Montebellofestival is an international chamber music festival. It was launched in 2005 as a result of the partnership between the City and Tourist Board of Bellinzona and the Associazione Chamber Music Project in order to offer the public something truly unique. In fact, its artistic quality and its wonderful mediaeval setting – Montebello Castle in Bellinzona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000 – make it not only a music event of international standing, but also an opportunity to experience stirring emotions in a truly evocative atmosphere and to enjoy after-performance entertainment with the other guests and the performers themselves.This year the festival will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss (1864–1949), the famous composer and conductor.Despite the period in which he worked – marked by the move towards early 20th-century trends in the style of Debussy, Ravel, Schoenberg and the Second Viennese School, Stravinsky, Hindemith and Bartók – he remained faithful to the late-Romantic German tradition, taking it to the very limits with works such as Salome and Electra. He composed his most important pieces of chamber music in the 1880s, when he was still a young man inspired by Schumann and Brahms, a fact taken into consider when selecting the pieces for the 2014 Montebellofestival programme.
Lights, camera - and action! This summer, Movie Nights will be held at Winteregg again. Popular films will be shown on seven nights in July.Treat yourself to an open-air evening of film at 1,600 metres above sea level surrounded by the world-famous Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Reserve your film ticket now or how about the same with a Movie Night Package including a cosy dinner at Restaurant Winteregg? You'll be spoiled for choice. In addition to Restaurant Winteregg, there are on-site catering facilities with drinks, snacks and ice cream for your dining pleasure. Don't delay and treat yourself to a movie night in an incomparable atmosphere!The evening program:Outbound journey (additional trips):from Lauterbrunnen at 19:01/20:01/21:01from Mürren at 19:36/20:36/21:0619:00 Dinner (only visitors with Movie Nights Package)21:30 movie begins at WintereggReturn journey (additional trips):from Winteregg at 23:45, Lauterbrunnen at midnightfrom Winteregg at 23:45, Mürren at 23:53Connection from Interlaken Ost/Grindelwald with Lauterbrunnen bus starting at 00:10
Since their first album Cançao ao Lado reached double platinum in 2008, Deolinda has been joyfully meddling with the typical heritage of fado to reach a candid technicolour approach to the Portuguese tradition. Traditional instruments and black clothes are replaced by ironic lyrics, while the traditional tristeza makes way for cheerful dancing tunes.
Be part of the exciting Rowing World Cup which takes place on the Rotsee in Lucerne. The regatta on Lucerne's Rotsee is a spectacular sportevent with a fantastic atmosphere. Top oarsmen and women from all over the world compete on the Rotsee for the best ranking. The athletes ensure great racing, with sometimes just hundredths of a second deciding the medals in nail-biting finals.