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

17 AUG 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:05 h;
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

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:19 h;
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

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:17 h;
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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José Antonio Abreu Receives Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art, First Class

1 AUG 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:31 h;
published in: Concert, General

Yesterday, Minister of Culture Claudia Schmied presented this high-ranking decoration to the composer, musician, economist and founder and director of the Fundación Musical Simón Bolívar, from which the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, among others, emerged.

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First Master Class of the Young Singers Project – and a New E-Magazine

30 JUL 2011

by Silvia Lauppe  13:01 h;
published in: Concert, General

Today at 3:00 pm, Festival visitors could see a different side of the international star baritone Matthias Goerne: working with young talents at the University’s Main Auditorium. He led the first master class of this year’s Young Singers Project. Its sponsor, Credit Suisse, has begun a new project this year to support young journalists as well. During the past week, they have put together an e-magazine featuring the YSP participants and their experiences at the Salzburg Festival: www.ysp-zine.com.

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Pierre Boulez Receives State Medal

30 JUL 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:11 h;
published in: Concert, General

"Maestro Pierre Boulez is one of the outstanding representatives of contemporary music, and also a long-time faithful friend of the Salzburg Festival," Landeshauptfrau Mag. Gabi Burgstaller emphasized today, Saturday, July 30, at the ceremony awarding Pierre Boulez the State Medal of Salzburg at the SalzburgKulisse. This faithful friendship has manifested itself in the 30 appearances Boulez has made at the Salzburg Festival, Burgstaller continued.

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10 Years of the Siemens Festival>Nights

29 JUL 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  13:15 h;
published in: Opera, Concert, General

One decade, 400,000 visitors, more than 20 premieres: the Siemens Festival>Nights, presented by Siemens Austria, the Salzburg Festival and ORF Salzburg, take place this year for the tenth time already – and have become a classic themselves during recent years. On a daylight-suitable large LED video wall on Kapitelplatz, Festival highlights from 30 years are screened.

Today, a press lunch took place to honor the anniversary of the Siemens Festival>Nights: Ing. Wolfgang Hesoun, General Manager of Siemens AG Austria, Dr. Helga Rabl-Stadler, President of the Salzburg Festival, Prof. Siegbert Stronegger, Director of the State of Salzburg ORF, Angela Denoke, soprano and interpreter of Emilia Marty in The Makropulos Case, as well as Prof. Dr. Clemens Hellsberg, President of the Vienna Philharmonic, summarized a successful decade and gave insights into future developments.

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Riccardo Muti Celebrates with the Vienna Philharmonic

28 JUL 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:03 h;
published in: Opera, Concert, General

In honor of Riccardo Muti’s 70th birthday, a ceremony was held today for the maestro, at which he received an honorary membership in the Vienna Philharmonic.

The conductor and the Salzburg Festival have had an intensive and very happy relationship for over forty years. This summer, he will conduct the opera Macbeth and also two concerts each with the Vienna Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

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YCA Winner David Afkham Presents CD

27 JUL 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  15:30 h;
published in: Concert, General

Apart from the opening of the Festival, David Afkham had another important appearance today. The young conductor presented the CD “Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2010”, which he recorded with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, to the press at the Café UNI:VERSUM.

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