Behind the Scenes

Finale Furioso!

“A brilliant farewell that one could not have wished for better!” (Vorarlberger Nachrichten), “A finale furioso!” (Kurier), “A festival of first-class orchestral performance” (Kronen Zeitung) - the concerts of the farewell tour with outgoing Music Director Philippe Jordan were enthusiastically acclaimed by audiences and critics alike.

An era comes to an end

With a series of concerts in Bregenz, the Wiener Konzerthaus and Grafenegg, Philippe Jordan's tenure as Music Director of the Wiener Symphoniker comes to an end this August. Now it is time to say goodbye - and to look back on six formative and fruitful years together.

Daniel Harding by Julian Hargreaves


Unfortunately, the extraordinary format of our Wiener Symphoniker@7 series has to be adjusted this season due to the current situation in connection with the fight against the corona pandemic. The traditional finale in the large foyer is currently not allowed due to lack of space. Therefore the respective programs are partially adapted. In addition, all concerts in the series do not start until 7.30 p.m. until further notice.

Reconciliation of Opposites

The co-founder and first Music Director of the Wiener Symphoniker Ferdinand Löwe was not only a tireless pioneer of the music of his teacher Anton Bruckner - he was also the decisive initiator for the permanent anchoring of Johannes Brahms' symphonies in the Vienna concert repertoire.

Highlights 2019–20

Last week, an open-air concert in the newly designed Arkadenhof of the Vienna City Hall with many celebrities from politics, culture, society and business marked the end of a truly extraordinary season. The recent experiences have made us all the more grateful for the diverse and ambitious projects that we were able to realize in 2019-20.