From the house of styriarte
The source of all human life is female. Sure, the lords of creation have spent thousands of years constructing an entire philosophical and theological arsenal of arguments to obscure this simple fact or to increase their own significance. But the fact remains: it’s women who bear children. And their fertility is the basis for the continued existence of mankind. So it’s no wonder that female fertility is at the heart of all cultures’ myths of origin …
“Quite best friends” – that could well be the motto of the new, 16th season of recreation. Haydn and Mozart, Brahms and Strauss, Schumann and Mendelssohn, Liszt and Wagner – none were really meant for each other and yet they became close friends, allies even with a shared view of art. The same cannot be said for Salieri and Mozart, neither for Weill and Mahler nor for Bernstein and Copland. Pairings such as these make the programmes of our nine new double concerts at the Stefaniensaal in Graz especially appealing.
In the beginning, there was movement. It only takes a moment of reflection to understand that everything comes from movement: energy is movement, life is movement. From the behaviour of the smallest particles to the whole universe and yes, even space and time – everything is movement.
The 2017 styriarte goes links music to its dancing roots and tells – in the true meaning of the word – moving stories.