Alpentöne / Cultural Forum Bern

International Music Festival

Alpentöne” is a biennial festival around alpine music. It specializes in the so-called new folk music, that is, music that upholds tradition and at the same time develops it into something new with respect, courage and creative will. Austria has been represented at every edition so far and will be even more present than usual this year as a guest country.
From the Viennese Dudler or the Bregenz song tradition to Styrian or Carinthian folk music with corresponding instruments to Schrammel music or a certain Franz Schubert – folk music tradition, the music of the people always vibrates in the echo chamber of this country. At Alpentöne 2021, one may be particularly curious about the younger generation, which in its baggage combines the old with the new, the traditional with the personal, and shows exciting new interpretations. The University Mozarteum Salzburg will send its best folk music students to Altdorf, where they will perform their own works and co-creations with the Alpinis, the folk music ensemble of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
The festival will take place in Altdorf in the canton of Uri from August 12 to 15, 2021.