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Festival: Klosters Music

July 30 August 7, 2022
Klosters-Serneus, Switzerland

In line with the 800-year anniversary of Klosters, the program of nine concerts takes the audience on a fascinating journey through time and space.

About Klosters Music

After only three editions, Klosters Music has already developed into a small but fine hotspot of classical music with national and international appeal. Once again, the exclusive concert series, which has become indispensable as a cultural and tourism factor for the region, will offer a programme with a superb star cast next summer: a reunion with well-known masters of their craft, such as pianist Sir András Schiff and conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, among others. For the first time, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg conducted by Riccardo Minasi, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, the Ensemble Philharmonix, and the Hagen Quartet, known as a great performer of chamber music, will be present. Much can also be expected from the soloists: soprano Nuria Rial, who specialises in Baroque music, will perform together with internationally acclaimed recorder player Maurice Steger, while the multi-award-winning violinist Arabella Steinbacher and the technically and musically skilled pianist Francesco Piemontesi will be heard playing the great soloist works by Brahms and Schumann and orchestra. With the musical “Singin’ in the rain”, Klosters Music evokes the glamour of “Hollywood on the Rocks”. The evening will take the audience back to those days when the star of the musical, Gene Kelly, danced on the tables of the hotel bar in the Chesa Grischuna. The Lucerne City Light Symphony Orchestra will play live music from the famous musical, which will be shown on the big screen. An exciting encounter between literature and music will be provided by writer Alain Claude Sulzer and pianist Oliver Schnyder, who will go in search of traces of Switzerland as a “pioneer in tourism” in Atelier Bolt.

Venues

Arena Klosters

In the centre of Klosters, the Arena is a modern, multifunctional sports and event centre. The centre is formed by the two new halls Arena 1 and Arena 2, which together with the foyer offer space for events of all kinds from 100 to 3500 people. Whether concerts, general meetings, sports events, conferences, exhibitions, galas, shows, theatre or musicals, our halls are ultra-modern and well equipped. The Arena Klosters will be the event hall for big concerts such as the Opera Gala (with Elsa Dreisig and the Kammerorchester Basel) and the symphonic concerts with Veronika Eberle, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Pablo Heras-Casado, and Martin Helmchen.

How to get there
By car or train, please visit our website (also in English) for some further details (link)

Local accommodation
There are plenty of different accommodation in Klosters (four stars hotels, BnB, Airbnb). Please visit the website of Tourism Klosters Davos for more informations. Make sure to choose Town “Klosters” on the right side (for showing only accommodations in Klosters).

What can tourists visit nearby?
Activities include 700km of hiking trails, golf courses (grandiose panoramic view of the majestic mountain peaks), mountainbiking, in the midst of the mountains, stand up paddling on Lake Davos and many other experiences for families and for the more adventurous (Davos Klosters is a dream spot for paraglider and hand glider).

Dress code
There’s no dress code given, but as Klosters Music is a high-profile social event, it requires an appropriate fashion.

Food & Drink
Since the concerts are exclusively in the evening, there’ll be served champagne and other drinks in case the epidemiological situation allows it. Furthermore we recommend in general the high quality cuisine of Klosters in various restaurants, mountain restaurants with tradition and also coffee shops in the village itself.

Why should you go to the festival?
Klosters Music guarantees extraordinary series of concerts with international and renowned stars in an exclusive setting in the fascinating mountain world of Klosters. A further special feature of “Klosters Music” is that the concerts with some of the most famous musicians of our time will take place in intimate concert situations in St. Jacob’s Church and Arena Klosters.

St. Jacob’s Church

The church of St. Jacob in Klosters is the main concert room for Klosters Music. The building is fabulous for its acoustic and warmth atmosphere. In the church of St. Jacob itself there is always something unknown to discover or old familiar things to see with new eyes. There’s the history of the church's origins, the exciting interior of the church tower and the wonderful stained glass windows by Augusto Giacometti. And last but not least St. Jacob’s Church has a wonderful new organ, built by Orgelbau Goll in Luzern and inaugurated in October 2018. It’ll be played by Benajmin Righetti with i. a. Bachs Toccata and Fugue in d minor on 6th of August 2020.

                                                    For full information, visit the Klosters Music website.