Festspiele Europäische Wochen Passau – the annual Passau Music Festival:
On Friday, June 29th, the 60th Festspiele Europäische Wochen Passau (Passau European Weeks Festival ) opens under the theme “On the Beautiful Blue Danube”. This year’s opening performance at the Bräuhausplatz Hacklberg features the commissioned work by an Austrian composer, Alfred Huber. His composition “Danubio” reflects the Festival theme and you might recognize strands of the Blue Danube in it.
This long-running and prestigious Passau Music Festival takes place at a range of venues across town, such as churches, the Passau town hall, monasteries and theatres.
Passau Music Festival Program 2012
With the Festival theme “On the Beautiful Blue Danube”, Johann Strauss’s Blue Danube Waltz will certainly be featured. But, if you’re concerned that the Festival is going to be all about waltzes, you need not worry. The Festival program includes a range of operas, oratorios, orchestral, choral and solo concerts, recitals, dance, theater, reading, film, exhibitions, etc. Performing at this Bavarian festival are internationally renowned artists as well as fresh young talents.
Festspiele Europäische Wochen Passau closes on July 29th with a concert at the Passau Study Church.
For the Festival program and booking information see the Europäische Wochen website.
Hotels in Passau
To follow through with the Blue Danube theme, the 4-star Hotel Residenz is situated on the banks of the River Danube. Located in the heart of the Old Town of Passau, it is within easy reach of St. Stephan’s Cathedral and the historic Residenzplatz square. The Hotel König is another hotel on the banks of the River Danube and within 5 minutes walk of Passau attractions. For all other Passau hotels, see HERE.
Event: Festspiele Europäische Wochen Passau 2012
Date : June 29 – July 29, 2012
Venue: Various locations in Passau