Since 2005, Linz09’s editorial staff has documented Capital of Culture events and activities in more than 700 articles. From rundowns on preliminary projects and reports about the many productions staged throughout 2009 to interesting updates from other Capitals of Culture, they’re all available here in chronological order.
Linz09 has meant 365 days of culture in all its forms, and a few refreshing updates in and for the City of Linz. Now, the final curtain is coming down on a year full of cultural diversity.
Since 2006, our website has been Linz09’s most important channel of communication. And even after the Capital of Culture year goes down in history, this online presence will remain up and running as a comprehensive archive. But as for the staff of the publication you’re presently reading, the time has come to take our leave: this is the last issue of the Linz09 newsletter.
If closing out the Capital of Culture year in high style is what you’re after, then Linz’s Main Square is where it’s at on December 31st. We’re throwing a party that’s destined to go down in history! The festivities get underway at 2 PM.
Anyone who’s been putting off seeing these fascinating exhibitions—or would like to take one last look, perhaps—still has a bit of time to take in three of the outstanding highlights of the Capital of Culture year.
Linz’s recent past has played an important role in Linz09’s programme. For residents of a place that once bore the epithet “City of the Führer,” dealing with the Nazi era is a duty.
There’s no better reason to throw a party than to ring out a great year—and especially when it’s the year Linz reigned as European Capital of Culture! Linz09’s grand finale on December 31st features an outstanding entertainment lineup and first-class culinary offerings.
Landestheater Linz is one of numerous institutions with which Linz09 has enjoyed an excellent and very fruitful working relationship. Several plays produced for the Capital of Culture year will continue to be performed in 2010.
You can’t miss them on the Main Square—the oversized ear trumpets leading directly to the AKUSTIKON, the centerpiece of Linz09’s ACOUSTIC CITY initiative. Linz09 Insiders continue to enjoy free admission to this unique facility until the end of December.
Since 2008, Linz’s PIXELHOTEL has offered an exciting alternative to run-of-the-mill accommodations. A creatively renovated back-street garage, a riverboat and a gallery are a few of the settings. A PIXELHOTEL room or suite is a whole lot more than lodging. And now there’s good news: the adventure continues into 2010!
Paradise for parents and kids alike—that succinctly sums up KINDERPUNKT09, Linz09’s family-friendly facility on Hauptplatz. On December 20th, this popular Capital of Culture year feature will bow out in style with a celebration for the young and the young-at-heart.
Each of us has very special Linz09 memories. Perhaps you took pictures during your Capital of Culture visit to preserve impressions of events, exhibitions and projects that especially appealed to you. Now you can enter your best shot in our photo contest!
The Anton Bruckner Private University Linz is Upper Austria’s most important institution for musical education. The school’s faculty includes ORATORIO composer Till Alexander Körber, whose work “De Curru Igneo” will premiere this month in Linz’s Ursuline Church.
We’re sorry to have to bring it up but … the end is near. On December 31, Linz bids adieu to a great Capital of Culture year. Needless to say, this calls for a party! So we’re ringing out 2009 just like we kicked it off: with entertainment on Hauptplatz and fireworks at Midnight.
Following Linz09’s world premiere last June of the play JOAN DARK based on Schiller’s “The Maid of Orleans,” young director Aida Karic now presents her take on another work by the great German writer: Schiller’s MARY STUART.
A momentous year like 2009 calls for great mementos—best of all, ones that dovetail nicely with everyday life: T-shirts and baseball caps, pens and erasers, baby bibs and rubber ducks, and much, much more. It’s all on sale—and priced to move—at the Linz09 Infocenter.
The KEPLER SALON series of presentations held in the former residence of astronomer Johannes Kepler has been one of the Capital of Culture year’s biggest hits. Another fascinating lineup is scheduled for December.
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