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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From May 2018 to the end of October 2019, more than 2800 visitors gained insights into one of the most exciting construction sites in the region.

It was a special day for the "Queen of the Puster Valley": On the 12th of July the guardian angel bell was cast in the bell foundry Grassmayr in Innsbruck. This is a continuation of the old tradition of bells in the castle.

During the restoration work, a special red chalk drawing from the early 16th century was uncovered. But this is not the only discovery!

Heinfels Castle’s main redevelopment should be complete and open once again to the general public within five years. An ambitious goal if you were to take a peek inside the imposing castle, as the last centuries haven’t been kind to the halls and chambers, leaving them to dilapidate.

On 16 November 2015, the concept regarding the future use of Heinfels Castle was presented to the district councils of the Tyrolean Oberland. If everything goes according o plan, the main redevelopment can take place during summer 2016.

The Südtiroler Burgeninstitut (the South Tyrolean Castle Institute) invited Management of the Museumsverein and the Steering Group to visit a number of castles in and around South Tyrol on 14 July 2015.

On 2 June 2015, the members of the ‘New Uses’ and ‘Redevelopment and Maintenance’ groups were met by gorgeous weather as they set out to visit the border fortress of Altfinstermünz in Nauders at the foot of the Finstermünzpass.