A brilliantly diverse, inspiring and prominent programme of groundbreaking music from the Renaissance to the present awaits audiences at 231 events in the new 2022/23 season FUTURE(S)MUSIC. AUSBLICK - AUFBRUCH - AVANTGARDE at the Brucknerhaus Linz. Works that were not simply new but visionary at the time they were composed, music that seemed shockingly modern to its contemporaries, music of change and the future are the focus of the new season. It is about music that was new in the emphatic sense when it was written and has thus often remained so to this day. Music that, by human standards, will be eternally modern, because it does not pass by without leaving a trace on those who hear it, but opens up perspectives by pointing beyond itself, and carries the audience anew each time into a future that has nothing to do with the time that passes as it is heard. It is about works that dare to break out of the prison of conventions and set out into hitherto unheard-of worlds of sound. It is about music that transforms when it is heard.
Works are presented that were so revolutionary and impactful that one can say with certainty that music history would have been different without them. The focus is on groundbreaking innovations, the invention of new genres, the establishment of new compositional techniques and formal and instrumental experiments. But the 2022/23 season will also present exciting composers whose work is at odds with their own time or even in rebellion against it. Forward-looking masterpieces and little-known visions of sound can be heard in the coming season.
Lots of surprises and new series such as FilmMusik and Showtime guarantee grandiose concerts of the most diverse genres, also from rock and pop to world music, when local and international stars of show business such as Maya Hakvoort, Lukas Perman, Missy May, the downbeat legends Kruder & Dorfmeister and rock singer Suzi Quatro do the honours at the Brucknerhaus Linz.
Twice the Great Hall of the Brucknerhaus Linz will be transformed into a cinema hall with new live music to old films. The event will commemorate the revolutionary combination of moving image and sound in the silent film era. Metropolis and The Old Law will be set to new music, with live electronics and organ sounds as well as the Jewish Chamber Orchestra Munich. Impressive and exciting concert and film experiences not to be missed!
But popular fixtures, highlights or unusual venues such as the Linz Palace Museum will also find their place in the next season. Of course, the success story of the Junge Brucknerhaus Linz will continue: the mini.music stars Antonella and Clown Pepp will embark on a voyage of discovery into the infinite reaches of space. The most popular midi.music detective in all of Linz, Tritonus, welcomes the young audience with fantastic adventures and exciting musical puzzles.
Geboten werden natürlich auch wieder gewohnt erstklassige Orchester- und Kammermusikkonzerte, Klavierrecitals, Liederabende, Orgelkonzerte, Auftritte junger Talente, der beliebte Musikalische Adventkalender, Weltmusik, jazzige Klänge und die sommerlichen Serenaden. Topstars aus der Welt der Klassik, lebende Legenden, Publikumslieblinge und beeindruckende Newcomer werden in der Saison 2022/23 begeistern und die Stars am Dirigent*innenpult die faszinierendsten Orchester durch phantastische Konzertabende mit exquisiten Programmen führen.
Star-studded concerts with trend-setting music from almost 250 years gather the ten concerts of the popular series Das Große Abonnement: London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra's principal conductor Vasily Petrenko, audience favourite Markus Poschner and 'his' Bruckner Orchestra Linz, star conductor Jukka-Pekka Saraste with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and young Canadian violinist Timothy Chooi, Laurence Equilbey with the Insula Orchestra, Andrey Boreyko with the Prague Symphony Orchestra and internationally acclaimed pianist Yulianna Avdeeva, Danish star conductor Thomas Dausgaard and world-class clarinettist Pablo Barragán, the English organist, pianist and composer Wayne Marshall and George Li, the shooting star among US pianists, Martin Haselböck and 'his' orchestra Wiener Akademie with the violin virtuoso Sergey Malov, Riccardo Chailly and the Filarmonica della Scala, star conductor François-Xavier Roth and the world-famous original sound orchestra Les Siècles are the conductors, orchestras and soloists of the magnificent orchestral concerts in the series Das Große Abonnement.
Constantin Trinks and the Tonkünstler Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine and its principal conductor Wolodymyr Sirenko, the Finnish conducting legend Leif Segerstam, who returns to the Brucknerhaus Linz after 20 years, and the young Hungarian 'wonder trumpeter' Tamás Pálfalvi, Reinhard Goebel and the Camerata Salzburg, the young Vorarlberg pianist Aaron Pilsan, the young chamber orchestra Eroica Berlin and the young conductor Jakob Lehmann are the stars of the Sunday matinees in the 2022/23 season, together with Stefan Gottfried and the Concentus Musicus Wien.
Rebekka Bakken, the Norwegian artist with the three-octave voice, the multi-percussionist and high-flyer Christoph Sietzen, the famous theatre dramaturge, director and author Hermann Beil, the star soprano Sarah Maria Sun with the pianist Jan Philip Schulze, one of the most sought-after song accompanists of our time, the world-famous Emerson String Quartet, named "America's greatest quartet" by Time Magazine, the Quatuor Danel and the renowned Quatuor Diotima, the internationally acclaimed Ensemble Diderot, star hornist Marie-Luise Neunecker, violinist Antje Weithaas, pianist Silke Avenhaus, piano legend Elisabeth Leonskaja, Ukrainian pianist Olga Zado, who received rapturous acclaim at her Brucknerhaus debut as part of the Ukrainian Tuesdays, and star pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard will enchant the Brucknerhaus audience with their skills, charm and programmes.
The award-winning and internationally successful organist Mari Fukumoto, Brucknerhaus organ curator Martin Riccabona and composer and organist Franz Danksagmüller will provide spectacular moments when they make the "Queen of Instruments" resound. Danksagmüller will bring a breath of fresh air to the Brucknerhaus Linz when he sets the Great Hall ablaze with film music improvised on the organ and supplemented with live electronics to Fritz Lang's Metropolis.
Unusual and exciting programmes with popular and famous acting stars such as Caroline Peters (together with harpist Christoph Bielefeld), cabaret artist and chamber actor Erwin Steinhauer and audience magnet Heikko Deutschmann will let texts and sounds meet. The TV and stage stars will captivate the audience on the stage of the Middle Hall of the most beautiful concert hall on the Danube, because literature that enters into dialogue with music is also on the programme in the 2022/23 season under the title WortKlang.
But the Jazz series also brings big stars to Linz: Chanda Rule, who grew up in the gospel scene on the south side of Chicago, the legendary Count Basie Orchestra, which has won a number of Grammy Awards and ensures sold-out concerts all over the world, the jazz singer Carmen Bradford and the blues and boogie-woogie stars Bernd Lhotzky and Günther Straub. The grand master on the 7-string guitar, Yamandu Costa, world-famous at the latest since the cinema film Brasileirinho by Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki, thrills audiences not only around the globe but also at the Brucknerhaus Linz with his breathtaking technique and fiery interpretations of samba, chôro and tango. France's rising star of jazz singing, Camille Bertault, and the lively Austrian pianist David Helbock are together captivating storytellers, sonically opulent and versatile.
The celebrated music all-rounders Herbert Pixner and Thomas Gansch and their project Alpen & Glühen are also part of the new season's programme. The Viennese Comedian Harmonists, Dominik Maringer and the ensemble folksmilch provide an enjoyable strain on the laughing muscles in the Comedy.Music series.
Audience favourite Julia Stemberger will return to Linz in summer 2023 for a serenade programme, as will opera star Michaela Selinger. Maya Hakvoort, Nazide Aylin, Missy May and Lukas Perman will revisit the legendary songs from the James Bond films in front of the big screen at Bond in Concert. The downbeat legends Kruder & Dorfmeister invite you to travel back in time to the golden era of the Vienna Sound and rock singer Suzi Quatro will perform the greatest hits from her long career as well as new songs at the Brucknerhaus Linz. The South African pop diva and Whitney Houston interpreter Belinda Davids pays her very personal homage to her incomparable idol at the Posthof.
Oscar Jockel is also one of the top young stars in the coming season. The former Composer in Residence of the Brucknerhaus Linz will once again shine with his stage presence and incomparable compositional style. As a conductor, he can be heard at the ceremonial opening of the International Bruckner Festival Linz 2022 on 11 September, new works can be heard at the New Year's Concert on 1 January 2023, in a concert in the Stars of Tomorrow series on 24 January 2023 and in the Quatuor Diotima concert in the String Quartets series on 2 June 2023.
The mini.music stars Antonella (Judith Koblmüller) and Pepp (Kevin Bianco) will embark on a swinging musical space journey into the infinite expanses of the universe and audience favourite Jakob Kajetan Hofbauer will make the hearts of the Junge Brucknerhaus Linz fans beat faster in his role as midi.music detective Tritonus.
The programme for the 2022/23 season includes works that, like Ludwig van Beethoven's 'Ninth', his late piano sonatas and string quartets, Hector Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique or Igor Stravinsky's Le sacre du printemps, were so revolutionary and influential that it is fair to say that music history would have been different without them. The concerts recall groundbreaking innovations, including the musical-aesthetic turning point heralded by Claudio Monteverdi with the so-called Seconda prattica, the invention of new genres, such as the wind quintet or the vocal symphony, and the establishment of new compositional techniques, such as the principle of multi-movement in single movement, which was decisively developed by Franz Liszt. In addition, formal and instrumental experiments are made audible, even if they sometimes failed or triggered a development that ended in a dead end, in which, for example, instruments once considered promising for the future, such as the billy goat, the Jew's harp or the colour piano, found themselves again.
One focus is on composers, including Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Charles Ives, Arnold Schönberg and Luigi Nono, who drew from tradition and yet broke with it. Composers whose work was at odds with their own time or even in rebellion against it, which usually earned them the incomprehension and rejection of the world around them and made them "contemporaries of the future", as Kurt Blaukopf rightly postulated for Gustav Mahler. They thus belonged to the avant-garde, in part long before this term from French military language was even associated with the fine arts.
"The future," Karl Valentin mocked in one of his most famous bon mots, "was better in the past, too." What is being lampooned here is an all-too-human mechanism: the glorification of the past as the "good old days" nourishes, in a present that seems darker than it is, the longing for a future in which things will finally be as they never were. The varied and wide-ranging programme of the 2022/23 season with forward-looking music from the Middle Ages to the modern age, on the other hand, allows one to hear that at least the musical future is no worse today than at any time in the past. On the contrary: music has a future, because music is the future! We just have to listen to it, with open ears and without fear of the new and unknown. Then our future is also music.
Embark on a journey of discovery through the season largely dedicated to the theme "Future(s) Music. Outlook - Awakening - Avant-garde" and choose "your" concerts at your leisure. 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: Saisonprogramm 2022/23 ( PDF |24.45 MB) (German only)