The music experience trade fair.
1 – 3 November 2019
The Music Experience Fair for the Whole Family
New Music Experience Fair Promises Three Varied Days of Music
In three days time Leipzig, the city of music and trade fairs, will have yet another musical gem to boast: the musicpark will celebrate its premiere at the Leipzig Trade Fair from 1 to 3 November, and visitors are invited on a journey through the world of musical instruments. In addition to a wide range of exhibitions that encourage visitors to try things out and get involved, the unique event offers numerous experience areas with amazing performances from more than 350 nationally and internationally renowned musicians.
“Whether you are young or old, a lover of classical music or a rock and pop fan – there’s music here for everyone. The selection of musical instruments alone is so extensive that there’s sure to be the perfect musical companion for everyone here,” says Markus Geisenberger, Managing Director of Leipziger Messe. “With the musicpark, we’ve created a trade fair that celebrates fascination and diversity, and thanks to our cooperation with Beringer Marketing, we have achieved this outstandingly well. There are a spacious exhibition area, workshops and testing areas where visitors can get hands-on, as well as an excellent international music programme on various stages. The park-like layout ensures peace and quiet for music fans to enjoy the musical instruments. A highlight for the whole family!”
More than 200 exhibitors and brands from all over the world have signed up to participate in the six exhibition areas and offer the ideal product for every musician, from beginners to professionals. In order to make choosing the right musical instrument easier, instruments can be tested and played in a number of different areas, such as the PlayZones or the Rooms of Doom. Be inspired and entertained by over 350 international and national musicians over more than 370 programme points on the various stages, such as the sweatbloodtears boxes or the Stage Zero and Classical Stage. Once you have found the right instrument, you can purchase it directly at the market.
Try instruments out and get involved instead of merely watching
“Experience” – the word is in the name. The instruments in the exhibits and show floors of the music experience fair are not there just to be admired, they are there to be freely handled and played. If you don’t play an instrument yet or haven’t found the right instrument for you, the professional music teachers in the various PlayZones can help. Beginners can have fun learning the basic techniques for guitar, drums, piano, saxophone, ukulele, percussion and wind instruments in the small practice rooms. More experienced musicians, as well as newcomers, can get tips and tricks from the professionals in the College & Academy area and expand their skill set in workshops.
Stages That Encourage Inspiration and Listening
For those who don’t want to play an instrument themselves but would rather listen to live music, various stages await. The musicpark offers numerous musical highlights ranging from top-class orchestras on the classical stage to newcomers on the StageZero. At the heart of this are the sweatbloodtears boxes: soundproof, acoustically designed sound cabins with a unique sound and lighting concept. Watch world-famous musicians from the classical as well as rock and pop scenes perform here several times a day, up close and personal.
The Future Belongs to Young Talents
The musicpark opens its own stage for the next generation from Friday to Sunday, because even the biggest stars had to start somewhere. On the “Young Talents & Classics” stage, audiences will be captivated by many young, talented performers, ensembles and school bands. The Oldenburg music school’s recorder ensemble performance will be a real surprise. Under the direction of Prof Bart Spanhove, the ensemble will be performing at the Erhu alongside the Chinese artist Menglu Che. If this sparks your interest, you can make an appointment for your own music lessons at the music school’s stand.
On Friday and Saturday, the classical stage also has two special features for the youngest up-and-coming musicians: “Florentine Apfelblüte und ihre weite Reise,” (Florentine Apple Blossom and her Long Journey) an interactive concert for children will be performed on Friday morning, and the world premiere of “Der Supervulkan – Eine musikalische Erdgeschichte” (The Supervolcano – A Musical History of Earth) will take place on Saturday. Both pieces will be performed by the Saxony Philharmonic Wind Orchestra.
Leipzig Plays To
After a day at the Leipzig Trade Fair there will be various events going on into the evening throughout the city. The Leipzig club, cultural and event scene offers an extensive evening programme and makes the musicpark an integral part of Leipzig’s musical landscape. The Felsenkeller, Moritzbastei, UT Connewitz and Noch Besser Leben are among Leipzig’s most popular venues. A shuttle service departing hourly from all locations offers a convenient way of getting from the exhibition grounds to Leipzig’s music venues.
Opening hours and prices
musicpark opens its doors for the first time from November 1 to 3, from 10 am to 6 pm daily. Get your tickets at https://www.musicpark.de/en/tickets/
View the complete and up-to-date exhibitions and programmes at a glance with the new event app “musicpark Leipzig”. The app can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store or the App Store. Comprehensive information on the programme is available to visitors at https://www.musicpark.de/agenda