Mariss Jansons died on 1 December 2019, causing an outpouring of grief throughout the music world. Like many others, the Salzburg Festival is left to remember with the utmost gratitude all the wonderful musical gifts Mariss Jansons brought to the Festival for three decades. Read the obituary
The Salzburg Festival has managed to engage Franz Welser-Möst to conduct the opening concerts of the Vienna Philharmonic on 26 and 29 July 2020, which had been planned to take place under Mariss Jansons’ baton. The programme remains unchanged.