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n June 20 – July 20 THE WORLD’S CULTURAL HERITAGE ALSO HOLDS TREASURES which we cannot enter. Time and again we have to breathe new life into them, for they are fleeting: the sounds of previous times. Music reaches us from the past like a message in a bottle full of emotions. The styriarte summer festival in Graz is dedicated to presenting these sounding treasures and bringing them to the stage at the highest artistic level in the most fascinating places in the towns and the countryside. That is what Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the spiritus rector of the festival and one of the few true stars among conductors, stands for. Each summer he returns to the town of his youth to realise his projects of the heart: the rediscovery of the great works of music which have often faded under the layer of habit and routine.

Every year the styriarte Festival explores a different theme, and 2014 it will be “under nature’s spell” as nature’s wonders have had a great influence on music history. Nikolaus Harnoncourt himself takes the audience back to the bewitched kingdom of the fairies and elves when he brings Henry Purcell’s great opera “The Fairy Queen” to the stage in an entirely new scenic production. From the romantic German forests in Weber’s “The Marksman” to the colourful Balkans in Jordi Savall’s musical history painting “Honey and Blood”: the festival audience has the most exciting discoveries to make. On the following pages you will find a selection of our programme. You can find the whole programme in English on Or order our detailed brochure (only in German) via telephone 0043.316.825000 or via e-mail


n Friday, June 20 – Schloss Stainz, 5pm

Im Freien zu singen

Opening of the styriarte festival 2014

Choral music by Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms and others in the atmospheric backdrop of Stainz Palace

Arnold Schoenberg Choir / chor pro musica graz / Chorgemeinschaft Stainz / Lalá Prices: EUR 33 / EUR 15 (children)

Saturday, June 21 / Mon 23 / Wed 25 / Fri 27 & Sat 28 Helmut-List-Halle, 7.30pm

The Fairy Queen

The opera production of styriarte 2014: Purcell, The Fairy Queen (semi-opera)

Dorothea Röschmann, Martina Janková, Elisabeth von Magnus, Terry Wey, Joshua Ellicott & Florian Boesch Arnold Schoenberg Choir / Concentus Musicus Wien Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt Stage direction: Philipp Harnoncourt Prices: EUR 180 / 137 / 95 / 63 / 32 (premiere: EUR 200 / 180 / 100 / 63 / 32)

Tuesday, June 24 – Helmut-List-Halle, 8pm

Orpheus britannicus

Most beautiful works by Henry Purcell: Fantazia in D major / Pavan and Chacony in G minor / Suites from “King Arthur”, “Dido and Aeneas” and others

Concentus Musicus Wien / Direction: Andrea Bischof, violin Prices: EUR 44 / 33 / 18

Thursday, June 26 – Helmut-List-Halle, 8pm

Sweeter Than Roses

The peace and quiet of life in the country blossoms out in songs by Purcell, Johnson and Dowland and in instrumental music from the island

Terry Wey, countertenor Luca Pianca, lute / Vittorio Ghielmi, viola da gamba Prices: EUR 44 / 33 / 18

Friday, June 27 – Burggarten, 8pm


Songs and ballads of trolls, nixies and other water creatures and of the Lorelei in northern European tradition from medieval times to the 19th century

Miriam Andersén, harp & chant Susanne Ansorg, fiddle / Erik Pekkari, melodeon Toivo Sõmer, Irish bouzouki Price: EUR 28 (free choice of seating)


n Saturday, June 28 – Stefaniensaal, 8pm


Beethoven: Violin concerto in D major & Symphony No. 6 in F major, “Pastoral”

Mirijam Contzen, violin styriarte Festspiel-Orchester Conductor: Michael Hofstetter Prices: EUR 60 / 47 / 40 / 33 / 18

Sunday, June 29 – Dom des Waldes (Hebalm), 3pm


Schumann’s “Forest Scenes”, Janáµek’s “On the Overgrown Path” and Schubert’s “Wanderer Fantasy” played by a young pianist in the middle of the woods

Herbert Schuch, piano

Price: EUR 28 (free choice of seating)

Monday, June 30 – Stefaniensaal, 8pm

Irish Landscapes

Hornpipe, Jig and more from Irish, Scottish and English musical collections from the 17th, 18th and 19th century

Jordi Savall, viola da gamba Andrew Lawrence-King, Irish harp & psaltery Frank McGuire, bodhrán Prices: EUR 44 / 33 / 18

Friday, July 4 & Sat, July 5 – Helmut-List-Halle, 7pm

Der Freischütz

Carl Maria von Weber: The Marksman, op. 77 (in concert)

Sarah Wegener, Marie Friederike Schöder, Bernhard Berchtold, Sébastien Soulès, Alfred Reiter, Georg Nigl, Tomas Kral & Mathias Hausmann Arnold Schoenberg Choir / styriarte Festspiel-Orchester Conductor: Michael Hofstetter Prices: EUR 90 / 70 / 50 / 32 / 21

Saturday, July 5 & Mon, July 7 – Stefaniensaal, 7.30pm


Mozart: Symphony in E flat major, K 543 /Symphony in G minor, K 550 / Symphony in C major, K 551, “Jupiter”

Concentus Musicus Wien Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt Prices: EUR 125 / 100 / 75 / 56 / 22


n Sunday, July 6 – Helmut-List-Halle, 7pm

Franz Schubert.SOAP

Schubert: Lieder, pieces for male choir, Divertissement à l’hongroise, “Notturno” in E flat major and others / Reading from travel reports and letters by Franz Schubert

Daniel Johannsen, tenor Arnold Schoenberg Choir / ensemble federspiel Florian Birsak & Robert Schröter, fortepiano Cornelius Obonya as Franz Schubert Prices: EUR 60 / 44 / 21

Wednesday, July 9 – Helmut-List-Halle, 7pm

Joseph Haydn.SOAP

Haydn: String quartet, op. 33/3 (The Bird), String trio, Baryton trio, Capriccio “Acht Sauschneider müssen sein” and others Reading from Albert Christoph Dies’ “Haydn biography” (1810)

Christophe Coin, violoncello & baryton Stefan Gottfried, fortepiano Members of the Concentus Musicus Wien Erich Höbarth, violin & direction Gregor Seberg, reading Prices: EUR 60 / 44 / 21

Friday, July 11 – Helmut-List-Halle, 8pm

Ombra mai fu

Handel: Ouvertures and scenes from “Serse” (Ombra mai fu), “Alcina”, “Ariodante” and others / Concerto grosso in F major, op. 6/2

Kirsten Blaise, soprano / Kangmin Justin Kim, countertenor recreationBAROCK / Conductor: Michael Hofstetter Prices: EUR 44 / 33 / 18

Saturday, July 12 – Open air museum Stübing, 3pm

Kinder, Kinder! The 2014 styriarte children’s project

An excursion to Stübing for young and old: Experience nature, Hands-on activities, Baroque concertos of animal sounds Prices: EUR 11 (children) / 15 (adults)

Saturday, July 12 – Helmut-List-Halle, 8pm

Honig und Blut

A musical journey through the cultures on Balkan Peninsula

Hespèrion XXI & guest musicians from all parts of the Balkans Direction: Jordi Savall, vielle & rebec Prices: EUR 60 / 44 / 21


n Sunday, July 13 – Helmut-List-Halle, 7pm

Ludwig van Beethoven.SOAP

Beethoven: Septet, op. 20 / Andante favori for piano, WoO 57 / Songs Reading from Beethoven’s letters and from the “Heiligenstadt Testament”

Julia Kleiter, soprano / Stefan Gottfried, fortepiano Soloists of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe Direction: Lorenza Borrani, violin Christoph Bantzer, reading Prices: EUR 60 / 44 / 21

Monday, July 14 – Helmut-List-Halle, 8pm

Wohltemperiertes Klavier

Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 846-869 (first part)

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano Prices: EUR 44 / 33 / 18

Wednesday, July 16 – Helmut-List-Halle, 7pm

Gustav Mahler.SOAP

Mahler: Songs from “The Youth’s Magic Horn”, “Songs of a Wayfarer”, Adagietto from the Fifth / Piano versions of several symphonic movements Reading from the memories of Gustav & Alma Mahler and N. Bauer-Lechner

Elisabeth Kulman, mezzo soprano / Amarcord Wien Johannes Silberschneider, reading Gustav Mahler on the Welte-Mignon-piano Prices: EUR 60 / 44 / 21

Thursday, July 17 – Helmut-List-Halle, 8pm

Unter den Linden

The Hilliard Ensemble on a goodbye tour with vocal settings by Dufay, Josquin, Lassus, Janequin, Veljo Tormis and others

The Hilliard Ensemble Prices: EUR 44 / 33 / 18

Saturday, July 19 – Helmut-List-Halle, 8pm

Der Sturm

Beethoven: Piano sonatas, op. 31/1, “Tempest”, op. 31/2, “The Hunt”, op. 31/3 in E flat major & op. 28, “Pastoral”

Markus Schirmer, piano Prices: EUR 44 / 33 / 18

The whole programme on

Universalmuseum Joanneum

Rivane Neuenschwander: Pangaea‘s Diaries, 2008

Meadow Clary with bumblebee (model), photo: Nicolas Lackner/UMJ


Captivatingly beautiful! The Styrian Natural History Museum Tuesdays to Sundays, 10 am – 5 pm Joanneum quarter, 8010 Graz,

n TICKETS Ticket reservations will be processed in the order in which we receive them. You can make a reservation for tickets by phone or via e-mail, telefax or buy them online on our website. You may pay in cash, with a payment form, credit card (VISA, Diners Club, Mastercard) or with your cash card. Opening hours in our ticket centre: Monday – Friday, 10-18 (during the festival also Saturday, 10-17). REDUCTIONS AND LAST-MINUTE TICKETS Information about reduced tickets is available in our ticket centre and on our homepage. Pupils and students up to 27 have the opportunity to purchase half-price tickets at the evening box office. HOW DO I GET MY TICKETS? You can pick up your tickets at our ticket centre or at the evening box office, which opens one hour before the start of the concert. We are also happy to send you your tickets via registered mail for EUR 4,– of shipping charges. BUS and TAXI For concerts outside of Graz we offer a shuttle bus service: the bus leaves in front of the Opera house (Franz-Graf-Allee), return journey after the concert. Reservation required (+43 316 825 000)! Our taxi partner 2801 will take you home after the concert for EUR 5,– within the city of Graz. Please sign up for this service at the shared taxi counter. SERVICE E-MAIL and NEWSLETTER One day before the concert you will receive a service e-mail informing you about all important matters for an enjoyable event. Our monthly newsletter provides you with the latest news about our programme. Please subscribe on our website. CHANGES Changes in the programme or the cast are sometimes unavoidable. We will try to immediately inform you about any changes of this kind via our service e-mail and on our website. Changes in the programme or the cast do not entitle you to return your tickets.

styriarte A-8010 Graz, Sackstrasse 17 Phone 0043.316.825000 (Fax -15)


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