Three online concerts on the hundred-year-old Schlag & Söhne pipe organ in the Peace Church in Świdnica, virtual meetings with musicians and a historical walk around the city are waiting for listeners of the 5th Christian Schlag International Organ Festival, which will run from 3 to 17 July 2020.
Christian Schlag International Organ Festival is the largest organ festival in the Świdnik and Wałbrzych regions. The festival's patron is organist Christian Gottlieb Schlag, founder of the former Świdnica record company Schlag & Söhne, which produced pipe organs all over the world (e.g. Europe, Mexico, South Africa). His life's work is a 62-voice symphonic pipe organ built in 1909 in the Świdnica Peace Church, his home parish. In the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century, Świdnica became a leading center for the construction of organs in Silesia thanks to the Schlags, whose family tomb is located at the Church of Peace Cemetery.
During chamber concerts and organ recitals, invited artists will present classical music of different eras, including works by the festival's artistic director, Maciej Bator. The audience will have an opportunity to see the possibilities of the organ and look closely at the work of organists.
The broadcasts will be streamed live, free of charge, on the Festival's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FestiwalSchlaga/
Full programme is available at: https://fundacjadobrejmuzyki.pl/christian-schlag/