Blick durch Blätter hindurch auf eine Bühne mit einem klassischen Orchester. Davor das Publikum.

Summer in Lesmona

Every summer, Knoops Park transforms itself into a stage in the green. The Summer in Lesmona invites you to enjoy classical music of the Chamber Philharmonic with others in a tranquil atmosphere.

Where and When?

28th - 30th of June 2019
Knoops Park

If you see a stream of classical music lovers entering Knoops Park in Bremen-Lesum with picnic baskets a brimming, you know the Sommer in Lesmona has begun! Since 1995, the yearly open-air classical music festival has drawn numerous visitors from Bremen and the surrounding area into its green space. This special event allows you to enjoy a chamber philharmonic concert inside the delightful atmosphere of the park in the company of pleasant people - with perhaps a special treat packed along to enjoy.

Festival theme "Summer in Lesmona – Pure"

In 2017, the focus of Bremen’s roots in the summer in Lesmona continues.  With the title "Summer in Lesmona – Pure" the festival reminds us where it all began: with a real-life love story that became a popular book.  Already in 2016 there were novelties. Instead of the opera gala on Friday, a special instrumental soloist played.  The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen presented the multi-percussionist Martin Grubinger. The Austrian a virtuoso of every percussion instrument, he had the entire audience singing. 

Zwei kostümierte, fröhliche Frauen mit Schirmen

Quelle: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen ©Jörg Sarbach

From the scene of an unfulfilled love story to a musical festival

Once a small affair, the Summer in Lesmona has become one of the biggest festivals on Bremen’s cultural landscape. The name of the event comes from the epistolary novel "Summer in Lesmona" – where the author Marga Berck wrote of her first, ultimately unhappy, love which played out over 100 years ago in a villa at Lesmona. A film about the letters was made in 1985 with Katja Riemann in the main role. Traditionally, the film is shown to conclude the festival.

An entertainment programme for all generations

Special programme highlights of the concert weekend include the new "Bremen Friday night", and the traditional "Tea in Lesmona" with literature and chamber music, as well as the "Big Orchestra Concert" on Saturday. And Sunday is for families: Under this year’s title "Bremen Legends and Fairy Tales" little ones can look forward to arts and crafts, a story-teller, lots of musical surprises, and the premier of the first interactive future lab orchestra for children. At the traditional finale with a family concert, big and small come together.

Abendstimmung beim Sommer in Lesmona

Quelle: Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen