Mozart's Birthplace

Mozart's Birthplace

Getreidegasse 9
A-5020 Salzburg
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Tel.: +43-662-84 43 13
Fax: +43-662-84 06 93
mozartmuseum@mozarteum.at

Opening hours

Daily: 9 am – 5.30 pm
July / Augst: until 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
(last entry 6.30 pm)

Mozart Residence

Mozart Residence

Makartplatz 8
A-5020 Salzburg
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Tel.: +43-662-874227-40
Fax: +43-662-87 42 27 83
mozartmuseum@mozarteum.at

Opening hours

Daily: 9 am – 5.30 pm
July / Augst: until 8 pm
(last entry 7.30 pm)

Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation

Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation


Schwarzstr. 26, A-5020 Salzburg
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Great Hall & Viennese Hall

Mag. Reinhard Haring
Rentals, Disposition
Tel. +43 (0) 662 889 40 22
E-Mail: haring@mozarteum.at

Bibliotheca Mozartiana

Dr. Armin Brinzing
Bibliotheca Mozartiana (Director)
Tel: +43 (0) 662 889 40 13
Fax: +43 (0) 662 889 40 50
E-Mail: brinzing@mozarteum.at

DIALOGUES - MUSIC OF TODAY
30 November – 3 December 2017

Music of Today is a key element in DIALOGUES, the contemporary music festival organized by the Mozarteum Foundation. In 2017 the young Czech composer Miroslav Srnka is the Festival’s starting point and principal focus of interest. His world of sound will be combined with the music of yesterday and of today in ways designed to create a field of tension and generate excitement. According to Maren Hofmeister, the Mozarteum Foundation’s artistic director, “the Festival transcends the boundaries between the different genres, melding Srnka’s cosmos with classical, contemporary and modern electronic music as well as with the cinema and cabaret to create an unpretentious survey for an inquisitive and open-minded audience. Dialogues offers uncomplicated access to contemporary music. No one need feel any inhibitions here.”

Miroslav Srnka has already enjoyed a number of major triumphs. In 2011 his chamber opera Make No Noise proved to be a sensation when it was unveiled at the Munich Opera Festival, while his children’s opera Jakub Flügelbunt was likewise acclaimed when performed by the Dresden State Opera later that same year. In 2016 his self-styled “double opera” South Pole was premiered by the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. In its recently published statistics for the 2015/16 season the German Theatre Association noted that South Pole had attracted more visitors than any other contemporary opera that season: 12,606.

At Dialogues 2017, Miroslav Srnka’s music will be compared and contrasted with that of other Czech composers, including Leoš Janáček and Antonín Dvořák, two composers of particular significance for his own output. No less important is his fondness for natural phenomena of every kind such as glaciers and frozen landscapes, freezing fog, frost and thaws as well as flocks of birds whose formations in the sky seem to be conjured up by magic.

During the four-day Festival the Mozarteum Foundation will be transformed into a relaxed meeting place with special light installations, a Festival lounge with a bar and a punch stand where visitors will be welcomed before they enter the building. Up-and-coming and internationally acclaimed artists and ensembles from different fields will be here to provide exciting encounters. To launch the Festival Laura Aikin and oenm . österreichisches ensemble für neue musik (Austrian Ensemble for New Music) under the direction of Johannes Kalitzke will perform Srnka’s monodrama My Life Without Me, a piece inspired by Isabelle Coixet’s 2003 film of the same title. The film will afterwards be shown in a relaxed cinema atmosphere in the Vienna Room. The Quatuor Diotima will compare and contrast string quartets by Srnka and Janáček, and Mahan Esfahani – the Iranian enfant terrible of the classical music scene who never shies away from rubbing up his audiences the wrong way with his unorthodox programmes – will give a harpsichord recital in which Srnka meets Mozart, Cornelius Cardew and Johann Sebastian Bach. At our “Postcard Concert” the actor and darling of Burgtheater audiences Markus Meyer will join forces with mezzo-soprano Deniz Uzun and pianist Tobias Truniger to perform lieder by Mozart and Srnka interspersed with anecdotes, letters and postcards by writer Jurek Becker and the Mozart family. The Munich Chamber Orchestra (MKO) under the direction of Clemens Schuldt holds out the promise of an impressive concert with works by Srnka, Dvořák and Mendelssohn that translate untamed nature and rugged landscapes into music. The two creative electronic sound wizards Erol Sarp (piano) and Lukas Vogel (electronics), otherwise known as the Grandbrothers, forge a link with the music of today at the Republic, while Science Busters, a whimsically entertaining, scientifically informed cabaret troupe that has built up an impressive fan base in the German-speaking world, approaches Srnka’s world of sound from the perspective of the natural sciences. They are performing a programme that has been specially devised for Dialogues: “Science Busters Meet Cool.”

The Dialogues Festival traditionally ends on the Sunday before the anniversary of Mozart’s death with a performance of his Requiem, which this year involves a number of top-flight artists: soloists Mari Eriksmoen, Michaela Selinger, Peter Sonn and Matthias Winckhler, the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra and the Salzburg Bach Choir under the direction of Pablo Heras-Casado. By way of contrast the programme will also include two works by Miroslav Srnka that provide an emotional response to the questions of death and valediction.


Program and ticket order

Ticket office Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation

Theatergasse 2 im Mozart-Wohnhaus
5020 Salzburg
Tel: +43 (0) 662 87 31 54
E-Mail: tickets@mozarteum.at

Opening hours:
Mon - Fri 10 am - 3 pm
Closed on Saturday

Opening hours during July & August and December & January:
Mon - Fri 10 am - 3 pm
Saturday 10 am - 1 pm

Opening hours during the Mozart Week:
Mon - Sun 10 am - 5 pm

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