Konzert Counter & Strings am Samstag, 11. Juni um 19:30 in der Katholischen Pfarrkirche Bad Ischl

The vocal discipline "countertenor" is usually associated with heroic roles in operas by Händel, with Bach passions, and indeed with baroque music in historically informed performance practice in general, much less with chanting or folk music. In rock and pop music, men often sing in this high register, but with a completely different vocal technique. Alois Mühlbacher, who already caused a sensation as soloist of the St. Florian Boys' Choir with cross-genre recordings, also shows as an adult countertenor that he has extraordinary things to offer in all styles. He is an internationally sought-after soloist in the field of baroque music for operas and concerts, but he also stages recitals with romantic and modern repertoire. 

Even as a child, he gave concerts with outstanding folk music ensembles and thus learned the tradition of authentic folk music virtually at first hand. 

Since its founding in 1997, the Upper Austrian "Spring String Quartet" has been one of Europe's leading jazz-rock-classical-crossover string quartets, shattering all common "violin music" clichés and redefining the artistic expression of the classical string quartet.

Together with Alois Mühlbacher, the ensemble produced a highly acclaimed music video two years ago: the Queen song "Don't stop me now" (backed by Mozart music in an ingenious arrangement by Georg Wiesinger). 

Out of this success an artistic friendship was born, which now results in the concert program "Counter & Strings". The vocal art of Alois Mühlbacher and the virtuosity of the "Spring String Quartet" will be shown in various genres from folk music to popular music.

Admission € 25 | € 20

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Copyrights: (c) Alexander Eder, (c) Bianca Freilinger

 

Konzert Counter & Strings am Samstag, 11. Juni um 19:30 in der Katholischen Pfarrkirche Bad Ischl