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Heldenplatz Vienna

Ollikainen, Kuusisto / Festival of Joy

Open-Air Concert on Vienna’s Heldenplatz

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The Wiener Symphoniker, in 2019 with Finnish conductor Eva Ollikainen and star violinist Pekka Kuusisto, will once again perform a free Open-Air concert. As in previous years, the Festival of Joy will conclude with the "Ode to Joy" from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, which Conchita will sing together with the audience. The festival commemorates the victims of the Nazi regime and the joy of the 74th anniversary of liberation from the Nazi reign of terror. In 2019, the Festival of Joy will be dedicated not only to the Day of Liberation but also to the main themes of Europe and human rights. The highlight of the ceremony will be an address by eyewitness and concentration camp survivor Shaul Spielmann.

Performers

Eva Ollikainen 
conductor 
Pekka Kuusisto 
violin 
Wiener Symphoniker
orchestra 

Programme

Maurice Ravel
"La Valse", a choreographic poem for Orchestra
"La Valse", a choreographic poem for Orchestra
1919-1920
13min
Arvo Pärt
"Fratres" for violin, string orchestra and percussion
"Fratres" for violin, string orchestra and percussion
1977/1992
10min
Composer: Arvo Pärt (* )
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Marietta's song from the opera "Die tote Stadt" ("The Dead City") op. 12 for violin and orchestra
Marietta's song from the opera "Die tote Stadt" ("The Dead City") op. 12 for violin and orchestra
1916-1920
5min
Composer: Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Gustav Mahler
Symphonie Nr. 5 cis-moll, 5th movement (Rondo-Finale. Allegro)
5th movement: Rondo-Finale. Allegro
14min
Ludwig van Beethoven
from the 9th Symphony; „Ode an die Freude“ (sing-along)
4th movement: Finale. Presto – Allegro assai
24min

Location

Wiener Heldenplatz
Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien
Heldenplatz Vienna

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