This year ZUSAMMENSPIEL will take place on July 1-2 and July 7-9, 2023. Numerous musical, artistic, historical and culinary performances – carefully planned by Artistic Director Marco Paolacci – await you in the rooms of Zwettl Abbey.
Pin ZWETTL. The musical heart of the abbey, the great baroque organ of Johann Ignaz Eggdacher, is a special memory. Exactly 40 years ago, in 1983, this instrument was fully restored for the first time by organ designer Gerhard Hradetzky and his team.
Chapters on your Eggedach
The opening ceremony on July 1, 2023 at 6:00 pm in the Collegiate Church is dedicated to the member of Egedach. The La Folia Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Robin Peter Müller, plays Antonio Vivaldi’s “Le quattro stagioni – The Four Seasons” and four premieres of all seasons can be heard, composed by Thomas Daniel Schley, Pierre Damiano Peretti, Valentin Lucan. On the organ is Egedach as well as Carlo Benedetto Cimiento and played by Marco Paolacci. The opening act is preceded by Ö1’s live Klassik-Treffpunkt show at 10:00-11:30am, and culinary highlights Klang Genos at Baroque Orangerie at 4:00pm.
Musical fireworks at the Baroque Library
On Sunday, July 2, a ceremonial opening service will take place at 10:15 a.m. in the Congregational Church. The Zwettl Quintbrass Band will accompany this musically. At 2:30 p.m. there is an opportunity for the presenter to attend the Afternoon Gala. This takes place at the Eggedach organ fair (note: only 25 seats – registration required!).
Finally, at 4:00 pm, the concert “Medici’s Music – Italian Baroque Fireworks Show” will take place in the Baroque Library. A concert dedicated entirely to the fiery and passionate music of Baroque Italy.
Bourbon plays around the talented recording player Manuela Maria Mitterer.
“The Unknown Lover”
The second weekend of ZUSAMMENSPIEL begins on Friday, July 7th at 7:00 pm with a concert in the Roman Chapter Hall of Zwettl Abbey. Entitled “The Anonymous Lover,” Anne-Suse Enssle and Philipp Lamprecht present a selection of songs by the anonymous Salzburg monk, late medieval songwriter and composer. A rich array of medieval instruments was used, from the Celtic harp to the powerful organ. On Saturday, July 8, 2023, a hit project from 2021 returns, The Traveling Concert. The audience is led through different rarely screened rooms and experiences a short concert in each room. Ensemble Prisma Wien musicians make musical contributions.
The slogan “Harmony of Heaven”
Sunday 9 July is entirely dedicated to guest organist Brett Leighton and Chorus Sine Nomine (Conductor: Johannes Hiemetsberger). Together, the musicians will organize the festive service at 10:15 a.m. in the collegiate church and the afternoon concert at 4:00 p.m. under the motto “Paradise Harmony – One.”
Greetings to St. Cecilia”. Anyone wishing to establish closer contact with the artists and learn more about the concert’s work can attend the artist’s talk at 2:30 pm with coffee and cake in the baroque Orangery.
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