Musikdorf Ernen

We celebrate the 50th concert season – a milestone!

Festival Musikdorf Ernen

«It takes a combination of nature and art and friendship.» – György Sebők

The Festival Musikdorf Ernen is known for high quality concerts within idyllic mountains and intimate atmosphere. Rich in tradition, it is among the most important Swiss Festivals for Classical Music and stands out due to its manifold and imaginative programming.

The 50th concert season 2023 is themed «Milestones».

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50th concert season 2023 | Milestones

Baroque music, piano recitals, Jazz concerts, literature, orchestra and chamber music. Unique music festival in the Swiss Alps.

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Festival radio program – Series for the 50st concert season
Concert introductions as podcast

Introduction Baroque concert 5 (27 July)

Jonathan Inniger presents the two vocal works chosen by British soprano Julia Doyle for her Ernen debut: Handel's sensuous motet "Silete Venti" and Johann Sebastian Bach's cantata on the theme of modesty, "Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke."

Introduction Baroque concert 3 (21 July)

Dancing in church? Right! Between exultant joy and restrained gentle swaying. Jonathan Inniger takes you into the dancing church music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Introduction Baroque concert 2 (19 July)

What did love and friendship, hatred and anger sound like 300 years ago? And blood and thunder to boot! Jonathan Inniger takes you through two stories from the Baroque concert 2 on 19 July with music by George Frideric Handel: the love story of Acis and Galatea and the story of the faithful friendship between Jonathan and David (from the oratorio Saul). Broadcast of 17 March

Broadcast of 10 March

The Musikdorf Ernen celebrates its anniversary! Who is behind the extensive programme? And who are the 50 concerts and readings by queer authors adressed to? A programme by and with Joseba Zbinden and Jonathan Inniger.

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50 years Musikdorf Ernen

When György Sebők, worldwide renowned as piano pedagogue, started the first masterclass for piano and chamber music in the small mountain village Ernen in 1974, he could not have guessed that fifty years later the Musikdorf Ernen would be an internationally renowned, big festival of classical music.

We celebrate the 50st concert season under the motto «Milestones». Number 50 is a milestone in the development of the festival in the mountain village. Therefore we search for musical milestones too: Some works and composers have been marked as milestones by music historiography. Others lie hidden as milestones that have to be discovered. And for sure, many musicians have their personal milestones to bring along when we say: The Musikdorf Ernen celebrates its 50st concert season with a total of 50 concerts.