Swire Properties Presents “Let’s Go Salzburg” at Taikoo Li Sanlitun

(18 July 2013, Beijing) – Swire Properties announced today that it will present an exclusive outdoor broadcast of the Salzburg Festival 2013 Opening Concert at Taikoo Li Sanlitun in Beijing from 26 to 28 July – the first time that music lovers in Mainland China can enjoy a special broadcast of the world renowned Festival. The three-day classical music event – called “Let’s Go Salzburg” – is presented in partnership with Montblanc.  All performances are open free-of-charge to the public. 


Two selected performances from the Salzburg Festival 2012 – the Opening Concert and opera “La Bohème” by Puccini – will kick off “Let’s Go Salzburg” in the evenings of 26 and 27 July.  Highlight of the event falls on 28 July when the delayed live broadcast of the Salzburg Festival 2013 Opening Concert – Haydn’s oratorio “The Seasons”, conducted by maestro Nikolaus Harnoncourt, will be   presented in the Piazzas of Taikoo Li North and South from 7:00pm onwards. 


“We are very excited to bring these prestigious performances to Beijing,” said Guy Bradley, Swire Properties’ Chief Executive Officer – Mainland China, “We believe the unique open-air setting at Taikoo Li Sanlitun will add a new dimension to the enjoyment of world class music and we invite everyone in the community to experience this special occasion.”


“Let’s Go Salzburg” is jointly presented with Montblanc, who has been a long-standing sponsor of the Salzburg Festival.  The event will be staged next to Montblanc’s global flagship store in Taikoo Li Sanlitun North as well as The Piazza in Taikoo Li Sanlitun South.


As the world’s premier classical music event, the Salzburg Festival was established in 1920 in the Austrian town of Salzburg, the birthplace of the renowned composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  The city has preserved its baroque architecture and offers a breathtaking backdrop in itself, where the Salzburg Festival presents performances of opera, plays and concerts of the highest artistic standards over a period of five to six weeks each summer.  It is often described as the greatest and most important music festival in the world, at which renowned conductors, stage-directors, orchestras, singers, actors and virtuoso instrumentalists are seen, heard and admired.


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“Let’s Go Salzburg” Event Details


Venue: The Piazzas, Taikoo Li Sanlitun North & South

Time: 7:00pm to 9:30pm

Admission: Open and free to public


26 July 2013, Friday

The Salzburg Festival 2012 Opening Concert

Valery Gergiev, Conductor

Vienna Philharmonic

Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus


IGOR STRAVINSKY • Symphony of Psalms for Choir and Orchestra

MODEST MUSSORGSKY • Songs and Dances of Death

SERGEY PROKOFIEV • Symphony No. 5 in B flat, Op.100


27 July 2013, Saturday

Opera Giacomo Puccini • La Bohème (New Production)

Daniele Gatti, Music Director & Conductor

Anna Netrebko,Soprano

Piotr Beczala, Tenor

Nino Machaidze, Soprano

Vienna Philharmonic

The Vienna State Opera Chorus, Salzburg Festival Children's Choir


28 July 2013, Sunday

Delayed Live Broadcast of

The Salzburg Festival 2013 Opening Concert – Haydn • The Seasons

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Conductor

Genia Kühmeier, Soprano

Michael Schade, Tenor

Florian Boesch, Bass

Vienna Philharmonic


About Salzburg Festival


The Salzburg Festival (German: Salzburger Festspiele) is a prominent festival of music and drama established in 1920. It is held each summer (for five weeks starting in late July) within the Austrian town of Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  Initially, Salzburg Festival was started for the performance of Mozart’s works and later on, classical compositions mainly from Mozart and Strauss.  However, in recent years, an increasing number of modern musicals have also been staged.  Variety of wonderful music activities are held in Great Festival Hall, Mozarteum, State Theater, and Mirabell Palace.


The music festival is conducted by world class conductors, like Karajan, who led and conducted the festival for over 30 years. Every year Salzburg Festival will invite world’s most popular musicians to give performances. With the reputation in such a long history, being invited to Salzburg Festival is a top honor for a musician. The performances includes concert, classic opera, drama, ballet and others, attracting millions of people from all over the world to come to enjoy.


About Swire Properties

Swire Properties is a leading developer, owner and operator of mixed-use, principally commercial properties in Hong Kong and Mainland China, with a well-established record of creating long-term value by transforming urban areas. Our business comprises three main areas: property investment, property trading and hotel investment. In the United States, the Company is in the process of developing Brickell CityCentre, a large-scale mixed-used project in the Brickell financial district in Miami. The Company also has significant investments in Singapore and the United Kingdom. Founded in Hong Kong in 1972, Swire Properties is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, and with its subsidiaries, employs more than 4,500 people. Visit Swire Properties’ website at www.swireproperties.com.


For media enquiries, please contact:

Swire Properties Limited

Vivian Lo

Assistant Director – Public Affairs, Mainland China

Tel: (86 10) 8591 9220

Email: vivianlo@swireproperties.com


Joyce Deng

Public Affairs Manager

Tel: (86 10) 8591 9221

Email: joycedeng@swireproperties.com





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