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Monday, July 22nd, 2013 Salzburg Festival

Every summer the small and quaint Salzburg turns into an international stage when the cultural highlight of the year is in full activity.

The Salzburg Festival offers a big variety of premium concerts, theatres and operas. You can find the detailed programme here:

But despite the changing programme, there are some highlights that say the same. One of them is the beloved play ‘Jedermann’ (Everyman) of Hugo von Hofmannsthal, that premiered at the first Salzburg Festival in 1920 and was played every year since then. Also the festival ball in the last week on August 31st is a popular festivity.

For those who do not have tickets, there are the Siemens Festival nights. In the city center on the Kapitelplatz a lot of the plays and concerts are shown on an open-air cinema screen. This enables you to enjoy current Festival productions for free and in front of the special scenery of the city center and the fortress.

Thursday, January 10th, 2013 Mozartweek 2013

From January 24th until February 3rd the Mozart festival takes places.

This popular music-festival is interpreting mostly music from the famous Salzburg composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Several known orchestras like the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (George Prêtre), the Camerata Salzburg (Louis Langrée), the Emerson String Quartet, Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble (Marc Minkowski) as well as the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Sir Simon Rattles) are going to play the music of W.A. Mozart.

Therefore the Mozart festival is the only festival at present that engages with the music of Mozart that much. This year one piece really stands out: the interpretation of Mozarts Drama per musica Lucio silla by Marc Minkowski. As every year, there also will be shows in the historic buildings that Mozart used to live at.  

Sunday, September 30th, 2012 Jazz@the City

From October 10th until October 14th, jazz is back in Salzburg. International known Musicians like the Sofa Surfers, Bratsch, the Jack DeJohnette Group or the Stone Raiders play at this years’ festival.

During 100 concerts at 50 different locations in the city center of Salzburg everybody that likes jazz gets one’s money’s worth. But not only the high quality of the music and the diversity concerts stand out- all the concerts are without entrance fees

For further information on the festival you can visit the homepage of Jazz@the City:

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 Invitation for a ball

As every year, the Salzburg Festival is a huge success and important part of Salzburg’s cultural events. But this year, the Salzburg Festival has yet another thing to offer: a ball.

On the 1st of September, the Salzburger Festspiele invite for their very first ball. The ball is started with a gala dinner at the Residence, afterwards the guests move to the Felsenreitschule- the main venue of the ball. There the event is formally opened with a gala concert.

The festival ball is the finale of the Salzburg Festival and supposed to become a solid tradition in the Salzburg calendar of events.

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012 Salzburger Glockenspiel

Maybe you already heard the Salzburger Glockenspiel (Salzburg chimes) during a visit in the Salzburg City center.

Three times a day (7 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.) the Glockenspiel rings with popular and known melodies. 51 different music pieces can be played on the Glockenspiel. It has 35 bells and a range of 3 octaves- which is quite impressive!

From March until October you can visit the Glockenspiel (guided tours every Thursday 5:30 p.m. and every Friday 10:30 a.m.).

Not only the technical capacity of the Glockenspiel is impressive- also the view on the top of the tower is worth a visit!

Friday, January 20th, 2012 Festival Mozartweek

Since 1956 the Mozartweek takes place in Salzburg.

This year is no exception, so the music and works of the popular Salzburg composer W.A. Mozart is played and newly interpreted during the festival from January 27 until February 5.

A big variety of his operas, chamber music, orchestra and soloistic works are played, as well as his original music instruments.

Also historic music sheets of some of the played works are displayed.

Special highlight this year is the world premiere of the project of Sasha Waltz, a choreographer as well as the concerts of the Minguet quartett.

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 Jazz Autumn 2011

Salzburg is known for W.A. Mozart and classical music in general. But also considering Jazz-Music Salzburg does not have to hide itself, as the festival jazz autumn shows.

Since 1996 international and national stars like Ray Charles, the Duke Ellington Reunion Band, Bobby McFerrin, Dianne Reeves and many others have played in Salzburg.

At this years festival from October 25 until November 6 musicians like the Hiromi Trio, the Charlie Haden Quartet West, Dionne Warwick, Paul Anka or Hugh Masekela are performing.

Saturday, October 8th, 2011 Music Festival „Salzburger Kulturtage“

In Salzburg there are many concerts with good classical music, not only during Festival time.

During the Salzburger Kulturtage in autumn you can enjoy a variety of good concerts, organized by the Salzburger Kulturvereinigung.

This years programme is the operetta die Csardasfürstin (The Gipsy Princess), a piano recital with Herbert Schuch and a variety of shows with the philharmonia of nations.  They are playing symphonies by Felix Mendelssohn, Ludwig van Beethoven, Antonin Dvorak and numerous other concerts for piano and orchestra.

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 Salzburg Festival

It is August and the cultural highlight of Salzburg is in full activity. The first Festival in Salzburg took place in 1920 with the premiere of the famous play ‘Jedermann’ (everyman) of Hugo von Hofmannsthal.  The ‘Jedermann’ soon became very popular and was played every year since.

This year 186 events take place, for example the Mozart morning performance, the circle of the composer Schostakowitsch and plays from Gustav Mahler. Performing orchestras will be the Viennese Orchestra, the Berlin Orchestra, the Camerata Salzburg and many other.

There will be the operas ‘Don Giovani’, ‘Macbeth’, Cosi fan tutti’ and ‘Le nozze di Figaro’ as well as two operas from Richard Strauss.

Traditional highlight is of course the well-known play ‘Everyman’. But also the other plays from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Peter Handke and William Shakespeare are worth seeing.

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 Festival nights in Salzburg

The baroque architecture of the city center of Salzburg is again the distinctive and unique scenery of the famous Salzburg Festival. This year the Salzburg Festival takes place from July 27 until August 30.

For those who do not have any tickets, there are the Siemens Festival nights. In the city center on the Kapitelplatz a lot of the plays and concerts are shown on an open-air cinema screen. This enables you to enjoy current Festival productions for free and in a special scenery and atmosphere.

From July 24 until August 15 you have the possibility to enjoy the open-air transmissions. At 18:00 p.m. audio transmissions start, at 20:00 p.m. when the light fades the cinema screen is put on.

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