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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

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2024 - 7:30 p.m.,

THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2024 - 7:30 p.m.,

FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2024 - 7:30 p.m

PERFORMERS

Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Petr Popelka, conductor
Gautier Capuçon, cello

PROGRAM

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK

Concerto for cello and orchestra in B minor, op. 104

- Break -

RICHARD STRAUSS

Don Juan. Tone poem after Nikolaus Lenau for large orchestra, op. 20

Till Eulenspiegel's funny pranks in the old picaresque style in rondeau form for orchestra, op. 28

Ends approximately 9:30 p.m

 

SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2024 - 7:30 p.m.,

SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2024 - 7:30 p.m

PERFORMERS

Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Joana Mallwitz, conductor
Francesco Piemontesi, piano

PROGRAM

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Leonore Overture No. 3, op. 72b

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in E flat major, op. 73

- Break -

PAUL HINDEMITH

Symphony “Mathis the Painter”

Ends approximately 9:30 p.m

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2024 - 7:30 p.m.,

THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2024 - 7:30 p.m

PERFORMERS

Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Karina Canellakis, conductor
Beatrice Rana, piano

PROGRAM

ANTON WEBERN

Six orchestral pieces, op. 6b

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

Concerto for piano and orchestra in D minor, KV 466

- Break -

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, op. 55, “Eroica”

Ends approximately 9:45 p.m

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2024 - 7:30 p.m.,

THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2024 - 7:30 p.m

PERFORMERS

Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Patrick Hahn, conductor
Dorothea Röschmann, soprano

PROGRAM

ARNOLD SCHÖNBERG

Expectation. Monodrama based on a text by Marie Pappenheim, op. 17

- Break -

ALEXANDER ZEMLINSKY

The mermaid. Symphonic poem based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen

Ends approximately 9:30 p.m

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2024 - 7:30 p.m.,

SUNDAY, JUNE 9, 2024 - 7:30 p.m

PERFORMERS

Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Singing club of the Society of Music Friends in Vienna
Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor
Vera-Lotte Boecker, soprano
Tareq Nazmi, bass
Sven-Eric Bechtolf, speaker

PROGRAM

ARNOLD SCHÖNBERG

Kol nidre, op. 39

JOHANNES BRAHMS

A German Requiem, op. 45

Ends approximately 9:05 p.m

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2024 - 7:30 p.m.,

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2024 - 7:30 p.m

PERFORMERS

Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Singing club of the Society of Music Friends in Vienna
Chorus of the Vienna State Opera
Slovak Philharmonic Choir
Petr Popelka, conductor
David Butt Philip, tenor Waldemar
Vera-Lotte Boecker, soprano Tove
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-sopranoWaldtaube
Gerhard Siegel, tenor Klaus Narr
Florian Boesch, baritone farmer
Angela Denoke, spokesperson

PROGRAM

ARNOLD SCHÖNBERG

“Gurre songs” in three parts

Ends approximately 10:00 p.m

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2024 - 7:30 p.m.,

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2024 - 7:30 p.m

PERFORMERS

Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Elim Chan, conductor
Seong Jin Cho, piano

PROGRAM

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in B major, op. 19

- Break -

SERGEI VASILYEVICH RACHMANINOV

Symphony No. 2 in E minor, op. 27

Ends approximately 9:40 p.m

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2024 - 7:30 p.m.,

SUNDAY OCTOBER 27, 2024 - 7:30 p.m

PERFORMERS

Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor
Edgar Moreau, cello

PROGRAM

SERGEI PROKOFIEV

Symphonic concerto for cello and orchestra in E minor, op. 125

- Break -

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH

Symphony No. 5, op. 47

Ends approximately 9:30 p.m

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2024 - 7:30 p.m.,

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2024 - 7:30 p.m

PERFORMERS

Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Marie Jacquot, conductor
Maria Dueñas, violin

PROGRAM

ANTON BRUCKNER

Symphony No. 7 E major - Adagio; edited by Ferdinand Löwe

MAX BRUCH

Concerto for violin and orchestra in G minor, op. 26

- Break -

JOHANNES BRAHMS

Quartet for piano, violin, viola and cello No. 1 in G minor, op. 25; Set for large orchestra by Arnold Schönberg

Ends approximately 9:30 p.m

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2024 - 7:30 p.m

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2024 - 7:30 p.m

PERFORMERS

Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Cristian Măcelaru, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

PROGRAM

GEORGE ENESCU

Romanian Rhapsody No. 1 A major, op. 11

PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major, op. 35

- Break -

ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK

Symphony No. 6 in D major, op. 60

Ends approximately 9:30 p.m

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2025 - 7:30 p.m.,

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2025 - 7:30 p.m

PERFORMERS

Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Patrick Hahn, conductor
Kian Soltani, cello

PROGRAM

MIKHAIL GLINKA

Overture to the opera “Ruslan and Ludmilla”

MARCUS NIGSCH

Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra No. 1 (premiere - commissioned by the Society of Music Friends in Vienna and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra)

- Break -

PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, op. 64

Ends approximately 9:30 p.m

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2025 - 7:30 p.m.,

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2025 - 7:30 p.m

PERFORMERS

Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Petr Popelka, conductor
Asmik Grigorian, soprano

PROGRAM

GOTTFRIED FROM ONE

Orchestral music, op. 9

RICHARD STRAUSS

Four last songs for soprano and orchestra, WoO, AV 150

- Break -

RICHARD STRAUSS

Cecilia, op. 27/2

Appropriation, op. 10/1

Tomorrow, op. 27/4

FRANZ SCHUBERT

Symphony No. 7 in B minor, D 759, “Unfinished”

Ends approximately 9:30 p.m

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2025 - 7:30 p.m.,

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2025 - 7:30 p.m

PERFORMERS

Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Robin Ticciati, conductor
Kirill Gerstein, piano
Cornelius Obonya, speaker

PROGRAM

ARNOLD SCHÖNBERG

Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte, op. 41b; Version for string orchestra, piano and speaker

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in E flat major, op. 73

- Break -

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, op. 55, “Eroica”

Ends approximately 9:45 p.m

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 1, 2025 - 7:30 p.m

SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2025 - 7:30 p.m

PERFORMERS

Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Singing club of the Society of Music Friends in Vienna
Eva Ollikainen, conductor
Noa Beinart, alto

PROGRAM

JOHANNES BRAHMS

Song of the Fates, op. 89

Song of Fate, op. 54

Rhapsody for an alto voice, male choir and orchestra, op. 53, “Alto Rhapsody”

- Break -

JEAN SIBELIUS

Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, op. 82

Ends approximately 9:30 p.m

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2025 - 7:30 p.m.,

THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2025 - 7:30 p.m

PERFORMERS

Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Adam Fischer, conductor
Camilla Nylund, soprano

PROGRAM

GABRIEL URBAIN FAURÉ

Pelléas and Mélisande. Suite for orchestra, op. 80

RICHARD WAGNER

Five songs based on poems by Mathilde Wesendonck, WWV 91

- Break -

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Symphony No. 6 F major, op. 68, “Sinfonia pastorale”

Ends approximately 9:30 p.m

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2025 - 3:30 p.m

PERFORMERS

Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Bogavox - school choirs of the BRG Vienna III
Chloé Dufresne, conductor
Sebastian Radon, moderation and singing
Bettina Büttner-Krammer, concept
Anna Doogue, concept

PROGRAM

Love is in the air - Wunderwelt Orchestra

Cooperation with the Vienna Music Association and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra

Concert for audiences aged 10 and over

SERGEI PROKOFIEV

Romeo and Juliet. Excerpts from the Ballet Suites, op. 64

GEORGES BIZET

Carmen. Suite No. 1 - Excerpts

FELIX MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY

Wedding March from the incidental music for William Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night's Dream”, op. 61

PETER ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY

Flight of the Swans from the ballet “Swan Lake”, op. 20

ELTON JOHN

Can you feel the love tonight?

JUSTIN HURWITZ

Mia & Sebastian's Theme

JOHN WILLIAMS

Princess Leia's Theme

as well as other works for orchestra and choir

Ends approximately 5:00 p.m

 

SATURDAY, MAY 3, 2025 - 7:30 p.m.,

SUNDAY, MAY 4, 2025 - 7:30 p.m

PERFORMERS

Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Singing club of the Society of Music Friends in Vienna
Lahav Shani, conductor
Soloist of the Vienna Boys' Choir, singing
Vikingur Olafsson, piano

PROGRAM

JOHN ADAMS

New work for piano and orchestra (Austrian premiere)

- Break -

LEONARD BERNSTEIN

Chichester Psalms

Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story”

Ends approximately 9:30 p.m

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2025 - 7:30 p.m.,

THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2025 - 7:30 p.m

PERFORMERS

Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Alain Altinoglu, conductor
Isabelle Faust, violin

PROGRAM

MODEST PETROVICH MUSSORGSKIJ

Prelude to the opera “Khovanshchina”

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in C sharp minor, op. 129

- Break -

CLAUDE DEBUSSY

La Mer. Three symphonic sketches for orchestra

MAURICE RAVEL

La Valse. Poème chorégraphique pour Orchestra

Ends approximately 9:30 p.m

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2025 - 7:30 p.m.,

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2025 - 7:30 p.m

PERFORMERS

Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Singing club of the Society of Music Friends in Vienna
Lorenzo Viotti, conductor
Christina Gansch, soprano
Rachael Wilson, mezzo-soprano
Andrew Staples, tenor
Derek Welton, bass-baritone

PROGRAM

ALEXANDER ZEMLINSKY

Spring Burial

- Break -

ANTON BRUCKNER

Mass in F minor

Ends approximately 9:30 p.m

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2025 - 7:30 p.m.,

SUNDAY JUNE 22, 2025 - 7:30 p.m

PERFORMERS

Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck, conductor
Leonidas Kavakos, violin

PROGRAM

LERA AUERBACH

New work (Austrian premiere)

ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD

Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major, op. 35

- Break -

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Symphony No. 7 A major, op. 92

Ends approximately 10:00 p.m

Musikverein Golden Hall

This building is located on Dumbastraße/Bösendorferstraße behind the Hotel Imperial near the Ringstraße boulevard and the Wien River, between Bösendorferstraße and Karlsplatz. However, since Bösendorferstraße is a relatively small street, the building is better known as being between Karlsplatz and Kärntner Ring (part of Ringstraße loop). It was erected as the new concert hall run by the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, on a piece of land provided by Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria in 1863. The plans were designed by Danish architect Theophil Hansen in the Neoclassical style of an ancient Greek temple, including a concert hall as well as a smaller chamber music hall. The building was inaugurated on 6 January, 1870. A major donor was Nikolaus Dumba whose name the Austrian government gave to one of the streets surrounding the Musikverein.
 

Great Hall - Golden Hall

“As high as any expectations could be, they would still be exceeded by the first impression of the hall which displays an architectural beauty and a stylish splendour making it the only one of its kind.” This was the reaction of the press to the opening of the new Musikverein building and the first concert in the Großer Musikvereinssaal on 6 January 1870.

The impression must have been overwhelming – so overwhelming that Vienna’s leading critic, Eduard Hanslick, irritatingly brought up the question of whether this Großer Musikvereinssaal “was not too sparkling and magnificent for a concert hall”. “From all sides spring gold and colours.”

 

 

 

 

 

Brahms Hall

"In order not to promise too much it can be said that it has been made into the most beautiful, most magnificent, perfect example of a chamber concert hall that any of us knows in the world.” This was the reaction of a Vienna daily newspaper in October 1993 as the Brahms-Saal was presented to the public after extensive renovation work.

The surprise was perfect. It was a completely new hall. In contrast to the Grosse Musikvereinssaal, the Brahms-Saal had changed its appearance quite considerably over the years. When and how it acquired that slightly melancholy duskiness that was known to music lovers before 1993 cannot be precisely documented.

 

 

 

Glass Hall

As a venue for events from concerts to luxury banquets, the Glass Hall / Magna Auditorium is not only the largest of the Musikverein's 4 new halls but also the most flexible in terms of usage.

Hub podiums enable the smooth transformation of the concert hall into a conference centre, the cinema into a ballroom, or the stage into a catwalk. State-of-the-art equipment for sound, lighting, video and widescreen digital projection provide the ideal conditions for half-scenic productions.
The Glass Hall / Magna Auditorium was designed by the Viennese architect Wilhelm Holzbauer. With a height of 8 metres, the hall (including the gallery) can play host to up to 380 visitors.

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