festivalensemble.org stands for Festivalensemble Stuttgart – an annual project organised by the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart and sponsored exclusively by E.ON AG. The ensemble was founded in 2001 by Helmuth Rilling and has rapidly developed into one of Europe´s leading ensembles of its kind. A two week rehearsal period by Lake Constance in southern Germany is followed by two weeks of performing at the Musikfest Stuttgart and at other prestigious music festivals within Germany and Europe.
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Junges Stuttgarter Bach Ensemble – Two weeks working,
practising and performing with Bach expert Helmuth Rilling!
The connection between thinking about music and practical performance is a central interest for Helmuth Rilling and the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart which he founded. With its combination of scholarly work and practical music-making, the Stuttgart Bach Week is a unique week of study, bringing together vocal and instrumental tutors, scholars, artists, students and an interested audience. From 2011, for the Bach Week each year, a spezial international orchestra and choir will be drawn together. The Young Stuttgart Bach Ensemble initiative is made possible by the generous support of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung. These ensembles will continue the artistic-educational work which Helmuth Rilling has undertaken with the Festival Ensemble Stuttgart, and at the same time, there will be a special emphasis on the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. The 2011 programme includes the St John Passion.