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Salzburg Festival: An Austrian Tradition

The third stop on the Gewandhaus Orchestra’s European Tour 2013 sees the players performing in the baroque birthplace of Mozart.

© Gewandhaus/Stev Wackerhagen
Birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and speculative home of the first opera performed north of the Alps, the quiet country town of Salzburg is famous for its well-preserved baroque architecture.

It’s also known among classic aficionados for its annual summer music festival, Salzburg Festspiele, which brings renowned musicians from around the continent to its glorious concert halls. The summer-long festival, which runs from July 19 – September 1, 2013, includes two special performances by the Gewandhaus Orchestra as part of a six city European tour.

Conducted by Maestro Ricardo Chailly, Gustav Mahler’s Symphonie Nr. 9 is the highlight of a morning performance on August 31, 2013 at 11:30. As thousands of fans worldwide experienced in February via Livestream, an edited version of which is still available online, Mahler’s symphonies resonate both with the Gewandhaus players and with their audience, so the show is surely one not to miss.

© Gewandhaus/Stev Wackerhagen
The following day has the renowned conductor leading the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. With Soprano Luba Orgonášová, Alto Gerhild Romberger, Tenor Roberto Saccà, Bass René Pape, Wiener Singverein and Johannes Prinz, the matinee on Sunday will prove an unforgettable closing performance for the much-beloved festival.

As Official Logistics Partner of the Gewandhaus Orchestra, DHL is happy to be bringing the players and their priceless instruments to stages around the world. With over 104 packages in each shipment, from the conductor’s baton to the tuxedo tails worn by the timpanist, DHL handles everything for its partner with musical precision.

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