Musicians and programs draw their spontaneity and freshness from the pure joy of making music outside a set professional routine. Another important feature of the festival are its ambition to enable encounters between artists and audience and the carefully selected "stages" including individual culinary accents. Völs am Schlern with its many farmers, restaurants and winegrowers provides the perfect setting for this approach of combining locally grown and produced culinary delights with repertoire interpreted by the a charismatic group of internationally acclaimed artists. This atmosphere and the personal friendship between the musicians make every concert unique and is bound to set off a veritable spark. Schlern Music will take place in a variety of picturesque locations between wineries, wine taverns and chapels, it will also include the children of the village by paying a visit to the local elementary school and will traditionally conclude with a festive matinee at Prösels Castle.