styriarte Festival Orchestra
The styriarte Festival Orchestra was created for the styriarte festival 2014, under the leadership of Michael Hofstetter. The orchestra is based on a large group of musicians from the local recreation orchestra and invite international guests for leading positions, who will bring in their experience in historical performance practice. For the two productions “Pastorale” and “Der Freischütz” the orchestra relied on gut strings in the string section, on period instruments in the brass section and on modern instruments in the wood section. Thus the orchestra achieved a very unique orchestral sound.