To mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Franz Xaver Süssmayr – best known for completing Mozart’s unfinished Requiem – the Wiener Symphoniker and the Vienna Boys Choir gave a performance of Mozart’s Requiem conducted by Gerald Wirth in Schwanenstadt, the Austrian town where Süssmayr was born.
The concert formed part of a weekend festival programme which included an opening with an academic component as well as workshops and a children’s opera. The opera, titled "Auszeit für die Erde", was composed by Christian Schulz and staged in collaboration with local schools.
Holzmann Arts was responsible for the overall management of the event.
Auszeit für die Erde