When The Sound of Music was released in 1965 it took the world by storm, winning five Oscars, including Best Picture, and two Golden Globe awards for Best Picture and Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. For theatergoers of the day, the film was that rare combination of emotional storyline, sticky melodies that left one whistling for days, and stunningly beautiful scenes of Salzburg. The film has gone on to multiple re-releases, and its famous scenes and musical numbers continue to thrill millions to this day.
Join us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of this cultural phenomenon, with a choral extravaganza on June 26, 2015 in the magnificently gorgeous Mozarteum Salzburg. The program will feature a parade of legendary hits from The Sound of Music, including Edelweiss and Do-Re-Mi, as well as classics from other Rodgers and Hammerstein's masterworks, such as South Pacific, The King and I, Carousel, and more. Artistic direction will be led by Emmy- and Grammy- nominated conductor and vocal educator, Judith Clurman.
Along with the performance, you will enjoy tours of famous Sound of Music sites, with breathtaking views of Salzburg used in the making of the film. Music Celebrations International is pleased to organize and produce this special event with support from the Salzburg Tourist Board.