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.


Andrei Ioniță, Violoncello © TVW
Andrei Ioniță, Violoncello

Tschechische Märchen

Nov. 12 & 13, 2018, Stefaniensaal
recreationBAROCK / Ivan Calestani, Fagott © Werner Kmetitsch
recreationBAROCK / Ivan Calestani, Fagott


Dec. 10, 11 & 12, 2018, Minoritensaal
Titelseite neue Saison recreation - Großes Orchester Graz, 2018/19 © styriarte
Titelseite neue Saison recreation - Großes Orchester Graz, 2018/19
Season 2018/19

Round Trip Across Europe

with recreation

Everybody is talking about Europe, so we’re turning it into music: The new season of recreation is a round trip from Scandinavia to Sicily, from Munich to Monaco, from Hamburg to Vienna.

In the new season you can expect nine exciting concert evenings in the double cycle with GROSSES ORCHESTER GRAZ at Stefaniensaal, as well as four performances with recreationBAROCK at Minoritensaal!

Sujet der styriarte 2018 - Felix Austria © styriarte
Sujet der styriarte 2018 - Felix Austria
styriarte 2018

Felix Austria

June 22 to July 22

Is Austria a happy country? Depends on who you ask …

Let’s ask the rest of the world: The United Nation’s World Happiness Report 2017, which ranks 155 countries by their happiness levels, ranks Austria at the top of the list, in 13th place – almost level with Norway, Denmark and Iceland, the long-time leaders of the ranking. And with the opinion that Austria is a very happy country, the United Nations are in the best of company.

Imagefilm recreation
in portrait:

A concert is produced.

a film about recreation

A film team accompanied our orchestra in rehearsals and the concert “Drei Klassiker” on March 7 and 8, 2016, at Stefaniensaal.

The result, a wonderful, interesting film about the creation of a concert beginning with the first rehearsals ending with the concert, we show you in this trailer.

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