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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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  • 03/10/20

    Lights of Europe – the Audi Summer Concerts 2020 celebrate a festival of diversity for their anniversary

    “Lights of Europe” is the motto under which Lisa Batiashvili has presented her program for this year’s Audi Summer Concerts. In 2020, the year of Beethoven, the festival is devoted to the theme of Europe as a place of community, on which it will shine a radiant light. From 27 June until 12 July, renowned artists from all over the world will come together in Ingolstadt, at the same time as the European football championships, to celebrate a festival of diversity with great zest for play and experimentation.
  • 07/15/19

    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

    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.

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  • 03/10/20

    Lights of Europe! The Audi Summer Concerts 2020

    A festival that draws people together and surprises them, with lively concerts and world-class artists – this is what the Audi Summer Concerts are about. 2019 & 2020 bear the creative signature of Lisa Batiashvili. In the second year of her collaboration with Audi she has chosen “Lights of Europe” as the motto for the festival, casting radiant light on the music and the artists in 2020, the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.

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