Project description

Beethoven's 1st Piano Concerto goes Jazz &
Mahler's 1st Symphony in the Great Festival Hall

Protection of honor: Mag. Karoline Edtstadler, Federal Minister for EU & Constitution

L. v. BEETHOVEN · Piano Concerto No. 1 goes Jazz, C major, op.15
Program change: G. MAHLER Symphony No. 1

Chris Gall plays Beethoven's first piano concert as a jazz version in the Großer Festspielhaus

sold out (waiting list)

The Philharmonie Salzburg plays Beethoven's 9th symphony in the Großer Festspielhaus.

Jazz pianist Chris Gall interprets Ludwig van Beethoven's first piano concert in the Großer Festspielhaus

Beethoven was a brilliant improvisation artist on the piano and is therefore considered a pioneer of jazz in specialist circles.
Hardly any German pianist has expanded the style boundaries of jazz so consistently and originally in recent years as Munich-based Chris Gall. He thrilled audiences with jazz, indie rock and world music from the jazz festival in Montreux to the Jazz Baltica, at the Stuttgart Jazz Open and in the Vienna Konzerthaus. In Salzburg, he will perform Beethoven's 1st piano concerto in a surprising interpretation.

Program change: Instead of Beethoven's 9th Symphony, the 1st Symphony by Gustav Mahler will be played

We are still of the opinion that cultural events can also be held safely in these times, but we still want to make our contribution to preventing the COVID-19 case numbers, which have significantly deteriorated again in recent weeks worsen. That's why we decided to perform Gustav Mahler's 9st Symphony instead of Beethoven's 1th Symphony with choir. With this program change, we ensure that we have less than 100 participants on the large-scale stage of the Great Festival Hall.

Mahler's 1st Symphony was a joint decision, as we had already rehearsed this work in March and the orchestra had expressed the wish to finally be able to perform it. It would not be possible to play this huge symphony in the Kongresshaus, as the stage size would not be sufficient. We are therefore delighted to be able to present Mahler's Symphony No. 1 to you. A moving evening awaits you with a wonderful program. We would be happy if you want to spend this evening with us despite the change in the program.

Chris Gall · Piano
Elisabeth Fox · Conductor
Philharmonic Salzburg

THU December 3, 2020 · 19: 30 SOLD OUT (waiting list)
Big festival house, Salzburg
(originally October 22, 2020)

Ticket prices: € 19 to € 89
Organizer ∙ Tickets: Philharmonie Salzburg

Estimated end of concert approx. 21:45 p.m.
Concert without a break.

Photo © E. Mayer / Ch. Simmerl