Saturday, 13. June 2020 21:00 Galgenberg Gorge

Bridges to Classics

Symphonic Rock Concert with fireworks display

Robert Hart (c) feelgoodphotos

Robert Hart (c) feelgoodphotos

Special guest: Robert Hart

Musical director: Bernd Ruf
Soloists: Anke Sieloff (vocals), Benjamin Köthe (keyboards)
GermanPops Band & Singers
Staatskapelle Halle

With the kind support of Stadtwerke Halle GmbH and EVH GmbH
Presented by MDR Sachsen-Anhalt

unnumbered seating 
valid as a transport ticket in tariff zone 210 2h before and 2h after the event 

Robert Hart, the front man of the rock band "Manfred Mann's Earth Band", is the star guest at this year's Symphonic Rock concert Bridges to Classics. The concert will take place as part of the Handel Festival on 13 June 2020 in the Galgenberg Gorge in Halle (Saale). World hits such as "Blinded by the Light", "Mighty Quinn" and "Davy's on the Road Again" still promise absolute catchy tunes today. Visitors to the open-air concert can look forward to these and other successful songs by the British band, which was founded in 1971 around South African keyboarder Manfred Mann. Traditionally, Bridges to Classics ends with a brilliant fireworks display. A highlight of the Handel Festival that should not be missed!

Robert Hart was born in 1958 in Bournemouth (Great Britain) and began his career in Poole, a small town on the south coast of England. Since 2011 the rock singer and songwriter, who also performs as a solo artist, is the front man of "Manfred Mann's Earth Band". He has also worked as a soloist in the music bands "Bad Company", "The Distance" and "Company of the Snakes". He was the first English artist to get a contract with Hollywood Records. He then wrote several number one hits and composed a number of film soundtracks. In the course of his long career, Robert Hart has been involved in projects with Andy Taylor from "Duran Duran", Peter Maffay and members of the music groups "Chic" and "Go West".

Traditionally, on the final festival weekend thousands of visitors stream to the Galgenberg Gorge in Halle.In Bridges to Classics, they experience some enthralling bridge-building between classical Baroque music and modern rock. This “symphonic rock concert” takes place against the breathtaking and atmospheric, natural décor of the Galgenberg Gorge in Halle, and closes with a fireworks display.The creative mind behind the concert, saxophonist, conductor and university professor Bernd Ruf, is one of the most innovative personalities in classical crossover. His GermanPops Band& Singers and a selected team of top musicians will be supported by Staatskapelle Halle and a special guest Robert Hart music who is certain to “fire up” the audience. Who this special guest is will remain a secret until the spring.