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Angela Merkel will kick off music festival

June 18, 2018 by norman lebrecht

10 comments.


The German Chancellor has agreed to open the 25th Usedom Music Festival at the Peenemünde power station on 22 September, her office confirmed today.

(Her office was unable to confirm if she will still be Chancellor by then.)

It’s a big coup for the Baltic festival.


Comments (10)

  1. Caravaggio says:

    Is Merkel singing “We Are The World”?

  2. Joel stein says:

    It’s better than singing “ get off of my cloud”

  3. Doug says:

    Strap yourself in globalist sheep; Great Leader and Teacher may be out of a job very soon.

    1. Caravaggio says:

      It’s increasingly looking as if “We Are The World” will be her Schlußgesang.

    2. Sue says:

      “With a Little Bit of Luck”!!

      1. Don Ciccio says:

        “With a Little Bit of Luck
        Someone else’ll do the blinkin’ work”

        (this is not to imply that I am rooting for Merkel, whom I admire, to be replaced).

    3. Sebastian Petit says:

      Doug – as dumb as as a shovel

  4. Helene Kamioner says:

    I’m ashamed to say that I did the PR for this Festival even once. All credit is due to Thomas Hummel, the Artistic Director.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/06/arts/music-ineffable-sounds-in-a-haunted-place.html

  5. Leon Lux says:

    Merkel remains for now. Everything else is theater thunder. Interesting festival: https://www.usedomer-musikfestival.de/index.php?id=27&L=1

  6. Barry Guerrero says:

    Peenemunde . . . I wonder if they’ll shoot off a V2 rocket for the finale (especially if they do the 1812 Overture).


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