The klangkarton - the young, creative education programme of the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg - is packed with events in the coming season, including 48 concerts as well as workshops, guided tours and projects. The klangkarton, which attracts around 10,000 visitors per season in non-corona times, leads into all three areas of the Mozarteum Foundation - concerts, museums and science - and is aimed at families with children and young people of all ages, kindergarten groups, schools, trainees, students and young adults alike.
The 2020/21 season is entirely dedicated to the motto Balance-Acts. "We balance with themes, with events, with tradition and modernity," explains Antje Blome-Müller, head of the children and youth department of the Mozarteum Foundation. Acts, the second component of the word and sound cardboard motto Balance-Act, we encounter in life: as actions and modes of action in everyday life, in the visual arts as a game of showing and covering up, and also in Mozart"s operas to give the action on stage a rough structure. "With this playfully associative use of the term, we are already close to following in Mozart"s footsteps, namely his passion for games and gadgets," adds Antje Blome-Müller.
The sound cardboard goes new ways: Mozart online
Corona has shown that Mozart also works well on the net. With the new online program #WegezuMozart, the experience and knowledge of the three areas of science, museum, concerts have been brought together and made accessible. Thus, children and young people, teachers and choir conductors can now find some of Mozart"s canons for self-study in addition to numerous offers, working materials and videos.
This year the audition for the Mozart Children"s Orchestra took place online. The Mozart Children"s Orchestra, founded in 2012, is now complete again, but will not be able to rehearse in its 60-piece line-up for the time being. It is still balancing with various rehearsal concepts so that Mozart"s "old" music can be played by the youngest musicians in two concerts during Mozart Week 2021.
Concert and theatre: new and familiar
For school classes and families, the production The Pied Piper returns once again to the stage of the puppet theatre as part of the contemporary music festival Dialogues in November. The Pied Piper is a clever and entertainingly narrated musical theatre with a playfully witty rat puppet, a masterly clarinettist and the sounds of Igor Stravinsky, Béla Kovács and Jörg Widmann.
"Listen and dance along" is the motto of the format Die Kammer (from 16 years of age): the music invites you to listen and dance. Together with the successful professional dancer, Dancing Star winner and multiple state champion Florian Gschaider, the ballroom dances learned can be practiced in the venerable ambience of the Vienna Hall. Of course, the event will take place in accordance with the current event regulations. Within the framework of the contemporary music festival Dialogues, young composers between the ages of ten and 18 can refine their skills in the composer"s workshop. Both they themselves and external performers will perform the work in the final concert of the workshop.
The popular perennial favourites of the klangkarton are again to be found in the programme with new, fresh themes: A total of 20 concerts in the middle of the programme will delight the very youngest (for children under four years of age) in 17 family concerts and three concerts for toddlers" groups. The Lausch-Konzerte (for children from four years of age) will be continued with 18 performances as kindergarten and family concerts. Five Jeunesse Piccolo concerts are again on the programme for primary school children.
Dance the Mozart
There is something completely new for the Mozart Week 2021: for the first time, dancers and choreographers aged 16 and over will be given a platform to present their work to an interested public as soloists, as a duo or in a small group - the only requirement is that they dance Mozart. The newly founded Platform Dance will have its premiere during the Mozart Week on 23 January 2021. Participants will receive qualified feedback from an expert jury, and the best entries will be rewarded with another performance.
In addition to the wide range of concerts, workshops for school classes will be offered, which will lead into the scientific area of the Mozarteum Foundation and stimulate the children"s and young people"s spirit of research, such as Wunderkind Mozart, Sherlock in the Archive or Mach" mal Pause! The art of silence and pauses in music.
The museums will be more than just lively and moving again. With numerous guided tours and workshops on topics related to Mozart, children and young people can embark on a tour of discovery in Mozart"s birthplace and Mozart"s home, including Rock Me Amadeus, The Mozart Family - in private, Don Giovanni and the Minuet or Mozart - Living and Growing Up in 18th-century Salzburg and Study with Mozart, a workshop in English. You can also experience a lot with Mozart during the holidays: the Children"s Holiday Week with Mozart is very popular and will be offered this year and next year on two dates in July and August.
The Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg is pleased to present the following winners of the only music prize for pre-scientific work (VWA) in Austria at the press conference on the new klangkarton programme: Sabrina Pitt from the BRG Seekirchen wrote her thesis on the topic "Performance anxieties among musicians: Causes and alleviation strategies" and Isabella Humer from the Sports and Music RG/SSM was dedicated to the topic "Angel voices that have long since faded away. The Castratos in the Opera". For three years now, the Mozarteum Foundation has been awarding prizes for outstanding pre-scientific works with a musical thematic focus.