The co-leaders of the newly-formed ALPINE AIR, saxophonist Heinrich von Kalnein and trumpeter Jakob Helling, describe this Austrian-German group as “a special kind of summit meeting” and a group “in which some of the outstanding musicians from both countries come together and find themselves united in a colourful eight-piece ensemble.” And when von Kalnein reflects on the history of these two neighbouring countries, he quotes comedian Karl Farkas: “We Austrians differ from the Germans in so many ways; especially in having the same language.”
Heinrich von Kalnein (ts, ss, fl), Jakob Helling (tpt, flh), Silke Eberhard (as, cl), Alois Eberl (tb), Hanno Busch (e-g), Sebastian Scobel (p, e-p), Gina Schwarz (db), Reinhold Schmölzer (dr)
Events on the trade fair programme can only be attended with prior registration for the trade fair.
Tickets can be purchased for the events and concerts of the festival – including the showcases.
There are no individual tickets for the opening ceremony on Thursday, 27 April at 1 p.m. The event is open to registered trade visitors and holders of a regular festival ticket.