2017 – the year of organ.

Finding the right concert to go to is never easy. First of all, timing. The best things always happen when you have something else arranged for that very evening. Second, if you are not fluent in German, your search is limited. And even if you are lucky enough to find the right page there is still a task left to try to make some sense out of it. If the event is local, there would be hardly any translation into English there. Third, not all the information about classical music is on the web. Print matter is still the preferred means of communication in Austria.

KULTUR.REGION.NIEDERÖSTERREICH  is the little local magazine for Lower Austria, far from glossy but full of gems. Who knew 2017 was the year of the organ? Apparently, it is according to this publication. At least in Lower Austria. The programme is the result of cooperation between music schools and churches. It runs through summer with some concerts scheduled for October and November.

Looks fabulous. The only thing left is to figure out how to get tickets without writing or speaking in German. Otherwise, the contact is

MMMag. Markus Göller

+43 664 848 53 73

markus.goeller@musikschulmanagement.at

more information http://www.musikschulmanagement.at/de/?tt=MUSIK_R36&id=90858 

Classics under the Stars

This is an incredible open air concert in the monastery of Göttweig which is the place to visit even without any concerts around.

Elina Garanca and conductor Karel Mark Chichon run this event since 2008.

Details – http://www.klassikuntersternen.at/en

 

BACHTRACK

We do not sell tickets at Classical Music Austria. There are many more sites which do. And you can find the full listings for the concerts to come at  BACHTRACK. Nice portal with plenty of information and links to events.

Just be aware. In Austria, if you don’t buy your tickets directly from the venue/organiser, you might end up paying significantly more.  Many of us believe that buying online is cheaper. No, not in Austria. Not necessarily. Going to the ticket office might save you  a lot.  Strange, but true.

Bachtrack is the world-wide leading concert finder and reviews site. It is not about Austria only. Just select  the country and find that perfect concert.

MOZARTEUM

MOZARTEUM

Each year around the time of Mozart’s birthday in January, the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg hosts the Mozart Week with opera performances, orchestra and chamber concerts as well as soloist recitals. World-renowned artists, soloists, orchestras and ensembles specialized in the interpretation of Mozart stand for the unparalleled reputation of this unique event.