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Performing since 1212, the present-day incarnation performs weekly concerts on Fridays at 6pm and on Saturdays at 3pm.
If you’re in town during July or August, you can also catch their open-air shows every Monday at 7pm.
The carefully-restored love nest of Leipzig’s most creative couple, Robert and Clara Schumann, is now a museum dedicated to their work.
During the pair's four year tenancy, the Schumanns hosted luminaries like Hans Christian Andersen, Franz Liszt and Felix Mendelssohn.
This is also where Robert composed the Spring Symphony that won him world renown.
The Schumann House is still used as a concert venue - regular Saturday evening choral recitals are a particular highlight., this concert hall is home to one of the world’s oldest symphony orchestras, its roots dating back to at least the 18th century - some argue even earlier.
“It doesn’t fit into the three-and-a-half minute radio slots for pop songs and it doesn’t have words that people can sing along to,” she said.
The renowned orchestra plays a diverse annual program, so be sure to book tickets well in advance.
“We forget how to sit down and listen to something.
What’s important is that children learn to appreciate music and enjoy music.” “Everyone’s lives are surrounding by classical music on television, films and in advertisements.
With the contributions of Grieg and Mahler, the city's musical history reads like a who's who of German composers.
It's the birthplace of Wagner, and Mendelssohn was involved with just about every lasting musical institution in town.