From the house of styriarte

Everything the house of styriarte has to offer, displayed in a well organised manner, is presented on the following pages. In a purely business context, the house of styriarte is called “Steirische Kulturveranstaltungen GmbH”, but who would say that? Here, at the house of styriarte, the styriarte Festival is organised, as is the PSALM Easter festival. Here, we plan and organise the concerts of the Graz recreation orchestra, as well as the “Meerschein Matineen” winter series and much more. And here, you can buy the tickets for all of these wonderful events. So come on in!


Werner Kmetitsch © Werner Kmetitsch

Missa solemnis

July 4 / 5 / 6 at Stefaniensaal
Michael Hofstetter, Chefdirigent von recreation - Großes Orchester Graz © Werner Kmetitsch
Michael Hofstetter, Chefdirigent von recreation - Großes Orchester Graz

Der Barbier von Sevilla

July 3 / 5 / 7 at Helmut List Halle
PSALM 2015 © PSALM 2015
at Easter in Graz

PSALM 2015

Light from the East

The notion that the East not only gives us the sunrise, but also the light of wisdom was once a firm and widespread belief in Europe. Nowadays, when the East is solely associated with terrible news from a new Caliphate leaving a bloody trail right to the heart of Europe, with the “Arab Spring” now only a vague hope, the image of an enlightened Orient seems almost absurd. And yet, not so long ago, important thinkers directed their gaze full of hope beyond the Bosphorus, with the strong belief that they would find the answers to their questions there. Among them were the orientalist Joseph von Hammer-Purgstall, from Graz, and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the poet of poets. It is worth following their gaze, especially because it seems so outdated. And this is exactly what the new edition of the PSALM festival is doing at Easter 2015.

Nikolaus Harnoncourt dirigiert bei der styriarte The Fairy Queen © Werner Kmetitsch
a portrait:

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

… Today, Nikolaus Harnoncourt is one of the few true stars among conductors worldwide. Performances like the New Year’s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra enable him to reach an audience of millions, displaying the characteristic passion and fiery intensity that identify him, first and foremost, as a true servant of his art.


also a part of the programme 2015

They are “classics”: our SOAPs with their entertaining mix of music and literature.
The idea of using texts and music to tell the stories of artists’ lives and using TV cameras to bring the audience closer to the artists on stage, all this will will not be missing this year: