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.


Giedrė Šlekytė, Dirigentin © Olena Tokar
Giedrė Šlekytė, Dirigentin


April 16 & 17, 2018, Stefaniensaal
Stefanie Houtzeel, Mezzosopran © Julia Wesely
Stefanie Houtzeel, Mezzosopran

Ombra mai fu

April 30, 2018, Helmut List Halle
recreation - GROSSES ORCHESTER GRAZ © Werner Kmetitsch
Season 2017/2018

Grosses Orchester

Quite best friends

“Quite best friends” – that could well be the motto of the new, 16th season of recreation. Haydn and Mozart, Brahms and Strauss, Schumann and Mendelssohn, Liszt and Wagner – none were really meant for each other and yet they became close friends, allies even with a shared view of art. The same cannot be said for Salieri and Mozart, neither for Weill and Mahler nor for Bernstein and Copland. Pairings such as these make the programmes of our nine new double concerts at the Stefaniensaal in Graz especially appealing.

recreationBAROCK musiziert im Minoritensaal, Graz. © Gertraud Heigl. recreationBAROCK musiziert im Minoritensaal, Graz.
Season 2017/2018


recreationBAROCK is growing

recreationBAROCK is a specialist ensemble for baroque music, comprising musicians from the ranks of our great orchestra. The musicians play on period instruments and in historical tunings and are always led by renowned masters of Early Music. The subscription series recreationBAROCK is now in its fifth season and owing to the great success of previous years, we are adding a magnificent baroque evening at the Helmut List Halle – slightly bigger and with a more spectacular orchestration – to the four double concerts at the Minoritensaal in Graz.

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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