Picknick mit Orpheus

Celli mit fliege


The songwriters Orpheus and Tannhäuser meet in the rich sound of six cellists around Cellistin Ursina Braun Ursina Braun , and Chris Pichler vor einer Ziegelwand Chris Pichler connects their stories. Followed by a Picknick im Park von Schloss Eggenberg picnic in the park.


6 Celli at Eggenberg Palace

The Elvis Presley of Antiquity meets up with the Mick Jagger of the Middle Ages: Orpheus and Tannhäuser united in one programme. Only the Styriarte could come up with an idea like that. But not to worry: there is no singing at the first picnic concert of the Festival. Ursina Braun leads her six cellists through an inspired cross-section of Offenbach und Wagner. Thomas Höft adds his brilliant texts to the mix – lots to talk about at the picnic afterwards.

Concert in the Planetensaal followed by a picnic with music in the palace park (only in fair weather)


Jacques Offenbach: from “Orpheus in the Underworld” (Introduction, Galopp der Fliegen, Ballet Pastoral, Fliegenduett, Can-Can etc.)

Richard Wagner: from “Tannhäuser“ (Venusberg-Bacchanal, Pilgerchor, Hallenarie, Lied an den Abendstern etc.)

Duration: around 60 minutes at Planetensaal, followed by encores on the picnic lawn in the palace park


Prices: EUR 24 / 48 / 72

U27 (for all under 27) & Ö1 Intro: 50 % reduction

Ursina Braun


The musician, born in Zurich in 1992, lives out her intensely personal approach to music in the world of composition, which she discovered for herself at the age of 14. Much earlier she decided on her instrument, the violoncello, with which she has won numerous international prizes. Stylistically, she can do everything - from baroque to modern.

Chris Pichler


Countless theatre and film successes throughout the German-speaking world are on the CV of the actress born in Linz in 1969. She is also a singer, (opera) director and author and creates her own roles from the records of important women - from Beethoven's housekeeper to Empress Sisi and Jackie Kennedy.

Culinary delights

Picknick Konzert der Styriarte in Schloss Eggenberg

Picnic Box

Enjoy your picnic in the palace park after the concert part at Planetensaal.

Vouchers for your picnic box (EUR 16) can be purchased in our WebShop (for 11 am / for 5 pm) or directly at the Styriarte ticket office no later than 2 days before the event.

The voucher can be redeemed on the day of the event directly at the distribution station on the picnic lawn in Schloss Eggenberg.