Early music, played on historical instruments with extreme competence, is experiencing a boom in popularity. Which is why the Resonanzen festival is a perennial favorite. The best of the best that the Early Music scene has to offer are also brought together again at the Wiener Konzerthaus for the twenty-fifth time in 2017. Masterfully performed, hand-made programs have become a trademark of the festival over the past quarter century.
This year's Resonance slogan is "Freizeiten" (Free Time). Accordingly, the eleven performing ensembles extend an invitation to their concerts to experience a wide range of free time settings: Such as the coffee house in Leipzig, where Bach enjoyed a musical romp, to the colorful streets of Havana, to princely hunting grounds, an English pub or a private opera performance.
Top acts are Christophe Rousset's cembalo performance, the enticing dinner concert of the humorous and spirited Barokksolistene, Alfredo Bernardini's ensemble Zefiro and the Belgian vocal mood artist Graindelavoix.
Films and Baroque dance
The accompanying exhibition "Historic Instrument Making" in the foyer and in several halls of the Konzerthaus has become a tradition on the first weekend of the Resonanzen. Before and after the main concerts, there is a "prelude" and "postlude" on most days. These include films, music and a course on Baroque dance.
Resonanzen 2017: Freizeiten
21-29 January 2017
Vienna KonzerthausLothringerstraße 20, 1030 Wien
- Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: 10% off
- no steps (Double swinging doors 140 cm wide )
- Ramp 435 cm long
- 2 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
- 94 cm wide and 190 cm low , Door 90 cm wide
- Seeing eye dogs allowed
- Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
All halls accessible via elevator, inner ramp.
2 elevators from ground floor (door width: 90 cm, cabin depth: 190 and 140 cm, cabin width: 94 cm).
Wheelchair seats: 18 in the Grand Hall, 6 in the Mozart Hall, 3 in the Schubert Hall and 4 in the Berio Hall. Seeing-eye dogs permitted (by prior arrangement).
- Main entrance