The Innsbruck promenade concerts
Summer music fit for Emperors
3 until 28 July 2013: The Innsbruck Promenade Concerts
The nostalgic charm of the central courtyard at Innsbruck’s Imperial Palace provides the perfect setting for the annual Innsbruck Promenade Concerts - a series of free outdoor events that offer the fascinating opportunity of delving into the bygone era of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy: For one, the historic ambiance of this ornate baroque building easily evokes images of Habsburg emperors listening to the jaunty tunes wafting in through the palace windows. Also the music itself carries one off to Imperial times, as Tyrolean brass bands – together with ensembles from other Austrian regions and all over Europe – embark on a spirited concert programme of waltz tunes, marches and other memorable melodies dating back to the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Also for its 2013 edition, the Innsbruck Promenade Concerts will bring to to town a number of military and police orchestras, civilian marching bands, brass ensembles and wind bands, to enthrall the audience with a well-balanced blend of incendiary tunes skilfully performed by amateur ensembles and professional orchestras. Enjoying increasing popularity year after year, this delightful string of high quality concert events drew a record audience of 45,000 music lovers in 2012. Not surprisingly, also the forthcoming programme is going to pay tribute to this successful concept, showcasing an exciting mix of established bands and promising newcomers. Alongside the Saxony Brass Philharmonics, who are scheduled to perform the opening concert, the line-up of the 2013 Promenade Concerts features a variety of renowned ensembles including popular Innsbruck marching band Stadtkapelle Wilten, the Prague Castle Guards and the Alt-Matreier Tanzmusik. Fine brass music with a British touch will be presented by the Brassband Fröschl Hall with conductor Hannes Buchegger at its helm, while the Militärmusik Kärnten from Carinthia is going to delight the audience with traditional military marches. The 2013 Innsbruck Promenade Concerts will once again be a colourful affair with a characteristic caleidoscope of infectuous rhythms and jaunty tunes. To make this musical feast under a star-lit sky even more pleasurable, all concerts can be enjoyed free of charge in the historic ambiance of Innsbruck’s magnificent Imperial Palace.
David Nagiller, Marketing und Kommunikation