Peenemünde (dpa / mv) - About 5400 people attended the concerts of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra on Usedom. The organizer announced on Wednesday that three of the five performances were sold out. From Friday to Tuesday, around 110 musicians played in Peenemünde, Heringsdorf and Wolgast under the direction of Jaap van Zweden. The soloists Anne-Sophie Mutter, Thomas Hampson and Jan Lisiecki also performed.
He was "very grateful and overjoyed" that it was possible to set a sign for peace and understanding, said the director of the Usedom Music Festival Thomas Hummel, according to the announcement. It was the orchestra's first trip abroad since the Corona pandemic and part of the Usedom Music Festival taking place in autumn. Those who missed the concerts can watch the performance with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter on 3SAT on May 28th.