Programme

Styriarte

Die Macht der Musik

21.06.2024

The lively Zefiro Orchestra and the fantastic Arnold Schoenberg Choir bring Handel's oratorio hit "Alexanderʼs Feast" to blooming life at the start of the Styriarte. Conducted by Alfredo Bernardini.

Graz macht /:Musik:/ macht Graz

22.06.2024 - 20.07.2024

The city walks with the GrazGuides explore the music of the rulers and the power of music in the music city of Graz. Always on Saturdays.

Mond­nacht

22.06.2024

The first full summer moon beckons to Eggenberg Palace. String quartet, guitar, the vienna clarinet connection and the beguiling mezzo of Marie-Claude Chappuis entice you to take a walk on the moon.

Picknick mit Orpheus

23.06.2024

The songwriters Orpheus and Tannhäuser meet in the rich sound of six cellists around Ursina Braun, and Chris Pichler connects their stories. Followed by a picnic in the park.

Monteverdi.Cara­vaggio

23.06.2024

Monteverdi's madrigals in the vocal art of La Venexiana are an event in itself. With the living paintings after Caravaggio by Teatri 35, it becomes a total work of art. Unique!

Sound Stories

24.06.2024

Stefan Temmingh, recorder star from Cape Town, and Margret Köll, harp magician from Tyrol, form an incomparable duo and explore music from the Baroque to the present day.

Kreutzer­sonate

25.06.2024

"Kreutzer Sonata" and "Pictures at an Exhibition": two unbounded masterpieces of classical music with master pianist Bernd Glemser and his congenial violin partner Mirijam Contzen.

Heilig, heilig, heilig

26.06.2024

Schubert for joyful singing along, Bruckner for boundless amazement: the Arnold Schoenberg Choir and its founder and director Erwin Ortner make Stift Rein magical.

Tastenzau­ber

27.06.2024

Franz Liszt, the superstar, and Clara Schumann, the intimate enchantress at the piano. Ragna Schirmer brings the two together. A summit meeting of Romantic piano music.

Attems-Saga: Treppauf, treppab.

28.06.2024

A three-day rococo soap opera starting at Palais Attems in Graz: preparations for the empress's visit are in full swing. Adrian Schvarzstein sets the scene for the spectacle. The prelude is booked together with the opera on Saturday.

Attems-Saga: Die Jahres­zeiten-Oper

29.06.2024

Rococo soap opera, second part: Michael Hofstetter and the singers centred around Carlotta Colombo turn Vivaldi's "Seasons" into a turbulent opera festival. This performance is booked together with the opening on Friday.

Königliche Bläser

30.06.2024

Rococo soap opera, third part: chill-out for all with baroque wind music in Eggenberg Palace and Park. Christian Binde and his Compagnia di Punto sound the horns. With picnic.

Die Jahres­zeiten-Oper

30.06.2024

Rococo soap opera for the empress's visit: Michael Hofstetter and the singers around Carlotta Colombo turn Vivaldi's "Seasons" into a turbulent opera festival. Adrian Schvarzstein directs.

Haven

01.07.2024

A fantastic young a cappella quintet from the United Kingdom, Apollo5, invites you on a wide-ranging journey through choral music: from William Byrd to dreamlike vocal movements of the present day.

Ich wollte wie Orpheus singen

02.07.2024

Eddie Luis takes a bow to the great Reinhard Mey. The Berliner became the epitome of the modern chanson singer, with songs such as "Ich wollte wie Orpheus singen".

Summ mit

03.07.2024

"Tune in and hum along!" This is Lorenz Maierhofer's invitation. He leads the audience through the seasons of life in a sensuous and poetic way with feather-light sing-along songs.

Alles wieder gut

04.07.2024

Florian Boesch, a celebrated vocal character, meets the Musicbanda Franui, who bring the songs of Schubert and Schumann to life with dulcimer, harp, zither and more.

Mozart.­Shakes­peare

05.07.2024

Alfredo Bernardini and his master wind players from Zefiro play Mozart's greatest and most beautiful wind serenade. Birgit Minichmayr responds with William Shakespeare. A magical evening.

Die Grille und die Ameise

06.07.2024 - 07.07.2024

A ladybird, a cricket and an ant: Hristina Lazarova lovingly retells Aesop's well-known fable with lots of music and a little philosophy, for kids aged 2 and up.

Mozart in Stainz

06.07.2024 - 07.07.2024

The Mass in c minor, Mozart's mighty torso, is performed by Jordi Savall in Stainz. With the Arnold Schoenberg Choir, a fine group of soloists and the Styriarte Festival Orchestra.

Wohltem­perirtes Clavier

07.07.2024

48 Bach pieces that are among the greatest that European music has produced: Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays the second part of the "Well-Tempered Clavier".

.PULS

08.07.2024

With works by Schubert, Ethel Smyth, John Cage and Galina Ustwolskaja, Hanni Liang creates a musical art space in which the stage becomes a hall and the hall becomes a stage.

L’Orfeo

09.07.2024 - 10.07.2024

Monteverdi's "Orfeo" is regarded as the birth of opera and tells of the power of music. Michael Hell brings the masterpiece back to life, Natalia Moro wraps it in images of sand.

Les Grandes Dames

10.07.2024

Cello pieces from three centuries, composed by brilliant women, presented by the charismatic cellist Marilies Guschlbauer and her subtle piano partner Julia Rinderle.

Bach solo

11.07.2024

Cameron Carpenter transforms the mighty preludes and fugues of the St Thomas cantor Johann Sebastian Bach into pure emotion on the large organ in the Stefaniensaal in Graz.

Aus der Neuen Welt

12.07.2024

Mei-Ann Chen, an American from Taiwan, has a sixth sense for effect and rocks the Helmut List Halle with Dvořák's symphony "From the New World" with the Styriarte Youth Orchestra.

Fahrrad­konzert

13.07.2024

Cycle once through whole Graz, and on the way there are five small concerts that take you around the world. A unique community experience!

Timber

13.07.2024

Michael Gordon's piece "Timber" focuses on the mysterious sound of simantras, wooden boards played by Orthodox monks during church services. STUDIO PERCUSSION graz plays the drums.

A Symphonic Tribute to ABBA

14.07.2024

ABBA with symphony orchestra, choir and soloists. Elisabeth Fuchs is an avowed ABBA fan herself and knows how good this music sounds in a symphonic setting. Monika Ballwein sings.

Arkadien

15.07.2024

Bruno de Sá and Dorothee Oberlinger are the dream team of baroque music. Between breathtaking bel canto and dizzying flute trills, their ancient pastoral Arcadia blossoms.

À la carte

16.07.2024

In Schubert's big Sonata in B flat major, Fazıl Say touches on the last things in life. In his own music, he tells of the difficult present in a way that only he can tell in music.

Feuerwerksmusik

17.07.2024

Handel's festive music for the peace fireworks of 1749 should only be played by "warlike instruments". Paolo Grazzi brings this impressive wind music spectacle back to life.

Vom Zauber der Dinge

18.07.2024

Klezmer clarinettist Moritz Weiß has founded a brand new orchestra: the Styrian Klezmore Orchestra. Alexander Kukelka has composed a soul-searching piece for him.

An die Musik

19.07.2024

A walk with Schubert at the castle in Stainz: Daniel Johannsen sings about the power of music. Maria Kubizek plays the "Rosamunde Quartet", and a very traditional Schubert is also not to be missed.

Die siebente Saite

20.07.2024

Jordi Savall on the viola da gamba and his friends from the Concert des Nations condense the most beautiful baroque music ever written in France into an unforgettable evening.

Marien­vesper

21.07.2024

And at the end of the Styriarte, once again Monteverdi: Jordi Savall leads an army of fantastic musicians through his incomparable "Marienvesper" in the "Styrian St Peter's Basilica" in Pöllau.

Recreation

Die Henne & der Bär

11.03.2024

As conducting concertmaster, Wolfgang Redik leads the Recreation Orchestra through the magnificent, joyous and dramatic moments of two of Haydn’s most beautiful symphonies.

Vivaldi im Frühling

18.03.2024 - 19.03.2024

The Spanish violinist Lina Tur Bonet not only shines in Vivaldi’s incredibly difficult violin concerto, but also knows how to add lustre to his Graz sonatas.

Rachmani­now 2

22.04.2024

Kristina Miller continues her Rachmaninov triumph and masters the songlike-melodious themes of his 2nd Piano Concerto with ease. The Azerbaijani conductor Fuad Ibrahimov celebrates his Recreation premiere with Tchaikoswki’s “Romeo and Julietˮ.

SOUNDFLIX #3: Love Stories

26.04.2024

The Soundflix Youth Orchestra becomes entangled in love stories without an end - from Bernstein's "West Side Story" to Titanic. Mei-Ann Chen conducts and Christoph Steiner switches through the sounds.

Concierto de Aranjuez

13.05.2024

The Kosovo-born guitarist Petrit Çeku offers an already eagerly awaited treat when he elicits Spanish flair from Rodrigo’s famous concerto. Paul Goodwin conducts with verve Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga’s only symphony.

Branden­burgisches Konzert

27.05.2024 - 28.05.2024

Michael Hell brilliantly demonstrates his mastery of the recorder in Telemann’s lively runs and of the harpsichord in Bach’s difficult 5th Brandenburg Concerto.

Italienische Sinfonie

10.06.2024

Conductor Vanessa Benelli Mosell evokes memories of her Italian homeland with Mendelssohn’s most frequently performed orchestral work, while Nikita Boriso-Glebsky plays the composer’s heartfelt Violin Concerto.

Psalm

Clara

24.03.2024

With his gently archaic story from the womb - narrated by Yvonne Klamant and Christoph Steiner - Lorenz Maierhofer opens the view into the lap of humanity. The unborn Clara is accompanied on her way to the light of day by the HIB.art.chor.

XXX – Unser Platz im Universum

25.03.2024

The universe offers us an uncountable number of motifs - why not feel just as many rhythms? STUDIO PERCUSSION graz sends a thousand and one beats to the stars, which Arnold Hanslmeier observes from the perspective of an astrophysicist.

Sardischer Frühling

26.03.2024

Cuncordu e Tenore de Orosai perform not only Mediterranean cultural history, but also a concise fusion of sacred and secular vocal sounds. The dense dress of Sardinian musical tradition reveals strongly seductive songs for Easter time.

Pannoni­scher Sommer

27.03.2024

Things get devilishly hot when the Slovakian group Cigánski Diabli - Gypsy Devils turns Roma musical traditions into a virtuoso spectacle. With Roma songs, Bizet's "Carmen" or Brahms' "Hungarian Dance No. 5".

Steirischer Herbst

28.03.2024

It has soaked up the musical folk culture of Styria with every drop! So who better to celebrate the end of a fruitful cultivation cycle than the Citoller Tanzgeiger family of musicians with traditional songs, dances and yodelling.

Wach mit Bach

28.03.2024

Bach's outstanding performance of the Baroque art of variation seduces the listener into permanent insomnia with Eva Maria Pollerus' fine keyboard playing. Goldberg Variations and a few more hours of Bach in the candlelight of Palais Attems - what more could you want?

Skandina­vischer Winter

29.03.2024

In a mystical, wintry soundscape, Hirundo Maris, led by Arianna Savall and Petter Udland Johansen, tell of Nordic mythical creatures and bring traditional Norwegian ballads to life in dreamlike musical images. At their side is the Camerata Styria under the direction of Sebastian Meixner.

Afrika Mamas

31.03.2024

With the emancipated and strong voice of South Africa, the vocal ensemble Afrika Mamas makes people sit up and take notice. Seven female ambassadors build a moving bridge between a cappella music from the Zulu vocal tradition and the modern lives of African women.

An den Mond

01.04.2024

Keyboard goddess Kristina Miller pays homage to the moon and lets her dazzling keyboard playing shine with Debussy's "Clair de Lune", Liszt's "Réminiscences de Norma" and jazz standards by Duke Ellington, among others, in its captivating light.

Meerschein

Vier Jahreszeiten

10.03.2024

The Macedonian Ivan Trenev takes his accordion, gathers four fellow musicians around him, and together the quintet celebrates the tango nuevo - in the "Four Seasons" by Astor Piazzolla.