About the Programme of the 2018 SCHLOSS WEINZIERL MUSIKFEST
10th SCHLOSS WEINZIERL MUSIKFEST
from May 10th to 13th, 2018
THE SCHLOSS WEINZIERL MUSIKFEST will take place for the tenth time from May 10th to 13th, 2018 – around Ascension Day. The Altenberg Trio Wien founded the Schloss Weinzierl Musikfest in 2009, the Haydn Commemorative Year, at the place where the young Joseph Haydn composed and performed the first string quartets 260 years ago.
The Altenberg Trio - Christopher Hinterhuber, Amiram Ganz and Christoph Stradner – together with prominent musicians from the international music scene will celebrate this important event with a festive programme. Once again, we will be able to welcome the successful Minetti Quartet and the famous contrabassist Alois Posch from Austria. Outstanding wind players like the German horn player Johannes Hinterholzer, the French bassoonist Sophie Dartigalongue and the Austrian clarinettist Matthias Schorn will be there, as well as the Austrian Vokalensemble 15.21. There will also be a reunion with the South Korean oboist Heri Choi, the French mezzosoprano Xenia Ganz and the Switzerland-based cellist Maxime Ganz.
The public is cordially invited to join in the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the SCHLOSS WEINZIERL MUSIKFEST.
The Festsaal, the Garden, the Chapel and the beautiful Arkadenhof of the palace will be the venues for the concerts of the 2018 music festival. Joseph Haydn’s unique work “The Seven Last Words of our Saviour on the Cross” will give the spiritual upbeat to the 10th Musikfest in the Chapel in the afternoon of May 10th. The premiere of a fanfare for piano trio will open the evening concert programme. Music by the genius loci, Joseph Haydn, stands at the centre of the concerts. Further highlights include Franz Schubert’s chamber music and French music of the 19th and 20th centuries. A capella choral music will be heard in the Arkadenhof and, in the spirit of the great innovator Joseph Haydn, contemporary music will not be missing.
This time, the Promenade Concert also presents in addition to instrumental and choral music a “Programme for Little and Big Listeners” and turns three musical and culinary stations into a festival for the whole family.
A ceremonial church service in the Wieselburg parish church with the „Theresien Mass“ by J. Haydn, performed by the musicapricciosa chamber choir under the direction of Ulrike Weidinger, will open the 10th Musikfest.