Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s music has a very special significance to Salzburg. Side-by-side with other famous composers from Bach to Strauss, this city of Mozart can always be counted on for excursions through the world of classical music as rich and diverse as you will find anywhere.
Salzburg truly is a capital of music. Whether in the afternoon or evening, in small churches or historic halls, whether pure musical enjoyment or a dinner concert – the daily array of classical music events in Salzburg caters to your every whim. The historic concert halls of the Festival District (Grosses Festspielhaus, Haus für Mozart and Felsenreitschule), the Mozarteum Foundation and the Residenz invite everyone to explore the joys of music in an incomparably atmospheric setting. Though also in the historical spaces provided by Salzburg’s churches, its palaces and castles, fans of classical music, big and small, can all look forward to an absolute musical treat.
Dinner Concerts: a treat for all the senses
The Dinner Concerts combine masterfully the arts of music and fine cuisine. Gourmet diners – one of whom was once Mozart himself – are certain to be captivated. Every bit as exquisite are the event locations themselves. You can gaze down on the city from up at Hohensalzburg Fortress. At St. Peter Stiftskeller, you are able to enjoy the ambience of a traditional restaurant, while at the Sternbräu you will experience an authentic and deeply rooted inn-keeping heritage.
The works of Mozart are very much the focus of Salzburg’s orchestras. Whether traditional, such as the Mozarteum Orchestra, visionary, like Camerata Salzburg, or with an eye on the future, like Philharmonie Salzburg: The ensembles are all in high demand around the world and regularly on the road giving concert tours. For their part, home audiences in Salzburg are fortunate to enjoy many concert cycles and extraordinary productions during the Salzburg Festival.