Every year in early summer (2 June to 2 July in 2017), the prince-bishop baroque town of Würzburg sets the scene for the renowned Mozartfest for four weeks. This year’s festival slogan is ‘Mozart 36 – Was ist Reife?’, meaning ‘What is maturity?’ Germany’s oldest Mozart festival cultivates Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s oeuvre, while creating a platform for contemporary dealings with his music. The Mozartfest in the 21st century seeks to confront great Music of the past and explore it in a new way to make it newly understandable and tangible. With over 60 concerts and events, the festival programme invites visitors to experience classical music through top-class performers from symphonies, chamber, vocal or world music.