Markus Poschner copyright Dejan Bulut (zur freien Verwendung für Print- und Online-Medien unter Nennung des Copyrights)
You can only hear what you know? Or maybe you can hear more if you know more – it all broadens the mind and opens your senses even more. This is why this year’s Carinthian Summer Festival extends an invitation to a series of introductory talks preceding concerts, with musicians, performers, conductors and composers speaking about their works and programmes. A fantastic opportunity to strike up a conversation…

Prelude! has been scheduled with:


Thu 27.7., Sat 29.7., Sun 30.7.2017 / 19:00

Rittersaal Ossiach Abbey

Mon 2.8., Thu 3.8.2017 / 19:00

St. Andrä
Bruno Strobl and Arnold Mettnitzer about the church opera Hemma before the performances. Admission is free!


Fri 11.8.2017 / 19:00

Rittersaal Ossiach Abbey
Thierry Pécou and Michael Ellison with Ensemble Variances about La Voie de la Beauté (in English). Admission is free!


Thu 17.8.2017 / 20:00

Domenig Steinhaus, Steindorf/Ossiachersee
Roméo Monteiro (Artist in Residence 2017) with Spat‘sonore during the concert.


Wed 23.8.2017 / 19:00

Hyrenbachsaal in the Evangelical Church in Stadtpark Villach
Matthias Krampe and Florian Wieninger, dolce risonanza, about Und mach uns selig, Amen! Protestant life around 1600 and music of the age of Reformation in Carinthia. Admission is free!


Sat 26.8.2017 / 13:00

Congress Center Villach
Markus Poschner and the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana about the series of Johannes Brahms symphonies (public rehearsal and talk with the audience).
Admission is free!(numbered tickets can be picked up at the ticket office in Vienna or Ossiach)


Fri 28.7. – Sun 30.7.2017

Ossiach Abbey
Prelude! Special
Agnes Palmisano offers a workshop teaching the art of Vienna-style yodelling.
In cooperation with the Carinthische Musikakademie. Information and Registration at the CMA.