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Summer events in Bolzano

Jazzfestival Alto Adige

The Jazzfestival Alto Adige is already more than 30 years old. This music show brings in internationally famous artists who perform on a variety of different stages in South Tyrol. The programme evolves during the first half of July when many open-air or indoor concerts are held throughout the province, be it inside prestigious halls, in historic settings, squares or on the streets.

Bolzano Dance

It is one of the most important dates of Bolzano's cultural programme for the summer. For almost two weeks, in the second half of July, the capital of South Tyrol turns into an artistic display with an international flair for dance lovers and those with an interest. Over the years, world famous artists, national companies and special projects have made this occasion a key reference point in the European dance scene. Bolzano thrives on its deep-rooted duality of cultures, the festival, entertaining, yet educational, attracts professionals and lovers of all forms of dance who find an "excuse" to visit Bolzano in the middle of summer. The schedule of dance shows is accompanied by workshops for the younger ones who are offered special packages: from creative dance to flamenco, from hip hop to meeting the artists, long nights of dance, courses for professionals who wish to improve for example their flamenco or classical ballet, modern dance or latin jazz classes.

Bolzano Festival Bozen: top music

Bolzano Festival Bozen is a European music festival of unique and distinctive character. On this occasion the whole city centre (and not only) becomes the setting of the most significant music reviews of the summer: the concerts of Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester and of the European Union Youth Orchestra; Antiqua, the festival of Ancient Music; the International Piano Competition Ferruccio Busoni and his Festival; master classes of the Gustav Mahler Academy. As previously mentioned, the city's most famous and historic places like the Mareccio Castle, the Mercantile Palace, the Teatro Comunale, the Monteverdi Academy, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Parish Church of Gries turn into a stage. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased ath the box office of the Teatro Comunale (Civic Theatre) in Bolzano, by phone (+39 0471053800) and online.