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.

Picknick mit Orpheus


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'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


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.



"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


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



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.


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.

Ö1 Klassik-Treffpunkt


Ö1 zu Gast bei der Styriarte. Helene Breisach plaudert in der Live-Sendung aus der AVL Lounge in der Helmut List Halle mit Iris Vermillion und Mathis Huber

Attems-Saga: Die Jahres­zeiten-Oper


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.

Die Jahres­zeiten-Oper


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.

Königliche Bläser


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.



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


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


"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


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.



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


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".



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.


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


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


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


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.



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

A Symphonic Tribute to ABBA / Dress rehearsal


Dress rehearsal as a charity concert for Caritas Austria! 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.



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


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.



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


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.

Volxmusik spezi


Styriarte goes folk! And more. This time it's all about folk music. In other words, traditional music, whether from Kalwang or Cameroon, and its ingredients. Folk music in a new design.



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


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


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


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.



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.


Così fan tutte


Tobias Wögerer opens the season with a cheerful music festival from the works of Mozart, Haydn and Schubert. The young violoncellist Hyazintha Andrej from Graz makes her brilliant debut.

Bach im Kaffeehaus

21.10.2024 - 22.10.2024

With Johann Sebastian and his cousin Johann Bernhard Bach, we accompany harpsichord master Eva Maria Pollerus to the Zimmermannsche Kaffehaus in Leipzig.

Beethoven con forza


More Beethoven is not possible! The outstanding sound architect is unleashed by piano star Bernd Glemser and Mei-Ann Chen, who also guides us into exciting new Beethoven territories.


02.12.2024 - 03.12.2024

This year, the baroque Christmas festival with Alfredo Bernardini takes us across Europe. With atmospheric pastoral music, Handel's Pastoral Concerto and Vivaldi's most beautiful oboe concerto, we float from London to Venice.

Hänsel und Gretel


Humperdinck's "Hansel and Gretel" is a must during Advent. Pure Christmas sound with Vanessa Benelli Mosell on the podium and Christoph Bielefeld on top with Reinecke's dreamlike harp concerto.



The year could not have started in a more majestic and lively way than with Mozart's Sinfonia concertante in E flat major. Brilliantly performed by Maria Kubizek, Nils Mönkemeyer and Michael Hofstetter on the podium.

Romeo und Julia


Mei-Ann Chen and the Recreation Orchestra remind us of the most famous love story of all time. Prokofiev and Bernstein breathe new life into Romeo and Juliet with immortal melodies and irrepressible rhythm.

Strauss mit Strauss


To mark the 200th birthday of the Waltz King, actress Ursula Strauss and Wolfgang Redik as a violinist cum conductor invite you to a rousing Strauss celebration in 3/4 time.

Vivaldi Primavera

17.03.2025 - 18.03.2025

Rough edges fit the wild Vivaldi perfectly. Especially when baroque specialist Lina Tur Bonet conjures them up with unbridled enthusiasm.

Butterfly Lovers


US star violinist Melissa White takes us on a journey into the touching romance of the "Butterfly Lovers". Mei-Ann Chen crowns the animal evening with mystical love stories from the Parisian "Belle Époque".


05.05.2025 - 06.05.2025

Off to Napoli in the 18th century! From Scarlatti to Paisiello, Michael Hell and baritone Adrian Eröd embark on a wonderful-sounding journey to the south.

Clara und Robert


Clara and Robert Schumann were a unique couple. In the heart of German Romanticism, US pianist Claire Huangci delights with virtuoso quotes from their creative love affair in black and white.

Romantik pur


Ingmar Beck and Moldovan violinist Alexandra Tirsu pile up the most exciting string sounds of Dvořák and Tchaikovsky to create a grandiose season finale in the sound of Romanticism.