Festkonzerte Plus

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The gala Festkonzerte-cycle provides an opportunity for the Wiener Symphoniker to celebrate the major holidays of the year with dazzlingprogramme highlights. On offer is a diverse programme that unites festive celebrations with masterpieces by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, and Richard Strauss.

The Wiener Symphoniker will celebrate Austrian National Day under the expert direction of Francois-Xavier Roth, whose programme includes the premiere of a new work by the award-winning Austrian composer, Johannes-Maria Staud, among others.

With Philippe Jordan on the podium, the rousing joyfulness and infectious optimism of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio will put listeners in a holiday mood, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is guaranteed to start off the New Year in style. The Wiener Symphoniker’s traditional, televised Easter concert, "Frühling in Wien" ("Springtime in Vienna"), will again take place at the Vienna Musikverein. We invite you to join the Janoska Ensemble and Adam Fischer for a musical journey along the Danube. The Wiener Symphoniker’s summertime festival concert brings the series to a close. Titled "Heroic Deeds", this concert is devoted to the works of Richard Strauss, and features two of the composer’s great epic tone poems, Don Quixote and Ein Heldenleben.

 

Wednesday19.30
Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall
Roth, Rachlin / Brahms, Staud, Schumann
Austrian National Day Concert
François-Xavier Roth 
conductor
Julian Rachlin 
violin
Wiener Symphoniker
orchestra
Johannes Brahms
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major op. 77
Johannes Maria Staud
"Stromab" (Comissioned by The Royal Danish Theatre, The Cleveland Orchestra and the Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft, promoted by the Ernst von Siemens Stiftung) (Austrian premiere performance)
Robert Schumann
Symphony No. 2 in C major op. 61
Thursday19.30
Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall
Jordan, Kleiter, Lehmkuhl, Güra, Schuen, Singakademie / Bach "Christmas Oratorio"
Christmas Concert of the Wiener Symphoniker
Philippe Jordan 
conductor
Julia Kleiter 
soprano
Wiebke Lehmkuhl 
alto
Johann Sebastian Bach
"Weihnachtsoratorium" ("Christmas Oratorio"), Cantatas I-III for Soli, Choir and Orchestra BWV 248
Monday20.00
Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall
Jordan, Magee, Vondung, Schager, Ivashchenko, Singakademie / Beethoven
Philippe Jordan 
conductor
Emily Magee 
soprano
Anke Vondung 
mezzo-soprano
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 2 in D major op. 36
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9 in d minor op. 125
Saturday19.30
Musikverein Wien, Great Hall
Fischer, Janoska Ensemble / "Springtime in Vienna"
The TV Easter Concert of the Wiener Symphoniker
Ádám Fischer 
conductor
Janoska Ensemble
ensemble
Ondrej Janoska 
violin
"By the Beautiful Blue Danube", Musical Journey from Budapest across Bratislava to Vienna (Pieces by Brahms, Dvorák, Mozart, Strauß, Janoska i. a.)
Tuesday19.30
Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall
Jordan, Müller, G. Capuçon / R. Strauss
Philippe Jordan 
conductor
Herbert Müller 
viola
Gautier Capuçon 
cello
Richard Strauss
"Don Quixote, Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character", Tone poem for large Orchestra op. 35 TrV 184
Richard Strauss
"Ein Heldenleben" ("A Hero's Life"), Tone poem for large Orchestra op. 40 TrV 190

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