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Here you’ll find a retrospective of our journeys through the world of music!

The fire-breathing fairy

A concert based on a story by Franz Fühmann und Annegret Fuchshuber for ages four to ten.
A long time ago, in a forest not far from here, there once lived a fairy called Anna Susanna Laughabit. There was no winter in that forest. But one day, the Winter King came and wiped the smile off the faces of all the animals, plants and even Anna Susanna. For when the Winter King arrived, it turned bitter cold. So the fairy tried to learn the art of fire breathing from the dragons to thaw the winter – but that took longer than she had anticipated. Find out in the concert how the story ends and whether spring did arrive at last!  

Berg over and over

Workshops and concerts for ages 10 to 14.

Alban Berg was 22 years old when some of his pieces were publicly performed for the first time. It was an exciting event for the talented and sensitive young composer, who was one of Arnold Schönberg’s few private students. Alban Berg’s “Sieben frühe Lieder” are the starting point for a great music project that takes us through all kinds of different moods. Life for adolescents is not uniform – there are ups and downs, exhilaration and sad days. These moods also feature in Alban Berg’s music. We experience them up close and listen to the artistic «responses» to the original songs.

Tonkunstler Orchestra with members of the Festspielhaus community, Flo Staffelmayer (director and writing workshop), Katrin Blantar (choreography), Vusa Mkhaya Ndlovu (répétiteur), Yeree Suh (voice), Lorenzo Viotti (conductor).
In cooperation with the Festspielhaus St. Pölten


Concerts for ages 10 to 14.

It’s completely dark in the concert hall … the screen flickers. Several short scenes from horror films are shown with a commentary by Bernhard Gander. The composer is an important representative of contemporary music, effortlessly transcending the boundaries of individual genres with his works: pop, classical, artful orchestral music and groovy elements – there is room for everything. Extracts from Gander’s pieces «lovely monster» und «dirty angel» are arranged in a concert that connects to young people’s lives and, by providing reference points, helps overcome the bias against New Music. 

Tonkunstler Orchestra, Rossen Gergov (conductor), Axel Petri-Preis (concept), Christoph Zauner (director), Chris Ziegler (camera, editing), Diego Rojas Ortiz, (costume, make-up), Sterev Krassimir (accordion), Anders Nyqvist (flugelhorn)