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Blog entries for "Concert"

Elisabeth Kulman forced to cancellation due to injury

22 JUL 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:32 h;
published in: Concert

During the first scenic rehearsal for Tristan und Isolde at the RuhrTriennale in Bochum, Elisabeth Kulman suffered an accident on July 19, 2011. Elisabeth Kulman is gravely injured by the accident and deeply regrets her cancellation for this year’s Salzburg Festival. Instead of Elisabeth Kulman, Anna Larsson will perform in the Opening Concert with the Vienna Philharmonic.

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“A wonderful work!!!!”

18 JUL 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:13 h;
published in: Concert, General

On July 28 and 31, the Vienna Philharmonic will play the first Philharmonic Concert of this year’s Salzburg Festival under the baton of Pierre Boulez. The conductor, who has enjoyed a close working relationship for almost 40 years with the orchestra, has selected a moving program centering on Gustav Mahler, whose anniversary is this year and who is at the center of the concert programming of the 2011 Festival season, with his own series, the Mahler Scenes, dedicated to him.

In conversation with Wolfgang Schaufler, Pierre Boulez recounts his earliest experiences with Mahler and his very personal approach to the work of this composer, who was so seminal for 20th century music.

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Nono’s Prometeo Benefits Kollegienkirche

16 JUL 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:22 h;
published in: Concert, General

For months, the performances of Luigi Nono’s Prometeo on July 30 and 31 have been completely sold out. On July 29, you have the opportunity to hear the much-anticipated production and to support the Kollegienkirche at the same time: the dress rehearsal will be opened as a benefit.

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Continuity of the Infinite Powers

4 JUL 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:49 h;
published in: Concert, General

“The piece deals with the theme of being driven, of desire, of raw, uninhibited emotion, in contrast to intellectual distance or control”, Sasha Waltz tells about her choreography. In Continu, Sasha Waltz pulls together essential elements from her works of the past ten years. The musical core: The epoch-making symphonic orchestral work Arcana by Edgard Varèse.

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Opera Nights under a Starlit Sky

2 JUL 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:44 h;
published in: Opera, Concert, General

Siemens Festival>Night

Starting on July 24, the Siemens Festival>Nights will warm the hearts of thousands of music lovers. The program of selected opera and concert films has just been published.

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„Young People“

23 JUN 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:50 h;
published in: Opera, Drama, Concert, General

From 2008 on, working for and with the younger generation is one of the focal points of the Salzburg Festival program. Youth camps, affordable youth tickets, student projects and accompanying events specifically aimed at younger audiences are meant to inspire and develop their joy and understanding of music. Starting right now, you also can book youth subscriptions. On the whole, 3,000 tickets for operas, plays and concerts with a price reduction up to 90% will be reserved for patrons younger than 27 (i.e., born after June 30, 1984). You can find all our activities on our „Young People“-poster which can be downloaded here.

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A Party for Everybody on July 23 and 24, 2011

17 JUN 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:42 h;
published in: Opera, Drama, Concert, General

Before the first premiere opens the 2011 season, we present our Festival Opening Party. Despite stressful rehearsals, our artists will take time for you – the citizens of Salzburg and guests of our city. At the Austrian first performance of John Cage’s legendary sound project Musicircus, you can make an active contribution to the success of the party. We look forward to your registration!

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Riccardo Muti Awarded Birgit Nilsson Prize 2011

17 MAR 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:59 h;
published in: Opera, Concert, Whitsun, General

The Swedish Birgit Nilsson Foundation has announced that conductor Riccardo Muti has been awarded the world’s highest cash prize in the music field: the Birgit Nilsson Prize 2011. In a first reaction, the conductor professed himself “deeply touched. For 40 years, Riccardo Muti has enjoyed a close cooperation with the Salzburg Festival. This year, he is one of the busiest artists of the Festival.

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Award for Sasha Waltz

9 MAR 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:56 h;
published in: Concert, General

"The Salzburg Festival congratulates Sasha Waltz for being awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz (German Federal Cross of Merit)," Artistic Director Markus Hinterhäuser commented on the honor bestowed upon the choreographer. 
Sasha Waltz will present Continu, a choreography to music by Edgard Varèse, Claude Vivier and Iannis Xenakis, on August 7, as part of the program The Fifth Continent at the Felsenreitschule. 

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