Last year, the repertoire ranged from early Baroque double choir to evergreens like Anton Bruckner’s “Ave Maria” and Argentine dance music by Astor Piazzolla. If you love brass music, you’re guaranteed to get your money’s worth!