"Pastoral" Art Bridge - Sound Bridge
Art bridge with Beethoven
In spring 2020, a tiny but powerful virus succeeded in hermetically sealing borders, preventing contact with neighbours, and bringing all cultural life to a standstill - in the Beethoven anniversary year 2020, of all years, when artists around the world are following the appeal of the Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres and sending a powerful signal for the preservation of nature and creation with Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, the "Pastoral".
In the fourth year of its existence, the Höri Musiktage had planned an extensive, cross-border Beethoven Festival for 2020, with the international festival orchestra and outstanding soloists, with summer open air concerts, masterly chamber concerts, family concerts and musical surprises around the Augustiner Chorherrenstift Öhningen and on the lakeside - and with Beethoven's "Pastorale" in a barn.
The pastoral art bridge remains. It stands firm as a rock, defies restrictions on contacts and prohibitions on events, connects churches and brings viewers together in the border towns of Stein am Rhein (CH) and Öhningen (DE), is an unshakable symbol of cohesion, togetherness and cooperation, but also of shared responsibility.
Daniel Gallmann's "Pastorale" stands for the preservation of nature and creation. The work here forms the keynote to Beethoven's 6th symphony, the "Pastorale", which will be heard in this installation alongside other works.
The Art Bridge invites us to reflect on ourselves, to pause, to listen to the sounds of our souls, to the sound of images and the sound of music.
Admission free, open daily 9 - 18 hrs,
Sound bridge with works by L.v. Beethoven daily at 11 am and 4 pm:
Collegiate church in Öhningen
Romanesque pilgrimage church Schienen
Church St. Pankratius Wangen
Town church Stein am Rhein (except Sundays 11 am)
The annual programme is displayed in the churches.
All churches can be reached with the Höri-Bus and in a few minutes by car. Beautiful walks and bicycle tours through the picturesque landscape of the Höri peninsula from church to church are also possible.
Only during rare church events are the churches not open to the public.