Anton Bruckner 2024

Upper Austria's greatest composer is celebrating his birthday - and we're having a party, too!

In 2024, the Brucknerhaus Linz has two reasons to celebrate: the 200th birthday of its name patron Anton Bruckner and its own 50th anniversary. This anniversary will be celebrated with a concert by the Vienna Philharmonic, which will perform Bruckner's 7th Symphony under Zubin Mehta - as it did exactly 50 years ago, albeit with Herbert von Karajan at the podium. At the time, Karajan summed up his impressions of the architecture and acoustics of the Brucknerhaus with the words: "An experience of intoxicating beauty"
 
However, not only the Brucknerhaus Linz is participating in the program for Bruckner's 200th birthday, but also the other houses of LIVA, i.e. the Posthof Linz, the children's cultural center Kuddelmuddel and LIVA Sport are contributing exciting projects, thus guaranteeing diversity and unusual approaches to Bruckner.

The Posthof Linz is embarking on a search for Next Bruckner in its own concert series among young songwriters, has commissioned the famous São Paulo Dance Company to enter into a dialogue with Bruckner's music, and is premiering Paulus Hochgatterer's commissioned work Der schlafende Wal (The Sleeping Whale).

Also a commissioned work is Der merkwürdige Herr Bruckner (The weird Mr. Bruckner), a puppet theater piece that the Kinderkulturzentrum Kuddelmuddel at the Brucknerhaus Linz hopes will introduce children to Bruckner the man.

Sports enthusiasts will not miss out either - LIVA Sport and the Linz Donau Marathon invite you to an enjoyable run on the Anton Bruckner running course on September 15, starting at the Alter Dom and finishing at the Brucknerhaus Linz! Following the competition, the newly designed running course will be opened to the public as a unique, free-to-use, permanent "symphony of running."

In the Brucknerhaus itself, the New Year's Concert of the Bruckner Orchestra Linz on January 1 will kick off the Bruckner Year 2024. Highlights of the International Bruckner Festival 2024 will be concerts by the Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Möst on Bruckner's birthday in Ansfelden (September 4) and by the Vienna Philharmonic under Christian Thielemann (September 19) in the Brucknerhaus. In addition, all eleven Bruckner symphonies will be heard in their original sound in a cycle - an experience that only the Bruckner city of Linz can offer.

You can find all other program items for the Bruckner Year 2024 at anton-bruckner-2024.at

We 24 Apr 24
12:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

KOSTPROBEN

Bruckner's 'Sixth'

Markus Poschner and the Bruckner Orchestra Linz introduce Bruckner's 6th Symphony. Afterwards, the BRUCKNER'S restaurant will treat the audience with culinary delicacies.

Th 25 Apr 24
19:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

BRUCKNER ORCHESTER LINZ

#VIER:
BRUCKNER 6

Principal conductor Markus Poschner and the Bruckner Orchestra Linz perform Anton Bruckner's 6th Symphony in A major.

We 15 May 24
10:00 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

BRUCKNER YEAR 2024

Kasperl and the
organ pipes
4+

Ein Puppentheater rund um die Brucknerhaus-Orgel für alle ab 4 Jahren

We 15 May 24
15:00 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

BRUCKNER YEAR 2024

Kasperl and the
organ pipes
4+

A puppet theatre about the Brucknerhaus organ for everyone aged 4 and over

Tu 28 May 24
12:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

KOSTPROBEN

Bruckner's
'Third'

Markus Poschner and the Bruckner Orchestra Linz introduce Bruckner's 3rd Symphony. Afterwards, the restaurant BRUCKNER'S will treat the audience with culinary delicacies.

We 29 May 24
19:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

BRUCKNER ORCHESTER LINZ

#FÜNF:
BRUCKNER 3

Bruckner's Symphony No. 3 will be presented in the rarely performed first version from 1873, conducted by Markus Poschner of the Bruckner Orchester Linz.

Mo 10 Jun 24
10:00 Middle Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
4th Bechstein-
Bruckner-
Competition
Austria

The Bechstein-Bruckner Competition Austria will be held for the 4th time. Both rounds are open to the public with free admission.

Tu 11 Jun 24
10:00 Middle Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
4th Bechstein-
Bruckner-
Competition
Austria

The Bechstein-Bruckner Competition Austria will be held for the 4th time. Both rounds are open to the public with free admission.

We 12 Jun 24
10:00 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

BRUCKNER YEAR 2024

Kasperl and the
organ pipes
4+

A puppet theatre about the Brucknerhaus organ for everyone aged 4 and over

Mo 24 Jun 24
10:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

ZUSAMMEN.SPIEL

A house
full of music

A House Full of Music is presented in a new look. The intention remains the same: to introduce children from the age of 5 to the fascination of music.

Mo 24 Jun 24
14:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

ZUSAMMEN.SPIEL

A House
Full of Music

A House Full of Music is presented in a new look. The intention remains the same: to introduce children from the age of 5 to the fascination of music.

Tu 25 Jun 24
10:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

ZUSAMMEN.SPIEL

A house
full of music

A House Full of Music presents itself in a new guise. The intention remains the same: to introduce children from the age of 5 to the fascination of music.

Tu 25 Jun 24
14:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

ZUSAMMEN.SPIEL

A House
Full of Music

A House Full of Music is presented in a new look. The intention remains the same: to introduce children from the age of 5 to the fascination of music.

We 26 Jun 24
10:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

ZUSAMMEN.SPIEL

A house
full of music

A House Full of Music is presented in a new look. The intention remains the same: to introduce children from the age of 5 to the fascination of music.

We 26 Jun 24
14:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

ZUSAMMEN.SPIEL

A House
Full of Music

A House Full of Music is presented in a new look. The intention remains the same: to introduce children from the age of 5 to the fascination of music.

Tu 13 Aug 24
20:00 Arcaded courtyard Landhaus Linz

SERENADEN

Spring String
Quartet

The Spring String Quartet combines Bruckner's cathedrals of sound with Mancini's small song formats and makes them sparkle in the light of Mandelbrot's geometry.

We 4 Sep 24
19:00 Open Air next to the parish church Ansfelden

INT. BRUCKNERFEST LINZ 24

Franz Welser-Möst &
The Cleveland Orchestra

"Happy birthday, Anton!" - Concert for Bruckner's 200th birthday in Ansfelden

Th 5 Sep 24
17:00 City Centre Linz

INT. BRUCKNERFEST LINZ 24

"Bruckner aus
dem Stegreif"

Flash mobs and pop-up concerts with the Stegreif Orchestra bring the Bruckner Festival to the city.

Fr 6 Sep 24
17:00 City Centre Linz

INT. BRUCKNERFEST LINZ 24

Bruckner aus
dem Stegreif

Flash mobs and pop-up concerts with the Stegreif Orchestra bring the Bruckner Festival to the city.

Sa 7 Sep 24
20:30 Danube Park Linz

INT. BRUCKNERFEST LINZ 24

Linzer Klangwolke 24

presented by SPARKASSE OÖ & LINZ AG

Su 8 Sep 24
10:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

INT. BRUCKNERFEST LINZ 24

Ceremonial act 2024

Ceremonial opening of the International Brucknerfest Linz 2024

Su 8 Sep 24
14:30 Danube Park Linz

INT. BRUCKNERFEST LINZ

Children's sound cloud 24

presented by SPARKASSE OÖ & LINZ AG

A fun hands-on experience for young and old in the Donaupark!

Su 8 Sep 24
18:00 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

INT. BRUCKNERFEST 24

Stegreif Orchester
#freebruckner

A recomposition of Bruckner's 'Seventh' as a performance in the here and now, without a conductor, freely moving in space

Tu 10 Sep 24
19:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

BRUCKNER YEAR 2024

Philippe Herreweghe &
Orchestre des
Champs-Élysées

Exaggerating
Bruckner's 8th symphony in its original sound

Th 12 Sep 24
19:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

BRUCKNER YEAR 2024

Jordi Savall &
Le Concert des Nations

Experimenting
Bruckner's "Annulled" symphony in its original sound

Sa 14 Sep 24
19:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

BRUCKNER YEAR 2024 

Martin Haselböck &
Orchester Wiener Akademie

Continuation
Bruckner's 2nd symphony in its original sound

Su 15 Sep 24
14:00 Start Brucknerhaus Linz

BRUCKNER YEAR 2024

The symphony of running

Anton Bruckner running course and Anton Bruckner run

Su 15 Sep 24
18:00 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

INT. BRUCKNERFEST 24

Classical Sound
Cloud 24

presented by SPARKASSE OÖ & LINZ AG

Recital with world star Thomas Hampson
Standard price: € 7,-

Tu 17 Sep 24
16:00 Meeting point Foyer Brucknerhaus Linz

ANTONS KIDSCLUB 6-10

Bruckner's
birthplace
Bonus-Kidsclub

We take a trip to Anton Bruckner's birthplace in Ansfelden.

Tu 17 Sep 24
19:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

BRUCKNER-JAHR 2024

Marc Minkowski &
Les Musiciens du Louvre

Unbounded
Bruckner's 6th symphony in its original sound

Th 19 Sep 24
19:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

BRUCKNER YEAR 2024

Christian Thielemann & Vienna Philharmonic

Mendelssohn's 3rd Symphony, the "Scottish", and Bruckner's 'First' in the "Viennese version" guarantee great symphonic music.

Fr 20 Sep 24
19:30 Old Cathedral Linz

INT. BRUCKNERFEST 24

Michi Gaigg &
L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra

Bruckner's Mass in D minor will be performed at the place of its premiere in the anniversary year.

Sa 21 Sep 24
10:30 Marble Hall & The Monastery Church of St. Florian

INT. BRUCKNERFEST 24

Bruckner's instruments 6+

Violin, piano and organ for all ages from 6 upwards

Sa 21 Sep 24
19:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

BRUCKNER-JAHR 2024

Christoph Spering &
Das Neue Orchester

Beginning
Bruckner's 1st symphony in its original sound

Su 22 Sep 24
18:00 The Monastery Church of St. Florian
Tu 24 Sep 24
19:30 Old Cathedral Linz

INT. BRUCKNERFEST 24

Tenebrae Choir

Anton Bruckner's complete sacred works will be performed on two concert evenings in the Old Cathedral.

We 25 Sep 24
19:30 Old Cathedral Linz

INT. BRUCKNERFEST 24

Tenebrae Choir

Anton Bruckner's complete sacred works will be performed on two concert evenings in the Old Cathedral.

Th 26 Sep 24
12:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
Th 26 Sep 24
19:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

BRUCKNER YEAR 2024

Pablo Heras-Casado &
Anima Eterna Brugge

Appropriating
Bruckner's 3rd symphony in its original sound

Fr 27 Sep 24
19:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
Sa 28 Sep 24
10:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

INT. BRUCKNERFEST 24

Music with
all senses

An inclusive organ tour for everyone aged 0-99 with and without disabilities

Sa 28 Sep 24
19:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

BRUCKNER YEAR 2024

Stefan Gottfried &
Concentus Musicus Wien

Studying
Bruckner's "Study Symphony" in the original sound

Su 29 Sep 24
11:00 Middle Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

INT. BRUCKNERFEST 24

NANU, NANI! 6+

A musical suitcase theatre about "Nani" Bruckner and her brother Anton for everyone aged 6 and over

Tu 1 Oct 24
16:00 Meeting point at the Old Cathedral Linz

ANTONS KIDSCLUB 6-10

Bruckner's organ

The organist Bernhard Prammer will show us how the organ, on which Anton Bruckner worked for thirteen years during his time as organist of Linz Cathedral, sounds.

Tu 1 Oct 24
19:30 Middle Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

INT. BRUCKNERFEST 24

Quatuor Danel

Bruckner, his pupil Cyrill Hynais and their works for string quartet

We 2 Oct 24
19:30 Middle Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

INT. BRUCKNERFEST 24

Julia Lezhneva &
Helmut Deutsch

Song recital with works by the jubilarians Bruckner, Strauss, Chopin, Smetana, Cornelius, Fauré and Hahn

Th 3 Oct 24
20:00 Mariendom Linz

INT. BRUCKNERFEST 24

Ensemble Vocal
de Lausanne &
Daniel Reuss

Bruckner's Mass in E minor and his works related to St Mary's Cathedral

Fr 4 Oct 24
10:30 Middle Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

INT. BRUCKNERFEST LINZ 24

Bruckner the
person

Scientific symposium in co-operation with the Anton Bruckner Institute

Fr 4 Oct 24
19:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

BRUCKNER YEAR 2024

Kent Nagano &
Concerto Köln

Transfiguring
Bruckner's 4th symphony in the original sound

Sa 5 Oct 24
09:00 Middle Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

INT. BRUCKNERFEST LINZ 24

Bruckner the
person

Scientific symposium in co-operation with the Anton Bruckner Institute

Sa 5 Oct 24
19:30 Middle Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

INT. BRUCKNERFEST 24

Chorus Viennensis &
Sonat Vox

Works for male choir a cappella by the 200-year-olds Smetana, Bruckner and Cornelius

Su 6 Oct 24
18:00 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

BRUCKNER YEAR 2024

Jérémie Rhorer &
Le Cercle de l’Harmonie

Liberate
Bruckner's 7th symphony in the original sound

Tu 8 Oct 24
19:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
We 9 Oct 24
20:00 Mariendom Linz

INT. BRUCKNERFEST 24

Markus Poschner &
Upper Austrian
Youth Symphony
Orchestra

Bruckner's Missa solemnis and his Te Deum will be performed in St Mary's Cathedral

Th 10 Oct 24
19:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

BRUCKNER YEAR 2024 

François-Xavier Roth &
Les Siècles

Deifying
Bruckner's 9th symphony in the original sound

Fr 11 Oct 24
11:00 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

INT. BRUCKNERFEST 24

Schubert & Bruckner
Unfinished
14+

Chief conductor François-Xavier Roth and the orchestra Les Siècles present two symphonies that remained unfinished.

Fr 11 Oct 24
19:30 The Monastery Church of St. Florian
Sa 26 Oct 24
10:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

BRUCKNER YEAR 2024

Kasperl and the
organ pipes
4+

A puppet theatre about the Brucknerhaus organ for everyone aged 4 and over

We 30 Oct 24
15:00 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz

BRUCKNER YEAR 2024

Kasperl and the
organ pipes
4+

A puppet theatre about the Brucknerhaus organ for everyone aged 4 and over

Tu 9 Apr 24
16:00 Meeting point Foyer Brucknerhaus Linz
Sa 23 Mar 24
18:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
Sa 23 Mar - Th 16 May 24
17:30 Foyer Brucknerhaus Linz

50 YEARS BRUCKNERHAUS LINZ

"Symphony of Glass and Steel"

Anniversary exhibition for the 50th anniversary of the Brucknerhaus Linz

Fr 22 Mar 24
19:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
Mo 18 Mar 24
10:00 Middle Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
Su 17 Mar 24
16:00 Middle Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
Th 14 Mar 24
15:00 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
Th 14 Mar 24
10:00 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
Tu 12 Mar 24
16:00 Meeting point Foyer Brucknerhaus Linz
Th 7 Mar 24
19:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
We 7 Feb 24
09:30 Middle Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
Tu 6 Feb 24
10:30 Middle Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
Tu 6 Feb 24
09:00 Middle Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
Sa 3 Feb 24
16:00 Middle Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
Fr 2 Feb 24
10:00 Middle Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
Tu 9 Jan 24
16:00 Meeting point Foyer Brucknerhaus Linz
Mo 1 Jan 24
17:00 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
Fr 29 Dec 23
12:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
We 18 Oct 23
19:30 Main Hall Brucknerhaus Linz