The 23-24 season

The 23-24 season

EchO of The CitY
Violinistin mit Spiegeleffekten

Echo of the City is the motto of the Wiener Symphonikers' new season! This season they will consciously enter into dialogue with the city and its inhabitants and continue to present themselves as a living part of Vienna. In the two main venues, the Wiener Konzerthaus and the Musikverein Wien, over 80 concerts will feature great conductors such as Alain Altinoglu, Susanna Mälkki, Robin Ticciati, Karina Canellakis and Petr Popelka as well as top-class virtuosos such as María Dueñas, Joshua Bell, Rudolf Buchbinder and Leonidas Kavakos.

New this season: the popular chamber music series with an exclusive guided tour on the theme of the evening moves further into the city - to no less than three new, inspiring venues: At the Arnold Schönberg Center, the Austrian National Library and the Mozart-Saal of the Wiener Konzerthaus, chamber music ensembles of the Wiener Symphoniker will focus on the jubilarians Anton Bruckner and Arnold Schönberg.

The programme naturally includes the Wiener Symphoniker's annual highlights: the Wiener Advent - the Advent concert in St. Stephen's Cathedral, the film music concert in the Cinema:Sound series and the Easter concert Springtime in Vienna - both in the Musikverein, the Beisl concerts - this year in the most beautiful bars in the Servitenviertel and, of course, the big Prater Picnic on the last school day before the summer holidays.

Principal Guest Conductor: Marie Jacquot

Marie Jacquot will become Principal Guest Conductor of the Wiener Symphoniker at the beginning of the season. She succeeds Lahav Shani, who held this position until summer 2020. The French conductor will lead 14 concerts - including the Wiener Advent and the concert tour through Austria - bringing new repertoire with her.

Marie Jacquot im Konzerthaus-Foyer

Trust, flexibility and a radiant joy in making music - this is how marie jacquot characterises her relationship with the Wiener Symphoniker.

more about Marie Jacquot

Artistic focus: Schönberg and Bruckner

A programmatic focus is dedicated to the two annual regents Anton Bruckner on the occasion of his 200th birthday and Arnold Schönberg on the occasion of his 150th birthday.

With Verklärte Nacht for string sextet and in the version for string orchestra, Erwartung, Kol Nidre and the Violin Concerto op. 36, the orchestra will explore the oeuvre of Arnold Schönberg. Anton Bruckner, for example, will be honoured by Pablo Heras-Casado, who will interpret his Fourth Symphony with us and confront its romanticism with Georg Friedrich Haas' Joshua Tree. Lahav Shani conducts Bruckner's Fifth, Manfred Honeck the Eighth. Finally, Constantinos Carydis organises what is probably the composer's most complex work when he leads the Wiener Symphoniker and its soloists through his Te Deum.

Anton Bruckner

The Wiener Symphoniker celebrate the 200th birthday of the composer.

to the text of Walter Weidringer
Arnold Schönberg

To mark his anniversary, the Wiener Symphoniker honour their companion.

to the text of Wilhelm Sinkovicz

Season brochure 23-24

You will find our season with all concerts and subscriptions, the thematic focal points as well as texts on interpreters and composers in our season brochure. Browse through it online, download it as a PDF or order it free of charge: Click here for the season brochure 23-24.

At home in Vienna

When the Wiener Symphoniker survey the echo of their city, they are as much at home in their living rooms - the Wiener Konzerthaus and the Musikverein Wien - as they are in the Beisln, the Spielkäfige or the Prater.

This season, the chamber music series conquers two completely new venues: the Arnold Schönberg Center and the Austrian National Library. Of course, the city's two landmarks are not to be missed: In St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Wiener Symphoniker and its Principal Guest Conductor Marie Jacquot take a winter journey through European music history. And at the end of school they invite you to a Prater Picnic in front of the spectacular backdrop of the Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel. For the second round of Beisl concerts, the Wiener Symphoniker have chosen the Servitenviertel this season. And of course, chamber music ensembles of the orchestra will once again make music in the city's football cages.

At home in the world

With 30 concerts in 9 countries, the orchestra takes the Viennese sound out into the world again. International tours take the Wiener Symphoniker through Europe with Jaap van Zweden and Petr Popelka. Omer Meir Wellber accompanies the orchestra to Japan, Korea and Hong Kong. And on the annual concert tour through Austria, concertmaster Dalibor Karvay can be experienced together with Marie Jacquot in Graz and Salzburg.

The Wiener Symphoniker as an opera orchestra

Stefan Herheim's first season as artistic director of the MusikTheater an der Wien whetted the appetite for more. The MuseumsQuartier, the alternative venue, let not miss the house on Wienzeile, which is being renovated for several seasons. The Wiener Symphoniker are delighted to be staging two operas here this season: the Czech folk opera Schwanda, The Bagpiper by Jaromir Weinberger conducted by Petr Popelka and the children's opera Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendak.

At the Bregenz Festival, where the orchestra has been providing the good sound since its founding year in 1946, Verdi's opera Ernani is on the programme this summer alongside Madame Butterfly directed by Andreas Homoki.

Open Symphony: Music for everybody

With more than 20 specially designed concerts and around 60 workshops, the Wiener Symphoniker offer thousands of children, schoolchildren, families and adults their first, more in-depth or even unexpected experience of classical music every year.

The family concerts and the school concerts with accompanying workshops have three special themes this season: Film Music from Christmas Films, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy's Violin Concerto and a new Concerto for Percussion by Johannes Maria Staud. In the MuseumsQuartier, a family opera, Where the wild things are, is once again on the programme. The cage concerts in Vienna's football and play cages with the cultural association ARGE Henriette will also continue in the 23-24 season. For the third time the WSY Talent Prize is awarded. Outstanding young musicians are given the opportunity to rehearse and perform solo works with the Wiener Symphoniker - for the first time at the ORF Radio Kulturhaus and with Emmanuel Tjeknavorian on the podium.

Subscriptions: the best concerts in a package

The Wiener Symphoniker offer seven cycles in cooperation with the Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft. All subscriptions can be booked via our website as well as via the Ticket and Service Centre of the Wiener Konzerthaus.

To the subscriptions