The Tamburitza Orchestra Steinbrunn performed in the famous CASINO BADEN
The Tamburitza Orchestra Steinbrunn performed in Vienna‘s famous CASINO BADEN
on 11th September 1999.
The occasion was a party marking the 40th anniversary of the „Folkculture group Baden“.
„The Folkculture group Baden“ is under the leadership of Mr. Klaus Pierer.
Nine folk groups from whole of Austria performed, including Tamburitza
Orchestra Steinbrunn. The audience enjoyed our colorful folk costumes and
spirited Croatian folkmusic.
Although the Tamburitza music is very well known in Burgenland (which is
where Steinbrunn is located),
we often find that there are places in Austria that don´t know Tamburitza music
This was the case at Baden/Vienna, which is just 30 km from Steinbrunn
in the county of Lower Austria.
and culture of Austria‘s other counties --- Lower Austria, Styria and
west toward Vorarlberg ---- is more much more familiar to the average
Austrian and therefore much better known.
performance in Baden we have shown once again how important our work is.
As „musician embassadors“ from the village Steinbrunn, we have been able
to present to the rest of Austria the many different cultures and languages
Wherever we travel to present our melancholic Croatian melodies, people will
tell us that they envy us and they encourage us to continue to keep our
culture and our bilingualism (German and Croatian) alive.
We often we hear comments like this:
„Try to teach your children Croatian. My grandparents or parents also spoke
croatian and german. But they raised me speaking only in German. Now, as I
am older, I begin to understand how I miss my second language (Croatian).
But now (maybe) it is too late to learn.“
Understandably, our village is very proud of us when we receive comments and
compliments like this!
Although the performing groups at Baden included over 90 people, everyone was
invited to a „Gulasch“ dinner, compliments of the Club. And, after the
official party was over we were invited to partake of a warm buffet.
All in all, this performance was a very impressive experience for Tamburitza
Orchestra Steinbrunn and we will remember it for a very long time.
The Tamburitza Orchestra just before the official party started
It was very tight as all groups tried to get space on the too small stage.
The official program
back to performances
back to main