The Runway Quartet: A New York State of Mind

A brilliant concert in front of a sold-out venue, many encores and a grand atmosphere: "The Runway Quartet" from Innsbruck thrilled the audience with Broadway hits and pop songs in their own arrangements.

The melodies and titles are well known, coming from successful musical productions like "Jesus Christ Superstar", "Hair" or "Rent". Bandleader Craig Hansford, also trombonist in the symphony orchestra of the Tiroler Landestheater, impressed with his voice, Florian Bramböck, known beyond the borders of Tyrol, also showed the quiet tones of the saxophone in the solo piece "Don't cry for me Argentina". They were supported by Dragan Trajkovski (electric bass and double bass) and Robert Gmachl-Pammer (drums and drum set).

The Runway Quartet has been around since 2020 and is a tribute to the famous Broadway in New York. The name Runway refers to Innsbruck's "Broadway", specifically to the "Rennweg", the address of the Tiroler Landestheater. The band started with songs from musicals that were played at the Landestheater at that time, such as: "My Fair Lady", "Chicago", "Kiss Me Kate" or "The King and I". Meanwhile, the repertoire reaches into the 2000s and the band is not afraid to write their own arrangements. Together they have often played on big stages, most recently at the benefit concert for the Ukraine in the Tiroler Landestheater. They also enjoy performing at smaller street concerts.

 

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We start the new museum season with motivation on May 2, 2024. In winter, we will continue to open the castle to groups of 10 people or more by prior arrangement, but we are also happy to open it to fewer people at a fixed price.

This year was characterized by a lively museum, concerts, exhibitions and exciting activities at Heinfels Castle. The castle remains an important cultural hotspot in East Tyrol and beyond.

"The Runway Quartet" brought Broadway to Tyrol on July 8: Dragan Trajkovski, Robert Gmachl-Pammer, Craig Hansford and Florian Bramböck provided enthusiasm and many encores in front of a sold-out venue.

On May 4, Heinfels Castle starts again into a new museum and event season. A colorful and varied program should attract many visitors. For the first time, a special exhibition will be shown in the rooms of the future castle tavern together with the Tyrolean Photo Archive (TAP).

The kestrels at Heinfels Castle have had their nesting place for many years in a niche in the wall of the kitchen tower built in the 14th century. Every year four to five young falcons hatch and start their first flight attempts. For the first time, the falcons can be observed live via a newly installed "falcon cam."

We are officially on winter break since November 6 and will start motivated on May 4, 2023 in the new museum season. In winter we continue to open the castle for groups of 10 people or more by appointment!

After last year's launch, the "Heinfelser Burgweihnacht" (Christmas at Heinfels Castle) will take place for the second time in a historical setting: The local associations invite you to Heinfels Castle on 17 and 18 December for an enjoyable day of festivities.

We are pleased with architect Gerhard Mitterberger about the "Award of the Province of Tyrol for New Building 2022", which was awarded on November 10 in Innsbruck.

Little concerts by outstanding ensembles in a historical setting - this is the motto of the performances during the Heinfels Castle Summer 2022. The inner courtyard and the "Langer Saal" serve as venues for a special musical treat in the largest castle complex in the Puster Valley.

Every Thursday evening is the "Long Night" at Heinfels Castle. A special experience for all who want to enjoy the medieval castle at a late hour.

After two successful events, the third edition of the spectacular running event "Count of Castle 2022" will take place on 1 July 2022. The start is at the historic "Punbrugge", the finish again the last level of the keep. The sprinters have to cover a distance of 1.1 km, 140 metres in altitude and 265 steps to get there.

The 25th edition of the International Choir Festival brings some choirs for the first time to Heinfels Castle! On Saturday, 18. 6., choirs from Italy will give a guest performance in the impressive historical scenery, starting at 1 pm. Free entry, welcome!