Summa Cum Laude Youth Music Festival
The Summa Cum Laude Youth Music Festival brings the next international, musical generation to Vienna. It is a gathering of superlatives: choirs, orchestras and symphonic bands from Australia, Canada, USA, Israel, Japan, China, Chinese Taipei, the Philippines, Thailand, Denmark and Spain make music together. The festival celebrates its eleventh year in 2017!
The young artists will also perform in the neighboring federal provinces as well as in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy, Germany and Hungary. Anyone who walks through the city during the festival may chance across groups of music-loving young people, laughing, chatting and getting to know Vienna.
The first gathering takes place in Vienna's St. Stephen's Cathedral, where all the young people come together to be musically greeted. In the days that follow, there will be public concerts in such venues as the House of Music, in the Vienna Prater (for the first time!) and in the MuTh - the concert hall of the Vienna Boys' Choir.
Tip: Concert series at MuTh July 8 - 10:
Go, listen and be amazed by the enthusiasm and professionalism of the participants! Then enjoy a walk through the nearby baroque Augarten park.
Competition and party
The highlight of the festival is the music competition with an international jury at the Golden Hall at Musikverein on July 8 and 9. The winners will demonstrate their considerable talent at the festive closing concert at Wiener Konzerthaus on July 11. A relaxed party is also held at Vienna City Hall after the ceremonial prize-giving.
11th Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival Vienna
7-12 July 2017
Concert program and performance venues at www.sclfestival.org