Early music, played on historical instruments with extreme competence, is experiencing a boom in popularity. Which is why the Resonanzen festival has been a perennial favorite for years. The best of the best that the Early Music scene currently has to offer is also brought together again at the Wiener Konzerthaus in 2016.
Traveling to the opening concert on 16 January are the Concerto Copenhagen, the Nederlands Kamerkoor and a group of six soloists with Händel's oratorio Israel in Egypt. Performances over the next eight days include the Prague Collegium 1704 with Telemann's Donnerode, the Huelgas Ensemble with compositions based on the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre, and the charismatic singer and harpist Patrizia Bove (photo) with her ensemble Micrologus.
An absolute must during the Resonanzen is the popular "Essenskonzert": On 22 January, the Austrian Baroque Company presents its program Der Griff nach dem Goldenen Apfel (Reaching for the Golden Apple), followed by culinary treats in the foyer and in the Resonanzen Lounge.
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 such as Pompeii – The Last Day, special concerts and a course on Baroque dance.
Resonanzen 2016: Apocalypses
16-24 January 2016
Vienna KonzerthausLothringerstraße 20, 1030 Wien
- Your benefit with the Vienna 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