March 3 at 8 p.m. – Salzburg Festival 2011
(Rochester, NY) – The world's first international music festival, the Salzburg Festival, continued its over 90-year history of producing and presenting great orchestras, soloists, opera, and theatre in the historic and picturesque Austrian town where Mozart was born. The ten-week radio broadcast series, Salzburg Festival 2011, airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m., beginning March 3, 2012, on Classical 91.5/FM-HD 91.5-1.
This year's highlights include a special Vienna Philharmonic concert with conductor Franz Welser-Möst: two performances by the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, one led by Sir Colin Davis, with soloist Susan Graham, and one with young conductor Ainars Rubikis, this year's recipient of the Nestlé Young Conductors Award; a performance of the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra led by Trevor Pinnock; a recital of songs by Kurt Weill by soprano Angela Denoke; a recital by cellist Yo-Yo Ma; and chamber music by such major artists as pianist Mitsuko Uchida, counter-tenor Ian Bostridge, oboist Albrecht Mayer, flutist Emmanuel Pahud, and violinist Renaud Capuçon.
Salzburg Festival 2011 will also include commentary by conductors, administrators and performers at this year’s Festival, as well as conversations with concert-goers and critics from around the globe. The world's stars have been drawn to Salzburg for decades, not only for the large-scale concerts and exposure, but for the intimacy and acoustic excellence of the historic Mozarteum Hall and the new House for Mozart.
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