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Groovin’ Christmas

Admission: 5 pm

Christmas and drums, does that go together? Yes. This is the clear answer of the award-winning percussion duo “Double Drums” with the artists Alexander Glöggler and Philipp Jungk. With their expedition across genres, styles and continents, they impressively prove that drums can sound not only dynamic and rhythmic, but also melodic, emotional and solemn.

Jungk and Glöggler’s interpretations are as versatile as the selection of pieces in their program “Groovin’ Christmas.” The repertoire ranges from the Christmas Oratorio by Johann Sebastian Bach to German (“Morgen Kinder wird’s was geben”) or international folk songs (“Good Rest Ya Merry Gentlemen”) to original compositions such as the Asian-style “Mongolian Sleighride”.

The artists have not only enormous creativity and joy of playing, but also excellent instrumental skills. They received their master class diploma in classical percussion from Peter Sadlo. In addition to their own programs, Glöggler and Jungk are also on the classical road, as soloists and ensemble members in renowned orchestras such as the radio symphony orchestras of the SWR or the BR, the orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera, as members of the internationally renowned “Li Biao Percussion Group”, but also in collaboration with classical music star Sol Gabetta and the rock band Amon Düül.

Without having to give up beloved melodies and listening habits, the magic of the Advent season takes on completely new facets with Double Drums. A varied Christmas spectacle, sometimes joyfully energetic, sometimes contemplative, sometimes full of humor.

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