Mozart meets modern: The Mozarteum Orchestra in an expert in modern interpretations of pieces from the Viennese Classical period.
The all-rounder: The Mozarteum Orchestra is Salzburg’s symphony, festival and operatic orchestra. It was founded with the support of Mozart’s widow, Constanze, and their two sons Franz Xaver and Karl Thomas. Its roots go back to the “Cathedral Music Society and Mozarteum”, which was established in 1841. Today, the Mozarteum Orchestra is one of the leading symphony orchestras in Austria.
The major specialty of the Mozarteum Orchestra is a new, exciting interpretation of the works of the Viennese Classical period. Of course, Salzburg’s ‘local hero’, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, also has a leading role to play in their repertoire. Nonetheless, masterpieces of the Romantic period as well as contemporary pieces also get their turn.
The Mozarteum Orchestra hosts two concert series of its own: the Sunday Matinees and the Thursday Concerts. The orchestra is also booked annually during the Festival for the Mozart Matinees as well as operatic productions. It is likewise an active force during Mozart Week, while also giving performances at the Landestheater in Salzburg. Their full schedule also includes guest appearances and tours, taking them from Vienna to Tokyo.
The Mozarteum Orchestra is also dedicated to opening the ears of the general public to the joys of music. In their interactive workshops and open rehearsals, they look to introduce people – above all the younger generation – to classical music. Specially conceived concerts, both for youngsters and adults, provide a gateway to a whole new world of listening experiences.
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