For all young visitors we offer a free open-air public viewing. Enjoy the concert live on a huge screen.
The sound of the elements. Classical music like you’ve never heard it before
The musicians of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic Orchestra come from all the adjoining nations of the Baltic Sea. From Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany and Latvia to Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden. The result: A fulminant interplay of different cultures directed by the US based, but Estonian-born conductor Kristjan Järvi that will entirely reinterpret Händel’s “Waterworks”. At an extraordinary open-air concert accompanied by a wonderful ensemble of equestrians. www.baltic-sea-philharmonic.eu
THE HIGHLIGHT IN THE BREAK
While the musicians of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic orchestra enjoy a well-deserved break, you can enjoy our big highlight: the show of the “dancing horses”. Horse and equestrian present themselves in perfect harmony and make the evening unforgettable. The show is open for premium as well as public viewing ticket-owners.
Baltic Sea Philharmonic & Kristjan Järvi
Special Guest Mari Samuelsen
Charles Coleman (1968) Drenched
Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759) Wassermusik
Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) Der Feuervogel
Kristjan Järvi (1972) Aurora für Violine & Orchester
Baltic Sea Philharmonic – a new era of performance The Baltic Sea Philharmonic is a new paradigm for music making in the 21st century. Its concerts are a unique spectacle of sound, light, projection art and choreography; its passion for playing orchestral works from memory transforms the musical experience for both players and audiences; and its performances, under the electrifying baton of Music Director Kristjan Järvi, have a special passion and energy that’s infectious. But even more than this, as a community of musicians from ten Nordic countries, the Baltic Sea Philharmonic transcends geographical and historical boundaries and has become a movement for bringing people together. Embodying all that is innovative and progressive about the Nordic region, this visionary ensemble is taking the traditional orchestral model further than ever before. ‘It is a living breathing creature, with boundless energy and enthusiasm for the new – an adventure in itself’, says Kristjan Järvi. www.baltic-sea-philharmonic.eu
Baltic Sea Philharmonic & Kristjan Järvi Special Guest Mari Samuelsen
Charles Coleman (1968) Drenched
Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759) Water Music (No. 9, 13, 14)
Kristjan Järvi (1972) Aurora for violin and orchestra (solist: Mari Samuelsen)
The baroque mass at the grand abbey church is one of the highlights on the second day. The interior is decorated with stucco (Wessobrunner Werkstatt) and frescos (J.F. Fromiller) and offers the perfect backdrop for the baroque-inspired “happy catholocism” that has been called for again today by the historian Peter Hersche.
Queen trumps King
How did the people of the baroque era pass the time to the next feast? Well, with a lot of fun games, of course. The favorite: A wooden XXL version of chess where you will be gallantly accompanied by Queen and King. Trés bon Also taste and try the baroque cuisine. Either very original, or adapted to fit the modern age. At the “Fête Baroque”, you will be happy to find both.
For the flâneurs
Enough cake for the day? Then we suggest you take a relaxing stroll through the baroque pleasure garden which draws you in with breathtaking views all around the Abbey.
You always wanted to explore the secret spots within the Abbey? And what happens at the CMA? Then you should definitely not miss the guided tours by Austrian Guides. Here, you will learn all about the 1000 years of history behind the Abbey and everything you want to know about the CMA.
Going back in time
What did life in the baroque era look like? How did people live, dance, and especially, how did they celebrate? Find out on a journey through time where you will be taken back into the baroque period. Photos and historical costumes included!
In the saddle
From riding in baroque-inspired costumes, to the Pas de Deux with two Friesian horses and a baroque fashion show on horseback – the Friesian stud Nockalm knows how to capture their guests’ attention. Come by and experience the extraordinary show starring one of Europe’s oldest horse breeds.
Pull the strings!
Embark on a journey through time that will take you to the court of Maria Theresia. Who’ll be coming along? Well, little Sophie and all the friends you want to bring along on this magnificent trip. Performed with historical puppets and a playing technique that’s been around for more than 100 years.
A feast for the ears
Händel, Bach and many more will accompany you during the “Fête Baroque” – not only inside, but also outside Ossiach Abbey. In all new, exciting interpretations and variations. Just lean back and listen to the fine music. Dates and Program are subject to change.
With the opening concert "Night of Percussion" the Austrian Percussion Camp starts, where great musicians and lecturers will be guests in the CMA Ossiach to teach Snare Drum, Mallets, Cajon, Frame Drum, Handpan, Drumset, Bodypercussion, Drumline, Songwriting and Choir. At the opening concerts the lecturers will introduct you into the world of percussion.
The 25 young musicians of the Venezuela Brass Ensemble take you on a musical journey throughout America. The orchestra is conducted by Thomas Clamor. They are playing argentinian tangos, brasilian samba, mexican Rancheras and many more. Dates and program subject to change.
The brass ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonics consists of 12 musicians who are playing mainly on German instruments.
Byrd: The Earle of Oxford’s March (arr.: Elgar Howarth) Bach: Drei Bach Choräle (Enrique Crespo) Dowland: Book of songs (arr.: Olaf Ott) Bruckner: Ave Maria (arr.: Hans Peter Gaiswinkler) Purcell: Suite from ”The Fairy Queen” (arr.: Eric Crees) Shostakovich: Jazz Suite no. 2 (arr.: Mogens Andresen/Daniel Drage) Mahler: Urlicht (arr.: B. Mansted) Elgar: Chason de Matin (arr.: Harvey) Aieta/Piazolla/Villoldo: South American Tango Suite (arr.: Joshua Davies) Dates and program subject to change.
The Septura Brass Septet consists of the best young brass musicians of all England. The ensemble was founded by Simon Cox, who was present in many well-known british orchestras as a solist. Dates and program subject to change.
The Ensemble Pro Brass consists of 15 highly talented austrian musicians who have been playing for many high-class orchestras in Europe. With a passion for details the orchestra is presenting the new program: "OHNE TITEL - Carte Blanche" which is about to become a huge success. Dates and program subject to change.
The Carinthian Brass Band consists mainly of brass and drum teachers of the "Kärntner Landesmusikschulwerk" together with some music students. The Carinthian Brass Band was founded in 2007 by Robert Hofer, member of the Austrian Brass Quintett HoViHoLoHoff. From the beginning on, the band was successful and became part of the first Carinthian Brass Season in the CMA in 2009. In 2019, the Carinthian Brass Band is lead by Tristan Uth fort the fourth time.
Philip Sparke: Concert Prelude
Gustav T. Holst: Ode to Death
Anton Bruckner: Locus Iste
Eric Whitaker: Lux Aurumque
Ola Gjeili: Tundra
Tristan Uth: Paradise
William Rimmer: Slaidburn Marsch
Joaquín Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Franz von Suppé: Ouvertüre zu Leichte Kavallerie
Franz von Suppé: Ouvertüre zu Dichter und Bauer
Gioachino Rossini: Ouvertüre zu Wilhelm Tell
Dates and program subject to change.
Attention, children! Who says that Saint Nicholas always arrives with his sleigh? At the children's advent in Ossiach Saint Nicholas brings his presents by boat! So put on your warmest coat and greet Saint Nicholas with a loud "Ahooooooooy!".