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Anton Bruckner in Wels

1869 appointed honorary member of the Wels Men's Choral Society: Bruckner's first public award in Upper Austria. 1870 epochal organ concert on August 22.

Bruckner G'schichten from Wels on YouTube

Program under development

Events in Wels

The Upper Austrian Horn Players Celebrate Anton Bruckner

A supra-regional orchestra comprising more than 100 horn players and directed by Prof. Raimund Zell will perform the "Funeral Music on the Death of Richard Wagner" from the second movement of Anton Bruckner's 7th Symphony. This suite features themes from his 8th Symphony and a commissioned work by Thomas Doss. Thie concert is also in remembrance of Prof. Erich Pizka, who would have celebrated his 110th birthday on 10 December, 2024. He was principal horn with the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, professor at the Bruckner Conservatory (now the Anton Bruckner Private University) and is considered to be the "father" of the large horn family. You can expect a true "cloud of sound". This promises to be a unique experience in a very special ambience!
In the event of bad weather, the concert will take place in the town hall of Wels.

Admission: voluntary donations

Town of Wels

Horn students of the Upper Austrian state music association

Horn teachers of the Upper Austrian state music association

Horn players from Austrian orchestras

Music universities and conservatories

Burggasse 13 4600 Wels Details & Tickets

Bruckner embroidery is a participatory art project in the form of collective embroidery. Participants meet in small groups to embroider a fragment of a Bruckner score.

Everyone is welcome to join in the embroidery! No technical knowledge is required. It's not about embroidering "correctly" but about how everyone does it in their own way: experimental, rough, precise, nervous, wild, calm...

The embroidery meetings take place at various locations in Upper Austria: on a market square, in a music school, in an inn, at a lake, in a private apartment, during a music rehearsal.

While the hands are busy, the conversations can free themselves. Just as the motif continues to be embroidered by all those involved, the stories continue to unfold. Meeting by meeting - note by note - stitch by stitch, the entire embroidery grows as the sum of each individual handwriting and personality.

This meeting place is not barrier-free ! The café staff will be happy to help you overcome the two steps at the entrance.
Registration requested!

Further embroidery meetings will follow.

A project of the Upper Austrian KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024

Cécile Belmont | Artist

Café Strassmair
Stadtplatz 61
4600 Wels

This device combines organ playing and an ensemble of adapted  playground equipment in a move to create a collective musical instrument in a public space. Different organ pipes are operated by swinging them and bobbing them up and down - this creates an acoustic space in 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 Wels!
The organ playground can be experienced as part of the: International Wels Puppet Theatre Festival

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

At the kennel 4600 Wels
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TONI ON TOUR, a summer tour of the Upper Austrian Children's University with Anton Bruckner. Children can spend a day delving into the fascinating life of Toni at all of the locations in Upper Austria and experience a creative combination of science and music. A music which features old and new, classical and contemporary worlds of music. TONI, our little explorer, loves to collect musical treasures in Upper Austria. At the graduation ceremony in Stey in August, he will present a concert full of variety.

Registration: Wednesday, 15.05.2024 from 18:00

A project of the Upper Austrian KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024 in cooperation with the KinderUni

KinderUni Upper Austria (supporting organization: Institute for Applied Environmental Education)

Stelzhamerstrasse 23 4600 Wels Details & Tickets

Information will follow!

Gallery and community of artists DIE FORUM Wels

Stadtpl. 8 4600 Wels Details & Tickets

In a major cooperation project with choirs from the Wels-Herminenhof regional music school, the Schwanenstadt church choir and the church choir from the twin town of Straubing, the great Mass in D minor by Anton Bruckner will be performed in Schwanenstadt on October 23 and in Wels on October 24.

Admission: € 20,- Reduced € 10,-
Ticket sales: Office of the Landesmusikschule Wels Mon - Thu 8:00 - 14:00 (+43 7242) 44185-7100

School of Music Wels

Municipal Symphony Orchestra Wels and Sinfonietta Wels | Conductor Martina Franke

Christine Neudorfer | Direction: Holy Family Church Choir

Wolfgang Mayr | Conductor: Hans-Sachs-Chor Wels

Julia Auer | Conductor: A Capella Choir Wels

Josef Pichler | Conductor: Students/Teachers' choir Wels

Katharina Weninger | Conductor: Church choir Schwanenstadt

Stefan Frank | Church choir of the twin town Straubing

Gabriele Mickla | Soprano

N.N. | Old

Michael Nowak | Tenor

Matthias Helm | Baritone

Martina Franke | Overall management

Johann-Strauße-Strasse 20 4600 Wels

The striking similarity between a recurring theme from Bruckner's Fifth Symphony and a guitar riff by the White Stripes - in their song, the Seven Nation Army - is the godmother of this ten-piece electric guitar ensemble. In this field of tension between high culture, popular culture and avant-garde, the collective dedicates itself to this very riff. In essence, this is less a case of "stealing the stolen" or an act of appropriation but rather a recuperation. Experimental surfaces of sound encounter incisive repetitions of the Bruckner riff in variations and with subtle shifts. The result is a a monstrous sound aesthetic, a hybrid of Anton Bruckner, the White Stripes and the loud electric guitar symphonist, Glenn Branca.

A project of the Upper Austrian KulturEXPO Anton Bruckner 2024.

Symphony No.5 Guitar Ensemble

Kristina Hofer | Guitar

Gabriele Kepplinger | Guitar

Leona Sperrer | Guitar

Dominique Berger | Guitar

Lina Gärtner | Guitar

Johanna Forster | Guitar

Andre Zogholy | Guitar

Samy Zogholy | Guitar

Florian Graf | Guitar

Christoph Fizl Hehn | Drums

Wolfgang Fuchs | Bass

Marc Reibel | Conductor

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