Musikdorf Ernen

51st concert season
«Fire and Flames»

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 51st concert season 2024 is themed «Fire and Flames».

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51st concert season 2024 | «Fire and Flames»

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

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Here you will find our podcast for the 51st concert season, audio concert introductions, interviews and more.

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About the theme of the 51st concert season

«Fire and Flames»

The Musikdorf Ernen is ablaze! What? Another forest fire in the Upper Valais? Fortunately not. The Musikdorf is only metaphorically on fire! After the big anniversary year 2023, the Festival Musikdorf Ernen shows that after fifty years its Feu Sacré – the passion for music – is fiercer than ever.

Musically, the festival programme explores the most diverse associations with the festival motto: From glowing love or human warmth around a cosy crackling open fire to purgatory and the inferno of hell; from the quantum leap of civilisation when Prometheus (according to the myth) illicitly brought fire to mankind to roaring parties with grandiose fireworks; from the comforts of a heater and a warm meal to (in)human self-destruction through war and global warming.

One thing is certain: the festival will not be running on a low flame, on the contrary: in the 51st concert season, the Musikdorf Ernen is on fire, and the sparks of enthusiasm will fly from the stage to the audience!