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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, Bayreuth 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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  • 03/01/18
    Culture and Trends

    Audi Summer Concerts 2018 present musical places of longing

    In keeping with this year’s “Places of longing” theme, the Audi Summer Concerts will present a versatile program July 13–28 with international classical music stars performing on alternating stages. Awaiting the audience is a spectrum ranging from early music with gambist Jordi Savall to a violin duo program with Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Pekka Kuusisto. The Finnish violinist is a focus of this year’s festival and will perform at the open-air concert, amongst other performances.
  • 01/29/18
    Culture and Trends

    New artistic director for Audi Summer Concerts starting in 2019

    Two outstanding musicians soon will be lending their talents to the Audi Summer Concerts. With Lisa Batiashvili starting as artistic director in 2019, and with performances by violinist Pekka Kuusisto already this year, the Four Rings is significantly enhancing its concert program. The leitmotif of the current season – “places of longing” – is intended to make the festival more personal and accessible. The Audi Summer Concerts 2018 will take place July 13 – 28.
  • 06/29/16
    Culture and Trends

    Audi extends involvement in the Bayreuth Festival with modern art film project

    Berlin/Ingolstadt, June 29, 2016 – Audi is extending its sponsorship of the Bayreuth Festival with an innovative film project. Entitled “Black Mountain,” it is part of the company’s “Zeitgeist” series launched by the company in 2015 to support dialog with creative minds from various disciplines. Audi realized the art film with the artist collective “Like A Wild Beast’s Fur,” with composer Moritz von Oswald and cultural adviser Jan Engel. “Black Mountain” is inspired by Richard Wagner’s “Parsifal,” which is being newly staged this year at the Bayreuth Festival, and adds new perspectives on this stage production. The film can be viewed from July 6–24 as part of the “Black Mountain X Fragments” exhibition at Galerie Patrick Ebensperger in Berlin.

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