Greeting from Michael Berger-Sandhofer, President of the Association of Patrons of the Salzburg Easter Festival

Michael Berger-Sandhofer, President of the Association of Patrons of the Salzburg Easter Festival
Michael Berger-Sandhofer. Photo: Paul Mac Manus

Dear Patrons, ladies and gentlemen,

what an "Easter Festival in Autumn" lies behind us! After a break of two and a half years, we were finally able to experience the Staatskapelle Dresden together again under Christian Thielemann and our guest conductor Daniele Gatti. The atmosphere was already full of euphoria in the run-up and reached its absolute, brilliant climax in the Wagner concert Winterstürme.


The venture of postponing the concerts to the end of October was worth it and at this point I would like to thank you all for your loyal support and participation. As Hilary Hahn said in her acceptance speech after receiving the Herbert von Karajan Prize, the direct exchange with the audience also brings about the participation of each individual listener. Thus, a concert experience becomes a connection of all present persons.


In this spirit, we look forward to the Salzburg Easter Festival next year and to your coming!

Thank you very much for your loyalty

With best regards

Yours

Michael Berger-Sandhofer

President