recreation - GROSSES ORCHESTER GRAZ © Werner Kmetitsch


As Johann Sebastian Bach put it: “Music’s only purpose should be for the Glory of God and the recreation of the human spirit”. Recreation of the soul, that’s what the orchestra provides for its audience: refreshment, revival, recreation. Furthermore, recreation is what the musicians do: they reconstruct the process of creation by bringing an otherwise lifeless work of art back to life. Since 2002, the musicians of the “recreation” project have been working together in the “Großes Orchester Graz” and have been trying to find new ways to reach this goal.


Francois Sechet
Celine Moinet © Francois Sechet
Celine Moinet

Pariser Sinfonie

Oct. 14 & 15, 2019, Stefaniensaal
Werner Kmetitsch
Eva Maria Pollerus, Cembalo © Werner Kmetitsch
Eva Maria Pollerus, Cembalo

Bäche im Herbst

Oct. 21 & 22, 2019, Minoritensaal
recreation Saison 2019/20 - Titelseite des Programmfolders
Season 2019/20

The Sound of the Seasons

with recreation und recreationBAROCK

Every season of the year has its own particular sound. In recreation’s coming season, the concert programmes are in harmony with the months: we start off in October with autumn in beautiful Paris; at the beginning of the new year, everything revolves around Beethoven – after all 2020 is Beethoven Year …

styriarte - die steirichen Festspiele - Sujet 2019 "Daphne"_Foto and design by Birgit Mörtl - and Posproduction by Philipp Schulz - styriarte-Sujet 2019 "Dafne" © Birgit Mörtl - - Foto and design
Posproduction by Philipp Schulz -
styriarte - die steirichen Festspiele - Sujet 2019 "Daphne"
styriarte 2019


June 21 to July 21

We are all aware that the world is constantly changing. Our environment is changing, our life is changing, we are changing. Constantly and perpetually. Very often, we are not all too happy about that. For we would like everything to stay the way it used to be, so that we know what is going on, feel safe and have to worry less. Of course, this is an illusion – and a dangerous one at that because we have very little influence on the transformations occurring around us …


Mei-Ann Chenn wird „Erste Gastdirigentin“ von recreation © Sandra Wanderer
Mei-Ann Chenn wird „Erste Gastdirigentin“ von recreation

Mei-Ann Chen

“Principal Guest Conductor”

“I am delighted that the great personal and artistic relationship that has developed in the collaboration between Mei-Ann Chen and the recreation-GROSSES ORCHESTER GRAZ musicians since 2011 is now expressed in the fact that Mei-Ann Chen will act as the ‘Principal Guest Conductor’ of our orchestra …” (Mathis Huber, Artistic Director)

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