Styrian Autumn

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Styrian Autumn (Steirischer Herbst)

October-November
Dedicated to the avant-garde in music, drama, literature, and the fine arts, this month-long festival in Austria celebrates spontaneity and experimentation. Founded in 1968, its goal is to remove the barrier between the producers and consumers of culture by presenting world premieres of plays, operas, and musical works by contemporary artists, workshops and symposia on 20th-century composers, exhibitions of contemporary art, and a variety of fringe events that include circus acts and multimedia shows. Ticket prices are purposely kept low, and many festival events are offered free of charge. There are also interdisciplinary symposia. The festival takes its name from the province of Styria, whose capital city, Graz, is where the work of Austria's modernists is performed and displayed.
CONTACTS:
Steirischer Herbst Festivalbu ro
Sackstrasse 17
Graz, A-8010 Austria
43-316-823-007-61; fax: 43-316-823-007-77
www.steirischerherbst.at
SOURCES:
GdWrldFest-1985, p. 12
IntlThFolk-1979, p. 33
MusFestEurBrit-1980, p. 28
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