Open Classics on the Rhein — Cinema Paradiso

Inseli Rheinfelden
Friday, 12 August

On August 12 and 13, the Hochrhein Music Festival is organizing the first edition of the open-air festival "Open Classics am Rhein" on the Rhein Inseli (small island) between Rheinfelden/Switzerland and Rheinfelden/Germany. The Inseli, which can be reached from the bridge between the two Rheinfelden, represents the geographical border between the two cities and the countries. This unique location in the middle of the Rhein and the natural limitation of the playable area make the place an ideal open-air stage. The combination of classical music and the direct experience of nature will ensure unforgettable concerts at the Open Classics am Rhein. The motto of the concerts is "Longing for Italy."
On this Friday evening, the Oscar-winning masterpiece "Cinema Paradiso" by the Sicilian director Giuseppe Tornatore will be presented on two screens erected next to the stage. The impressive images of friendship, strangers, and love are accompanied live by the wonderful film music of the Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who died in 2020, and his son Andrea Morricone (*1964), played by the City Light Symphony Orchestra from Lucerne under the direction of Thiago Tiberio. This timeless film classic will be subtitled in German. The concert will be accompanied by varied culinary offers, which are provided on the Rhein bridge two hours before the start of the concert and during the break.
Tickets are CHF 39-79.


Inseli Rheinfelden
Habich-Dietschy-Strasse 10
4310 Rheinfelden

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