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With their festive concerts, the  Wiener Symphoniker traditionally celebrate selected festive days in the calendar with top-class, extraordinary musical events. This season, once again, the absolute front rank of the international classical scene can be heard. For the Austrian National Holiday, under the skilful direction of their Principal Guest Conductor Lahav Shani and with 2019–20 Artist in Residence, Grammy Award winner Yefim Bronfman, the Wiener Symphoniker offer Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’ Symphony and Brahms' Second Piano Concerto along with music by Richard Wagner. At Advent, the orchestra and Constantinos Carydis tempt with a reflective and cosily Christmas programme, featuring works by W. A. Mozart and Ottorino Resphighi. A Song to Love rings out at Frühling in Wien, the Wiener Symphoniker’s popular televised Easter concert. Led in 2020 by audience favourite Manfred Honeck, the concert includes works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and others. Schubert also features in the series-closing Whitsun programme with his Symphony No. 4 in c-minor D 417 ‘Tragic’. This is a festive day in another respect: with this concert, conducting legend Philippe Herreweghe celebrates his long overdue debut with the orchestra.

Friday19.30
Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall
Shani, Bronfman / Brahms, Schubert, Wagner
Lahav Shani 
conductor
Yefim Bronfman 
piano
Wiener Symphoniker
orchestra
Johannes Brahms
Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2 in B-flat major op. 83
Franz Schubert
Symphony No. 7 in B minor D 759 "Unfinished"
Richard Wagner
Overture to the opera "Tannhäuser and the Singers' Contest at Wartburg Castle" WWV 70
Constantinos Carydis (c) Thomas Brill
Saturday19.30
Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall
Carydis, Mühlemann / Mozart, Respighi
Constantinos Carydis 
conductor
Regula Mühlemann 
soprano
Wiener Symphoniker
orchestra
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Cassation No. 1 G major KV 63 "Final music", 3rd movement (Andante)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
"Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben", aria from the singspiel "Zaïde" KV 336b (KV 344)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Overture to the oratorio "La Betulia liberata" KV 74c
Philippe Jordan Konzert Musikverein Wien (c) Julia Wesely
Saturday18.00
Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall
Jordan, Wagner, Vondung, Clayton, Müller-Brachmann, Angelich, Wiener Singakademie / Beethoven
Beethoven: Great Academy 1808
Philippe Jordan 
conductor
Nicholas Angelich 
piano
Jacquelyn Wagner 
soprano
Große Akademie von 1808 I
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 6 in F major op. 68 "Pastoral"
Ludwig van Beethoven
"Ah perfido!", Scene and aria for soprano and orchestra op. 65
Manfred Honeck (c) Felix Broede
Saturday19.30
Musikverein Wien, Great Hall
Honeck, Wiener Singverein / Springtime in Vienna
The Wiener Symphoniker's Easter Concert on TV
Manfred Honeck 
conductor
Andrè Schuen 
baritone
Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde
mixed choir
Joseph Haydn
Missa in tempore belli in C major Hob. XXII:9 "Kettledrum Mass", II. Gloria
Ludwig van Beethoven
Overture to the opera "Fidelio" op. 72
Ludwig van Beethoven
"An die ferne Geliebte", Song cycle op. 98 (Arr.: Tomáš Ille)
Philippe Herreweghe (c) Michiel Hendryckx
Friday19.30
Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall
Herreweghe, Faust / Beethoven, Schubert
Philippe Herreweghe 
conductor
Isabelle Faust 
violin
Wiener Symphoniker
orchestra
Ludwig van Beethoven
Concerto for violin and orchestra in D major op. 61
Franz Schubert
Symphony No. 4 in c minor D 417 "Tragic"