Concerts & Events

Magnificent romanticism – our passion. At the beginning of this year's WoertherSee Classics Festival, we devote ourselves to the rise of this era. The Land of Carinthia will once again be filled with works and sounds of fundamental importance for the romantic world of music.

The festival celebrates its opening with a piece composed at the Wörthersee - the second symphony by Johannes Brahms. After the break, Scheherazade by Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov will be heard - one of the most important compositions in the Russian-symphonic literature. Alexei Kornienko will be conducting this evening.

On the 8th of June, the evening will be dedicated to an artistic portrait of our composer in residence 2017 - Franz Hummel. On the next evening the brilliant piano duo Eduard and Johannes Kutrowatz will be performing the program "Donauwellen" with works by Johann Strauss and Johannes Brahms.

The final concert is a charmingly romantic bridge to the first evening. At first the audience will be hearing the Symphony espagnole for violin and orchestra in the interpretation of Elena Denisova. Finally the evening will be  completed by Tchaikovsky´s fifth symphony, conducted by Tao Fan.

Alexei Kornienko

Artistic Director

Program preview 2017

Wednesday 7th of June 2017

Great Hall Konzerthaus, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee / 19:30

Eröffnungskonzert mit symphonischen Werken von
Brahms, Rimsky-Korsakov

Alexei Kornienko / conductor


Thursday 8th of June 2017

Mozart Hall Konzerthaus, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee at 19.30

Hummelflug

Artistic portrait of Franz Hummel
Symposium with Wilhelm Sinkovicz


Friday 9th of June 2017 at 11.00

Stiftungssaal of the Alpen-Adria University, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

„Von der Physiognomie der Musik“

Discussion with the composer Franz Hummel


Friday 9th of June 2017 at 19.30

Mozart Hall Konzerthaus, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

„Donauwellen“ pieces by J.Strauß, J.Brahms

Eduard & Johannes Kutrowatz / piano


Saturday 10th of June 2017 at 19.30

Great Hall Konzerthaus, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee

Abschlusskonzert mit symphonischen Werken von Lalo, Tschaikowsky

Elena Denisova / violin
Tao Fan / conductor


Subject to modifications


Artist in residence - FRANZ HUMMEL