In its 20th year, the House of Toniolo has appointed special guests for this year’s Rhine Falls Festival: To kick off the festival, Prinzen singer Sebastian Krumbiegel will come to the Rhine, organizers say in the press announcement. With hits like “Forbidden Kisses” and “Everything’s Just Stolen,” Crombiegel and his bandmates made a cappella singing socially acceptable again in the 1980s. They have now been on the road for over 30 years and shortly before the tour began, a representative of the Princes stopped by the Rhine.
He will be active three times: at the beginning of the festival on Saturday 9 September at 7pm with a concert in Schaffhausen, and the next day on Sunday 10 September from 12.30pm as an author on the Literature Boat, where he will speak from his book Showing Courage: Why Life with an Attitude is Good “. And finally on Sunday evening at 7pm an evening of conversation and music at the Rhyschüür of the Schupfen Inn in Diessenhofen.
The Rhine Falls have been an inspiration for centuries
In 2003, the idea of the Rhine Falls Festival in Neuhausen was born. “In the case of the Festival of Word and Image, the Nature Festival was created that integrated art and culture into the five categories for all generations,” says Beate Toniolo, owner of the initiative, describing the approach that was prevalent at the time, and which is still valid today. The Rhine Falls, a place of power, has inspired many artists over the centuries, so the aim was to make it possible to experience it creatively here and now. Meanwhile, the Rhine Falls are no longer enough – the sites used for the festival range from Stein am Rhein to Neuhausen.
The main focus will still be the Folk Literature Boats, which were first launched 20 years ago. The festival begins this season with a literary boat for families. Actress Esther Gemsch and Schaffhausen percussionist Bernie Roach bring to life the story of the legendary Rhine creature Quamelius in the Boat of Literature on the Rhine. In addition to singer Prinzen Crombiegel, brain researchers Felix Hassler, Meral Corisihe and Anaïs Meyer will also read on the Literature Boats this season.
The actor shows his photos
In the fall, the Rhine Falls Festival will have another attraction. The famous Swiss actor Stefan Kurt, who has appeared in major German TV series from “The Shadow Man” to “The Grüninger Case,” displays his pictures on the theme of nature and poetry at the Schaffhausen Minster on the occasion of All Saints’ Day.
The exhibition, which according to the press announcement will run from October 1 to December 3, will be accompanied by a sound installation and additional side events with Stefan Court. “On October 9, 11 and 12, Stefan Kort and his acting partner Esther Gimsch will present a musical reading as a premiere in Switzerland,” Toniolo announced.
Lady Gaga of classical music is coming
She is also expected to be the queen of baroque singing in October. Simone Kermis, often referred to as the Lady Gaga of classical music, comes to Schaffhausen for a final, experimental concert. She wants to present her show “Ba Rock – Simone Kirmes Meets India” on Sunday, October 15 at 7 pm at St. Johann’s Church.
On the same Sunday at 2 p.m., another concert will take place in the cathedral with internationally acclaimed organists Christian Schmidt and Stefan Kort, as well as cellist Peter Marti.
More information online at: www.rheinfallfestival.com
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