Angelika Kauffmann Hall, Schwarzenberg
Angelika Kauffmann Hall, Schwarzenberg
Angelika Kauffmann Hall, Schwarzenberg
Angelika Kauffmann Hall, Schwarzenberg
Angelika Kauffmann Hall, Schwarzenberg
Angelika Kauffmann Hall, Schwarzenberg
Hohenems
Hohenems
Markus Sittikus Hall, Hohenems
Markus Sittikus Hall, Hohenems
Schwarzenberg
Schwarzenberg
Markus Sittikus Hall, Hohenems
Markus Sittikus Hall, Hohenems
Schwarzenberg
Schwarzenberg
Garden at the back of the Markus Sittikus Hall, Hohenems
Garden at the back of the Markus Sittikus Hall, Hohenems

Dear Madam or Sir

Today, the Austrian government has announced new regulations in the course of the further containment of the Corona pandemic. To our greatest regret, these new rules entail that this year‘s Schubertiade Schwarzenberg concerts in August cannot take place. Despite the fact that, from August 1 on, public events with up to 500 participants will be permitted, the minimum distance of one meter ordered by the authorities would allow for less than one fourth of the audience in the Angelika Kauffmann Hall, which normally seats 600. Under these circumstances, the concerts, which are sold-out for the most part, can impossibly be held. The cancellation of both of this year's Schubertiade Schwarzenberg festival periods is a huge disappointment and constitutes an unprecedented financial strain.

The July concerts at the Markus Sittikus Hall are affected in different ways. Whereas the almost sold-out concert on July 16 unfortunately has to be cancelled because the minimum distance rule can’t be met, the five lieder recitals with young singers on July 17 through 19, which were announced in February, can take place. Since the Corona measures abruptly stopped the demand for tickets shortly after the brochure was sent out, the current ticket holders can be placed in the hall according to the new regulations. (A few tickets are still available for these lieder recitals.)

The value of tickets to cancelled concerts already purchased will be turned into a credit for your next ticket order. You will receive the credit certificate in the course of the coming weeks. If you wish to turn a part or the full value of your tickets into a donation, please contact us.

With kind regards, best wishes for your health and in the hope of seeing you again soon

Gerd Nachbauer
(Director of the Schubertiade GmbH)

»Uno de los festivales más hermosos. Sin fástos sociales. Sólo música.«

El Periódico, Spain