Centre stage Ingolstadt

A broad range of the finest musical talent take to the stage in Ingolstadt for this year’s Audi Summer Series.

For those planning a trip to Europe in June or July, the Audi Summer Concert series represents another reason to visit Ingolstadt to enjoy this cultural standout as well as the cars.

6 March, 2023

For over 30 years, the Audi Summer Concerts have shifted the focus at Audi’s HQ in Ingolstadt from automotive to one of cultural excellence. For a month each year, Ingolstadt celebrates the finest in classical music, with renowned performers from around the globe invited to perform at  what has become a true festival of the arts.

In 2023, the program for the Audi Summer Concerts inspires with a combination of seasoned classical performers as well as featuring a wealth of new talent – with 12 concerts featured across four weeks from June 23 until July 23.

For those planning a trip to Europe in the middle of the year, now is the perfect time to factor this epic event into your itinerary, with concerts held throughout the city of Ingolstadt and at various locations around the Audi HQ grounds.

The program kicks off (23.6.23) at the Auditorium of Ingolstadt Municipal Theatre with a concert by the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, featuring musicians between the ages of 12 and 22 from 32 cities in Ukraine, under the direction of prominent conductor Oksana Lyniv.

Over the course of the next four weeks, guests will be able to enjoy a rich program of classical music, featuring outstanding soloists, conductors and celebrated orchestras and ensembles.

The finest classical performers as well as a wealth of up-and-coming talents

The Audi Youth Choir Academy will perform with the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra.
Kent Nagano will conduct the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin.
The Signum Quartet will break down the boundaries between classical and rock.

From Schubert, Mozart and Stravinsky to Cream and Led Zeppelin reinterpreted – something fro everyone

From the Audi Young Persons’ Choral Academy performing 'Scenes from Goethe’s Faust’ by Robert Schumann, to Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin conducted by Kent Nagano and featuring celebrated Dutch piano virtuosos Lucas and Arthur Jussen, the Audi Summer Series is a veritable feast not only for the ears but for all the senses.

On the festival’s third weekend, the Munich Opera Horns and actor Johann von Bülow will show how music and spoken word can harmonise, while other works will be highlighted with visual accompaniments using video projections.

From the classic works of Schubert, Mozart and Stravinsky, to contemporary interpretations of classics from the likes of Cream, Led Zeppelin and Radiohead performed by a string ensemble,  from jazz to spoken word accompaniments to percussion features and even special concerts designed specifically for children – the series offers something to delight all concert goers. The festivities culminate with the Salzburg Festival closing the Audi Summer Concerts on July 23 as a special guest, with a production by the Los Angeles Master Chorale conducted by Grant Gershon and directed by Peter Sellars.

The Audi Summer Concerts run from June 23 until July 23 and provide an added dimension and a different focus for those visiting Ingolstadt.

The Bamberg Symphony will perform works by Mahler, Haydn, and Berg.
Martin Grubinger, a drummer and percussionist from Austria will perform at this year's event.
The Audi Philharmonic Wind Orchestra will perform in one of the open-air programs.