HERBSTGOLD – Festival in Eisenstadt

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From 11 to 22 September 2024, internationally renowned artists will be flocking to Eisenstadt, the capital of the Austrian state of Burgenland, for the seventh edition of the HERBSTGOLD festival.The festival motto for 2024 is “Seduction”.

Since 2021, the internationally renowned violinist and conductor Julian Rachlin has wholeheartedly served as the artistic director of HERBSTGOLD. With this year’s motto, “Seduction“, Julian Rachlin directly emphasises the purpose of a concert, a musical performance, for himself and in general: ”As artists our motivation is to transport the audience into different spheres – both emotionally and intellectually. Music is an act of seduction – like artistic hypnosis. This is the foundation of an unforgettable musical experience – music lives from the energy that it draws from the audience and that the listeners in the concert hall give back to us.“

And so HERBSTGOLD 2024 will once again seduce its visitors this year with world-class artists. This time, among others, Sir Bryn Terfel, Martha Argerich, Gautier Capuçon and the actor Karl Markovics. The London Philharmonia Orchestra and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra will be performing live for the first time in Eisenstadt. The Chamber Orchestra of Europe, which has been the orchestra in residence for several years and thus the heart of the festival, will also be there – and of course Julian Rachlin can be experienced as a soloist, chamber musician and conductor: HERBSTGOLD 2024 unites this and more under the motto “Seduction”.

Esterházy Palace is a place of special sounds, artistic performances and a unique setting. In 2024, the magnificent baroque building will once again shine as a jewel among the concert venues of the international festival landscape. From the very beginning, Julian Rachlin has seen the castle as a special place where world stars meet in an exquisite ambience and delight their audiences with top artistic performances.

For culinary discoveries at Pan O’Gusto, the historic Orangerie in the park of the castle provides the atmospheric setting for delicacies from the Pannonian region parallel to the festival. Traditional to modern dishes will be presented in the show kitchen; the garden is an inviting place to enjoy them in a relaxed atmosphere.

HERBSTGOLD 2024 will take place from September 11 to 22 under the motto “Seduction”.


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