Together through the Bruckner Year 2024

Upper Austria was Anton Bruckner‘s home. He was born in Ansfelden in 1824, musically socialized, promoted, and trained at the monastery in the neighboring town of St. Florian. In Linz, he developed into an acclaimed organ improviser and a composer with an unmistakable tonal language. His music can be heard here today in the renowned concert hall that bears his name, it is played here by the orchestra named after him and is taught and researched here at a university whose namesake he gave. His milestone birthday provides a welcome opportunity to jointly present Upper Austrian culture in all its diversity, which will fi nd expression in numerous Bruckner-themed projects, on squares and at places, in villages and cities, all over Upper Austria. 

The province of Upper Austria and the city of Linz have agreed on a joint approach to marketing and public relations for the Bruckner Year 2024. In concrete terms, this means that there will be a common brand and a common graphic appearance for the Bruckner Year 2024. The homepage www.anton-bruckner-2024.at is the common domain for all activities related to the Bruckner Year. As soon as the first program items have been determined, there will also be a comprehensive calendar of events for the Bruckner Year.

From now on it is: Anton Bruckner 2024 — celebrate with us!

Anton Bruckner certainly does not need the jubilee year for his 200th birthday to become famous. The world knows him as an important composer. But for the city of Linz and for Upper Austria, this anniversary is a great opportunity to present itself to the world as Bruckner's home. His music is as progressive as it is tradition-conscious, and thus reflects precisely what makes Linz and Upper Austria special.

Mag. Dietmar Kerschbaum
Artistic Board Director LIVA
Director Brucknerhaus Linz 

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