Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, dear friends of the Salzkammergut Festival Gmunden!
A jubilee year for our festival: in 2017, the Salzkammergut Festival Gmunden celebrates its 30th anniversary! And in 1997, exactly 20 years ago, I first took the lead of the Salzkammergut Festival Gmunden. It fills me with gratitude and joy that I could develop this event series, which is close to my heart, to such a successful multi strand festival.
The 2017 Summerfestival has been a remarkable success with many sold out events, extremely positive audience feedback and an enormous media response. A spectacular highlight was the jubilee concert with Philip Glass, Dennis Russel Davies and Maki Namekawa, which the impressed audience responded to with standing ovations.
But the festival year is not over yet: For the third time, the Salzkammergut Festival Gmunden stages BLÄTTERRAUSCHEN, which is an autumnal series of events. It presents a series of interesting readings between the 18th and 23rd of September.
I warmly invite you to this literary autumn and I look forward to welcoming you at our events.
Yours, Prof. Jutta Skokan
Intendant of the Salzkammergut Festival Gmunden