The musical joys of Klassik:Sommer 2019 in Bad Hofgastein

From 24 May until 27 September, classical music will once again be in the air of Gastein Valley. Klassik:Sommer 2019 in Bad Hofgastein treats music lovers to an array of memorable moments - from the big Summer Night's Gala in July, to Alm:Klassik along with delightful family concerts.

A marvelous selection of music to enjoy, in the valley as well as up on the alpine pastures – that's what Klassik:Sommer in Gasteinertal is all about! Live music and Gastein look back on a long tradition. One reason why this particular musical highlight in Salzburger Land will once again be a highlight of the event calendar in Bad Hofgastein. As in the past, Philharmonie Salzburg will be putting on some truly extraordinary concerts. Under the direction of conductor Elisabeth Fuchs, this beloved orchestra will present orchestral music that will spark your dreams and your imagination, and might even get your toes tapping as well – at venues that include the Alpenarena in Bad Hofgastein. The program of Klassik:Sommer 2019 is colorful and full of joie de vivre.


In Gastein, music has long been as much a part of summer as the enchanting scenery of Gastein's mountain world and its enormous range of outdoor activities.

"Best of Broadway" at the Opening Concert

With “Best of Broadway”, Philharmonie Salzburg will open Klassik:Sommer 2019 in Bad Hofgastein. On Friday, 24 May, the audience in the Kursaal will have their ears treated to a selection of beloved melodies by Andrew Lloyd Webber, from such famous shows as “Phantom of the Opera”, “Les Miserables” and more. In addition, the orchestra will perform excerpts from such worldwide hits as “Grease”, “Elisabeth” and “Evita”.

The musicians do what they do with a true passion, and you’ll quickly see: the joy they get from making music is infectious. Music touches people and brings them together – something you’ll get to experience for yourself at this opening concert of Klassik:Sommer in Gasteinertal.

Summer Night's Gala 2019 in Bad Hofgastein: the Highlight

The absolute highlight of our summer of classical music will be the big Summer Night’s Gala at the Alpenarena in Bad Hofgastein. When, on 19 July 2019 beginning at 8 p.m., operatic choruses, arias and overtures by Rossini, Verdi and Puccini are given their dues at the Alpenarena, the magic will be palpable to everyone in the audience.


Tenor Peter Sonn, together with Philharmonie Salzburg, will interpret classics such as the Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco, Verdi’s triumphal march “Brindisi” from La Traviata and the Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin. A magnificent evening of classical music in the splendid setting of Alpenarena Bad Hofgastein – this year’s summer concert highlight in Gastein Valley!

Family Concerts in Bad Hofgastein

The family concerts in Bad Hofgastein are a true celebration for all music fans, both the young and the young-at-heart. Philharmonie Salzburg, under the baton of conductor Christine Fuchs, will once again ensure during summer 2019 that guests of all ages are in for a special musical treat – with the help of such classics as Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” and the “Carnival of the Animals” by Camille Saint-Saens.

At these children’s concerts, kids and teens are actively involved in the performance itself and thus playfully introduced to the fascination of music. You can experience the family concerts in Bad Hofgastein on eight Fridays during the summer, between 19 July and 30 August 2019.

Klassik-Sommer concludes with "Schubert in Gastein". From 12 to 15 September, beautiful Schubert melodies will be floating in the air of Bad Gastein – music that continues to fascinate and inspire countless people to this very day


How do you go about putting together an attractive concert program, what does it mean to be a head conductor and what makes the concerts in Gastein Valley so special? For answers to these and other questions, we invite you to read the interview with Elisabeth Fuchs in our Gastein Blog.

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Musikanten auf einer Almhütte
Classical music at mountain huts in Gastein.
Aufnahme vom Kulturfestival - Schubert in Gastein, als Hommage an Franz Schubert
Schubert in Gastein
Schubert in Gastein
"Between Major and Minor".

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