Salzburg Culture Days
Salzburg Culture Days are held in Mozart's city every October. The event originated from the idea to use the city as a venue for top-notch performances and concerts by national and international performers in the fall as well. Founded in 1972, the Salzburg Culture Days immediately established themselves as a permanent fixture of the culture program.
2014 Culture Days in Salzburg
This year the program will kick off with a bang: the English star conductor, Daniel Harding, will conduct the opening concert featuring Mahler's Symphony no. 1 Tristan and Sibelius' Concert for Violin and Orchestra in D-minor, op. 47. Further highlights include the concerts performed by the Salzburg Cathedral Choir, the Shakespeare in Love concert and the premiere of the tango opera, Maria de Buenos Aires.
- Daniel Harding dirigiert Mahler
Wed, Oktober 15, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
- With Shakespeare in Love
Tue, Oktober 16, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
In honour to the 450th anniversary from William Shakespeare
- Maria de Buenos Aires
Sat, Oktober 18, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Tango-Opera from Astor Piazzolla
- Mostly Mozart
Sat, Oktober 25, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Musical works from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Cathedral concert
Sun, Oktober 26, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Musical works from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Luigi Gatti
- Musicperformance: Giacomo Puccini
Mon, Oktober 27, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Film– and sound-documentation
- Percussion meets Theatre
Thu, October 30, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Via Nova Percussion Group with Special Guest Ingo Vogl
Several event organizers ranging from the Landestheater to Cathedral Music and from the Palace Concerts to the Culture Society pool their offers during two weeks in October under the name Salzburg Culture Days. The event primarily addresses opera, ballet and concert fans. The venues include Salzburg Cathedral, the Large Festival Hall, the Mozarteum and the Marble Hall in Mirabell Palace.
Salzburg Culture Society
The Salzburg Culture Society was founded in 1947. The signet of the horse tamer in front of the Festival Hall clearly shows that most of the Salzburg Culture Society's events are held at the Large Festival Hall. The Salzburg Street Theater was established in 1970, playing to thousands of spectators in the city and province of Salzburg each year during the Festival season. The Salzburg Culture Days were founded two years later.