Swinging with rhythm and full of ecstasy, the Brucknerhaus Linz starts the season 2023/24! What is special about this concert season? Every single work performed in the self-organised concerts contains - as the title of the season already suggests - at least one dance, one dance rhythm or one dance bass, even if this sounds so unlikely at first. And there is a good reason for this, for after all, dancing was one of Bruckner's great passions.
Anton Bruckner appreciated folk dance music as much as he did bourgeois dance culture and seems to have impressed some women with his dancing skills. Marie Madeleine Dürrnberger, the niece of his first music theory teacher, reported in 1857 that Bruckner was "quite a good dancer". After the International Bruckner Festival Linz 2023, which deals with muses, female musicians, patrons, dedicatees, composers as well as women as the subject of works and thus at the same time addresses the great void in Bruckner's life, in which all attempts to marry failed miserably, the 2023/24 season of the Brucknerhaus Linz is dedicated to one of Bruckner's great passions in the run-up to the celebrations of his 200th birthday: dance.
Music and dance have always been closely connected, if only through the element of rhythm. The title of the new season is intended to connect them, since dancing to the sounds of great music is a special moment. And hasn't everyone of us already shaken a leg at least once? The first dance movements on the hand of parents in childhood, common dance steps with the one you love, solo dances through many a boisterous night: everyone has their own personal experiences and memories with and of dances! Music, then, which can be felt through dance with every single muscle of the body, is the focus of the 2023/24 season, but dance is not only presented in the form of sounds, it is also literally danced on the stages of the Brucknerhaus Linz!
The 2023/24 season is not just about dance and ballet or music written to accompany dancing. Rather, the concerts show that dances, types of dance, dance forms, dance rhythms are an essential building block of all European music and accordingly appear in countless works. Also in solo concertos or in symphonies: Everywhere there is a bit of dance in it. Nevertheless, these are not pieces to which one dances; instead, it is an invitation to dance in thought, in which one does not have to move, but is moved by the music one hears. You can expect an incredibly diverse and wide-ranging programme with fantastic, world-famous and popular works. What is striking this season is that almost every programme presents either a piece by a famous composer or a particularly popular work. One could almost speak of a hit parade with highlights that sparkle with dance, rhythm and ecstasy and invite the audience to move through the season full of verve. The Brucknerhaus audience can be inspired by a new way of seeing and hearing well-known pieces by great interpreters and fascinating composers! Popular favourites, Sunday matinees with a high entertainment value and, of course, big names as well as brilliant quality can be promised at this point!
The programme of the 2023/24 season, which is as varied as it is polyphonic and exhilarating, is intended as an invitation to experience the omnipresence and diversity of dance forms and rhythms in music from the Renaissance to the present and to be moved by sounds in the truest sense of the word. It is an invitation to dance in thought, in view of which actually only one question remains open, which is posed with the title of the Polka schnell op. 251 by Eduard Strauss: Who dances along?
23 subscriptions and 12 series invite the audience in the 2023/24 season to embark on a voyage of discovery of different dances, types of dance, dance forms, dance rhythms and, above all, music:
In the 2023/24 season, Das große Abonnement will devote itself entirely to the theme of "dance" with ten concerts that are as lively as they are prominent:
Six Sonntagmatineen offer dance-like, yet always entertaining programmes and internationally acclaimed interpreters.
The many ways in which dance in all its forms and shapes has found expression in song can be heard in the three programmes of the Liederabende series, which are as different as they are characteristic.
The fact that the string quartet, which has maintained its exceptional position over the centuries as the supreme discipline of chamber music, is capable of setting not only the mind but also the body in motion can be heard in the three concerts of the String Quartets series with outstanding ensembles.
In three concerts with a wide variety of ensembles, the chamber music series shows that it is possible to dance with four or three musicians, in unison as a couple, but also elegantly on one's own, traversing the history of music from the early Baroque to the present.
The three prominent concerts in the piano recital series also make the theme impressively audible, tracing the dance of the keys - each in its own way - and bringing both the familiar and the new to the audience.
With Mechthild Großmann, Juergen Maurer and Jonathan Berlin, the WortKlang series again promises exciting programmes in which text and music interpenetrate and complement each other, guaranteeing unique listening experiences.
At the turn of the year, Brucknerhaus artistic director Dietmar Kerschbaum again invites us to celebrate together in the series Das besondere Konzert. This year's programme includes the operetta classic Der Vogelhändler by Carl Zeller.
In addition to these and many other established subscriptions and series, you will also find a new series in the programme: TanzTheater. The special series of the 2023/24 season is dedicated to modern dance theatre, which developed at the beginning of the 20th century in distinction to classical ballet and completely redefined the expressive possibilities of translating music into movement, bringing productions by two of Europe's most renowned choreographers to the Brucknerhaus Linz:
The 2023/24 season is packed with experiences and adventures suitable for both experienced concertgoers and those new to classical music. Whether you prefer orchestral and chamber concerts, piano recitals, Liederabende, organ concerts or jazz and world music, at the Brucknerhaus Linz you will find a concert to suit your taste. The programme is also colourful and wide-ranging for our young audience, with lovingly designed events for children and young people as well as a family subscription for happy hours together.
Join us on a journey of discovery and choose "your" concerts without any pressure. Please note that many events can also be booked on a subscription basis and that as a Brucknerhaus subscriber you enjoy numerous advantages.
You can easily make your own bookings via our online ticket shop. However, we are also happy to take your orders on site, by telephone or by e-mail. With this new programme we cordially invite you to enjoy the coming concert season intensively and to experience many moments of musical happiness at the Brucknerhaus Linz.
We look forward to seeing you!
Download (German only): Saisonprogramm 2023/24 ( PDF |16.61 MB)