Music Show of the Nations
29 to 29 Jan 2017, ÖVB-Arena
Every year, first-class orchestras and soloists from a number of different countries make the Bremen Arena come alive with sound. The show is also a visual sensation, as dancers and athletes add their own colourful performances to the mix.
In January, musicians, bands and dance groups from around the world will be descending on the ÖVB Arena for the Music Show of the Nations, the world’s biggest brass music festival. The 2017 Grand Finale marks the end of an era as the organiser, the German War Graves Commission, calls time on the event after 53 years. But fans of brass music need not worry, because the ÖVB Arena will continue to showcase the genre, with the Music Show being replaced by the Music Parade in 2018. Acts confirmed for the farewell 2017 show include bands from Germany, America, the Netherlands, Russia and France. Finland will also be sending its navy band for its debut appearance at the Bremen event. A highlight of the music show will be, as always, the Orchestra of the Nations, which sees all the musicians join together for a moving reminder that we all speak the same language – the language of music. The 2017 programme has so much in store for visitors. Besides the bands that will be appearing, there is something very special lined up for the Grand Finale. It all starts with a piece of music entitled Seventy-Six Trombones. The organisers have invited one trombone player from almost every band around the world that has ever played in Bremen’s Music Show over the past five decades.
Fri+Sat 2.30pm and 7.30pm