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The Mozart Matinees: A Fixture in the Salzburg Festival’s Concert Programme

24 JUL 2014

published in: Concert

Mozarteum orchestera Salzburg (Photo: Sibylle Zettler)
This past weekend saw the launch of the 94th edition of the Salzburg Festival, and thus the series of Mozart Matinees. On July 19 and 20, Manfred Honeck and soloists Eva Liebau, Judith Schmid, Mauro Peter and Thomas E. Bauer offered a Mozart-only programme together with the Salzburg Bach Choir.
The coming weekend (July 26 and 27) will see the second Mozart Matinee under Ádám Fischer, featuring Johann Michael Haydn’s Franziskus-Messe as well as two works by Wolfgang A. Mozart: Eine kleine Freimaurer-Kantate KV 623 and Symphony No. 26, the “Linz Symphony”.
Ivor Bolton, Chief Conductor of the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra and designated Music Director at Madrid’s Teatro Real, will conduct two of the six Mozart Matinees. On August 2 and 3 at 11:00 am, you may look forward to the ballet music from the opera Idomeneo, the Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G major KV 453 and the Antretter Serenade by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The soloist at this performance, which takes place at the Main Auditorium of the Mozarteum Foundation, will be Kristian Bezuidenhout. Ivor Bolton returns to conduct the final weekend of the Mozart Matinees (August 23 and 24). The Mozarteum Orchestra plays works by Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang A. Mozart and Christoph Willibald Gluck; Rolando Villazón will be the soloist. Unfortunately, this Mozart Matinee is already sold out, as are the Mozart Matinees conducted by Vladimir Fedoseyev on August 16 and 17.
There is still a chance to buy tickets for the two concerts on August 9 and 10, when Marc Minkowski holds the musical reins. Apart from Mozart’s Symphony No. 33 in B-flat major KV 219 and Kurt Weill’s Symphony No. 2, you can hear soprano Lenneke Ruiten perform Mozart arias.
Act quickly to secure some of the sought-after remaining tickets, and experience the Salzburg Mozart Orchestra with fascinating programmes and spellbinding conductors and soloists!