KIRCH’KLANG: „Orgel bewegt!“

06/06/24Thursday, 21:00Duration 1h 30minStadtpfarrkirche St. NikolausAuböckplatz 3, 4820 Bad Ischl
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Thursday, 6 June 2024, 9 pm
Final of the organ improvisation competition
Three finalists of the International Organ Improvisation Competition "Anton Bruckner" (in cooperation with Brucknerhaus Linz) improvise to silent films
Jury: Eva Sangiorgi, Thierry Escaich, Jeremy Joseph
Preliminary programme 8 pm at the Lehár Theatre Bad Ischl: Film & information by Eva Sangiorgi, Jeremy Joseph, Thierry Escaich and Martin Haselböck

Friday, 7 June 2024, 9 pm
The French master organist Thierry Escaich accompanies Fritz Lang's silent film classic METROPOLIS (D 1927)
Preliminary programme 8 pm at the Lehár Theatre Bad Ischl: "Organ - Improvisation - Composition" Jeremy Joseph and Martin Haselböck present historical recordings.

Saturday, 8 June 2024, 9 pm 
Jeremy Joseph improvises on the organ to the silent film "The Phantom of the Opera" (USA 1925)
Preliminary programme 8 pm at the Lehár Theatre Bad Ischl: "Cinema organs and their players" - Wolfgang Schlag presents historical recordings.


Together with the European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024, the new programme section “Kirch.Klang.Raum” opens up the freedom of improvisation.
In Bad Ischl, the newly restored Bruckner organ in the parish church will be the centrepiece and highlight of the programme: not only will the Bruckner anniversary be celebrated on this imposing instrument in an unusual harmony, but the motto “Organ moves!” will also be proclaimed for the first time. In the three-day furious finale of an international competition, renowned jury members as well as young finalists improvise to old silent film classics.
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Wolfgang Bankl, Eivind Berg, Thierry Escaich, Jeremy Joseph, Paul-Boris Kertsman, Jarkko Riihimäki, Benjamin Schmid Jazz Trio, Wolfgang Schlag, Vienna Academy Brass, Orchester Wiener Akademie, ORGANic WOODWINDs, Christian Wendt, finalists of the international improvisation competition “Orgel bewegt!”, Johannes Ebenbauer, Susanne Ebenbauer, Georg Gratzer (artists)
Martin Haselböck (concept, project manager)
Christian Haselmayr (Head of Programme Music, Youth, Community Building)

A cooperation of European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024, KIRCH’KLANG Festival and Brucknerhaus Linz.

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Stadtpfarrkirche St. Nikolaus
Auböckplatz 3, 4820 Bad Ischl