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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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“To awaken the ear, the eyes, and human thought” – the Salzburg Festival is opened

27 JUL 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  12:35 h;
published in: Opera, Drama, Concert, General

This morning, the 2011 Salzburg Festival was officially opened. Federal President Heinz Fischer, Landeshauptfrau Gabi Burgstaller and Claudia Schmied, Minister for Art and Culture, attended the festive ceremony. Apart from the keynote address by Joachim Gauck and further speeches, works by Leoš Janáček, Richard Strauss and Gustav Mahler framed the Opening Ceremony.

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Successful Festival Opening Party

25 JUL 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  16:06 h;
published in: Opera, Drama, Concert, General

Despite bad weather, the Festival’s fans were not discouraged from coming to the historic center of Salzburg: the Festival Opening Party attracted about 25,000 people – despite low temperatures and rain.

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Play it again, for sheer enjoyment

24 JUL 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  17:30 h;
published in: Opera, Concert, General

Unitel, the long-standing cooperation partner of the Salzburg Festival, has recorded numerous unforgettable opera productions and concerts over the past years. This summer, the website Unitel Classica offers a special delight for all Festival fans with its Festival Focus: highlights of recent years at the Salzburg Festival will be broadcast for you.

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Free Rides to the Festival!

23 JUL 2011

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  18:00 h;
published in: Opera, Drama, Concert, General

The Festival is about to begin, your tickets are waiting on your dresser and the eveningwear is in your closet, freshly ironed. The only open question is the best way of getting to the performance venue? If you would like to avoid traffic jams and the search for a parking place, you now have an alternative, for this Festival summer, your Festival tickets double as a free ticket for local transportation in Salzburg.

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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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