Leipzig, the city of music in Germany, is coming to New York City! You can experience Leipzig’s rich musical heritage through the 25 Hertz music and light installation at the Oculus plaza in downtown New York City starting October 24 at 7:30 pm to 10 pm; Friday, Saturday and Sunday October 25, 26, and 27 from 3 pm to 10 pm. 25 Hertz is the official start of the campaign “Leipzig :City of Music,” when four musical institutions from the city will present themselves under one umbrella brand.

Leipzig Bach Festival BACH | “We Are Family” | 150 events in 11 days

June 12 – 21

In 2020, the Neue Bachgesellschaft (The New Bach Association), founded in 1900, will be the joint host of a unique Leipzig Bach Festival: in line with the festival theme “BACH – We Are Family,” more than 40 Bach choirs, societies, festivals and associations from six continents will be travelling to Leipzig.

Mahler Festival from Gewandhausorchester | 10 world-class orchestras in 12 days

May 13 – 24, 2021

Audiences will be able to enjoy 14 concerts by other orchestras and their principal conductors, including the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam. The concerts will be complemented by film and recitals, city walking tours themed around Gustav Mahler in Leipzig.

WAGNER 2022 | 13 Wagner operas in three weeks

June 20 - July 14, 2022

The opera house in Richard Wagner’s city of birth will be performing all thirteen of the composer’s works in chronological order. Nowhere in the world has this been done before. Leipzig Opera has a tradition stretching back 325 years, and has long been one of Leipzig’s musical flagships.

MENDELSSOHN IN LEIPZIG | Festival in collaboration with the Leipzig Gewandhaus concert hall and the Mendelssohn House

The memory of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy is kept very much alive in Leipzig. In 2022, Leipzig will celebrate the 175th anniversary of the composer’s death with many a wide range of events. One highlight will be the Mendelssohn Festival.