Salzburger Echo brings the Alps to their audiences, playing Old World and contemporary folk music from the alpine regions of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. They continue to amaze audiences with their twelve-foot alphorns, Swiss cowbells, holzernes g’ächter and harmony yodeling. Together since 1992, the group has played many venues and festivals throughout the United States and Europe, including Oktoberfest in Mt. Angel, Ore., Snowbird’s Annual Oktoberfest in Snowbird, Utah, Las Vegas Oktoberfest at the Historic 5th Street School in Las Vegas, Ruidoso Oktoberfest in Ruidoso, N.M. and Oktoberfest at Snake River Brewing in Jackson Hole, Wyo. They are one of the most sought-after Alpine bands in the nation because of their high-energy showmanship, outstanding musicianship and cunning wit.
The group also delivers an engaging educational program for grades K-12 certified by ARTS Inc. (formerly Young Audiences Inc. of Utah). From backyard parties to live TV and radio performances in Europe and practically every venue in between, Salzburger Echo is the perfect group for all festival, party and concert needs. Gunther Zellinger, accordion instructor and official representative of Hof, Germany, was stunned by their musicianship and the outright flair of the 2000 Hof Germanfest in Ogden.
“You know, in Germany there are some 3,500 accordion orchestras and I tell you, these Salzburger Echo guys are right up there with the best of them,” he said.
Sponsored by the City of St. George with funding from the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Concert in the Park 2013 Series is free and open to the public. Shows will be held the second Monday of each month, April through September at Vernon Worthen Park. Park seating is available; just bring blankets, lawn chairs, food and the family.
Event details and contact information
Date: July 8, Monday
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Vernon Worthen Park, 300 South 400 East, St. George
Contact: City of St. George Community Arts Division – 435-627-4510
Submitted by: City of St. George Community Arts Division