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Audi and the Salzburg Festival 20 years of strong partnership

Audi and classical music – a long-standing and fruitful combination. Whether in Salzburg or Schleswig-Holstein, world-famous festivals are built upon a strong partnership with Audi. Audi also possesses extensive festival know-how as as an event organizer, as has been demonstrated since 1990 with the Audi Summer Concerts. But music is not limited to just large festival stages – it is also supported among employees. The employee orchestra known as the Audi Philharmonic Wind Orchestra has existed since 1962. And the Audi Youth Choir Academy was founded in 2007 to enable today’s young talent to develop into the stars of tomorrow.

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  • 07/15/19
    Culture and Trends

    Lisa Batiashvili opens up new perspectives on classical music

    The Audi Summer Concerts 2019 have concluded with the popular Audi Classics Open Air Weekend in the Klenzepark. Under the motto “Fantastique!”, for a period of two weeks the artistic director Lisa Batiashvili brought artists such as Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Nino Machaidze, Gautier Capuçon and Paavo Järvi to the festival concert stages for the first time. Events including Walt Disney’s Fantasia in the hall for employee assemblies at Audi and a concert with talks featuring the musical legend Alfred Brendel in the Audi museum mobile showed new perspectives on classical music in Ingolstadt.
  • 06/30/19
    Culture and Trends

    Audi Summer Concerts: opening with Disney and Berlioz

    Ingolstadt, 30 June 2019 – The Audi Summer Concerts began at the weekend for the 30th time under the title Ouverture Fantastique. Many families came to Audi’s hall for employee assemblies to see Walt Disney’s film Fantasia with the Philharmonie Salzburg conducted by Elisabeth Fuchs. For the traditional opening concert, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Harding returned to the concert hall in Ingolstadt after eight years. The festival will continue until 14 July 2019.
  • 06/25/19
    Culture and Trends

    Changes of Artists and Program at the Audi Summer Concerts 2019

    Ingolstadt, 25 June 2019 – For health reasons Mariss Jansons and Ruben Gazarian have been forced to cancel their appearances at the Audi Summer Concerts at short notice. To start off the festival, Daniel Harding is conducting the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra on 30 June. In the Klenzepark Christoph Altstaedt will take over direction of the Ingolstadt Georgian Chamber Orchestra on 13 July for the final weekend. The concert given by Alfred Brendel and the Quatuor Hermès on 10 July will take place in the Audi museum mobile.

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