Mozart Week is an annual festival for classical music organized by the International Mozarteum Foundation in January around Mozart's birthday. This year the festival is scheduled to take place in Salzburg 22nd – 31st January 2016.
Mozart Week in 2016 will mostly feature choral and orchestral works by Mozart and Mendelssohn. It will also offer the opportunity to discover less known works of Mozart's, such as Acis and Galatea, a masterpiece by Georg Friedrich Händel that Mozart created a new version of in 1788.
During Mozart Week 2016 music lover will be able to visit the chamber music and soloist concerts in which Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts his Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists when performing Mozart's Requiem and mass in c-minor. The festival guests will also be delighted by Mendelssohn's oratorio "Elias" and other wonderful pieces of music. In addition, there will be a performance of enigmatic and secretive music by Henri Dutilleux, multifaceted as his life itself.
Mozart Week 2016 will feature the Mozart children's orchestra and the legendary pianist Menahem Pressler. World-famous Mozart conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Andràs Schiff and Marc Minkowski, as well as the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble or the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg are also on the program.
Salzburg's festival for classical music was first held in the winter of 1956 and since that time it has become the primary music event on the international calendar of opera productions as well as orchestral, chamber music and soloist concerts. Ensembles such as the Hagen Quartet and a number of soloists have performed in Salzburg. The Large Hall of the Mozarteum, the House for Mozart, the Large Festival Hall, the Mozarteum University's Solitär, the Mozart Museums and the Felsenreitschule traditionally serve as the venues.
Mozart lovers and classical music fans shouldn't miss Mozart Week in Salzburg, a highlight on the international calendar of concert events. Moreover, the Mozart Week visitors will be able to enjoy the charms of the snow-covered city of Salzburg, an incredibly beautiful place that lures music lovers from the whole blobe with world-class music and attractions.