As the birthplace of one of the world’s greatest composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg has a reputation for fine classical music that extends around the globe while the cobble-stoned streets of the city’s Baroque old town provide a wonderful and atmospheric backdrop to hear renditions of his works. The chance to experience the best Salzburg classical concerts is top of the list of most visitors’ itineraries when they head to this very special Austrian city, an easy and highly-recommended day trip for visitors to CLC Alpine Centre.
Salzburg Classical Concerts over Dinner
Classical music and fine Austrian cuisine are a match made in heaven. Our favourite dinner concerts are held in the Baroque Hall of St. Peter’s monastery, where a three-course menu takes you back to the 18th century with dishes prepared according to recipes from that era. The performance is in three parts, each dedicated to a famous Mozart opera, and is performed between courses. The Baroque Hall, with it stucco and frescoes, is part of the famous Benedictine monastery and is located in the oldest part of Salzburg. For music lovers, these concerts are not to be missed – a truly unforgettable evening awaits you in this magical setting.
The City’s Unforgettable Orchestras
There are a great variety of styles to be experienced when it comes to Salzburg’s wonderful orchestras. Traditionalists will be enchanted by the Mozarteum Orchestra, who perform in some of the greatest Salzburg venues, including the Großes Festspielhaus and the great hall of the Stiftung Mozarteum (the Mozarteum Foundation). The orchestra also accompanies opera and musical theatre performances in the Salzburg State Theatre.
Tradition meets excellence at the Schloss Mirabell where prestigious soloists, chamber orchestras and ensembles perform in the Marble Hall. In its glory days, the Mozart family performed here for Austrian royalty.
The Camerata Salzburg is another highlight of Salzburg’s classical concerts. Established in 1952, this respected chamber orchestra is most often to be heard at the Mozarteum University.
Salzburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Founded in 1998 by conductor Elisabeth Fuchs, the Philharmonie Salzburg is one of the youngest orchestras on the Salzburg classical scene. Vibrant and adventurous, the ensemble consists principally of recent graduates and talented students of the Mozarteum University. A little unconventional but bursting with talent, the Philharmonic Orchestra boasts a varied repertoire of ancient, classic and contemporary styles, meaning there is a show for every musical taste.
Salzburg is just under one-and-a-half hours away from CLC World’s Alpine Centre in Austria and transfers to and from the city’s train station can be organised at resort reception.