Blog entries for "Concert"

Alexander Pereira begins his tenure as Artistic Director of the Festival, Sven-Eric Bechtolf is the new Director of Drama

1 OCT 2011

published in: Opera, Drama, Concert, Whitsun, General

Since today, October 1, 2011, Alexander Pereira is the new Artistic Director of the Salzburg Festival. At the same time, Sven-Eric Bechtolf becomes Director of Drama at the Salzburg Festival. President Helga Rabl-Stadler will continue to be responsible for the business agenda of the Festival. On November 11, the new Directorate will introduce the audience to the program of the 2012 Salzburg Festival.

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Eine erfolgreiche Saison geht zu Ende

28 AUG 2011

by Erich Schagerl  16:33 h;
published in: Concert, General

Nur noch zwei Opernabende stehen für unser Orchester auf dem Programm der diesjährigen, sehr erfolgreichen Festspiele in Salzburg. Berichten möchte ich noch kurz von unserer alljährlichen liebenswerten Tradition, in einer der letzten Salzburg-Proben die in den Ruhestand tretenden Kollegen im Kreise des Orchesters zu verabschieden …

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Gert Voss: Honor, Award, Film Premiere

27 AUG 2011

published in: Concert, General

On Friday, August 26, 2011, the film premiere of Scheitern, scheitern, besser scheitern! with Gert Voss and Harald Schmitt took place at DAS KINO Salzburg at 8:30 pm. After this, the character actor Gert Voss received the Kurier’s Romy Award and the Grand Decoration of Honor of the State of Salzburg.

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Endspurt bei den Festspielen

23 AUG 2011

by Erich Schagerl  09:26 h;
published in: Concert, General

Der Endspurt bei den Festspielen hat begonnen: Für die Wiener Philharmoniker ist vergangene Woche die letzte Opernpremiere (Don Giovanni) erfolgreich über die Bühne gegangen. So neigt sich ein Sommer, in dem wir Künstler unsere Erfahrungen in verschiedensten Stilrichtungen einbringen – so wie auch viele neue sammeln konnten –, dem Ende zu.

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Song Recital 4: Keenlyside replaces Quasthoff

22 AUG 2011

published in: Concert, General

On August 22 at 8:30 pm, the fourth song recital of this year’s Salzburg Festival takes place. Due to illness, Thomas Quasthoff has been forced to cancel his performance in Salzburg. We are very happy that Simon Keenlyside has agreed to perform the same repertoire in his stead: Franz Schubert’s Winterreise, settings of poems by Wilhelm Müller – with Pierre-Laurent Aimard at the piano. 

Daniel Barenboim receives 2011 Tolerance Award

20 AUG 2011

published in: Concert, General

On August 19, Daniel Barenboim conducted a concert of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Großes Festspielhaus. After the concert, the exceptional artist was ceremoniously presented with the annual Tolerance Award of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. The prize went to Daniel Barenboim for his artistic initiatives, in which true tolerance comes to life and is promoted.

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Salzburg Festival Children’s Chorus – On Stage with the Stars

17 AUG 2011

published in: Concert, General

Singing in the Children’s Chorus means to experience the grand world of opera and concert on stage: to be part of a production together with singers, chorus and orchestra, and to get to know not only the music, but also work in the theater.

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And the Winner is … Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2011

11 AUG 2011

published in: Concert, General

The announcement of this year’s winner of the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award has been eagerly awaited. The winner’s name is Ainārs Rubiķis. The rising young conductor will be heard already on August 13 at the Felsenreitschule. There, he will conduct the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra at 8:00 pm at the Final Concert of the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award. A night to look forward to!

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Inextricably Linked: Salzburg Festival and Vienna Philharmonic

9 AUG 2011

published in: Concert, General

On August 9, Landeshauptfrau Gabi Burgstaller presented the members of the world-famous ensemble with high decorations of the State of Salzburg: “The Vienna Philharmonic and the Salzburg Festival are inextricably linked, and shall remain so. The world-famous orchestra is the artistic center, even the quality guarantee for the Salzburg Festival.”

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Liebe Freunde … Ich darf mich kurz vorstellen

1 AUG 2011

by Erich Schagerl  15:00 h;
published in: Concert, General

Erich Schagerl, 1. Violinist der Wiener Philharmoniker, verbringt bereits seine 32. Saison bei den Salzburger Festspielen und stellt sich in seinem ersten Blog vor.

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