Notenspur Leipzig e.V. – Leipzig/Germany
The Notenspur Leipzig e.V. (Leipzig Music Trail Association) makes a point of diverting music away from "temples of art" in favour of public spaces, e.g. squares, parks or private homes and enterprises, and by offering different access points through a connection with certain activities such as walking paths or bicycle tours, or through the involvement of non-professionals as well as volunteering professionals, e.g. as hosts or musicians during the annual Notenspur-Nacht der Hausmusik (Night of Playing Music at Home) in which private houses and enterprises are opened up as concert venues to friends and strangers alike. Thus, the Leipziger Notenspur works on the connection between music and the urban environment. In 2018 Notenspur Leipzig e.V. as the connecting element received the European Heritage Label together with nine musical heritage sites in Leipzig. www.notenspur-leipzig.de/Europa
Teatro Comunale di Modena – Modena/Italy
Built in 1841, the Teatro Comunale di Modena has since been one of the leading opera houses among the Italian Teatri di Tradizione. From the second half of the Twentieth Century it presents Dance and Concert seasons, from classical to contemporary styles, inviting companies and musicians from all over the world.
But the theatre does not shy away from trying new methods as well as venues outside of its own four walls. Struggling with an overheated concert hall during the summer months, it ventures outside to the squares and parks; trying to reach audiences with little access to cultural events, it cooperates with festivals and institutions in the countryside. By collaborating with other artists and combining the theater's expertise in dance and opera productions with other art forms it sets out to find new paths and reach new audiences. https://teatrocomunalemodena.it//non-categorizzato/european-musica-trails
Le Concert de l'Hostel Dieu – Lyon/France
The DNA of the Concert de l'Hostel Dieu lies in its resolutely modern approach to Baroque music. Since its founding in 1992, the ensemble particularly promotes the originality and uniqueness of the baroque manuscripts conserved in the region’s libraries and has produced numerous reconstructions and editions of previously unknown works, musical treasures marked by Lyon’s privileged relationship with Italy. Invested in stimulating collaborations, the ensemble also creates close encounters between baroque aesthetics and a wide variety of diverse cultures and artists.