Wiener Symphoniker Festkonzerte

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With the Festkonzerte cycle, the Wiener Symphoniker provide plenty of opportunities for celebrating the high days and holidays with stunning concerts. The varied programme combines festival culture with masterpieces by Beethoven, Bach, Haydn, Mahler and Mozart. To start the series, the Wiener Symphoniker enjoy the expert direction of Edward Gardner to mark Austrian National Day with Mahler’s Fourth Symphony and a very special anniversary. In 2018, HK Gruber’s Frankenstein!! Pan-demonium, a work inspired by Kurt Weill that is as spirited as it is pioneering, celebrates the 40th anniversary of its stage premiere and is performed here with Gruber in the role of chansonnier. Once again, the captivating joy and infectious optimism of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, conducted by Philippe Jordan, imparts a Christmas spirit. Lahav Shani and the remarkable violinist Renaud Capuçon greet the coming of the new season with the Wiener Symphoniker’s traditional televised Easter concert, “Springtime in Vienna”, featuring a vibrant, French-inspired programme performed in a Wiener Konzerthaus resplendent with flowers. Viennese classicism is on the programme for the conclusion to the series, with the legendary Rudolf Buchbinder in a double role as soloist and conductor for the summer gala concert, playing piano concertos by Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart.

Miah Person (c) Mina Artistbilder
Thursday19.30
Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall
Gardner, Persson, Gruber / Gruber, Mahler
Austrian National Day Concert
Edward Gardner 
conductor
Miah Persson 
soprano
HK Gruber 
chansonnier
National anthem of Austria
HK Gruber
"Frankenstein!!", A pan-demonium for Chansonnier and Orchestra after children's rhymes by HC Artmann
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 4 in G major
Philippe Jordan Konzert Musikverein Wien (c) Johannes Ifkovits
Saturday19.30
Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall
Jordan, Kleiter, Lehmkuhl, Güra, Schuen, Wiener Singakademie / Bach "Christmas Oratorio: Cantatas IV-VI BWV 248"
Christmas Concert
Philippe Jordan 
conductor
Lenneke Ruiten 
soprano
Wiebke Lehmkuhl 
alto
Johann Sebastian Bach
"Christmas Oratorio" for soli, choir and orchestra BWV 248, Part IV "Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben"
Johann Sebastian Bach
"Christmas Oratorio" for soli, choir and orchestra BWV 248, Part V "Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen"
Johann Sebastian Bach
"Christmas Oratorio" for soli, choir and orchestra BWV 248, Part VI "Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben"
Frühling in Wien 2019
Saturday19.30
Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall
Shani, Capuçon / Springtime in Vienna
The Wiener Symphoniker's Easter Concert on TV
Lahav Shani 
conductor
Renaud Capuçon 
violin
Wiener Symphoniker
orchestra
Paul Dukas
"L'apprenti sorcier" ("The Sorcerer's Apprentice"), Scherzo for Orchestra
Maurice Ravel
"Tzigane", Rhapsody for violin and orchestra
Maurice Ravel
"Daphnis et Chloé", Suite No. 2
Rudolf Buchbinder (c) Marco Borggreve
Monday19.30
Wiener Konzerthaus, Great Hall
Buchbinder / Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven
Rudolf Buchbinder 
conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder 
piano
Wiener Symphoniker
orchestra
Joseph Haydn
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 11 in D major Hob. XVIII:11
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 25 in C major KV 503
Ludwig van Beethoven
Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 1 in C major op. 15