In the »Saisonkonzerte« category the 2016-2017 season contains fifteen concerts (2 x five Akademie concerts, two concerts in the series »Gott und die Welt«, BACHBEWEGT SINGEN! and two performances of BACHBEWEGT! TANZ!). As in previous years there are the traditional Akademie concerts in the Beethoven-Saal of the Liederhalle, the Bachakademie’s major subscription series with sacred music and oratorios from the 17th to the 21st centuries. The Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart also continues its series »Gott und die Welt« with two concerts, performing unconventional programmes in selected locations separately from the Akademie concerts.
In the Luther Year 2017, BACHBEWEGT! TANZ! explores new directions with a choreographed, staged production of one of Bach’s greatest works, the St Matthew Passion. At the beginning of March 100 schoolchildren from secondary schools in Stuttgart and the region will give two concerts in Ludwigsburg.Friederike Rademann – generator of ideas and choreographer for BACHBEWEGT! TANZ! – directs the groups of schoolchildren who are accompanied by the Gaechinger Cantorey conducted by Hans-Christoph Rademann. It’s particularly worth mentioning the Family Concert BACHBEWEGT! SINGEN! on 2 December 2016, which again takes place in the Liederhalle. In the cross-generational concert, 250 schoolchildren perform with the Gaechinger Cantorey conducted by Hans-Christoph Rademann. The programme includes excerpts from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.