“Last Rose of Summer” at the Embassy of Ireland

Cooperative event of the Mendelssohn Society with the Irish Embassy, supported by Guy Oppenheim

August 08th, 2019
Simona Losito, News from Berlin
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For five years the Embassy of Ireland in collaboration with the Mendelson Society has organized the music festival “Last Rose of Summer”. The festival will take place between 26th and 30th August, during which there will be lunch concerts in the Mendelssohn-Remise in Berlin.

The director of the festival is Vladimir Stoupel, a famous Russian pianist, who lived in France before moving to Berlin. Previously he also travelled in the northeast of China. Stoupel evokes a cosmopolitan spirit that is found in the mood of the festival where young musicians from Ireland, Iceland and Berlin perform. Stoupel and his wife Judith Ingolfsson together form the Duo Ingolfsson-Stoupel and they’re going to perform during the festival. Their goal is to explore the countless connections between composers, history and the power of musical communication.

Felix Mendelssohn is a composer and supporter of the project. The bus depot where the festival is held was previously owned by the Mendelssohn banker family and now by the Embassy of Ireland. Mendelssohn has turn into music “Last Rose of Summer”, the poetry of the Irish Thomas Moore from which the festival takes its name. 


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