For their Grätzl-Concerts the Wiener Symphoniker perform in new and unconventional concert venues in the hearts of the Grätzl, as the Viennese call their neighbourhoods. After the great success of the first Grätzl-Concert in Favoriten in spring 2010, the orchestra is now returning to the Expedithalle in Vienna's tenth district. What the French conductor and multiple Grammy winner Ludovic Morlot will perform there, is in a way “programme music” of the early 20th century. The entertaining program ranges from “Le Boef sur le Toit”, Darius Milhaud's “Cinéma phantasie” inspired by Brazilian dance melodies, to excerpts from George Gershwin's music for the film musical “Shall we dance” and to Aaron Copland's most popular composition “Appalachian Spring”.
The evening is rounded off with Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Introduction et Rondo capriccioso” for violin and orchestra, which combines a highly virtuoso violin part with light-hearted charm and capricious dance rhythms. The soloist part in this Grätzl-concert is played by our first concertmaster Sophie Heinrich.