The Innsbruck Promenade Concerts were founded in 1994 by Alois Schöpf with the aim of cultivating the musical literature of Central Europe from the period up to the 1920s and making it accessible to a heterogeneous audience as low-threshold as possible. The music presented at the Innsbruck Promenade Concerts is by no means intended to be commercial, but rather to be preserved as a culturally valuable contribution and to continue to form the link between contemporary art music and the art music of our unique European musical history. However, our concerts should also bring our audiences closer to a growing understanding of contemporary art and culture in the most sustainable way possible. The Innsbruck Promenade Concerts have therefore set themselves the goal of presenting contemporary works in the form of original compositions and world premieres. At the same time, we would like to maintain the valuable tradition of our Austrian military and civilian orchestras of bringing transcribed symphonic literature from operas, operettas, ballets, solo works etc. to as many people as possible. This tradition continues to serve as an important means of communicating and disseminating European art music within the population. Concert organisers very often resort to a concept of compositions and a dramaturgy that is immediately accessible to the general public. The Innsbruck Promenade Concerts, however, are not always satisfied with the lowest common denominator and allow themselves carefully measured excursions into daring musical realms. We see the heterogeneity of our audience as an opportunity to bring them into contact with previously unknown and unfamiliar forms of music.