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Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2015. The Winner is Lorenzo Viotti from Switzerland

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:09 h;
published in: Concert

( 10 Aug 2015 “It was a privilege to observe three young gifted conductors at work this week. All three have a brilliant future in front of them. But it was the feeling of the jury that the winner – Lorenzo Viotti – is at this moment in his development a few steps ahead of the others in being ready to launch what we all feel it is going to be an important career,” said jury chairman Dennis Russell Davies when announcing the 2015 winner.

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Pierre Boulez • TerraceTalk with Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Tamara Stefanovich, Florian Wiegand und Wolfgang Schaufler

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:14 h;
published in: Concert

( 7 Aug 2015 ) Wolfgang Schaufler remembers exactly: 23 years ago he sat on the terrace of the Salzburg Festival and moderated the press conference on the Boulez focus. “Now we are 23 years older, but Boulez’ music is still fresh and unbroken,” says Wolfgang Schaufler, the representative of Universal Edition.

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Guest Orchestras • To make a passion audible

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:45 h;
published in: Concert

( 4 Aug 2015 What was the most exotic or special location you have ever performed in?
The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) has appeared literally all over the world. For me personally one of the most exotic places for us was also the least exotic place for our Music Director.  We performed in a Cricket Club in Mumbai in the rain. The occasion was the 100th anniversary of Mehli Mehta's birth. The irony was that the people who had purchased the most expensive seats were the ones who were getting wet, although many of them had someone holding an umbrella over their heads throughout the concert! The soloist was Placido Domingo, and he got quite wet as well!

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Siemens Festival>Nights: The Free Open-Air-Highlight of the Salzburg Festival

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:30 h;
published in: Opera, Drama, Concert, General

( 24 Jul 2015 ) From July 25 to August 30, 2015, another edition of the Siemens Festival>Nights takes place on Salzburg’s Kapitelplatz – for the 14th time in parallel with the Salzburg Festival. In cooperation with the Salzburg Festival, ORF Salzburg and Unitel, not only historical productions, but many highlights from this year’s programme will be shown over a period of five weeks.

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Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award • AWARD CONCERT WEEKEND

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:49 h;
published in: Concert

( 23 Jul 2015 ) SWITZERLAND, LITHUANIA AND THE CZECH REPUBLIC IN THE FINALE

The Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award, having developed into one of the most sought-after honours for young conductors, is being held for the sixth time. This year, the Award Concert Weekend takes place for the first time during the summer.

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Festive Opening Ceremony of the 2015 Salzburg Festival

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:08 h;
published in: Opera, Drama, Concert, General

( 22 Jul 2015 ) This year, the Salzburg Festival takes place for the 95th time. Last weekend, the traditional performance of Haydn’s Die Schöpfung, part of the Ouverture spirituelle, and the premiere of Jedermann launched the festival season. The opening ceremony of the Salzburg Festival takes place at the Felsenreitschule on July 26 at 11 am. The ceremony will be attended by the Austrian President Dr. Heinz Fischer, Landeshauptmann Dr. Wilfried Haslauer, the Austrian Minister of Art and Culture, Constitution and Media Dr. Josef Ostermayer and Festival President Helga Rabl-Stadler. The keynote address will be delivered this year by Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Safranski.

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Operas in Concert this Festival Summer

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  08:30 h;
published in: Opera, Concert, General

( 22 Jul 2015 ) Apart from numerous concerts, drama productions and many staged operas, this year features concert performances of operas as well. Werther, Dido and Aeneas and Ernani are three performances worth experiencing.

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Divine Music in the Concert Series Ouverture spirituelle

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:30 h;
published in: Concert

( 15 Jul 2015 ) Sacred works by Schubert, Mozart, Bach, Beethoven and Bruckner will be heard this summer as part of the concert series Ouverture spirituelle. The first performance on July 18 features Joseph Haydn’s Die Schöpfung – already an enormous triumph at its premiere in 1799.

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Angela Gheorghiu and Elisabeth Kulman Replace Elīna Garanča

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:36 h;
published in: Opera, Concert, General

( 14 Jul 2015 ) Unfortunately, Elīna Garanča has cancelled her appearances at the Salzburg Festival for this summer, sending the following message:
“Due to personal reasons, I much regret to withdraw from my professional activities until further notice. My mother is suffering from terminal cancer, so I will now stay by her side in Riga. I am very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and ask for your understanding in this difficult time.”

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Philharmonic World Premieres Return to Salzburg

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:00 h;
published in: Concert

( 27 May 2015 ) In the long history of the orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic has given the world premieres of innumerable works. Its concert series this year pays homage to this fact, presenting works originally premiered by the orchestra on the Salzburg Festival stage.

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