OUR MEASURES CONCERNING COVID-19 EPIDEMIC:
For both of our events at Park Hotel Vitznau, there is free choice of seating and position of seating can be arranged freely. In this way we can guarantee the prescribed minimum distance of 1.5 meters between people who do not belong together. Mouth and nose protection is mandatory if the minimum distance cannot be maintained (such as in the foyer or during the concert breaks).
For the event at Andermatt Concert Hall, categoriy 1 tickets are subject to the requirement of mouth and nose protection during the concert, since the necessary minimum distance is not properly given by leaving a seat as a spacer. This does not apply to category 2 and 3 tickets. Here 2 seats can be reserved between the bookable tickets.
The following applies to all three concert events: For official reasons, contact details are recorded in the form of an attandance list upon arrival or during ticket control from those, who do not wear a mouth and nose protection. This is how we guarantee that in the case of an infection occurring after the event, all contact persons can be informed. The organizer will take care of adequate hygiene measures and desinfection options, as well as mouth and nose protection for free removal.
It is a great pleasure for us to announce the program of the fourth edition of the Swiss Alps Classics concerts under the motto "BEETHOVEN.250" for the new date from AUGUST 21 to 23, 2020.
It goes without saying that we act in the interests of our overall health and comply with the required distances and other applicable regulations regarding COVID-19.
We look forward to welcoming you to the SWISS ALPS CLASSICS in August 2020 and wish you a good time and, above all, good health!
CURRENT INFORMATION: Due to the still unclear approval situation for events, we also feel forced to move the SWISS ALPS CLASSICS from the original date 11th to 14th of June 2020 to August 2020. A new schedule includes the week August 17th to 23rd, 2020. The final decision can only be made after the new Federal Council decision, which is scheduled for May 27th, 2020.
We very much hope that we can hold many of the concerts as planned in August, but also changes to the program are possible. Health is of course the top priority and so we will take all measures to provide the best possible support for both, artists and the public.
Thank you for your interest and we will announce the further details as soon as possible.
BEETHOVEN from August 17th to 23rd, 2020!
Welcome to the fourth edition of the SWISS ALPS CLASSICS. We are very pleased to present excellent artists to you on the occasion of this festival. The works of Beethoven, whose birthday is the 250th and which is one of the most played composers in the world, will contradict each other in our FESTIVAL PROGRAM on all four concert days. The concerts take place this year in Andermatt, Disentis and Vitznau.
TICKETS are now available!
Excerpt from the press release of July 2nd, 2019:
The organizers of the SWISS ALPS CLASSICS were very satisfied with the high artistic level of the year 2019. Artistic Director Clemens Hellsberg comments: "We are very proud to present an extraordinary cross section of the classic scene at SWISS ALPS CLASSICS: with new faces, like Jörg Widmann, but also one of the most prominent contemporary composers, who is one of the best clarinettists in the world. And with Franz Xaver Frenzel, one of the most dazzling figures in the Austrian music scene. The greater is the joy when the artists see and hear how the audience reacts to their art and passion. "
The founder and organizer of the SWISS ALPS CLASSICS festival, Peter Michael Reichel, also draws a very positive conclusion: "We are very happy how this year's edition of the festival has again confirmed the further development!" All three venues and the program were well received by the audience. We have to avoid an increase in visitor numbers compared to the previous two years, despite the fact that we made quite an economic venture this year with the ambitious composer festival theme and renounced international crowd pullers like Lang Lang in the previous year. The game is ahead of the game and we look forward to the 2020 season from 11 to 14 June 2020 with more programmatic surprises. "
Following the themes of "Mozart" (2017) and "Family" (2018), this year's SWISS ALPS CLASSICS will be dedicated to contemporary composers presenting their own works and experiencing them with their respective instruments.
It draws a tale from Aleksey Igudesman, Daisy Joplin and Tristan Schulze, who with "Triology" founded an ensemble "in the borderland of e- and underground music" and after 10 years of interruption first appear together again, about Jörg Widmann, as much as a composer as clarinettist, as far as Franz Xaver Frenzel, the "last living Baroque composer", who takes over the piano part in his double concerto for flute and piccolo.
The American soprano Marisol Montalvo, the Bavarian pianist Oliver Triendl, the Swiss Dieter Flury, longtime first flutist of the Vienna Philharmonic, as well as his former student, the Swiss Sarah Rumer, today the first flutist in the Orchester de la Suisse Romande, are just as involved as Maria and Fränggi Gehrig and the Swiss Alps Chamber Ensemble under the direction of the young Austrian Emmanuel Tjeknavorian.
To our delight, the cooperation with the "Lang Lang International Music Foundation", which started in the previous year, is continued: In the opening concert we present two great young talents, Aliya Marie Alsafa (15) and Jasper Heymann (17). We would like to thank the Pühringer family, which is very much concerned with the promotion of young people, for their generous support and the opportunity to perform in Vitznau, thus giving the SWISS ALPS CLASSICS another exquisite location.
The third edition of our event in summer of 2019 will be held under the motto "Composers Festival".
A varied program awaits you.
Standard single tickets and discounted tickets for the fourth edition of SWISS ALPS CLASSICS from August 21st to 23rd, 2020 are now again available from MONDAY JUNE 22nd, 2020 after the event has been approved by the Federal Council via ticketcorner.ch as also in their advance booking offices.
President & Organiser
Already many years ago, we got the idea to organize a Classic Music Festival, it was only by our emigration to Andermatt that we found the perfect location to develop this event. Also the fortunate circumstance to allure Professor Clemens Hellsberg as Art Director, being one of the leading international experts, made it possible to develop our festival.
Peter-Michael Reichel’s idea in organizing in Andermatt a festival fascinated me in the same way as former artists who visited Andermatt like Johann Wolfgang von Goethe or Franz Liszt that described the region as follows: The beautifulness and the dimension of nature correspond to the beautifulness and dimension of art. I am grateful that world top artists and renowned scientists followed our invitation and are ready to let inspire themselves by this unique ambience.