Using the lute, hurdy-gurdy, shawm, and many other instruments, Banduroszka exclusively sings and plays their own compositions and arrangements. The mostly Middle High German texts that are partially taken from the anonymous Carmina Burana book collection are enriched with Slavic and late Roman elements thus producing an exotic mix that coupled with exciting rhythms and catchy melodies helps depict an image of a middle ages travelling gypsy band.
Bolzano‘s Market Theatre:
Starting with the Bolzano Market in 2002 short theatrical performances depicting Mittenwald’s local chronicle‘s have been performed as supporting acts. The so-called „Bolzano Market Actors“ - an informal association of lay actors from the Mittenwald country theater, officials of the market and acting enthusiast from Mittenwald will once again coax many a laugh out of the visitors to the Bolzano in 2017.
In 2011 a group of young locals and students of the Instrument Making School got together in Mittenwald and founded Calescoli. Their love of Renaissance music and their connection to the town of Mittenwald bonded the group together over the years and so they will be performing again at this year’s Bolzano Market. The young musicians will interpret songs from the 16th century. Their repertoire consists of madrigals as well as some instrumental pieces.
Children´s Dance Group
The Children`s and Youth Choir, the „Karwendelchorminis“ oft the municipality Mittenwald will perform historical, medieval dances and a series of children´s songs. The dances and songs are accompanied by historical instruments of bygone time such as Bagpipes, `Rauschpfeifen`, Flute and goblet drums.
The group „De Hochhaxat’n“ was founded in 2004 as a support act for the Open Air Theatre Kundschelamant. After ever new ideas, fancier costumes, and up to 2 m high stilts, this Mittenwald group first performed a puppet theatre on stilts at the Bolzano market in 2007. In addition to performances at the Bolzano market, the imposing yet elegant performers on stilts have since made a name for themselves in other performances outside of Mittenwald, such as the World Rowing Championship in Munich or at the rafting festival in Lenggrieß. At the Bolzano Market 2017, the slightly oversized puppeteers will again present their rather unusual puppets to enchant the audience, big or small, young or old, with the best pieces from their repertoire.
The juggler group consists of gymnasts made up of members from the local Athletic and Sports Club will once again entertain the visitors of the market with their lively, acrobatic performance.
Ignis In Silva:
The Mittenwalder fireshow group have regularly been fascinating large audiences with their performance since 2007. When playing with fire the artists draw flaming images into the night using burning pois, rods, fire fans, and much more. They create a spectacular end to the day following on from the lighting of the pest fire. Ignis In Silva has appeared at many other festivals including the Karl May festival in Dasing, the Junior Ski World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and the Viking market at the Walchensee and have now returned to Mittenwald to captivate its guests once again.
The young ones - are a group of younger members of the Mittenwalder Youth Orchestra conducted by Sissi Gossner. They have rehearsed renaissance music especially for the Bolzano market. Even little four year old children with their bells and drums dressed in historic costumes will be part of the activities and will entertain you with their youthful exuberance and joy.
Gemstone straining (for kids):
Children can strain their own gemstones here. A chest mixed with sand and semi-precious stones (e.g. agates, pyrite / fools gold, rock crystal, tiger eye, and many more) will be provided for the children to then fill a beaker and strain the contents with old wood sieves. The treasure can then be gathered.
Members of the Historical Mittenwald marching band will once again serve to entertain the visitors of this year‘s Bolzano market with their medieval lansquenet songs and pieces.
The group „Transeamus“ is a Mittenwalder female choir, which has existed for seven years. The nine women sing in concerts, at weddings and in church. Performing choral music ranging from the Middle Ages to the modern. They will mingle with the visitors of the Bolzano market and perform cheerful songs that were sung at the courts and in the streets at the time.
„Let‘s celebrate the Mittenwald market“ ...... This is the motto of their eponymous „Bozner Market Song“ for 2017. The group „Tre Silvana“ can be experienced in the taverns and on the many stages. The „medieval troika“ not only performs self-written medieval songs and texts, but also weird stories, acted out lectures, sorcery and magic witchcraft. The Lute, lyre, drum and vocals are joined by the medieval bagpipe, known locally as the „Sackpfeife“ or „Marktsau“, this year and will be heard in many a street market. Last Bolzano Markets dice game ‚good vs. evil‘ which was extremely popular with the children will once again be presented by „Soprana the wonderful voice“, „Fabulus the narrator“ and „Magus the Magician“ in the most humorous way.