Greeting from Michael Berger-Sandhofer, President of the Association of Patrons of the Salzburg Easter Festival
It is my great honour to preside over the Association of Patrons as we enter the Festival Jubilee Year 2017. The Salzburg Easter Festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2017, as will the Association of Patrons. There have been many memorable performances in the course of these 50 years.
As a member of the Association of Patrons, you are connected to the Salzburg Easter Festival in a very special way. Some of you have even been with us since the Festival’s founding year, 1967. Without your dedicated patronage, a festival like ours would be impossible. You are one of the supporting pillars of the Easter Festival, and for this I would like to express my thanks.
I can now look back on five successful years since restructuring the Association of Patrons, and since the Committee was able to implement several innovations together with you. The number of Silver, Gold and Platinum memberships and Donors has risen gratifyingly, and continues to grow.
The Jubilee year 2017 offers not just an extraordinary Festival programme, but promises to be a very successful year for the Association of Patrons.
I would like to express my heartfelt thanks for your valuable contribution.