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Kirchdorf an der Krems

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Anton Bruckner in Kirchdorf a. d. Krems

In the 1870s, several visits to Dr. Kaltenbrunner and summer stays at the Gasthof Zur Post, where he attends a rehearsal of the Liedertafel Kirchdorf on August 25, 1870.

Bruckner G'schichten from Kirchdorf on YouTube

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Events in Kirchdorf an der Krems

Both talking to each other and of course Bruckner himself help bring people together. Norbert Trawöger, the artistic director of the Bruckner Year, holds parlour talks on site about Bruckner, his music, God, the world and the age we live in.
He invites guests from the local communities to take part and brings along experts and surprise guests. You can expect to hear all kinds of things about Bruckner! Come and talk to us!

This Bruckner Salon follows on from the event Bruckner and the Horn.

All dates at a glance:
10.02.24, 11:00 am in Wels (thematically linked to Dark Matter by Lucas Norer)
05.04.24, 19:30 in Dimbach, Franz Xaver Müller Haus
07.04.24, 17:00 in St. Florian KONTRABUNT 22
17.04.24, 19:30 in Enns, Ennsegg Castle
11.05.24, 18:00 at the Anton Bruckner Centre , Ansfelden

Further dates in Windhaag, St. Florian, Schwanenstadt and Steyr will follow.
Free admission!

The event is accessible for those with impaired mobility.

A project of the Upper Austrian KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024

Norbert Trawöger | Moderator

Horn players from European orchestras | Guests

Pernsteiner Str. 40 4560 Kirchdorf an der Krems

The Upper Austrian Horn Players Celebrate Anton Bruckner

Open air concert in the palace gardens. A supra-regional orchestra of more than 100 horn players under the direction of Prof. Raimund Zell will perform the funeral music for the death of Richard Wagner from the second movement of Anton Bruckner's 7th Symphony, a suite with themes from his 8th Symphony and a commissioned work by Thomas Doss. This concert will also commemorate Prof. Erich Pizka, who would have celebrated his 110th birthday on December 10, 2024. He was principal horn with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, professor at the Bruckner Conservatory (now the Anton Bruckner Private University) and is considered the 'father' of the large horn family. A real 'cloud of sound' awaits you - certainly a special experience in this ambience!

In the context of this event there will also be a Bruckner Salon with Norbert Trawöger!

In case of bad weather, the event will take place in the town parish church.

Admission: voluntary donations

LMS Kirchdorf

Municipality of Kirchdorf

Market community of Micheldorf

Community of Schlierbach

Regional music school of Kirchdorf

Pupils from the Upper-Austrian state music schools

Teachers from the Upper Austrian music schools

Horn players from Austrian professional orchestras

interested horn friends

Pernsteiner Str. 40 4560 Kirchdorf an der Krems Details & Tickets

Organist | Bernhard Prammer, titular organist of the Bruckner organ in the Old Cathedral in Linz
Bernhard Prammer will play organ improvisations as well as music by Anton Bruckner and his musical entourage.

9:10 a.m.: Start of the competition drive for classic cars at the main square in Traun.
The route leads via Hörsching to Kremsmünster, Schlierbach, Kirchdorf a. d. Krems, Steyrling, Sierning-Neuzeug, Wolfern, Kronstorf, Ansfelden to St. Florian.

Admission to the organ recitals in Schlierbach Abbey Church, Steyrling Parish Church, Kronstorf Parish Church and St. Florian Abbey Church is free of charge.

Schlierbach:
Collegiate Church
between 10:45 and 11:10

Steyrling:
Parish Church (Church of the Immaculate Conception of Mary)
between 11:45 and 12:10

Kronstorf:
Parish church
between 15:30 and 15:55

St. Florian:
Collegiate church (Bruckner organ)
between 17:00 and 17:25

Ambassador Club Traun

Organist | Bernhard Prammer

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A cozy and fun evening for all the senses!

Featuring the zither and dulcimer music, Anton Bruckner's favourite drink, cider, and the vernissage of an exhibition on the theme of atmospheric COLOUR - SOUND - TONES.
The regional music school of Kirchdorf and cider sommelier, Manfred Lungenschmied, present different varieties of our local cult drink. With her paintings, the painter, KAROline Kornek, follows in the footsteps of Anton Bruckner in the Krems Valley.

Admission: voluntary donations

Municipality of Kirchdorf

Market community of Micheldorf

Community of Schlierbach

Regional music school of Kirchdorf

Students and teachers of the regional music school of Kirchdorf

Pernsteiner Street 40 4560 Kirchdorf an der Krems Details & Tickets

The past and the present, interwoven through music

Bruckner created numerous works for choirs which will, without a doubt, be heard throughout Upper Austria in this, his anniversary year. We bring a few selected choral pieces by Bruckner face to face with modern compositions by contemporary artists such as Eric Whitacre, Bob Chilcott, Karl Jenkins, Sarah Quartel, Ola Gjelo, Jakko Mäntyjärvi et al.. This promises to be an  exciting programme.

Admission: Pre-sale € 14.00 /Box office € 16.00
Advance purchase of tickets: www.chor-osgs.at
and Martin Optik, Kirchdorf

Regional music school of Kirchdorf OSGF - Oldie Swing & Gospel Singers

Municipality of Kirchdorf

Market community of Micheldorf

Community of Schlierbach

Regional music school of Kirchdorf

OSGF - Oldie Swing & Gospel Singers

Calvary Road 1 4560 Kirchdorf an der Krems Details & Tickets

When he was a guest in Kirchdorf, the composer liked to undertake excursions in the surrounding area, including (probably in 1879) to Burg Altpernstein (castle).

There are several anecdotes about a visit to the castle. It was difficult for Bruckner  to negotiate the steep castle path and in part he was 'carried by angels' (sitting on the clasped hands of his companions).
Bruckner wished to be locked up in the castle dungeons (the 'rock dungeons'). The agony of 'imprisonment' moved him greatly and upon his susequent release he is said to have sung Resurrexit ! ('He is risen!'). Anyone who is so inclined can have themselves locked up and then record  their impressions in musical notation. During the Jazz Days on 4 and 5 July, these musical templates will undergo improvisation.

Meeting point at Neupernstein Castle at 11:00 am
Stop for refreshments and listening along the way
Concert in the Knights' Hall at 14:00 with chamber music on 'Kirchdorf's  Steinway grand piano'.

Refreshments will  be provided at the castle.
Note: A shuttle service is available for the return journey after the concert.
Admission: concert and hike: voluntary donations, tour of castle: € 10.00

Municipality of Kirchdorf

Market community of Micheldorf

Community of Schlierbach

Regional music school of Kirchdorf

Pupils of the regional music school of Kirchdorf an der Krems

Kirchdorfer Liedertafel singing group 1852

The town band of Kirchdorf cordially invites you to an atmospheric summer night concert at the townhall square of Kirchdorf.

Soak up the wonderful late-evening ambience of the town hall square, and enjoy the town band of Kirchdorf which once again offers its visitors a first-rate brass band concert. In addition to traditional and modern philharmonic wind band literature, special attention will be given to the music of Anton Bruckner.
Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of music, offered by the town band of Kirchdorf, directed by the conductor, Arnold Renhardt. You will experience an unforgettable evening in the open air replete with acoustic masterpieces.

In the event of bad weather, the event will take place in the town hall.

Admission: Pre-sale € 15.00 /Box office € 17.00
Community, military service, pupils over 15 years € 6.00
Pupils and children under 15 years: free admission
Advance booking: Tobacconist's Hinterer, Sparkasse Kirchdorf,
Office of the market community of Micheldorf and from all musicians

Municipality of Kirchdorf

Market community of Micheldorf

Community of Schlierbach

Regional music school of Kirchdorf

City Hall Square 4560 Kirchdorf an der Krems Details & Tickets

The installation combines organ playing and an ensemble of converted playground equipment to create a collective musical instrument in public space. Different organ pipes are operated by swinging and seesawing together - a sound space unfolds on the organ playground that makes Anton Bruckner audible and tangible in both an abstract and playful way.
The SCHORGEL will be set up in various Bruckner-related locations in 2024.

The SCHORGEL is coming to Kirchdorf an der Krems!
The organ playground can be experienced as part of the: Kirchdorfer Jazztage

Accessible for those with impaired mobility!

A project of the Upper Austrian KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024 with the kind support of the Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport.

Studio Clemens Bauder | Idea, concept, realisation

Pernsteiner Str. 40 4560 Kirchdorf an der Krems
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19:30, castle gardens of the regional music school,
Neupernstein Castle, Kirchdorf
in the event of bad weather in the Pernstein Hall

Admission: pre-sales €15.00 |Box office € 18.00
Those doing community and military service, young people, pupils € 5.00
COMBINED TICKETS: pre-sales € 25.00 /Box office € 30.00 / those doing community and military service, young people, pupils € 8.00
Advance booking: regional music school of Kirchdorf, GEA shoes, Tobacconist's Hinterer, Kirchdorf tourist office,
Micheldorf municipal office

The Kirchdorf Jazz Days are taking place at Neupernstein Castle for the 13th time.
They are now a fixed point in Kirchdorf's cultural calendar. Up-and-coming
artists from the region, teachers from the regional music school and Austrian scene musicians:
and perhaps also one or two international guests.
This will be a colourful event in muscial terms: from traditional jazz to pop and groovy influences to electronic music in the context of Anton Bruckner.

The Big Band of the regional music school of Kirchdorf plays arrangements of pieces from the album "Deference To Anton Bruckner" by the Upper Austrian Jazz Orchestra. "Bruckner Remixed" is a project of the music production classes of the Upper Austrian Music School, which was specially designed for the Linz STREAM Festival. It will be presented at the Kirchdorf Jazz Days in 2024.

Performers: Pupils and teachers of the regional music school of Kirchdorf,
Big Band of the regional music school of Kirchdorf, Bigtime featuring  Helena May & Ricarda Maria, Bruckner Remixed

Municipality of Kirchdorf

Market community of Micheldorf

Community of Schlierbach

Regional music school of Kirchdorf

Students and teachers of the regional music school of Kirchdorf an der Krems

Big Band of the regional music school of Kirchdorf

Bigtime featuring Helena May & Ricarda Maria

Pernsteiner Str. 40 4560 Kirchdorf an der Krems Details & Tickets

Masterful recordings of Anton Bruckner's symphonies and choral works

Experience and enjoy the wonderful music in the castle grounds, surrounded by the unique panorama of the Kremsmauer mountain and the beautiful landscape of Kirchdorf.

Period of event:
every Wednesday from 10.07.2024 - 04.09.2024
(on the last day there will be a small birthday party for Anton Bruckner)

Admission: free

Municipality of Kirchdorf

Market community of Micheldorf

Community of Schlierbach

Regional music school of Kirchdorf

Pernsteiner Str. 40 4560 Kirchdorf an der Krems

The evening presents two very different cinematic approaches to the artistic personality of Anton Bruckner

The misunderstood genius is a documentary that allows numerous interpreters of Bruckner's music to have their say.
The feature film "Anton Bruckner's Decision" is about his decision to give up his position as cathedral organist in his familiar Linz in order to work as a professor at the conservatory and court organist in Vienna.
In both films, a lot of space is given to Bruckner's original music.

The Misunderstood Genius is also offered as a performance for students in the morning.

Admission: voluntary donations

Municipality of Kirchdorf

Market community of Micheldorf

Community of Schlierbach

Regional music school of Kirchdorf

Students and teachers of the regional music school of Kirchdorf an der Krems

Bambergstrasse 20 4560 Kirchdorf an der Krems Details & Tickets

A reminder of the 'organ hike' at the time and an opportunity to retrace this path.
In the spring of 1869, Anton Bruckner undertook a triumphant concert tour to France.
In July of the same year, an excursion took place with friends from Kirchdorf and Schlierbach, during which Bruckner played the monastery organ.
Alois Spannesberger, then secretary and later choirmaster of the Kirchdorfer Liedertafel:
"I am an enthusiastic music lover, have heard many fine things in Vienna, Linz and Salzburg etc., including many a good organist. But I will never forget this divine hour that Bruckner gave us with his sublime playing for the rest of my life."
The concert at the music school will feature original compositions by Bruckner and his contemporaries, as well as paraphrases and jazz improvisations on Bruckner themes.

Admission: voluntary donations

Municipality of Kirchdorf

Market community of Micheldorf

Community of Schlierbach

Regional music school of Kirchdorf

Sandra Föger

Students and teachers of the regional music school of Kirchdorf an der Krems

Kirchdorfer Liedertafel singing group 1852

'From Anton Bruckner's music cabinet'

Anton Bruckner became acquainted with the music of composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel at an early age. His knowledge of the masterpieces of his predecessors, including of course the Viennese classics and Franz Schubert, later helped him to develop his skills as a composer and improviser.
A concert with music that Bruckner probably also heard..... followed by wine and cider, which he also appreciated!

Admission: voluntary donations

Regional music school of Kirchdorf

Municipality of Kirchdorf

Market community of Micheldorf

Community of Schlierbach

Regional music school of Kirchdorf

Students and teachers of the Landesmusikschule Kirchdorf

Pernsteiner Str. 40 4560 Kirchdorf an der Krems Details & Tickets

Anton Bruckner has also repeatedly served as a role model in the visual arts: there are painted portraits, photographs, caricatures and statutes for which Bruckner was the model. The composer and his musical world will also serve as a model for our students during the anniversary year. The results of this work can be seen in this year's Advent calendar.

Admission: voluntary donations

Regional music school of Kirchdorf

Pupils of the Landesmusikschule Kirchdorf

Pernsteiner Str. 40 4560 Kirchdorf an der Krems Details & Tickets

Anton Bruckner through the eyes of our students!
Bruckner also served as a model in the visual arts time and again:
There are painted portraits, photographs, caricatures, statues etc.
The composer and his musical world will also serve as a model for our students during the anniversary year. The results of this work will fill this year's Advent calendar.

Municipality of Kirchdorf

Market community of Micheldorf

Community of Schlierbach

Regional music school of Kirchdorf

Students and teachers of the regional music school of Kirchdorf an der Krems

Pernsteiner Str. 40 4560 Kirchdorf an der Krems Details & Tickets

What culinary preferences might Anton Bruckner have had on a Sunday morning during Advent?
The pupils and teachers of the jazz/pop/rock classes at the Landesmusikschule Kirchdorf are exploring this question this year. There will be music appropriate to the season, but not only - and perhaps a Christmas song by Bruckner - jazzed up? You can be curious!

Admission: 18,- Euro
Civil and military service, young people,
pupils: 10,- Euro
Advance booking: LMS Kirchdorf, GEA shoes,
Tabaktrafik Hinterer, Kirchdorf tourist office, Micheldorf municipal office

Municipality of Kirchdorf

Market community of Micheldorf

Community of Schlierbach

Regional music school of Kirchdorf

Students and teachers of the regional music school of Kirchdorf an der Krems

Pernsteiner Str. 40 4560 Kirchdorf an der Krems

Christmas looked at Bruckner's time

How were Advent and Christmas celebrated musically in Bruckner's time?
At this closing event, you can once again hear highlights from our range of events in the anniversary year that is now almost over.

Admission: 10,- Euro
Advance booking: LMS Kirchdorf, GEA Schuhe, Tabaktrafik Hinterer, Kirchdorf Tourist Office, Micheldorf Municipal Office

Municipality of Kirchdorf

Market community of Micheldorf

Community of Schlierbach

Regional music school of Kirchdorf

Students and teachers of the regional music school of Kirchdorf an der Krems

Pernsteiner Str. 40 4560 Kirchdorf an der Krems Details & Tickets

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