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The Vienna Symphony Orchestra is one of the top international orchestras. The focus of the orchestra's work is the conscious cultivation, sustainable development and broad communication of traditional Viennese sound culture. At the same time, in its more than 100-year history, the orchestra has earned a worldwide reputation for its passion for artistic innovation with premieres by leading composers, sensational artistic projects, collaborations and programs.

Program and cast

Thursday, April 4, 2024 | 7:30 p.m. – approx. 9:30 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Sietzen / Poga

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Christoph Sietzen, Multipercussion

Andris Poga, conductor

PROGRAM

Johannes Maria Staud

Whereas the Reality Trembles. Music for Percussion and Orchestra (2022) (EA)
Composition commissioned by the Cleveland Orchestra (Franz Welser-Möst, Music Director), the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Konzerthaus with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra

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Sergei Rachmaninoff

Symphony No. 2 in E minor op. 27 (1906–1907)

 

Friday, April 5, 2024 | 7:00 p.m. – approx. 7:45 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony / Poga

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Andris Poga, conductor

After the concert in the main foyer:

Christoph Sietzen, percussion

Tango5

Sophie Heinrich, violin

Ivaylo Iordanov, double bass

Ignacio Giovanetti, electric guitar

Maria Radutu, piano

Miloš Todorovski, Bandoneon

PROGRAM

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Symphony No. 2 in E minor op. 27 (1906–1907)

After the concert there will be a finale in the large foyer

Christoph Sietzen & Tango5

 

Saturday, April 6, 2024 - 3:00 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Sietzen / Poga

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Christoph Sietzen, Multipercussion

Andris Poga, conductor

Maria Grün, moderator

Stefan Pöchhacker, moderation

PROGRAM

Johannes Maria Staud

Whereas the Reality Trembles. Music for Percussion and Orchestra (2022)

Sergei Rachmaninoff

3rd movement: Adagio and 4th movement: Allegro vivace (Symphony No. 2 in E minor op. 27) (1906–1907)

 

Sunday, April 28, 2024 | 11:00 a.m. – approx. 1:00 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony / Bomsori / Chang

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Bomsori Kim, violin

Barbara Rett, presentation

Han-Na Chang, conductor

PROGRAM

Gioachino Rossini

Overture to “Guillaume Tell” (1829)

Max Bruch

Concerto for violin and orchestra in G minor op. 26 (1866)

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Antonín Dvořák

Symphony No. 9 in E minor op. 95 “From the New World” (1894)

 

Monday, April 29, 2024 | 7:30 p.m. – approx. 9:30 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony / Bomsori / Chang

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Bomsori Kim, violin

Han-Na Chang, conductor

PROGRAM

Gioachino Rossini

Overture to “Guillaume Tell” (1829)

Max Bruch

Concerto for violin and orchestra in G minor op. 26 (1866)

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Antonín Dvořák

Symphony No. 9 in E minor op. 95 “From the New World” (1894)

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 | 7:30 p.m. – approx. 9:00 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Vienna Singing Academy / Mallwitz

200 years of Beethoven's Ninth

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Vienna Singing Academy

Rachel Willis-Sørensen, soprano

Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, mezzo-soprano

Andreas Schager, tenor

Christof Fischesser, bass

Joana Mallwitz, conductor

PROGRAM

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D minor op. 125 (1822–1824)

 

Thursday, May 23, 2024 | 7:30 p.m. – approx. 9:40 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony / Shani

Bruckner: Symphony No. 5

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Lahav Shani, piano, conductor

PROGRAM

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Concerto for piano and orchestra in B major K 595 (1791)

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Anton Bruckner

Symphony No. 5 in B major (1875–1878)

 

Friday, May 24, 2024 | 7:00 p.m. – approx. 8:30 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony / Shani

Bruckner: Symphony No. 5

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Lahav Shani, conductor

After the concert in the main foyer:

Les Lilas

Elena Kodin, violin

Isabella Stepanek, viola

Wilfried Bartel, guitar

Jean-Berenard Descharles, guitar, vocals

Thomas Raimer, double bass

PROGRAM

Anton Bruckner

Symphony No. 5 in B major (1875–1878)

After the concert there will be a finale in the large foyer

Les Lilas

 

Sunday June 16, 2024 | 11:00 a.m. – approx. 12:30 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony / Kopatchinskaja / Shokhakimov

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin

Barbara Rett, presentation

Aziz Shokhakimov, conductor

PROGRAM

Arnold Schoenberg

Concerto for violin and orchestra op. 36 (1934–1936)

***

Sergei Prokofiev

Excerpts (Suites No. 1 and No. 2 from “Romeo and Juliet” opp. 64a and 64b) (Compilation: Aziz Shokhakimov) (1936)

 

Sunday, June 16, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. | Mozart Hall

Kopatchinskaja / Ahonen / Members of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra

»Pierrot Lunaire«

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin, vocals

Members of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Joonas Ahonen, piano

PROGRAM

Arnold Schoenberg

Three seven poems from Albert Giraud's "Pierrot lunaire" op. 21 (1912)

 

Monday June 17, 2024 | 7:30 p.m. – approx. 9:00 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony / Kopatchinskaja / Shokhakimov

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin

Aziz Shokhakimov, conductor

PROGRAM

Arnold Schoenberg

Concerto for violin and orchestra op. 36 (1934–1936)

***

Sergei Prokofiev

Excerpts (Suites No. 1 and No. 2 from “Romeo and Juliet” opp. 64a and 64b) (Compilation: Aziz Shokhakimov) (1936)

 

SEASON 2024 - 2025

 

Wednesday, September 18, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony / Vinnitskaya / Popelka

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Anna Vinnitskaya, piano

Petr Popelka, conductor

PROGRAM

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in B minor, Op. 23 (1874–1875)

***

Bela Bartók

Concerto for Orchestra Sz 116 (1943)

 

Thursday, September 19, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony / Vinnitskaya / Popelka

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Anna Vinnitskaya, piano

Petr Popelka, conductor

PROGRAM

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in B minor, Op. 23 (1874–1875)

***

Bela Bartók

Concerto for Orchestra Sz 116 (1943)

 

Thursday, September 26, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Fischer / Boreyko

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Julia Fischer, violin

Andrey Boreyko, conductor

PROGRAM

Johann Sebastian Bach

Concerto for violin, strings and basso continuo in A minor BWV 1041 (1717–1723)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major op. 61 (1806)

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Johannes Brahms

Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major op. 77 (1877–1878)

 

Saturday, October 5, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Metzmacher

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Ingo Metzmacher, conductor

PROGRAM

Luigi Nono

Composition per orchestra n. 1 (1951)

Anton Bruckner

Symphony No. 9 in D minor (1887–1896)

 

Sunday, October 6, 2024 - 11:00 a.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Metzmacher

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Ingo Metzmacher, conductor

Barbara Rett, presentation

PROGRAM

Luigi Nono

Composition per orchestra n. 1 (1951)

Anton Bruckner

Symphony No. 9 in D minor (1887–1896)

 

Thursday, November 7, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony / Jordan

Mahler: Symphony No. 8

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Wiener Singverein, choir

Vienna Singing Academy

Vienna Boys' Choir

Elisabeth Teige, Magna Peccatrix (soprano)

Johanni van Oostrum, Una Poenitentium (soprano)

Regula Mühlemann, Mater Gloriosa (soprano)

Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Mulier Samaritana (mezzo-soprano)

Noa Beinart, Maria Aegyptiaca (Alto)

Benjamin Bruns, Doctor Marianus (tenor)

Christopher Maltman, Father Ecstaticus (baritone)

Tareq Nazmi, Pater Profundus (bass)

Philippe Jordan, conductor

PROGRAM

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 8 in E flat major in two movements for large orchestra, eight soloists, two mixed choirs and boys' choir (1906–1907)

 

Saturday, November 9, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony / Jordan

Mahler: Symphony No. 8

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Wiener Singverein, choir

Vienna Singing Academy

Vienna Boys' Choir

Elisabeth Teige, Magna Peccatrix (soprano)

Johanni van Oostrum, Una Poenitentium (soprano)

Regula Mühlemann, Mater Gloriosa (soprano)

Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Mulier Samaritana (mezzo-soprano)

Noa Beinart, Maria Aegyptiaca (Alto)

Benjamin Bruns, Doctor Marianus (tenor)

Christopher Maltman, Father Ecstaticus (baritone)

Tareq Nazmi, Pater Profundus (bass)

Philippe Jordan, conductor

PROGRAM

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 8 in E flat major in two movements for large orchestra, eight soloists, two mixed choirs and boys' choir (1906–1907)

 

Sunday, November 10, 2024 - 3:30 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony / Jordan

Mahler: Symphony No. 8

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Wiener Singverein, choir

Vienna Singing Academy

Vienna Boys' Choir

Elisabeth Teige, Magna Peccatrix (soprano)

Johanni van Oostrum, Una Poenitentium (soprano)

Regula Mühlemann, Mater Gloriosa (soprano)

Tanja Ariane Baumgartner, Mulier Samaritana (mezzo-soprano)

Noa Beinart, Maria Aegyptiaca (Alto)

Benjamin Bruns, Doctor Marianus (tenor)

Christopher Maltman, Father Ecstaticus (baritone)

Tareq Nazmi, Pater Profundus (bass)

Philippe Jordan, conductor

Barbara Rett, presentation

PROGRAM

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 8 in E flat major in two movements for large orchestra, eight soloists, two mixed choirs and boys' choir (1906–1907)

 

Saturday, December 14, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Luks

Bach: Christmas Oratorio

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Vienna Singing Academy

Kateryna Kasper, soprano

Anna Lucia Richter, mezzo-soprano

Sebastian Kohlhepp, tenor

Krešimir Stražanac, bass-baritone

Václav Luks, conductor

PROGRAM

Johann Sebastian Bach

Parts I, II, III and VI (Christmas Oratorio BWV 248) (1734–1735)

 

Sunday, December 15, 2024 - 11:00 a.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Luks

Bach: Christmas Oratorio

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Vienna Singing Academy

Kateryna Kasper, soprano

Anna Lucia Richter, mezzo-soprano

Sebastian Kohlhepp, tenor

Krešimir Stražanac, bass-baritone

Václav Luks, conductor

Barbara Rett, presentation

PROGRAM

Johann Sebastian Bach

Parts I, II, III and VI (Christmas Oratorio BWV 248) (1734–1735)

 

Monday, December 16, 2024 - 7:30 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Luks

Bach: Christmas Oratorio

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Vienna Singing Academy

Kateryna Kasper, soprano

Anna Lucia Richter, mezzo-soprano

Sebastian Kohlhepp, tenor

Krešimir Stražanac, bass-baritone

Václav Luks, conductor

PROGRAM

Johann Sebastian Bach

Parts I, II, III and VI (Christmas Oratorio BWV 248) (1734–1735)

 

Monday, December 30, 2024 - 7:00 p.m. | Great Hall

New Year's Eve: Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Jacquot

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Vienna Singing Academy

Ewa Płonka, soprano

Ekaterina Gubanova, mezzo-soprano

Benjamin Bruns, tenor

Mika Kares, bass

Marie Jacquot, conductor

PROGRAM

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D minor op. 125 (1822–1824)

 

Tuesday, December 31, 2024 - 7:00 p.m. | Great Hall

New Year's Eve: Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Jacquot

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Vienna Singing Academy

Ewa Płonka, soprano

Ekaterina Gubanova, mezzo-soprano

Benjamin Bruns, tenor

Mika Kares, bass

Marie Jacquot, conductor

PROGRAM

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D minor op. 125 (1822–1824)

 

Tuesday, December 31, 2024 - 10:00 p.m. | Great Hall

New Year's Eve Gala: Nikolaus Habjan & Friends / Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Popelka

»Kick-off with Strauss«

Nikolaus Habjan, artificial pipes, emcee, singing

& Friends

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Petr Popelka, conductor

PROGRAM

Nikolaus Habjan & Friends

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»Kick-off with Strauss«

Johann Strauss (son)

At The Beautiful Blue Danube. Waltz op. 314 (1867)

I like to invite guests (Entrance of Prince Orlofsky from “Die Fledermaus”) (1874)

I play the innocence of the country (Adele's song from "Die Fledermaus") (1874)

or

Johann Strauss (son)

My Mr. Marquis (Adele's laughing couplet from "Die Fledermaus") (1874)

Annen Polka op. 117 (1852)

Be embraced, millions. Waltz op. 443 (1892)

Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka op. 214 (1858)

 

Wednesday January 1, 2025 - 8:00 p.m. | Great Hall

New Year's Eve: Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Jacquot

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Vienna Singing Academy

Ewa Płonka, soprano

Ekaterina Gubanova, mezzo-soprano

Benjamin Bruns, tenor

Mika Kares, bass

Marie Jacquot, conductor

PROGRAM

Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in D minor op. 125 (1822–1824)

 

Thursday, January 9, 2025 - 7:30 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Jurowski

Mahler: Symphony No. 6

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

PROGRAM

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 6 in A minor (1903–1904)

 

Sunday, January 12, 2025 - 7:30 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Jurowski

Mahler: Symphony No. 6

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

PROGRAM

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 6 in A minor (1903–1904)

 

Thursday February 13, 2025 - 7:30 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Buchbinder / Greters

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

Aivis Greters, conductor

PROGRAM

Ēriks Ešenvalds

Mākoņi. Clouds

Richard Strauss

Burlesque in D minor AV 85 for piano and orchestra (1885–1886)

***

Jean Sibelius

Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 43 (1901–1902)

 

Friday, February 14, 2025 - 7:00 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony Orchestra / Buchbinder / Greters

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

Aivis Greters, conductor

After the concert in the main foyer:

Vienna Symphony Jazz Project

PROGRAM

Richard Strauss

Burlesque in D minor AV 85 for piano and orchestra (1885–1886)

Jean Sibelius

Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 43 (1901–1902)

After the concert there will be a finale in the large foyer

Vienna Symphony Jazz Project

 

Thursday, March 6, 2025 - 7:30 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony / Kholodenko / Jacquot

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Vadym Kholodenko, piano

Marie Jacquot, conductor

PROGRAM

Richard Wagner

Overture to “Tannhäuser” (1845)

Franz Liszt

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 A major S 125 (1848)

***

Richard Wagner

Prelude and Love Death (Tristan and Isolde) (1857–1859)

Augusta Mary Anne Holmes

Roland furieux. Symphony after Ariosto (1877)

 

Sunday, March 9, 2025 - 11:00 a.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony / Kholodenko / Jacquot

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Vadym Kholodenko, piano

Marie Jacquot, conductor

Barbara Rett, presentation

PROGRAM

Richard Wagner

Overture to “Tannhäuser” (1845)

Franz Liszt

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 A major S 125 (1848)

***

Richard Wagner

Prelude and Love Death (Tristan and Isolde) (1857–1859)

Augusta Mary Anne Holmes

Roland furieux. Symphony after Ariosto (1877)

 

Friday, March 21, 2025 - 7:00 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony / Park / Popelka

“Mozart in Prague”

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Hera Hyesang Park, soprano

Petr Popelka, conductor

After the concert in the main foyer:

chamber radio

PROGRAM

Ferruccio Busoni

Concert suite from W. A. Mozart's opera "Idomeneo" K 85

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Bella mia fiamma, addio... Resta, o cara. Recitative and aria for soprano and orchestra K 528 (1787)

Symphony in D major K 504 “Prague Symphony” (1786)

After the concert there will be a finale in the large foyer

chamber radio

 

Sunday, March 23, 2025 - 11:00 a.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony / Park / Popelka

Mahler: Symphony No. 4

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Hera Hyesang Park, soprano

Petr Popelka, conductor

Barbara Rett, presentation

PROGRAM

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Bella mia fiamma, addio... Resta, o cara. Recitative and aria for soprano and orchestra K 528 (1787)

Symphony in D major K 504 “Prague Symphony” (1786)

***

Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 4 G major for large orchestra and soprano solo (1899–1901)

 

Sunday, March 23, 2025 - 9:30 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony / Popelka

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Petr Popelka, conductor

PROGRAM

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony in D major K 504 “Prague Symphony” (1786)

 

Saturday, April 26, 2025 - 7:30 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony / Argerich / Shani

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Martha Argerich, piano

Lahav Shani, conductor

PROGRAM

Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 B flat major op. 19 (1794–1795)

***

Arnold Schoenberg

Pelleas and Melisande. Symphonic poem op. 5 (1902–1903)

 

Sunday, April 27, 2025 - 11:00 a.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony / Argerich / Shani

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Martha Argerich, piano

Lahav Shani, conductor

Barbara Rett, presentation

PROGRAM

Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 B flat major op. 19 (1794–1795)

***

Arnold Schoenberg

Pelleas and Melisande. Symphonic poem op. 5 (1902–1903)

 

Sunday, April 27, 2025 - 7:00 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony / Shani

»In the sound«

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Lahav Shani, conductor

PROGRAM

Arnold Schoenberg

Pelleas and Melisande. Symphonic poem op. 5 (1902–1903)

 

Wednesday, May 7, 2025 - 7:30 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony / Melnikov / Eschenbach

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Alexander Melnikov, piano

Christoph Eschenbach, conductor

PROGRAM

Antonín Dvořák

Carnival. Overture op. 92 (1891)

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini op. 43 for piano and orchestra (1934)

***

Antonín Dvořák

Symphony No. 8 in G major op. 88 (1889)

 

Friday, May 9, 2025 - 7:00 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony / Melnikov / Eschenbach

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Alexander Melnikov, piano

Christoph Eschenbach, conductor

After the concert in the main foyer:

Dolby's Around

PROGRAM

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini op. 43 for piano and orchestra (1934)

Antonín Dvořák

Symphony No. 8 in G major op. 88 (1889)

After the concert there will be a finale in the large foyer

Dolby's Around

 

Saturday, May 24, 2025 - 7:30 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony / Renaud Capuçon / Popelka

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Renaud Capuçon, violin

Petr Popelka, conductor

PROGRAM

Ludwig van Beethoven

Overture in C major “The Consecration of the House” op. 124 (1822)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major op. 35 (1945)

***

Joseph Strauss

Secret attractions “Dynamids”. Waltz op. 173 (1865)

Richard Strauss

Suite (Der Rosenkavalier AV 145) (Arrangement: Artur Rodziński) (1909–1910/1945)

 

Sunday, May 25, 2025 - 11:00 a.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony / Renaud Capuçon / Popelka

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Renaud Capuçon, violin

Petr Popelka, conductor

Barbara Rett, presentation

PROGRAM

Ludwig van Beethoven

Overture in C major “The Consecration of the House” op. 124 (1822)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major op. 35 (1945)

***

Joseph Strauss

Secret attractions “Dynamids”. Waltz op. 173 (1865)

Richard Strauss

Suite (Der Rosenkavalier AV 145) (Arrangement: Artur Rodziński) (1909–1910/1945)

 

Thursday, June 12, 2025 - 7:30 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony / Gabetta / Viotti

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Sol Gabetta, cello

Lorenzo Viotti, conductor

PROGRAM

Anton Webern

In the summer wind. Idyll for large orchestra (1904)

Camille Saint-Saens

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33 (1872–1873)

***

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Scheherazade. Suite symphonique op. 35 (1888)

 

Friday, June 13, 2025 - 7:00 p.m. | Great Hall

Vienna Symphony / Gabetta / Viotti

Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Sol Gabetta, cello

Lorenzo Viotti, conductor

After the concert in the main foyer:

Eight cellists from the Vienna Symphony Orchestra

PROGRAM

Camille Saint-Saens

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33 (1872–1873)

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Scheherazade. Suite symphonique op. 35 (1888)

After the concert there will be a finale in the large foyer

Eight cellists from the Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Wiener Konzerthaus

The Wiener Konzerthaus ( Vienna Concert House or Hall) is one of the largest and most artistically progressive institutions in international musical life. During the course of a season, which extends from September to June, some 750 wide-ranging events take place and more than 600,000 visitors can listen to around 2,500 different compositions. With this comprehensive and varied selection, the Wiener Konzerthaus – together with the Vienna State Opera House and the Musikverein – is central to Vienna’s reputation as one of the world’s leading music capitals.

From its earliest days, the Wiener Konzerthaus has held the highest cultural aims and artistic mission: «To act as a venue for the cultivation of fine music, as a meeting point for artistic endeavour, as a home for music and a cultural centre for Vienna». It was in this spirit that the Konzerthaus was inaugurated on 19 October 1913 with a festive concert attended by Emperor Francis Joseph I. To mark the occasion, Richard Strauss wrote the «Festliches Präludium op. 61», which was followed by Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. This programme combination, comprising a contemporary work and a masterpiece from the past, served as a model for the Wiener Konzerthaus’s future direction: today, too, an awareness of tradition and the joys of innovation form the main pillars of the Konzerthaus’s artistic identity.

 

Access to the Wiener Konzerthaus

Public transport:
Short walk from the U4 Stadtpark Station: 10 min walk from the U4/U1 Karlsplatz Station, or take the 4A bus.

From the tram and bus stops at Schwarzenbergplatz, accessed by D, 2 & 71 trams and 3A & 4A buses. The 4a bus stop is at Hotel Am Konzerthaus.

Taxi:
The nearest taxi stands are at the Hotel Intercontinental in the Johannesgasse and at Hotel Am Konzerthaus on the Heumarkt.

Restaurants next to:

Gmoakeller

Hotels in immediate vicinity:

Hotel am Konzerthaus and Intercontinental

 

Great Hall

In the heart of the building (which consists of more than 600 rooms) lies the Konzerthaus’s flagship, the Grosser Saal (Great Hall). Designed with a sense of space and classical balance, its stage has provided the setting for many memorable concerts over the years. In this room, artists, audiences and atmosphere blend into a harmonious triad.


Home to world-famous orchestras, virtuoso soloists, renowned conductors and legendary jazz musicians, the Great Hall can accommodate an audience of 1,800 and offers the perfect venue for a wide variety of musical activity. The Great Hall has emerged from the major renovation with renewed splendour and, despite improvements in technical installation and audience comfort has continued to conserve its original elegance. Its unique atmosphere ideally lends itself to the broad range of artistic activities offered by the Vienna Konzerthaus.

 

 

Mozart Hall

Open and relaxing, welcoming and intimate, with its incomparable appeal, the Mozart Hall constitutes a jewel of international musical life. The perfect setting for all types of chamber music, from lute and Lieder recitals to string quartets and chamber orchestras, it can accommodate an audience of around 700 – an ideal size in which to experience the intimacy of chamber music and recital performances.

The Mozart Hall enjoys world-wide acclaim on account of its unique acoustics. This distinction makes it a top favourite with leading ensembles and soloists – as well as a popular venue for recordings. This was taken into account during the major renovation of the building: as with all other rooms in the Konzerthaus, the Mozart Hall is directly linked to a recording studio and a technical control room.



 

Schubert Hall

With its festive character, the Schubert-Saal presents the perfect model of a music salon, the restored use of the windows follwing the renovation having returned the room to its elegant, airy appearance.

Equipped with around 320 seats, it lends itself to a wide range of chamber-music concerts, as well as to receptions, dinners and lectures. It is home to the popular lunchtime concert series, as well as to events which enable promising young musicians to experience a professional concert stage. Many a musical career has been launched in the Schubert Hall of the Vienna Konzerthaus.
 

Seating capacity: 320
Auditorium: 240 m²
Podium: 50 m²

 

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