Vienna Supreme Orchestra at Eschenbach Palace

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Let the “Vienna Supreme Orchestra” and its soloists offer you a truly magical evening where you can experience the happiness, optimism and flair of this wonderful city. Excellent education, international concert experience and Viennese spirited interpretation give the “Vienna Supreme Orchestra” a special Viennese touch which is always in pursuit of musical perfection.


Admission: 19:45

Start: 20:15 (No Intermission)

End: 21:40

Dress Code: None

Capacity: 170 - 300

City center area: Yes

Air-conditioned: Yes

Wheelchair accessible: Yes  


Highlights of the Program


The Bat is one of the most famous Operettas composed by Johan Strauss and premiered in Vienna in 1874 which is often referred to as “The Queen of Operettas”. Its Ouvertüre counts as one of his biggest creations which with its virtuosity present a challenge even for most skilled musicians. This funny and bourgeois world of 18th century Vienna is brought up on the stage of many theaters, especially during the carnival and New Year’s Eve time.


Where the Lemons Blossom  in May of 1874 Johann Strauss Jr performed his first ever concert in Italy. Especially for the occasion he composed a waltz for his Italian audience which originally was named „Bella Italia“. In Vienna, afterwards, he changed the name of this work based on Johann Wolfgang von Goethes mignon “Do you know the land where the lemons blossom” to its current name “Where the lemons Blossom”.


The Sound of Music - Viennese waltz has its origins back in 12th and 13th century. Most of dance historians track its roots to the old “Dreher” or “Ländler” which were until the 19th century most important folklore dances. The most famous “Ländler” which was also performed in the movie the Sound of Music of 1965 will bring you back in time for 900 years.


Offenbachs Fantasy  Jacques Offenbach was a German-French composer which is seen as founder of the modern Operetta. His most famous pieces include „Can-Can“ from „Orpheus in the Underworld“ and „Barcarole“ from „The Tales Hoffmann “. Johann Strauss Jr. met with him in Vienna in 1863 and he told him “you have to write Operettas” which had great influence on young Strauss. In February 1871 the first Operetta from Johann Strauss Jr. called “Indigo and 40 thieves” held its premiere.


The Magic Flute is even nowadays  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart most performed opera worldwide. It premiered in Vienna in 1791 and was an instant success. In second part of the 18th century Viennese Clown and Magicians opera was established. Typical for this opera is the theme where love concurs against all odds and threats.


The Blue Danube Waltz is the most famous waltz composed by Johann Strauss Jr. and soon became a secret anthem of Austria. It is played every year at midnight at New Years Eve and it is like a lucky charm for the following year.


Turkish March a.k.a  Rondo Alla Turca   Turkish March is the third movement from one of the most famous piano sonata of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata No. 11 in A major. Mozart wrote it in Vienna in 1783/84. The movement has that magical combination of lightness, joy, elegance and rhythmic motion, so typical for Mozart’s music.


The Radetzky March is a march composed by Johann Strauss Sr. and it was dedicated to the Field Marshal Graf Radetzky von Radetz. The annual New Year’s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic is almost always closed by this piece. The distinctive rhythm (tatadám, tatadám, tatadámdámdám = 3 Anapests und 1 Iambus) has contributed a lot to the high popularity of this march.  

Program and cast

Eschenbach Palace

The Palais Eschenbach is an historical building located in the heart of Vienna, near the famous Ringstrasse, the most beautiful and magnificent boulevard in Vienna. Inaugurated by Emperor Franz Josef I of Austria in 1872, it was built in the clear style of Palladian classicism according to the design of the architect Otto Thienemann.


The Palais Eschenbach enjoys a central location in Vienna’s first district. In the immediate vicinity are among others, the Museum Quarter, the Hofburg and the magnificent  Burggarten.


The Large Banquet Hall


The large banquet hall, entirely covered in precious wood panelling and tapestries, is a beautiful example of how the technical fixtures can blend perfectly in a historical setting.  


The „golden ballroom“ with its impressive coffered ceiling, arcade arches and a number of marble pilasters does not only mirror the great era of the Strauss dynasty but also offers its visitors a truly astonishing acoustic experience.

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