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Concerts 2016

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  11:10 h;
published in: Concert

( 5 Nov 2015 ) Four world religions – Judaism, Buddhism, Islam and Hinduism – were illuminated musically by the Ouverture spirituelle during the past four years. This year, our attention turns to sacred music of the churches of Eastern Christianity, which have developed a rich diversity of forms. The conviction that no instrument is better able than the human voice to adequately express the effect of the Holy Spirit manifests itself in sumptuous choral works, which are still performed from Africa to Asia.

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The 2015 Salzburg Festival in Figures

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  20:04 h;
published in: Opera, Drama, Concert, General

( 30 Aug 2015 ) In order to present 188 performances, this summer the artists rehearsed for 220 days: 735 hours in the drama department, 1,320 hours for the opera productions and 551 hours in the concert department. The costume workshops produced 1,550 costumes. 7,000 invoices were processed by the administration; 1,500 light bulbs illuminated the stages and backstage areas. 48,000 kilograms of steel were used.

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Salzburg Festival 2015 • Concert, Drama, Opera

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  20:03 h;
published in: Opera, Drama, Concert

( 30 Aug 2015 ) Once again, the 2015 Salzburg Festival began with the Ouverture spirituelle, a week before the Opening Ceremony which is dedicated to sacred music. This year, the focus was on Hinduism, and theatre, music and dance forms from the various regions of India were shown at the Kollegienkirche.

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Guest Orchestras • Blaise Déjardin • Boston Symphony Orchestra

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  10:30 h;
published in: Concert

( 20 Aug 2015 Could you describe your orchestra’s sound quality? What makes your orchestra’s sound special?
I think of it as very comfortable plush red velvet chair. It is round, warm, and I love being a part of that sound.

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TerraceTalk with Daniel Barenboim, Helga Rabl-Stadler, Florian Wiegand, Wolfgang Schaufler

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  18:18 h;
published in: Concert

( 12 Aug 2015 ) To Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez is not only “the most important and most interesting personality in contemporary music,” but also a friend who has accompanied the maestro’s career. At the Salzburg Festival, he and his West-Eastern Divan Orchestra will perform not only Wagner, Schoenberg, Tchaikovsky and Debussy, but also two Boulez works in the series Salzburg contemporary: sur Incises and Dérive 2. As the maestro points out at the Terrace Talk on Tuesday night, Boulez completely changed the musical world in many aspects.

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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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